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Trial access to Brill’s Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online

By Michael Jones, on 14 February 2017

UCL has trial access to Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online until 15th March 2017.

The Encyclopedia of Early Modern History is the English edition of the German-language Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. This 15-volume reference work, published in print between 2005 and 2012 and here available online, offers a multi-faceted view on the decisive era in European history stretching from ca. 1450 to ca. 1850 ce. in over 4,000 entries.

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UCL Single Sign-On – Tuesday 14th February – NOW CANCELLED

By Sarah Gilmore, on 9 February 2017

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MAINTENANCE HAS NOW BEEN POSTPONED

UCL Single Sign-on maintenance, 14th February

Please note that the UCL Single Sign-on, which is used to login to a number of our services and electronic resources, will be unavailable on Tuesday 14th February between 09:00 – 13:00.

Areas which will be affected by the outage include:

  • All off-site access to electronic resources
  • On-site access to some electronic resources including Dawsonera, EBL/E-Book Central, Digimap, Westlaw and BBC Monitoring
  • Login to certain services such as Metalib and Digital Collections

Unfortunately, as this is part of a large-scale datacentre migration project in ISD, a term-time outage is unavoidable but we do apologise for any inconvenience the work may cause.

 

UCL now has access to World Shakespeare Bibliography

By Sarah Gilmore, on 9 February 2017

UCL now has access to World Shakespeare Bibliography.

World Shakespeare Bibliography provides annotated entries for all important books, articles, book reviews, dissertations, theatrical productions, reviews of productions, audiovisual materials, electronic media, and other scholarly and popular materials related to Shakespeare and published or produced between 1960 and 2016.

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Trial access to Orbis Europe

By Sarah Gilmore, on 3 February 2017

UCL has trial access to Orbis Europe from Bureau van Dijk until 19th March 2017. Please note that access is with UCL username and password only.

Orbis Europe contains information on approx 90 million private companies

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Staff and Post-graduate access to WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services) and Compustat

By Sarah Gilmore, on 3 February 2017

UCL has now purchased access to WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services) including Compustat. Access is for staff and post-graduate students only.

For staff and post-graduates to obtain an WRDS account.

1:  Got to: http://wrds-web.wharton.upenn.edu

2:  Select the Register tab or link “Register for a WRDS Account.”

3:  Complete the Account Request form.

4:  Once you submit an Account Request, an email will be sent to your WRDS Representatives

WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services) gives access to Compustat (North American and Global), select Bureau van Dijk data and much more including:  OTC, TRACE, Bank Regulatory, Blockholders, CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange), DMEF (Direct Marketing Educational Foundation), Dow Jones, Fama French Portfolios, Federal Reserve Bank Reports, Penn World Tables, Philadelphia Stock Exchange, SEC Disclosure of Order Execution

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Essential maintenance of UCL Single Sign-on

By Sarah Gilmore, on 3 February 2017

Please note that the UCL Single Sign-on, which is used to login to a number of our services and electronic resources, will undergo essential maintenance on Tuesday 7th February, 8:00 – 08:30am and Thursday 9th February, 08:00 – 08:30.

There should be no impact during the 7th February maintenance, while an outage of approximately 1 minute for the 9th February work is expected. This outage will have no impact on users who are already logged in, except that they will need to re-authenticate the next time that they access an application which uses the single sign-on mechanism.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Screenshot of Single Sign-on page

Trial access to Scientific American Medical Databases – extended until 28th February 2017

By Sarah Gilmore, on 27 January 2017

UCL’s trial access to Scientific American Medical Databases has been extended until 28th February 2017.

The Scientific American Medical Databases trial comprises of the following databases:

  • Scientific American Medicine
  • Scientific American Surgery
  • Scientific American Neurology
  • Scientific American Emergency Medicine
  • Scientific American Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy
  • Scientific American Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

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UCL now has access to IntelliNews Pro

By Sarah Gilmore, on 26 January 2017

UCL now has access to IntelliNews Pro.

IntelliNews Pro delivers market news and reports, in English, for over 15 countries in Central and Eastern Europe and regionally for the Middle East/North Africa, Nigeria/Ivory Coast, Sub Saharan Africa, and Asia.

The service includes:

Daily reports: two page summaries combining news, analysis, comments and forecasts, focusing on macroeconomics and country specific politics, as well as major financial and corporate news for any given county.

Weekly reports: Ideal for staying informed about a country’s politics and economy without following events on a day-to-day basis.

Monthly country reports: present an overall picture of the economy with an emphasis on macroeconomic analysis. Highly analytical, the reports also have large statistical sections covering major macroeconomic indicators.

Sector reports: cover sectors of special interest to foreign investors and of great importance to the local economy such as telecoms, energy, construction, tourism, transportation.

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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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