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E-books on demand@UCL UPDATE – JSTOR pilot now closed

By Anna Sansome, on 19 December 2014

Last month we announced several pilot projects involving users in the acquisition of e-book content. The pilot project with JSTOR has now ended as the money we deposited with them has been spent. We are now evaluating this pilot so if you have any feedback, please contact your site / subject librarian

The Wiley Online Library pilot will continue to run until November 2015. Go to our Ebooks on demand@UCL webpage to find out more.

Trial access to The Virgil Encyclopedia

By Sarah Gilmore, on 10 December 2014

UCL has trial access to the The Virgil Encyclopedia from 14th January 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.

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E-books on demand@UCL UPDATE – EBL pilot now closed

By Anna Sansome, on 8 December 2014

Last month we announced several pilot projects involving users in the acquisition of e-book content. The pilot project with EBL has now ended as the money we deposited with them has been spent. We are now evaluating this pilot so if you have any feedback, please contact your site / subject librarian

The JSTOR pilot will continue until the money deposited with them has been spent. The Wiley Online Library pilot will continue to run until November 2015.

Go to our Ebooks on demand@UCL webpage to find out more.

Extension of the trial to Hague Academy Collected Courses and Human Rights Documents Online

By Sarah Gilmore, on 27 November 2014

UCL has extended trial access to both The Hague Academy Collected Courses Online and Human Rights Documents Online until 19th December 2014. For off-site access to this trial, please use Web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

  • The Hague Academy Collected Courses Online: is the online version of the book series : Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law. The courses, given by eminent legal specialists, deal with the theoretical and practical aspects of law and are published in the language of their delivery. The resource now covers more than 330 volumes (150,000 pages) and contains over 1200 lectures given over a period of 85 years.
  • Human Rights Documents Online: is the largest online database on international human rights issues, with more than 50,000 documents from 612 organizations. Covering the period from 1980 up to 2011, it brings together a unique collection of “grey literature” literature from small and large organizations working globally and locally.

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Trial access to Human Rights Studies Online, Alexander Street Press

By Sarah Gilmore, on 20 November 2014

UCL has trial access to the Human Rights Studies Online until 21st December 2014.

Human Rights Studies Online is a research and learning database sharing documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide. The collection is growing to include 75,000 pages of text and 150 hours of video that give voice to the countless victims of human rights crimes in the 20th and early 21st centuries.

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Trial access to the Science Collection (ICE Publishing)

By Michael Jones, on 20 November 2014

UCL has trial access to the Science Collection of journals available from ICE Virtual Library until 31st December 2014.

Published by the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Science Collection consists of five journal titles covering the areas of materials science, biomaterials, nanotechnology, energy, green chemistry, and surface engineering.

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E-books on demand@UCL

By Anna Sansome, on 19 November 2014

UCL Library Services is now running three pilot projects involving users in the acquisition of e-book content.

For a trial period, UCL students and staff can read and download 1000s of extra e-books across a wide range of subjects. UCL Library Services will buy those used most often and add them to our existing collection of over 300,000 e-books.

Like existing UCL e-books, these additional e-books can be found using Explore – search All Resources then filter by Online resource and Books. Alternatively you can go directly to one of the three websites where the additional e-books are hosted:

Go to our Ebooks on demand@UCL webpage to find out more.

 

Trial access to Statista.com

By Sarah Gilmore, on 19 November 2014

UCL has trial access to Statista.com until 31st January 2015.

For off-site access to this trial, please use Web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

Trial access includes full use of:

  • More than 1,000,000 statistics focusing on industries, markets, consumers, trends and insights
  • Downloadable statistics in all popular formats, including PowerPoint, Excel, PDF and PNG
  • Over 18,000 reliable public and scientific sources
  • Data on 80,000 topics covering Europe – with a focus on the United Kingdom – the United States and China, and
  • Search for forecasts from more than 400 industries.

The First Steps section provides a guide on extracting the most from the service using filters and other features. 

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Trial access to BBC Monitoring Library

By Sarah Gilmore, on 14 November 2014

UCL has trial access to BBC Monitoring Library until 13th December 2014.

For off-site access to this trial, please use Web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

Part of the BBC World Service Group, BBC Monitoring Library monitors more than 3,000 radio, television, press, internet and news agency sources in over 150 countries to inform the BBC’s reporting of political and economic news. Subjects covered include internal affairs, human rights, international relations, crime, health, media and terrorism.

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Trial access to The Great Corpus of French Language Dictionaries 9th–20th Century

By Michael Jones, on 14 November 2014

UCL has trial access to The Great Corpus of French Language Dictionaries 9th–20th Century until 10th December.

For off-site access to this trial, please use Web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

The Great Corpus of dictionaries gathers the 24 most important dictionaries on French language, containing in total about 200,000 pages (2,500 signs per page), and 900,000 entries and definitions. It spans from the Dictionary of old french language and all its dialects from the 9th to the 15th century (1881-1902) up until the Dictionary of the French Academy (1932-1935).

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