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E-books on demand@UCL now offering Cambridge University Press e-books

By Jes Cooban, on 2 September 2015

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For the next 12 months (1st September 2015 – 31st August 2016) UCL staff and students will have access to over 19,000 e-books published by Cambridge University Press via the Cambridge Books Online website. We will shortly be loading catalogue records so that you can find these additional e-books via Explore.

This is the latest of our E-books on demand@UCL projects, which are designed to involve UCL staff and students in the selection of e-book content. Since the projects started in 2014, UCL users have been able to read and download thousands of extra e-books across a wide range of subjects and nearly a 1000 e-books have been purchased as a result. Go to our Ebooks on demand@UCL webpage to find out more about the various projects.

Trial access to The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek

By Jes Cooban, on 5 August 2015

34732UCL has trial access to The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek until 28th August 2015. For off-site access please use Web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek is the English translation of Franco Montanari’s Vocabolaria della Lingua Greca. With an established reputation as the most important modern dictionary for Ancient Greek, it brings together 140,000 headwords taken from the literature, papyri, inscriptions and other sources of the archaic period up to the 6th Century CE, and occasionally beyond.

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

Loeb Classical Library Online

By Jes Cooban, on 29 July 2015

We have now have access to the Loeb Classical Library Online.

The Loeb Classical Library online contains all the volumes in the series of Greek and Latin up-to-date texts with parallel English translations published since 1911. Fully searchable, there will be biannual additions to this virtual library of all that is important in classical literature.

The online versions of the individual volumes will appear in Explore in due course.

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Oxford Scholarship Online

By Jes Cooban, on 17 June 2015

9780199272334We now have a subscription to the Classical studies module of Oxford Scholarship Online.

Catalogue records / SFX activations are being worked on currently (so that the item will appear in Explore)

We also have access to Oxford Handbooks Online but as this initial subscription will end in August 2016 and usage is to be reviewed prior to renewal please send any feedback to lib-eresource-help@ucl.ac.uk

 

 

 

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.