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All collections of the Associated Press Collection (Gale) now included in the UCL trial

By Sarah Gilmore, on 17 January 2019

All collections have now been opened in the UCL trial to the Associated Press Collection (Gale). The trial is active until 5th February 2019.

The collections featured are:

  • European Bureaus Collection
  • The Middle East Bureaus Collection
  • News Features & Internal Communications
  • U.S. City Bureaus Collection
  • Washington, D.C. Bureau Collection, Part I
  • Washington D.C. Bureau Collection, Part II

Please send feedback to your subject librarian.

New url to access the Gale Digital Scholar Lab trial

By Sarah Gilmore, on 11 January 2019

The link for the Gale Digital Scholar Lab trial has changed. We also now have a new password. Please now use this link, and find the password on the e-resource password page. The trial is active until 16th January 2019.

 

Trial access to the Associated Press Collections Online (Gale)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 8 January 2019

UCL has trial access to the Associated Press Collections Online (Gale) until 5th February 2019.

Associated Press Collections Online  brings to life historical events from around the globe with news coverage, imagery, and behind-the-scenes context.

The six-part collection of primarily twentieth-century materials consists of:

  • Actual wire copy including never-before published materials, often complete with editor and/or field notes
  • Intra- and inter-bureau correspondence, from within and beyond the United States
  • Personal papers from reporters and photographers, including notebooks, personal letters, and photo outtakes
  • Photos and video footage

Please send feedback to your subject librarian.

Accessing articles in EBSCO databases

By Anna Sansome, on 21 December 2018

We are currently experiencing problems with accessing articles in EBSCO databases via Explore and Findit@UCL. If you see an error message telling you that the page has not been configured for access:

  1. go back to the View It menu in Explore and make a note of the name of the EBSCO database
  2. use our A-Z list to access the database you need and search for your article

Note that e.g. EBSCOhost Dentistry & Oral Sciences Source will be listed under D for Dentistry.

EBSCO proxy error message

Example View It menu

 

Gale Digital Scholar Lab trial extended until 16th January 2019

By Sarah Gilmore, on 6 December 2018

UCL’s trial access to Gale Digital Scholar Lab has been extended until 16th January 2019. Access requires a trial username and password (UCL username and password required to view e-resource password page), then click on ‘Access this Database’

Gale Digital Scholar Lab allows users to explore UCL’s holdings from Gale Primary Sources using Digital Humanities tools which enable new ways of interrogating content, analysing insights and outputting discoveries.

Users can:

  • create custom content sets containing as many as 10,000 documents.
  • search across their library’s Gale Primary Sources holdings and seamlessly select documents to be added to their custom content set
  • analyse and interrogate the data with the built in text analysis and visualization tools. Digital humanities analysis methods include: Named Entity Recognition, Topic Modelling, Parts of Speech, and more
  • save content sets allowing them to manage their research for long term projects
  • publish their outputs with confidence retaining all intellectual property rights and are free to share analysis outputs

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

UCL has trial access to ACSESS Digital Library

By Sarah Gilmore, on 16 November 2018

UCL has trial access to journal content of ACSESS Digital Library until 15th December 2018. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

UCL’s trial access to ACSESS Digital Library comprises of the published content of the Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies, including their 14 journals. Please note that ebook content isn’t included in the trial, however several titles are open access so freely available to all.

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

UCL now has access to Faculti – Education collection

By Sarah Gilmore, on 16 November 2018

UCL now has access to the Education collection of videos in Faculti.

Faculti is an online video library that hosts cutting-edge academic and professional video insights, delivered by the world’s leading figures and institutions. Videos are arranged in categories, with UCL having access to the Education videos. Institutions featured include The United Nations, the British Parliament, Harvard University, Oxford University and leading figures including Ambassadors, Poet Laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners and global thinkers.

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Trial access to Gale Digital Scholar Lab

By Sarah Gilmore, on 9 November 2018

UCL has trial access to Gale Digital Scholar Lab until 4th December 2018. Access requires a trial username and password (UCL username and password required to view e-resource password page), then click on ‘Access this Database’

Gale Digital Scholar Lab allows users to explore UCL’s holdings from Gale Primary Sources using Digital Humanities tools which enable new ways of interrogating content, analysing insights and outputting discoveries.

Users can:

  • create custom content sets containing as many as 10,000 documents.
  • search across their library’s Gale Primary Sources holdings and seamlessly select documents to be added to their custom content set
  • analyse and interrogate the data with the built in text analysis and visualization tools. Digital humanities analysis methods include: Named Entity Recognition, Topic Modelling, Parts of Speech, and more
  • save content sets allowing them to manage their research for long term projects
  • publish their outputs with confidence retaining all intellectual property rights and are free to share analysis outputs

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

Trial access to UN Comtrade database

By Sarah Gilmore, on 31 October 2018

UCL has trial access to UN Comtrade database until 1st December 2018. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

On first login, users will need to enter their UCL e-mail address to be able to customize their accounts, save queries, create aggregates and utilize batch processing.

Initial login instructions:

  • Go to UN Comtrade database
  • Click on ‘Legacy’ then ‘Legacy Annual’
  • Go to ‘Home’ then ‘ReadMe First’
  • Scroll down, tick box and ‘Continue’
  • Go to ‘My Account’, ‘Account Info’ and add your UCL email.
  • To access the other databases (WITS and BACI), you should extract the authorization code from ‘Account Info’ (under the ‘My Account’ tab).  This same authorization code/token is needed to access the API.

Please follow this link for information on how to fully use UN Comtrade: https://unstats.un.org/unsd/tradekb/Knowledgebase/Comtrade-User-Guide?Keywords=user

In addition, many answers are available here: https://comtrade.un.org/kb/search.aspx#ikb_SearchResults

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

Trial access to Access World News (NewsBank)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 29 October 2018

UCL has trial access to Access World News until 30th November 2018. Access requires trial username and password (UCL username and password required to view e-resource password page)

Access World News is a comprehensive collection of full-text news sources which provides extensive coverage at a local, state, regional, national and international level and features most major U.S. news sources circulation, plus many hard-to-find local and regional titles that are unavailable elsewhere. Additionally, Access World News offers more than 5,900 U.S. and international news sources from 172 countries on six continents.

  • Provides more than 528 million current and archived articles users can easily search, browse, print and email
  • Offers extensive coverage at local, regional, national and international levels
  • Includes complete electronic editions of thousands of large and small news sources worldwide, many unavailable elsewhere

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.