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Oxford Constitutions of the World trial

By Anna Sansome, on 10 April 2014

UCL has a trial to Oxford Constitutions of the World until 8th May 2014. For off-site access to this trial, please use web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

Oxford Constitutions of the World contains fully-translated English-language versions of all the world’s constitutions (both national and sub-national), accompanied by individual jurisdictional commentaries and supplementary materials including foundation documents, historical versions of constitutions and amendment acts/laws.

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Trial access to Italian and Spanish e-books

By Anna Sansome, on 10 April 2014

UCL has a trial to a large selection of e-books from leading Italian and Spanish academic publishers through Torrossa until 31st May 2014. For off-site access to this trial, please use web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

We have access to three collections on Torrossa:

  • Editoria Italiana Online
    A collection of over 8000 titles in the humanities and social sciences from Italian academic publishers including Antenore, Bulzoni, Carocci, CLUEB, L’Erma di Bretschneider, Interlinea, Leo S. Olschki, Longo and Polistampa
  • Edición Española Online
    A collection of over 1500 titles in the humanities and social sciences from Spanish publishers including Casa de Velázquez, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Dykinson, Ediciones Akal, Ediciones Alfar, Universidad de Alcalá, Universidad de Cádiz and Universidad de Deusto
  • 220 e-books from the publisher Iberoamericana Editorial Vervuert
    This publisher specialises in academic books on Latin America and Spain, particularly Spanish language and literary criticism, Spanish literature, history and cultural studies, politics and social science and art.

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Thieme backfiles

By Anunciata Rodriguez, on 9 April 2014

UCL now has access to the following journal backfiles from Thieme, providing access to content back to Vol. 1:

American journal of Perinatology

Endoscopy

Facial Plastic Surgery

Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery

MIN – Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery

Neuropediatrics

Planta Medica

Seminars in Liver Disease

Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology

Seminars in Neurology

Seminars in Plastic Surgery

Seminars in Speech and Language

Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis

All of these titles are accessible via the e-journals list and Explore

British Newspapers, Part III: 1780-1950

By Sarah Gilmore, on 19 March 2014

UCL has a trial to British Newspapers, Part III: 1780-1950 until 16th April 2014.

 British Newspapers, Part III: 1780-1950 is the third instalment of the British Newspapers programme. Joining 19th Century British Library Newspapers Parts I and II, and with an additional 31 titles (and 1 million pages), Part III further extends the range of English regional newspapers and expands the views represented by the series.

The key benefits are:

• discovering the kind of local information only ever published in local newspapers
• cross-searching and comparing different reports of a particular event from a range of local newspapers
• examining how dispatches from London are interpreted and transmitted differently depending upon the opinons held by a region or town

All three parts of the collection can be cross-searched with 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers. The British Newspapers programme offers  researchers access to four centuries of British newspapers, supporting research in History, Literature, Victorian Studies, Genealogy, Fine Arts, Finance/Economics, Political Science, and more.  

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Science Progress

By Sarah Gilmore, on 13 March 2014

UCL has a trial to Science Progress until 31st December 2014.

 Science Progress  gives readers access to over 400 pages of high quality scientific content per year.  Science Progress commissions world authorities to contribute articles on the most interesting, important and meaningful topics in science today.

Recent articles cover nanonchemistry, remediation of soil, anti-Alzheimer’s drug therapy, the latest results from the LHC accelerator, applications of graphene, peak oil, climate change, and the chemistry of art.  

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State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782, Part I

By Sarah Gilmore, on 6 March 2014

UCL has a trial to State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782, Part I until 4th April 2014.

State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782, Part I covers the reigns of the Hanover rulers of Britain, George I (1714-1727), George II (1727-1760) and part of the reign of George III (up to 1782), offering scholars and libraries unprecedented access to the original government records of the period.

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Historical Abstracts with Full Text

By Sarah Gilmore, on 4 March 2014

UCL has a trial to Historical Abstracts with Full Text until 4th April 2014.

Historical Abstracts with Full Text includes journals, book citations and dissertations and theses from over 90 countries. The coverage extends to related disciplines such as archeology, anthropology and sociology.

Content Includes:

  • Indexing of historical articles from more than 2,600 journals in over 40 languages
  • Coverage dates as far back as 1954, with some coverage for titlesback to the early 20th century
  • Access to the full text of more than 400 journals and 140 books
  • Searchable cited references for nearly 520 titles

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Archives Unbound

By Sarah Gilmore, on 14 February 2014

UCL has a trial to Archives Unbound until 13th March 2014.

Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents. The collections cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward-from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history.

UCL has trial access to all 180+ collections.

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Newton Media Archive

By Sarah Gilmore, on 13 February 2014

UCL has a trial to Newton Media Archive until 12th March 2014.

Newton Media Archive offers online access to the largest media news archive in the Czech Republic.  The archive, dating back to 1996, includes:

  • More than 900 print sources – national and regional media, social and professional magazines, business bulletins, corporate newsletters
  • News archive of hundreds of internet servers
  • Transcripts of almost 30 television and radio stations from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland
  • e-clippings for print articles – image file of original including photographs
  • Full text searches

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English Historical Documents

By Anna Sansome, on 3 February 2014

UCL has a trial to English Historical Documents until 28 February 2014.

For off-site access to this trial, please use web WTS.

English Historical Documents is an annotated collection of documents on British history covering the years 500 to 1914 and including around 5,500 primary sources, all selected by leading historians. The collection has been digitised in partnership with the Institute of Historical Research and the documents have been indexed using a historical thesaurus developed by the Royal Historical Society for its Bibliography of British and Irish History. The sources include treaties, statutes, declarations, government and cabinet proceedings, military dispatches, orders, acts, sermons, newspaper articles, pamphlets, personal and official letters and diaries. Each section of documents and many of the documents themselves are accompanied by editorial commentary.

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