Archive for the 'Databases' Category

Trial access to Ancient Commentators on Aristotle

By Jes Cooban, on 26 September 2014



UCL has trial access to the Ancient Commentators on Aristotle series until 20th November 2014. For off-site access to this trial, please use web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere

Now available online, this 100 volume series translates into English the principal works of the Neoplatonist commentators on Aristotle. The translation in each volume is accompanied by an introduction, comprehensive commentary notes, bibliography, glossary of translated terms and a subject index.

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian

Bibliotheca Teubneriana Latina and Thesaurus Linguae Latinae

By Jes Cooban, on 18 September 2014

UCL now has access t300x300_c7026842deae03430db73684822e0377o Bibliotheca Teubneriana Latina and Thesaurus Linguae Latinae

  • Bibliotheca Teubneriana Latina provides access to all editions of Latin texts published in the Bibliotheca Teubneriana, ranging from antiquity and late antiquity to medieval and neo-Latin texts.
  • Thesaurus Linguae Latinae is a comprehensive, ongoing scholarly dictionary of ancient Latin from the earliest times through AD 600. The content of TTL online is identical to that of the printed version of the Thesaurus. Each year the contents of the newly printed fascicles will be added to the database.

If you have any questions about using these databases, please contact your subject librarian

Trial access to Very Short Introductions

By Jes Cooban, on 17 September 2014

UCL has trial access to Very Short Introductions until 17th October 2014. For off-site access to this trial, please use web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere

Launched by Oxford University Press in 1995, Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Privacy to Islamic History, Economics to Literary Theory.

Since the series was launched it has continued to offer new books each year for students and scholars, and the avidly curious, offering a bridge between reference content and higher academic work.

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By Jes Cooban, on 30 April 2014


UCL now has a full subscription to BoB, the online TV and Radio resource:  http://bobnational.net

UCL students and staff can record and share broadcast material; they can also create clips to use in teaching.  The programmes are saved indefinitely on BoB and you can access the archived clips and programmes from other users.  There are some video tutorials on the BoB homepage, and De Montfort University have some BoB guidance that might be helpful (http://libguides.library.dmu.ac.uk/content.php?pid=479023&sid=3924522 ).

You can also link across to the programmes/clips from online reading lists.

Casalini e-book trial

By Jes Cooban, on 2 April 2014


We have access, until the end of May,  to a Casalini  e-book trial

Please note that the platform seems to work better with Internet Explorer. If you want to access off campus you’ll need to go via WTS.

Please contact your subject librarian with any feedback

Historical Abstracts with Full Text

By Jes Cooban, on 5 March 2014


UCL has a trial to Historical Abstracts with Full Text until 4th April 2014.

Historical Abstracts with Full Text includes journals, book citations and dissertations and theses from over 90 countries. The coverage extends to related disciplines such as archeology, anthropology and sociology.

Content Includes:

  • Indexing of historical articles from more than 2,600 journals in over 40 languages
  • Coverage dates as far back as 1954, with some coverage for titlesback to the early 20th century
  • Access to the full text of more than 400 journals and 140 books
  • Searchable cited references for nearly 520 titles

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

JSTOR access problems

By Jes Cooban, on 26 February 2014

Our e-resources team have reported problems with UCL’s institutional login to JSTOR, which is causing problems for users. They are hoping  it won’t be long until it’s resolved.

The way around in the meantime is for people to either access JSTOR whilst connected to Desktop@UCLAnywhere

(https://storefront.desktop.ucl.ac.uk/Citrix/StoreWeb/) as this replicates on-campus access

Or to use the JSTOR link on the databases list (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/Library/database/index.shtml) as they’ll be directed to the UCL Single Sign on screen and be authenticated in that way.

Drama Online

By Jes Cooban, on 5 February 2014

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UCL has a trial to Drama Online until 28th April 2014.

For off-site access to this trial, please use web WTS

Drama Online introduces new writers alongside iconic names of playwriting history, providing contextual and critical background through scholarly works and practical guides. The collection is growing constantly and includes:

  • Access to the finest drama texts
  • Detailed encyclopaedic information
  • Overviews of major concepts, topics and issues
  • Surveys of theatre institutions, countries, genres and movements
  • Biographical entries on key performers, playwrights, directors, designers, choreographers and composers
  • Synopses of significant plays
  • Critical works on major playwrights
  • Original works from theatre practitioners
  • Core craft skills: acting, design, directing, lighting etc.

Users have automatic access to the full-text plays. Personal accounts can also be created to make use of the personalisation tools on the site.

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian

Oxford Bibliographies Online

By Jes Cooban, on 29 January 2014

obo_square_logoUCL has a trial to Oxford Bibliographies Online until 28th February 2014.

For off-site access to this trial, please use web WTS.

Oxford Bibliographies Online provides access to exclusive, authoritative research guides developed cooperatively with scholars and librarians worldwide. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this resource guides researchers to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian

History of Science, Technology and Medicine

By Jes Cooban, on 20 November 2013


We have a new subscription to the EBSCO database, History of Science, Technology and Medicine

The subscription has been ordered for 1 simultaneous user starting from January 2014. However we have a trial until the end of the year for unlimited users – meaning we can assess it’s popularity and change the subscription type if necessary.