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UCL now has access to Index of Christian Art

By Sarah Gilmore, on 20 January 2017

UCL now has access to the Index of Christian Art

The Index of Christian Art is a thematic and iconographic index of early Christian and medieval art objects. The database is based on the Index of Christian Art begun at Princeton University in 1917, and contains approximately thirty percent of the paper files developed up to 1991 as well as all works electronically indexed since then. Further details on the database can be found here

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Trial access to ProQuest’s Black Studies Center and HistoryMakers collection

By Sarah Gilmore, on 13 January 2017

UCL has trial access to ProQuest’s Black Studies Center and HistoryMakers collection until 12th March 2017.

Black Studies Center is a fully cross-searchable gateway to Black Studies including scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, reference books, and much more. It combines essential resources for research and teaching in Black Studies, including The Schomburg Studies on the Black ExperienceIndex to Black Periodicals Full Text, Black Literature Index, and the Chicago Defender historical newspaper from 1912-1975.

HistoryMakers is a video collection of 100 oral history interviews of significant, contemporary African Americans from many disciplines and industries, discussing their life experiences.

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Trial access to Black Thought and Culture & Black Studies in Video from Alexander Street

By Sarah Gilmore, on 13 January 2017

UCL has trial access to Black Thought and Culture and Black Studies in Video until 12th March 2017.

To access Black Thought and Culture off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

Black Thought and Culture contains approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major American black leaders—teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures—covering 250 years of history. In addition to the most familiar works, Black Thought and Culture presents a great deal of previously inaccessible material, including letters, speeches, prefatory essays, political leaflets, interviews, periodicals, and trial transcripts. The ideas of over 1,000 authors present an evolving and complex view of what it is to be black in America

Black Studies in Video is an award-winning black studies portfolio that brings together seminal documentaries, powerful interviews, and previously unavailable archival footage surveying the black experience. The collection contains 500 hours of film covering African American history, politics, art and culture, family structure, gender relationships, and social and economic issues.

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UCL now has access to Chicano Database

By Sarah Gilmore, on 4 January 2017

UCL has now purchased access to Chicano Database

Produced by the Ethnic Studies Library at the University of California, Berkeley Chicano Database is an bibliographic index covering a wide range of materials focused on the Mexican-American and Chicano experience, as well as the broader Latino experience of Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans and Central American immigrants from 1992 onwards.

Featuring upwards of 70,000 records, the Chicano Database pulls content from more than 2,400 journals and other resources, including newspapers, books, book chapters and more. Extensive coverage dates back to the 1960’s, with selective indexing dating back to the early 1900’s. Updated on a quarterly basis, the Chicano Database offers uniform subject access to a continuously growing body of literature.

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UCL now has access to Oxford Constitutions of the World

By Sarah Gilmore, on 23 December 2016

UCL has now purchased access to Oxford Constitutions of the World

Oxford Constitutions of the World includes the most up-to-date constitution for every jurisdiction across the world including national, sub-national, and state constitutions, as well as those of special sovereignties and recognized autonomous regions.

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UCL now has access to Investment Arbitration Reporter (IAReporter)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 9 December 2016

UCL has now purchased access to Investment Arbitration Reporter.

Investment Arbitration Reporter is a news and analysis service focusing on the international law that applies to foreign investment, particularly the international treaties and arbitration claims that arise in this context. It offers detailed and nuanced coverage, with a particular focus on investigation of unreported cases and comprehensive review and discussion of legal documents and important policy developments.

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Trial access to Ovid Emcare – extended until 31st December 2016.

By Sarah Gilmore, on 9 December 2016

UCL’s  trial access to Ovid Emcare has been extended until 31st December 2016. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere

Ovid Emcare is a nursing database that provides:

  • 3,700+ international journals indexed – more than any other nursing database – More scholarly, peer-reviewed and indexed journals than any other nursing database
  • 1,800+ titles not available on other leading nursing databases
  • Nearly 5 million records dating back to 1995
  • Up to 250,000 records/citations added each year
  • Broadest scope of international content—more than any other nursing database: 50% of journals are from North America, 40% are from Europe; 10% are from Rest of World. 9% of all records are for articles not in English, most have English-language abstracts.
  • 70% of records have online abstracts
  • More than 70,000 preferred terms in EMTREE, expanded with nursing and allied health terms. All mapped to MEDLINE’s MeSH.

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E-books on demand@UCL now offering Institution of Civil Engineers e-books

By Anna Sansome, on 5 December 2016

1400+ Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) e-books available until 31st October 2017 – read the e-books you want and UCL Library Services will buy the most popular.

Until 31st October 2017, UCL staff and students have access to the ICE e-book collection, which covers all major disciplines in the field of civil engineering. 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 over 4,000 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 Transplant Library

By Sarah Gilmore, on 2 December 2016

UCL has trial access to the Transplant Library until 31st December 2016. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

The Transplant Library is an online information resource developed by the Sir Peter Morris Centre for Evidence in Transplantation (Royal College of Surgeons & University of Oxford) that provides access to all evidence-based publications on all aspects of organ transplantation. Included are Expert Reviews on current clinical trials which focus on the potential impact on current clinical practice and all Practice Changing Studies are highlighted. In addition, all Guidelines are being appraised (using AGREE II) and are included in the Transplant Library.

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Trial access to ABIA – Index of South and Southeast Asian Art and Archaeology

By Sarah Gilmore, on 25 November 2016

UCL has trial access to ABIA – Index of South and Southeast Asian Art and Archaeology until 24th December 2016.

ABIA – Index of South and Southeast Asian Art and Archaeology is a specialist academic in-depth bibliography dedicated to South and Southeast Asian prehistory, archaeology of the historical period, art, crafts and architecture (from early down to contemporary), inscriptions and palaeography, coins and seals of these regions. Going back to 1928, this unique and up-to-date bibliographic reference source has become the standard of reference in the fields it covers for both specialists as well as students.

Contents include:

  • 40,000 records
  • Quarterly updates (9,000 new records per year)
  • 425 journals
  • 200 book series
  • 19 languages
  • 22 countries
  • 12 major subject categories per country

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