Archive for the 'Databases' Category

The Virgil Encyclopedia

By Jes Cooban, on 10 December 2014


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


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.

Trial access to the Loeb Classical Library

By Jes Cooban, on 22 October 2014

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UCL has trial access to the digital Loeb Classical Library until 19th December 2014. For off-site access to this trial, please use Web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere

The mission of the Loeb Classical Library, founded by James Loeb in 1911, has always been to make Greek and Latin literature accessible to the broadest range of readers. The digital Loeb Classical Library extends this mission into the twenty-first century, presenting an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of Greek and Latin literature. It includes more than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek and English texts in a modern interface, allowing readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content.

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

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.

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.Booksbig


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.