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Trial access to Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War: Intelligence, Strategy and Diplomacy

By Sarah Gilmore, on 19 May 2016

UCL has trial access to Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War: Intelligence, Strategy and Diplomacy until 20th June 2016. For off-site access please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

With over 144,000 pages of content, Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War brings to light original U.K. intelligence reports and meeting minutes, signals intelligence, and newly released intelligence and policy files of the Foreign Office’s Permanent Under-Secretary’s Department. Spanning four key twentieth century conflicts, with a spotlight on the Second World War, the material, sourced from The National Archives, U.K., enables rich research into intelligence, foreign policy, international relations, and military history in the period of Appeasement, through the Second World War, and into the early Cold War.

Online tutorials are available here .

Please note that document download is not possible on the free trial product, instead use the Image Viewer to view the documents.

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Trial to WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services) extended until 1st June

By Sarah Gilmore, on 18 May 2016

UCL’s trial access to WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services) has been extended until 1st June 2016. A trial username and password is required for access, please see the UCL e-resources password page. Please note that this is case sensitive.

WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services) gives access to the following datasets (in trial mode): BoardEx, Bureau van Dijk, Compustat, CRSP, Factset, GovPX, Hedge Fund Research, ISS, LSPD, Markit Mergent Fisd, Morningstar CISDM, Option Metrics, RavenPack, TAQ, Thomson Reuters, WRDS SEC, Zacks.

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Trial access to HSTalks Business and Management Collection

By Sarah Gilmore, on 18 May 2016

UCL has trial access to HSTalks Business and Management Collection until 31st December 2016.

HSTalks Business and Management Collection from Henry Stewart is an extensive resource of over 900 video lectures and case studies by leading experts from commerce, industry and academia. Extracts of lectures and case studies, as well as complete talks, are easy to integrate and embed in courses to enrich the teaching and learning experience. All the talks are compatible with Moodle.

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Trial access to Gale World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean

By Sarah Gilmore, on 13 May 2016

UCL has trial access to Gale World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean until 13th June 2016.

Gale World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean brings together a rich collection of primary source documents relating to Latin America and the Caribbean. Contents include academic journals and news-feeds covering the region; reference articles and commentary; maps and statistics; audio and video; and much more. World Scholar covers topics such as politics, economics, religion, culture, international affairs, the environment, science, and technology.

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Trial to Amyrsis – New link created

By Sarah Gilmore, on 11 May 2016

UCL has trial access to three Amirsys databases from Ovid until 24th June 2016. The databases are:

  • Amirsys Anatomy Reference Center
  • Amirsys Imaging Reference Center
  • Amirsys Pathology Reference Center

Amirsys Anatomy Reference Center offers an image-rich source of gross anatomy and imaging anatomy information and insight. Featuring a combination of high-quality images and evidence-based diagnoses spanning a wide range of topics. Contents include:

  • more than 10,000 images such as illustrations, cadaver photos
  • radiology images and histology images
  • comprehensive anatomy topics spanning regional, systemic and imaging anatomy perspectives
  • significant histology and embryology coverage

Amirsys Imaging Reference Center offers a comprehensive source of radiology references with a combination of high-quality images, classical diagnoses, and evidence-based clinical content. Contents include:

  • 72,000 x-ray, CT, MR, and ultrasound illustrations and images
  • expert, evidence-based content – including over 4,000 diagnoses provided by imaging experts
  • over 40,000 journal references

Amirsys Pathology Reference Center offers an image-rich source of information to gain pathology perspectives on diagnoses. Featuring a combination of high-quality images, diagnoses spanning a wide range of topics and clinical text. Contents include:

  • nearly 30,000 images, including gross pathology, H&E, IHC stains, correlative images, and coloured graphics
  • over 2,100 evidence-based diagnoses written by pathology experts and supported by thousands of journal references
  • diagnosis topics include key terminology, a diagnosis checklist, a list of ancillary tests, multiple differential diagnoses

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Trial access to Amirsys (Ovid)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 6 May 2016

UCL has trial access to three Amirsys databases from Ovid until 24th June 2016. The databases are:

  • Amirsys Anatomy Reference Center
  • Amirsys Imaging Reference Center
  • Amirsys Pathology Reference Center

Amirsys Anatomy Reference Center offers an image-rich source of gross anatomy and imaging anatomy information and insight. Featuring a combination of high-quality images and evidence-based diagnoses spanning a wide range of topics. Contents include:

  • more than 10,000 images such as illustrations, cadaver photos
  • radiology images and histology images
  • comprehensive anatomy topics spanning regional, systemic and imaging anatomy perspectives
  • significant histology and embryology coverage

Amirsys Imaging Reference Center offers a comprehensive source of radiology references with a combination of high-quality images, classical diagnoses, and evidence-based clinical content. Contents include:

  • 72,000 x-ray, CT, MR, and ultrasound illustrations and images
  • expert, evidence-based content – including over 4,000 diagnoses provided by imaging experts
  • over 40,000 journal references

Amirsys Pathology Reference Center offers an image-rich source of information to gain pathology perspectives on diagnoses. Featuring a combination of high-quality images, diagnoses spanning a wide range of topics and clinical text. Contents include:

  • nearly 30,000 images, including gross pathology, H&E, IHC stains, correlative images, and coloured graphics
  • over 2,100 evidence-based diagnoses written by pathology experts and supported by thousands of journal references
  • diagnosis topics include key terminology, a diagnosis checklist, a list of ancillary tests, multiple differential diagnoses

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Trial access to Birkhäuser Building Types Online

By Sarah Gilmore, on 4 May 2016

UCL has trial access to DeGruyter’s Birkhäuser Building Types Online database until 6th June 2016.

Birkhäuser Building Types Online is a resource for the study and practice of architectural design. It is based on the publisher’s high international standing in professional architecture books, on the knowledge of the authors and editors who are leading experts in their fields, as well as on the technical quality of the illustrations. The database offers detailed search and browse access to the contents of the Birkhäuser program on building types. All content was written and selected by internationally renowned authors in architectural design.

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Trial access to Ebsco’s Chinese Insight database

By Sarah Gilmore, on 27 April 2016

UCL has trial access to Ebsco’s Chinese Insight database until 27th May 2016.

Chinese Insight is a full-text, predominantly Chinese-language, multidisciplinary academic database produced by Airiti Press Inc. in Taiwan. Containing the Airiti journals, eBooks, dissertations and art images, this resource features core content to support information and research needs related to the Greater China region. Content is indexed in both Chinese and English. Also included in this collection is the Taiwan Electronic Periodical Services (TEPS)—the largest and only collection of full-text Taiwanese periodicals in the world

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Trial access to Premium Content of Balkan Insight

By Sarah Gilmore, on 21 April 2016

UCL has trial access to Premium Content of Balkan Insight until 16th May 2016. For off-site access please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

Balkan Insight is the award-winning online publication of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, which is present and active in nine countries of Southeast Europe. It has a reputation as one of the most respected sources of news, analysis and investigative journalism in the region. BalkanInsight.com provides a unique platform for its Balkan-based and international readership, who are interested in this most dynamic European region.

Also included in the subscription are:

Balkan Transitional Justice

ISIS in The Balkans Premium texts

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Trial access to Brill’s Textual History of the Bible

By Anna Sansome, on 18 April 2016

UCL has trial access to Brill’sTextual History of the Bible until 17th May 2016.

The Textual History of the Bible brings together information regarding the textual history, textual character, translation techniques, manuscripts, and the importance of each textual witness for each book of the Hebrew Bible, including its deutero-canonical scriptures. In addition, it includes articles on the history of research, the editorial histories of the Hebrew Bible, as well as other aspects of text-critical research and its auxiliary fields such as papyrology, codicology, and linguistics.

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