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Cold War Intelligence

By Sarah Gilmore, on 18 July 2014

 

UCL now has access to the Cold War Intelligence.

Cold War Intelligence is a collection of 2,360 formerly classified U.S. government documents (most classified Top Secret or higher). It provides a declassified documentary record of the successes and failures of the U.S. intelligence community in its efforts to spy on the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

If you have any questions about using the database, please contact your subject librarian.

Times Digital Archive

By Sarah Gilmore, on 18 July 2014

We are pleased to announce that UCL’s access to Times Digital Archive has been increased to cover the period 1785-2008.

The Times Digital Archive, 1785-2008 offers access to 220 years of The Times and contains in total:

  • 1.4m pages
  • Nearly 70,000 issues 
  • More than 11m articles
  • Circulation figures for The Times - approx. 430,000

 

Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson Online

By Anunciata Rodriguez, on 17 July 2014

UCL now has access to the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson Online.

The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson Online presents a complete reappraisal of this major Renaissance writer, complementing and extending the seven-volume print edition of Jonson’s works published in 2012.

If you have any questions about using the database, please contact your subject librarian.

Nineteenth Century Collections Online – Mapping the World: Maps and Travel Literature

By Sarah Gilmore, on 10 July 2014

UCL has trial access to Nineteenth Century Collections Online – Mapping the World: Maps and Travel Literature until 6th August 2014. For off-site access to this trial, please use web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

Nineteenth Century Collections Online – Mapping the World: Maps and Travel Literature features a series of fully searchable, historical maps. Mapping the World reflects the massive industrialisation, imperialism, and exploration taking place during the Nineteenth Century. Researchers can access online fully searchable, full-image maps, travel diaries, gazetteers, and guide books spanning the globe. The archive helps develop a rich insight into the era of cartography, illuminating the changes taking place in map creation and providing a textured and layered reading of the age of imperialism.

Includes:
    • Atlases/manuscripts
    • European, Asian and Mid-East Travel Maps
    • Maritime/nautical charts
    • Battlefields
    • Ordnance surveys
    • Topographical Maps

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

New Electronic Resources

By Sarah Gilmore, on 26 June 2014

UCL now has access to the following Electronic Resources:

Early European Books Online, Collection 5

Economist Historical Archive

Financial Times Historical Archive

The Making of the Modern World

Victorian Popular Culture

The Wellesley Index

If you have any questions about using the database, please contact your subject librarian.

 

The Vogue Archive

By Sarah Gilmore, on 13 June 2014

UCL now has access to The Vogue Archive, the complete searchable archive of American Vogue from the first issue in 1892 to the current month. 

The Vogue Archive preserves the work of the world’s greatest fashion designers, stylists and photographers and is a unique record of American and international fashion, culture and society from the dawn of the modern era to the present day.

If you have any questions about using the database, please contact your subject librarian.

 

TRAC: Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium trial available now

By Michael Jones, on 13 June 2014

UCL has trial access to TRAC until 11 July 2014. For off-site access to this trial, please use web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

Created by The Beacham Group, LLC, Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium (TRAC) is a comprehensive resource for the study of political violence of all kinds. In cooperation with a team of 2800 experts, TRAC gathers information for exploration of this topic by faculty, scholars, students, government and defence professionals, as well as the general public.

A brief introductory video and description of content and features can be found on the About TRAC page, along with recommendations on how to use TRAC.

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

The Merck Index Online now available

By Anna Sansome, on 3 June 2014

UCL now has access to The Merck Index Online, the electronic version of the authoritative source of information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals.

The Merck Index Online is an easily-searchable, full-text database containing substance monographs, over 500 organic named reactions and reference tables. All the content from the print edition of The Merck Index is included, plus historic monographs only available online. The Merck Index Online will be updated regularly.

A quick search option allows you to search the database by name, CAS registry number, molecular formula or molecular weight or you can use the main search page to construct a multi-field search across a large variety of data types including various compound properties. Alternatively, you can search by chemical structure using the structure search.

If you have any questions about using the database, please contact your subject librarian.

Trial access to the South Asia Archive

By Anna Sansome, on 29 April 2014

UCL has trial access to the South Asia Archive until 27 May 2014. For off-site access to this trial, please use web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

The South Asia Archive is a specialist digital platform providing access to culturally and historically significant literary material produced from within – and about – the South Asian region. The content in the Archive originates mainly from the Bengal area of India and is derived from original material held by The South Asia Research Foundation. The Archive contains primary and secondary material dating from the 18th to the mid-20th century, in a mix of English and vernacular languages, and includes journals, reports, books, legislation, regulations, cases and Indian film booklets.

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Trial access to the American Slavery Collection

By Anna Sansome, on 25 April 2014

UCL has trial access to the American Slavery Collection until 21 May 2014. For off-site access to this trial, please use web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

The American Slavery Collection is a digital edition of the American Antiquarian Society’s holdings of slavery and abolition materials and includes more than 3,500 works published over the course of more than 100 years. The collection include books, pamphlets, graphic materials, and ephemera.

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