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Trial access to 60 Minutes: 1997-2014

By Sarah Gilmore, on 16 April 2015

UCL has trial access to 60 Minutes: 1997-2014 until 17th May 2015.

The 60 Minutes: 1997-2014  collection from Alexander Street grants access to the CBS News archives from this period, including many episodes not widely seen since their original broadcast. The collection provides 350 hours of video from 17 years of broadcasts. Each news segment within the collection serves as a standalone short documentary on a specific news topic. The broad range of content includes:

  • History
  • Business & Economics
  • Health Sciences
  • Law
  • International Affairs
  • Psychology
  • Society & Culture
  • Performing Arts
  • Women’s Studies
  • African American Studies
  • Politics
  • Plus many more

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject / site  librarian.

Trial to 4D Anatomy Online extended until 15th May 2015

By Sarah Gilmore, on 16 April 2015

UCL’s trial access to 4D Anatomy Online has been extended until 15th May. For initial off-site access 4D Anatomy Online, please use Web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere .

4D Anatomy Online is best accessed via Chrome. After initial login, users can create personal accounts for on or off-site access for the duration of the trial. Features include:

  • Interactive dissection simulation  
  • Intuitive image navigation and image manipulation
  • Projecting structures and blending layers  
  • Structure search and structure identification
  • Quizzing

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

Methods in Enzymology

By Anunciata Rodriguez, on 20 March 2015

We are pleased to announce that UCL Library Services now has access to all volumes of Methods in Enzymology, previously only available until 1999.

Methods in Enzymology is a highly respected publication in the field of biochemistry. Published for almost 50 years and with over 500 volumes, the series contains much material still relevant today and is an essential publication for researchers in all fields of life sciences, including microbiology, biochemistry, cancer research and genetics.

System outage of Westlaw UK on Sunday 15th March, 12am-6am

By Sarah Gilmore, on 13 March 2015

Westlaw UK have a planned system outage at 12:00 am Sunday, 15 March, 2015  to allow for essential maintenance to be undertaken. 
The maintenance will take several hours to complete, during which the Westlaw UK service will be unavailable. The full service is expected to be restored by 6:00 am Sunday, 15 March, 2015

Trial access to all Palgrave Macmillan journals

By Michael Jones, on 10 March 2015

UCL has a month’s trial access to the entire Palgrave Macmillan portfolio of journals. The collection spans across the areas of business, social sciences, and the humanities. Access will be available until 9th April 2015. To begin accessing this content, please click here: Palgrave Macmillan Journals.

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

Trial access to Apartheid South Africa, 1948-1980 and Virginia Company Archives

By Sarah Gilmore, on 4 March 2015

UCL has trial access to Apartheid South Africa, 1948-1980 (modules I, II & III) and Virginia Company Archives until 1st April 2015. For off-site access, please use Web WTS or Desktop@UCLAnywhere.

Apartheid South Africa includes British government files from the Foreign, Colonial, Dominion and Foreign and Commonwealth Offices spanning the period 1948 to 1980. These previously restricted letters, diplomatic dispatches, reports, trial papers, activists’ biographies and first-hand accounts of events give unprecedented access to the history of South Africa’s apartheid regime. The files explore the relationship of the international community with South Africa and chart increasing civil unrest against a backdrop of waning colonialism in Africa and mounting world condemnation.

Virginia Company Archives  is an essential source for the study of the Atlantic World and Early Colonial Period. It documents the founding and economic development of Virginia as seen through the papers of the Virginia Company of London, 1606-1624. It then shows the continuing interest of the Ferrar family in the settlement of North America from Jamestown to the Bermudas. It is made up of four constituent parts:

  • Previously unpublished transcripts by Dr David Ransome of documents from the Virginia Company Archives.
  • A fully searchable text of The Records of the Virginia Company of London.
  • The complete Ferrar Papers from Magdelene College, Cambridge, together with a fully searchable listing linked directly to the manuscripts.
  • An extensive contextual introduction to the Ferrar papers and a wide range of maps, illustrations and other works

Please note that PDF download options are not available during the trials.

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

Routledge Handbooks Online

By Anunciata Rodriguez, on 24 February 2015

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. Every chapter acts as a standalone piece of scholarship, complete with its own abstract and metadata, providing a useful research tool.

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

Trial access to Acland Anatomy, Visible Body (Anatomy & Physiology and Human Anatomy Atlas) and 4D Anatomy Online

By Sarah Gilmore, on 19 February 2015

UCL has trial access to 3D anatomy databases: Acland Anatomy, Visible Body: Anatomy & Physiology, Visible Body: Human Anatomy Atlas and 4D Anatomy Online

For off-site access to Acland Anatomy and 4D Anatomy Online, please use Web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

Acland Anatomy trial runs until 18th April 2015.  Noted for it’s realism, simple language, and three-dimensional quality, the Video Atlas has become popular with both medical students and students and teachers in other fields who are looking for information about human anatomy

Visible Body: Anatomy & Physiology and Visible Body: Human Anatomy Atlas trials run until 19th April 2015. With the aim to enable understanding of anatomy in 3D the apps include interactive 3D models, animations and quizzes.

4D Anatomy Online trial runs until 14th April 2015 and is best accessed via Chrome. After initial login, users can create personal accounts for on or off-site access for the duration of the trial.

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

Brief outage of e-resource links, 08:00 on Tuesday 10th February

By Anna Sansome, on 6 February 2015

Links to UCL e-resources through SFX and MetaLib will be unavailable for a short period between 0800 and 0900 on Tue 10 Feb, and should be considered ‘at risk’ for the rest of that morning. This will also affect other links which use the UCL proxy server (‘libproxy’).

During the short outage, if you are using a UCL computer, Desktop@UCL or WTS, you may try removing the ‘libproxy.ucl.ac.uk’ component from the link you are trying to access. For example:

replace http://libproxy.ucl.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.scopus.com

with http://www.scopus.com

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.