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Trial access to Socialism on Film: The Cold War and International Propaganda (Adam Matthew)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 10 March 2017

UCL has trial access to Socialism on Film: The Cold War and International Propaganda until 7th April 2017. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere. Please note that PDF download options are not available during the trial

Socialism on Film: The Cold War and International Propaganda is a collection of documentaries, newsreels and features that reveals the world as seen by Soviet, Chinese, Vietnamese, East European, British and Latin American film makers. It ranges from the early twentieth century to the 1980s and examines the themes of War & Revolution, News & Current Affairs plus Culture & Society.

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Trial access to China: Trade, Politics and Culture (Adam Matthew)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 1 March 2017

UCL has trial access to China: Trade, Politics and Culture until 29th March 2017. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere. Please note that PDF download options are not available during the trial

China: Trade, Politics and Culture is an English-language primary source database relating to China and the West, 1793-1980. The resource includes manuscripts encompassing events from the earliest English embassy to the birth and early years of the People’s Republic. Key documents relating to the Chinese Maritime Customs service – from Robert Hart to Frederick Maze – are accessible and searchable alongside original reports of the Amherst and Macartney embassies. There are letters relating to the first Opium War, survivors’ descriptions of the Boxer War and  glimpses of life in China from the collected diaries and personal photographs of the Bowra family. There are also significant sources describing the lives and work of missionaries in China from 1869-1970, including extensive and fully searchable runs of missionary periodicals:

  • The Chinese Recorder
  • Light and Life Magazine
  • The Land of Sinim: the North China Mission Quarterly Paper

In addition, 400 colour paintings, maps and drawings by English and Chinese artists provide a visual seam to the collection. Photographs, sketches and ephemeral items depicting Chinese people, places, customs and events, and providing a visual accompaniment to the documentary images.

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Trial access to Brill’s Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online

By Michael Jones, on 14 February 2017

UCL has trial access to Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online until 15th March 2017.

The Encyclopedia of Early Modern History is the English edition of the German-language Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. This 15-volume reference work, published in print between 2005 and 2012 and here available online, offers a multi-faceted view on the decisive era in European history stretching from ca. 1450 to ca. 1850 ce. in over 4,000 entries.

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UCL Single Sign-On – Tuesday 14th February – NOW CANCELLED

By Sarah Gilmore, on 9 February 2017

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MAINTENANCE HAS NOW BEEN POSTPONED

UCL Single Sign-on maintenance, 14th February

Please note that the UCL Single Sign-on, which is used to login to a number of our services and electronic resources, will be unavailable on Tuesday 14th February between 09:00 – 13:00.

Areas which will be affected by the outage include:

  • All off-site access to electronic resources
  • On-site access to some electronic resources including Dawsonera, EBL/E-Book Central, Digimap, Westlaw and BBC Monitoring
  • Login to certain services such as Metalib and Digital Collections

Unfortunately, as this is part of a large-scale datacentre migration project in ISD, a term-time outage is unavoidable but we do apologise for any inconvenience the work may cause.

 

UCL now has access to World Shakespeare Bibliography

By Sarah Gilmore, on 9 February 2017

UCL now has access to World Shakespeare Bibliography.

World Shakespeare Bibliography provides annotated entries for all important books, articles, book reviews, dissertations, theatrical productions, reviews of productions, audiovisual materials, electronic media, and other scholarly and popular materials related to Shakespeare and published or produced between 1960 and 2016.

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Trial access to Orbis Europe

By Sarah Gilmore, on 3 February 2017

UCL has trial access to Orbis Europe from Bureau van Dijk until 19th March 2017. Please note that access is with UCL username and password only.

Orbis Europe contains information on approx 90 million private companies

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Staff and Post-graduate access to WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services) and Compustat

By Sarah Gilmore, on 3 February 2017

UCL has now purchased access to WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services) including Compustat. Access is for staff and post-graduate students only.

For staff and post-graduates to obtain an WRDS account.

1:  Got to: http://wrds-web.wharton.upenn.edu

2:  Select the Register tab or link “Register for a WRDS Account.”

3:  Complete the Account Request form.

4:  Once you submit an Account Request, an email will be sent to your WRDS Representatives

WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services) gives access to Compustat (North American and Global), select Bureau van Dijk data and much more including:  OTC, TRACE, Bank Regulatory, Blockholders, CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange), DMEF (Direct Marketing Educational Foundation), Dow Jones, Fama French Portfolios, Federal Reserve Bank Reports, Penn World Tables, Philadelphia Stock Exchange, SEC Disclosure of Order Execution

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Essential maintenance of UCL Single Sign-on

By Sarah Gilmore, on 3 February 2017

Please note that the UCL Single Sign-on, which is used to login to a number of our services and electronic resources, will undergo essential maintenance on Tuesday 7th February, 8:00 – 08:30am and Thursday 9th February, 08:00 – 08:30.

There should be no impact during the 7th February maintenance, while an outage of approximately 1 minute for the 9th February work is expected. This outage will have no impact on users who are already logged in, except that they will need to re-authenticate the next time that they access an application which uses the single sign-on mechanism.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Screenshot of Single Sign-on page

Trial access to Scientific American Medical Databases – extended until 28th February 2017

By Sarah Gilmore, on 27 January 2017

UCL’s trial access to Scientific American Medical Databases has been extended until 28th February 2017.

The Scientific American Medical Databases trial comprises of the following databases:

  • Scientific American Medicine
  • Scientific American Surgery
  • Scientific American Neurology
  • Scientific American Emergency Medicine
  • Scientific American Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy
  • Scientific American Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

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UCL now has access to IntelliNews Pro

By Sarah Gilmore, on 26 January 2017

UCL now has access to IntelliNews Pro.

IntelliNews Pro delivers market news and reports, in English, for over 15 countries in Central and Eastern Europe and regionally for the Middle East/North Africa, Nigeria/Ivory Coast, Sub Saharan Africa, and Asia.

The service includes:

Daily reports: two page summaries combining news, analysis, comments and forecasts, focusing on macroeconomics and country specific politics, as well as major financial and corporate news for any given county.

Weekly reports: Ideal for staying informed about a country’s politics and economy without following events on a day-to-day basis.

Monthly country reports: present an overall picture of the economy with an emphasis on macroeconomic analysis. Highly analytical, the reports also have large statistical sections covering major macroeconomic indicators.

Sector reports: cover sectors of special interest to foreign investors and of great importance to the local economy such as telecoms, energy, construction, tourism, transportation.

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