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Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

By Jes Cooban, on 20 May 2015

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UCL now has access to the Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics.

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics brings together the latest research from across a range of disciplines which contribute to our knowledge of Ancient Greek. With over 500 entries on all aspects of Ancient Greek, it is a comprehensive research tool for scholars and students of Greek, of Linguistics, and of other Indo-European languages, as well as of Biblical literature.

Features and benefits include:

-Full text search and advanced search options
-Extensive cross-references and navigation via hyperlinks
-Articles covering a wide-range of topics such as the Greek of various sources (texts, manuscripts, inscriptions, reading traditions), major grammatical features (phonology, morphology, and syntax), lexicon, script and paleography, theoretical linguistic approaches, etc.
-All Greek transcribed

If you have any questions about using this resource, please contact your subject librarian.

Brill’s Companions in Classical Studies Online

By Jes Cooban, on 13 May 2015

UCL has trial access to Brill’s Companions in Classical Studies Online Collection I and Brill’s Companions in Classical Studies Online Collection II until 7th June 2015.

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Brill’s companions in classical studies is a leading series of handbooks providing graduate-level coverage of key authors and subjects from Antiquity. Volumes published have focused on authors such as Ovid, Herodotus, Cicero, Thucydides and Propertius, and thematic volumes on Flavian Rome, Greek and Roman Historiography in Late Antiquity, Greek and Latin Pastoral and Hellenistic Epigram.

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

The Encyclopedia of Ancient History

By Jes Cooban, on 13 May 2015

The Encyclopedia of Ancient HistoryUCL now has access to The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, a comprehensive collection of twenty-first century scholarship available on the entire ancient Mediterranean world. It includes over 5,000 original entries spanning the late Bronze Age through the seventh century CE, which extend to all Mediterranean civilizations including the Near East and Egypt, and represent an unprecedented level of coverage of the ancient world.

The Encyclopedia of Ancient History updates twice annually and in June 2015 it will update with approximately 100 new articles. Over the next several years, its coverage will expand to include parts of Ancient Asia and Africa.

If you have any questions about using this resource, please contact your subject librarian.

Full access to Periodicals Archive Online (PAO)

By Jes Cooban, on 29 April 2015

periodicalsarchiveUCL now has access to all content within Periodicals Archive Online (PAO).

PAO includes the full text of over 750 historically respected journals in the humanities and social sciences. Content is available from volume 1, issue 1, published from 1802 to 2005, across 37 different disciplines, from over 30 countries and in more than 25 languages.

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

Routledge Handbooks Online

By Jes Cooban, on 25 February 2015

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UCL has trial access to Routledge Handbooks Online until 31st March 2015. For off-site access, please use Web WTS or Desktop@UCLAnywhere.

The trial includes access to over 300 handbooks organized into 18 subject collections – including Archaeology and  Classical Studies & Ancient History.  Every chapter acts as a standalone piece of scholarship, complete with its own abstract and metadata, providing a useful research tool.

Please note if using Internet Explorer you will need to scroll down the page or if you cut and paste the link into Firefox you will have a better result.

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

The Virgil Encyclopedia

By Jes Cooban, on 10 December 2014

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UCL has trial access to the The Virgil Encyclopedia until 16th February 2015.

The Virgil Encyclopedia is the first comprehensive reference volume to be published in English on Publius Vergilius Maro, the classical Roman poet whose works and thoughts have been at the center of Western literary, cultural, artistic, and pedagogical traditions for more than two millennia. Through more than 2,200 carefully researched entries, scholars and students alike are provided with an in-depth treatment of all aspects of Virgil’s poetry and his immeasurable influence that continues to the present day.

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World Online

By Jes Cooban, on 3 December 2014

Neo-LatinNow available online – “Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World traces the enduring history and broad cultural influence of Neo-Latin, the form of Latin that originated in the Italian Renaissance and persists to the modern era. Featuring original contributions by a host of distinguished international scholars, this 800,000 word two-volume work explores every aspect of the civilized world from literature and law to philosophy and the sciences.”

Datacentre Shutdown

By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 24 November 2014

Due to a planned ISD datacentre shutdown for maintenance, the majority of library system functions will unavailable between 1700 on Friday 28 Nov and approx. 0800 on Monday 1 Dec.  This places severe limitations on accessing our online resources this coming weekend.

Details below:

We can only issue and return books at the issue desk. We cannot renew books for you or check your library record.

  • The Library catalogue – Explore – will not display up-to-date availability details of books – you won’t be able to tell whether items are on loan or not. We will provide instructions within Explore on obtaining a snapshot of holdings and locations information.
  • Users will not be able to sign into Explore to access their account, place requests, book rooms or renew their items online.
  • Access to Exam Papers and other collections in Digital Collections (e.g. Bentham manuscripts) will not be available.
  • Reading lists will not display availability of library items.

Please note: access to eresources (ebooks, ejournals and databases) is unaffected.

Messages will be placed on the UCL Library Services homepages of these disruptions to services.

Apologies in advance for any inconvenience caused.

Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics Online

By Jes Cooban, on 12 November 2014

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UCL has trial access to Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics Online until 10th December 2014.

Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics Online brings together the latest research from across a range of disciplines which contribute to the knowledge of Ancient Greek. It is a research tool for scholars and students of Greek, of linguistics, and of other Indo-European languages, as well as of Biblical literature.

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

Vetus Testamentum Supplements Online

By Jes Cooban, on 29 October 2014

62924UCL has trial access to Vetus Testamentum Supplements Online until 22nd November 2014.

Vetus Testamentum Supplements Online covers the whole range of Old Testament study, including Septuaginta studies, Ugaritic research relevant to the study of the Old Testament, Hebrew studies, studies in ancient Israelite history and society, and studies in the history of the discipline. There are both monographs and collective volumes, the latter including the Proceedings of the Triennial International Congresses of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament.

This collection contains 159 titles published up to and including all titles published in 2013.

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.