Trial access to BMI Research

By Sarah Gilmore, on 24 June 2015

UCL has trial access to BMI Research until 7th July 2015. Please note that you need to add your UCL email address when entering the website. For off-site access please use Web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

BMI Research creates a ‘Total Analysis’ approach linking macroeconomic, industry and financial market analysis, to help understanding of 24 industries and 200 global markets.

Information is divided into three sections: Daily Views, Reports & Strategic Content and Data & Forecasting

Daily Views: Includes daily news and event-based analysis. Read articles on the platform, subscribe to email alerts or create your own custom alerts

Reports & Strategic Content: Includes Country Risk and Industry reports, as well as Special Reports and Newsletters. These provide 5 and 10-year forecasts and in-depth analysis of risks and opportunities for the markets of your choice. Analysis includes: BMI Views, SWOT Analysis, Industry Forecasts, Industry Trends & Analysis, Economic and Political Outlooks, Business Environment Outlooks, Market Overviews and Global Company Strategy Reports

Data & Forecasting: Over 1.24m lines of data underpin the analysis. Data Tool provides an intuitive and user friendly interface for analysing and manipulating data. Additionally, this section includes BMI Country Risk and Industry Risk/Reward Indices as well as 10 proprietary BMI Databases

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Access to Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law now available

By Anna Sansome, on 17 June 2015

UCL now has access to Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law (OSAIL). OSAIL contains the full-text of reference works, commentaries and treatises on international law from Oxford University Press, such as Oppenheim and the Oxford Commentaries on International Law series – see a full list of the titles available.

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Upcoming trial to SNL Metals and Mining database – please express interest by 25th June

By Sarah Gilmore, on 17 June 2015

UCL will have trial access to SNL Metals & Mining for one week only, 6th-10th July 2015. Interested users will need to register their UCL email address by 25th June 2015 to be provided with access. Please send your email address to lib-eresource-help@ucl.ac.uk to request inclusion in this trial. 

SNL Metals & Mining is an interactive online database with in-depth reports, real-time news and custom analysis tools, including a custom mapping app and Excel add-in, for all your research needs on the global mining industry. With coverage on over 36,000 mines and properties and 12,000 mining and exploration companies, SNL provides both high-level overviews of market trends and the ability to drill down on specific data points based on your area of interest. Easily export custom reports, graphs and maps for presentations. Not sure where to start? Here are the basics


Return of e-books on demand@UCL via JSTOR

By Anna Sansome, on 9 June 2015

25,000+ e-books available via JSTOR for a limited period – read the e-books you want and UCL Library Services will buy the most popular.

At the end of last year, UCL Library Services began a series of projects involving users in the acquisition of e-book content. UCL students and staff have been able to read and download 1000s of extra e-books across a wide range of subjects, with UCL Library Services buying those used most often and adding them to our existing collection of over 400,000 e-books.

Access to additional JSTOR e-books proved very popular so we are once again offering UCL staff and students access to a large part of the JSTOR e-book collection. You can now read over 25,000 e-books via JSTOR across a range of subjects and we will buy the most-used titles to add to our e-book collection. The access will end once the money we have deposited has been spent – we’ll keep you notified with updates via this blog. We are busy loading records so that you can find these additional e-books via Explore.

Go to our Ebooks on demand@UCL webpage to find out more about the various projects.

Trial access to Latin America in Video

By Sarah Gilmore, on 3 June 2015

UCL has trial access to Latin America in Video until 5th July 2015.

Latin America in Video gives instructors, students, and researchers of Latin American studies, Spanish, and Portuguese a comprehensive and unique perspective on the region. It includes approximately 400 original-language documentaries—over 300 hours in all—from some of the most important producers and independent filmmakers in Latin America. Issues include human rights, violence, immigration, illiteracy, popular culture, and political history.

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Encyclopedia of applied linguistics

By Anunciata Rodriguez, on 1 June 2015

UCL now has access to the Encyclopedia of applied linguistics.

The Encyclopedia of applied linguistics is a reference work covering the highly diverse field of applied linguistics. It includes over 1,100 entries written by an international team of scholars from over 40 countries, making it ideal for students, teachers, researchers, and practitioners in the interdisciplinary field of applied linguistics.

Features include:

  • Covers 27 key areas of the field, including Language Learning and Teaching, Bilingual and Multilingual Education, Assessment and Testing, Corpus Linguistics, Conversation Analysis, Discourse, Cognitive Second Language Acquisition, Language Policy and Planning, Literacy, and Technology and Language
  • Features over 200 entries on the philosophy and history of applied linguistics and biographies of key applied linguists
  • Entries range from 1,500 to 4,000 words, with longer, essay style contributions giving a detailed overview of key developments and ideas
  • Twice yearly updates

If you have any questions about using this resource, please contact your subject librarian.

Trial access to the Associated Press Collections Online

By Sarah Gilmore, on 27 May 2015

UCL has trial access to the Associated Press Collections Online until 26th June 2015.

Associated Press Collections Online gives insight into major events, people and trends from the mid-1800s through the twentieth century from the Associated Press Corporate Archive. Collections may include: original wire copy, personal papers, AP style books, internal publications, and more. Hundreds of videos from the AP Archive and thousands of striking images from AP Images archive add depth to the original reporting and stories behind the news from this venerable news agency.

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Trial access to the Roper Center’s iPOLL database

By Sarah Gilmore, on 22 May 2015

UCL has trial access to the Roper Center’s iPOLL database until 8th June 2015. For off-site access please use Web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

Providing access to the largest archive of US public opinion information,  iPOLL is the Roper Center’s comprehensive database of 650,000 polling questions and answers asked in the US since 1935.  Approximately 100,000 items also include standard subgroups–how groups (age, gender, region, political party, etc.) answered the questions.  All of the major polling organizations in the US are included in this system.

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Trial access to ProQuest History Vault NAACP collections 1-6

By Sarah Gilmore, on 22 May 2015

UCL has trial access to ProQuest History Vault NAACP collections 1-6 until 21st June 2015.  For off-site access please use Web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

Please note that this resource works best in Firefox or Chrome.

ProQuest History Vault NAACP collections 1-6:  ProQuest and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) have teamed up to digitize the association’s archives. The collection is nearly two million pages of internal memos, legal briefings, and direct action summaries from national, legal, and branch offices throughout the country. It charts the NAACP’s work and delivers a first-hand view into crucial issues. With a timeline that runs from 1909 to 1972, users can examine the realities of segregation in the early 20th Century to the triumphs of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and beyond.

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Trial to CNKI Databases extended until 31st May 2015

By Sarah Gilmore, on 20 May 2015

UCL’s has trial access to China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database (CNKI) has been extended until 31st May 2015. For off-site access please use Web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere .

The resource can be viewed either in English or Chinese and comprises of:

  • China Academic Journals Full-text Database (CJFD)
  • China Statistical Yearbooks Full-text Database (CSYD)
  • National Population Census of China (NPCC)

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