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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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Trial access to Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text (Ebsco)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 15 April 2016

UCL has trial access to Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text (Ebsco) until 13th May 2016.

Within Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text, users have access to a wide variety of resources, including full-text film and television journals, international periodicals, monographs, yearbooks, conference papers and much more.

Updated on a weekly basis, this database provides full text for hundreds of journals and books and cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts and selected coverage for hundreds of publications. Variety movie reviews from 1914 to present and a vast image collection from the MPTV Image Archive are also included.

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Trial access to WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 14 April 2016

UCL has trial access to WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services) until 2nd May 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.

Within the WRDS system, you will find:

Powerful, Yet Easy to Learn Query Options. WRDS allows users to download data through web interface -several hundred firms to an entire database.

Support Manuals and additional Documentation. Support provides access to documentation including manuals, sample programs, research applications and Frequently Asked Questions.

Professional Research and Technical Support. When the only Support does not meet your needs, you can reach our research and technical specialists at wrds-support@wharton.upenn.edu. They will assist you with any difficulties including reviewing our programs, locating the right data for a particular research problem, and answering other questions concerning data content, format or access

E-learning helps to instruct users on making the most of the WRDS resources by providing interactive training sessions and On-Demand Videos.

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Trial access to Chinese Journals Translation Project (JTP), China STM Focus Database (CSTM) and China Academic Journals Full-text Database (CJFD)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 14 April 2016

UCL has trial access to Chinese Journals Translation Project (JTP), China STM Focus Database (CSTM) and China Academic Journals Full-text Database (CJFD) until 13th May 2016. For off-site access please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere. Please note that you may need to select ‘IP Authentication’ when first viewing full text.

Chinese Journals Translation Project (JTP): consisting of the English translation edition of high quality Chinese journals selected by their Impact Factors and Total Citations. Coverage is from 2015 onwards.

China STM Focus Database (CSTM): a collection of English Journals and International Conference Proceedings generated from mainland China. Subjects focus on the fields of Science, Technology and Medicine.

China Academic Journals Full-text Database (CJFD): covering over 97% of China’s academic journals , this is the largest and most comprehensive Chinese journals database in the world. Content is from 1994 onwards.

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Trial access to The American Civil War collections from Readex

By Sarah Gilmore, on 31 March 2016

UCL has trial access to The American Civil War collection from Readex until 29th April 2016.

UCL’s access to the The American Civil War collection comprises of material from both the Civil War: Antebellum Period to Reconstruction collection and the American Civil War Collection, 1860-1922: From the American Antiquarian Society.

The Civil War: Antebellum Period to Reconstruction collection contains:

  • More than 150 newspapers, including major titles from every region of the U.S.
  • Approximately 50,000 government documents and 4,000 rare broadsides and pieces of ephemera
  • Extensive local and national coverage of American culture, politics and society during this tumultuous period

The American Civil War Collection, 1860-1922: From AAS can be searched via America’s Historical Imprints and contains:

  • More than 13,500 printed works about the Civil War, all digitized in full colour
  • Diverse materials including broadsides, lithographs, books and more
  • Covers cultural, economic, military, political, and social aspects of America’s deadliest war

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Trial access to Sage Video

By Anna Sansome, on 24 March 2016

UCL has trial access to Sage Video until 16th May 2016. For off-site access to this trial, please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere

Sage Video is a series of online video collections in the social sciences. The video collections combine originally commissioned material with licensed videos in the following subject areas:

  • Education
  • Media, Communication & Cultural Studies
  • Counseling & Psychotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Business & Management
  • Politics & International Relations

The collections contain a number of different content types including interviews, definitions, video case studies, conference proceedings and lectures. Each video has an interactive transcript and is tagged with terms from the taxonomy created for the subject collection.

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Trial access to Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Children’s Literature and Childhood

By Sarah Gilmore, on 17 March 2016

UCL has trial access to Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Children’s Literature and Childhood (NCCO) until 15th April 2016:

Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Children’s Literature and Childhood provides a wide range of primary sources related to the experience of childhood in the long nineteenth century. Included in the archive are books and periodicals for children, primers and other material related to education, pamphlets produced by child welfare groups, documents and photos related to children and crime, newspapers produced by youths, and much more. Curated by experts in the field of children’s literature, this unique assemblage of material is sourced from such renowned institutions as the University of Florida’s Baldwin Library Collection of Historical Children’s Literature, the National Archives (UK), and the British Library, among others.

During the trial, content from Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Children’s Literature and Childhood will also be cross-searchable within Artemis Primary Sources.

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Trial access to CogNet

By Anna Sansome, on 15 March 2016

UCL has trial access to CogNet from MIT Press until 30th April 2016. For off-site access to this trial, please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

CogNet is a research tool covering the brain and cognitive sciences and includes the full text of more than 650 books and core reference works published by MIT Press.

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