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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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Comprehensive Physiology now available

By Anunciata Rodriguez, on 14 May 2015

UCL now has access to Comprehensive Physiology.

Comprehensive Physiology is the most authoritative and comprehensive collection of physiology information ever assembled, and uses features of review journals and electronic reference works to cover the latest key developments in the field through the most authoritative articles on the subjects covered. This makes Comprehensive Physiology a valued reference work on the evolving science of physiology for both researchers and clinicians. It also provides a useful teaching tool for instructors and an informative resource for medical students and other students in the life and health sciences.

Additionally, Comprehensive Physiology comprises an archive of more than 30,000 pages of content from the American Physiological Society’s renowned Handbook of Physiology (HoP), which was published as a series of books from 1977 to 2008, presented here for the first time in digital format.

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Trial access to Material ConneXion®

By Sarah Gilmore, on 14 May 2015

UCL has trial access to Material ConneXion® until 31st May 2015.  For off-site access please use Web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere, or after initial on-site login a personal account can be created and used to access off-site.

Material ConneXion® is a database of materials and processes covering the fields of architecture, industrial design, interior design, textiles and more. Includes over 7,500 materials representing eight categories: carbon-based materials, cement-based materials, ceramics, glass, metals, natural material derivatives, natural materials, and polymers and provides comprehensive product information, technical specifications, application information, manufacturer profiles, and material images. 

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Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics now available

By Anunciata Rodriguez, on 13 May 2015

UCL now has access to the Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics.

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics brings together the latest research from across a range of disciplines which contribute to our knowledge of Ancient Greek. With over 500 entries on all aspects of Ancient Greek, it is a comprehensive research tool for scholars and students of Greek, of Linguistics, and of other Indo-European languages, as well as of Biblical literature.

Features and benefits include:

-Full text search and advanced search options
-Extensive cross-references and navigation via hyperlinks
-Articles covering a wide-range of topics such as the Greek of various sources (texts, manuscripts, inscriptions, reading traditions), major grammatical features (phonology, morphology, and syntax), lexicon, script and paleography, theoretical linguistic approaches, etc.
-All Greek transcribed

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The Encyclopedia of Ancient History now available

By Anunciata Rodriguez, on 12 May 2015

UCL now has access to The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, a comprehensive collection of twenty-first century scholarship available on the entire ancient Mediterranean world.

The Encyclopedia of Ancient History includes over 5,000 original entries spanning the late Bronze Age through the seventh century CE, which extend to all Mediterranean civilizations including the Near East and Egypt, and represent an unprecedented level of coverage of the ancient world.

The Encyclopedia of Ancient History updates twice annually and in June 2015 it will update with approximately 100 new articles. Over the next several years, its coverage will expand to include parts of Ancient Asia and Africa.

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Trial access to Brill’s Companions in Classical Studies Online, Collections I & II

By Sarah Gilmore, on 8 May 2015

UCL has trial access to Brill’s Companions in Classical Studies Online Collection I and Brill’s Companions in Classical Studies Online Collection II until 7th June 2015.

Brill’s companions in classical studies is a leading series of handbooks providing graduate-level coverage of key authors and subjects from Antiquity. Volumes published have focused on authors such as Ovid, Herodotus, Cicero, Thucydides and Propertius, and thematic volumes on Flavian Rome, Greek and Roman Historiography in Late Antiquity, Greek and Latin Pastoral and Hellenistic Epigram.

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Trial access to The South Asia Archive

By Sarah Gilmore, on 7 May 2015

UCL has trial access to the South Asia Archive until 29th May 2015. For off-site access to this trial, please use web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere

The South Asia Archive is as a specialist digital platform delivering global electronic access to culturally and historically significant literary material produced from within – and about – the Indian subcontinent. 

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Trial access to Sage Research Methods

By Anna Sansome, on 30 April 2015

UCL has trial access to Sage Research Methods until 22nd May 2015.

Sage Research Methods is designed to help researchers, academics and students explore methods concepts when designing research projects, understand particular methods or identify new methods, conduct research, and write up findings.

The product combines content from Sage books, journals and references works specially commissioned videos.

Also included in the trial is access to:

  • Sage Research Methods Case Studies – a collection of case studies of real social research designed to help students understand often abstract methodological concepts by introducing them to case studies of real research projects;
  • Sage Research Methods Datasets – a collection of teaching datasets that can be used to support the teaching and independent learning of quantitative and qualitative analytical methods used in the social sciences.
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