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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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UCL now has access to Aerial Digimap

By Sarah Gilmore, on 25 November 2016

UCL staff and students can now access Aerial Digimap. Users must register on first use and agree to the licence conditions. Aerial Digimap provides online access to detailed aerial imagery from Getmapping, with two options for working with the data. You can either use Aerial Roam to produce maps on screen and in various print formats or you can download the data for use in GIS/CAD through Aerial Download.

Aerial Roam

Aerial Roam allows you to view, zoom, pan, annotate and print maps containing Aerial Imagery data.

There is a guide to using Aerial Roam.

Aerial Download

Digimap’s Aerial Download interface allows you to download tiles of aerial imagery data for use in GIS/CAD software.

For detailed information on downloading data see the How to Use Aerial Download page.

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Trial access to A+ Education (Informit)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 16 November 2016

UCL has trial access to Informit A+ Education until 14th January 2017 . To access the trial you will need to login using the A+ Education password from the library passwords page (UCL users only).

Informit A+ Education provides over 30 years of globally relevant education research. Created in partnership with the peak education, assessment and teacher research body – the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) – it contains in-depth coverage of the learning, teaching and management issues facing all teaching professionals. Contributions come from leading researchers in teacher training and include articles on policy, curriculum and pedagogical developments. The database includes over 200,000 records including full text articles and index records from 165 resources dating back to 1978 and covers research for all levels of education, from early childhood to higher education.

Subjects includes:

  • Classroom dynamics
  • Education policy
  • Student learning
  • Teaching methods
  • Teacher training

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Trial access to BBC Monitoring

By Sarah Gilmore, on 7 November 2016

UCL has trial access to BBC Monitoring until 16th December 2016. To access select Login, Login via Academic Institution and use your UCL username and password.

BBC Monitoring‘s news and research services are based on round-the-clock monitoring of TV, radio, press, internet, news agency and social media sources by analysts in the UK and worldwide. In total, Monitoring covers 180 countries, translates from over 100 languages and uses 2,800 local sources. As well as ‘real time’ reporting on unfolding stories, Monitoring utilises its deep cultural and linguistic understanding to provide detailed geo-political analysis.

Trial content includes:

  • BBC Monitoring Portal – a database comprising ‘real time’ news updates from around the world, analytical reports and an extensive archive of geopolitical information dating back to 1996. The BBC Monitoring portal contains c.4 million stories and 5,000 reports, as well as up-to-date government lists for all countries.
  • Terrorism Digest – A daily summary of reports regarding Jihadist and other terrorist activity, and counter-terrorism operations.
  • Media Environment Guides – Detailed and insightful reports on the media landscape (sources, levels of openness, key media players etc) within key countries.

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Trial access to Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape (Adam Matthew)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 21 October 2016

UCL has trial access to Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape until 20th December 2016. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere. Please note that PDF download options are not available during the trial

Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape presents the manuscript collections of the Wordsworth Trust and offers students and researchers of the Romantic period access to the working notebooks, verse manuscripts and correspondence of William Wordsworth and his fellow writers, including Dorothy Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas De Quincey and Robert Southey. Also featuring a collection of fine art pieces including works by artists such as J.M.W. Turner, John Constable and Benjamin Robert Haydon.

All of the documents are digitised in colour and include: verse manuscripts, printed manuscripts, prose manuscripts, printed verse, correspondence, diaries, travel journals, autograph albums, guide books, fine art and maps.

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Trial access to Childlink and Child Protection Hub

By Sarah Gilmore, on 13 October 2016

UCL has trial access to Childlink and Child Protection Hub until 25th November 2016. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere

Childlink is a one stop source of information on children, young people and families. This database focuses on legislation, policies, and practices. Approximately 70% of all information provided on this service relates to the UK, with the remainder focusing on European and International studies.

Child Protection Hub (NSCPH) aims to enhance and share child protection knowledge within the professional communities throughout the UK and the island of Ireland.

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