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Trial access to the International Security & Counter-Terrorism Reference Centre (Ebsco)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 15 November 2017

UCL has trial access to the International Security & Counter-Terrorism Reference Centre (Ebsco) until 13th December 2017.

The International Security & Counter-Terrorism Reference Centre is an open-source intelligence database on security and threat analysis covering regional conflict, terrorism, domestic security and government policy. The resource includes:

  • Nearly 3,000 full-text periodicals, peer-reviewed journals, books, monographs and reference works
  • Primary source documents from government agencies, legislatures and international institutions
  • In-depth Background Information Summaries on prominent people, organisations, places and events relating to homeland security and international terrorism
  • Reports and analysis from leading experts and consultancies
  • Government research from agencies such as the Congressional Research Service, GAO, FBI, Department of State and Homeland Security

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Trial access to the Weekly of Vilnius (Eastview)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 3 November 2017

UCL has trial access to the Weekly of Vilnius daily and weekly editions until 30th Nov 2017.

Weekly of Vilnius daily and weekly editions provide a digest and interpretation in English of news concerning Lithuania, especially for the diplomatic, governmental, business, academic, arts, cultural and international affairs communities.

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Trial access to ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Times of India

By Sarah Gilmore, on 2 November 2017

UCL has trial access to ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Times of India until 30th Nov 2017.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Times of India includes full text coverage from 1861 until the current edition.

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Trial access to TRAC : Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium

By Sarah Gilmore, on 2 November 2017

UCL has trial access to TRAC : Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium until 15th Nov 2017. For off-site access please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

TRAC is a digital intelligence repository of research and analysis covering terrorism and political violence. TRAC cross-references incoming, real-time contributions against its entire database of regional and group profiles, spanning every ideology, target, and tactic. With tens of thousands web pages of information, over 4,650 group profiles, and 2,800 consortium members, TRAC provides many ways to efficiently access information.

Please view the How-To-Use page.

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E-books on demand@UCL – De Gruyter e-books

By Anna Sansome, on 1 November 2017

New publisher added to E-books on demand@UCL

As part of the E-books on demand@UCL scheme, UCL Library Services is now offering access to over 29,000 e-books published by De Gruyter, its imprint Birkhäuser and its partner publishers Böhlau Verlag, DETAIL, Gütersloher Verlagshaus, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) Publishing, Multilingual Matters, Otto Schmidt Verlag, RWS Verlag, Transcript and Verlag Dr. Otto Schmidt.

Access started on 1st October 2017 and will run until 30th September 2018, when we will review the usage and decide which e-books to add to our collection permanently. You can find all these e-books by searching Explore. Judging by October’s usage, these e-books are proving popular but if you have any feedback then do let your Subject Librarian know.

E-books on demand@UCL is designed to involve UCL staff and students in the selection of e-book content. Since the scheme started in 2014, UCL users have been able to read and download thousands of extra e-books across a wide range of subjects and over 7000 e-books have been purchased as a result. Go to our Ebooks on demand@UCL webpage to find out more about the various projects.

Trial access to Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Science (Elsevier)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 19 October 2017

UCL has trial access to Elsevier’s Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Science until September 2018.

Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Science is a subject-focused collection of current encyclopedic and comprehensive articles from Elsevier’s world-leading Major Reference Works, combined with new and exclusively-written articles within the discipline to create one online, authoritative information source hosted on ScienceDirect.

During the trial to the Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Science UCL now has access to the following titles:

Climate Vulnerability

Comprehensive Biotechnology, 2nd Edition

Comprehensive Renewable Energy

Comprehensive Water Quality and Purification

Encyclopedia of Ecology

Encyclopedia of Energy

Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource, and Environmental Economics

Encyclopedia of Geology

Encyclopedia of Inland Waters

Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, 2nd Edition

Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science , 2nd Edition

Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment

Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science

Treatise on Geomorphology

Treatise on Geophysics, 2nd Edition

Treatise on Water Science

Treatise on Geochemistry, 2nd Edition

Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences, 2nd Edition

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Trial access to The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament Online (Brill)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 29 September 2017

UCL has trial access to The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament Online from Brill until 28th Oct 2017.

The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament Online is an up-to-date dictionary for the Old Testament and related literature in classical Hebrew and Aramaic which combines scholarly thoroughness with easy accessibility. The enormous advances that have taken place in the field of Semitic linguistics since the days of the older dictionaries of Classical Hebrew are well documented and assessed, as well as the often detailed discussions in modern Bible commentaries of words where the meaning is particularly difficult. Full text search and possibility to find conjugated verb forms in the context of their roots is particularly helpful to the new student. Specialist users will also find a wealth of bibliographical information on Old Testament exegesis.

The dictionary contains the complete vocabulary of the Hebrew Bible, extended with variants from the Oriental and Samaritan textual traditions, the Ben Sira fragments, and the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Features

  • Full text search in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, English, transliterations and Scripture references
  • Conjugated verb forms immediately found in the context of their consonantal roots
  • Easily compare Hebrew and Aramaic lexemes
  • Cross references hypertexted
  • Powerful search features

 

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E-books on demand@UCL Cambridge University Press continues in 2017-18

By Anna Sansome, on 28 September 2017

Popular E-books on demand@UCL project to continue in 2017-18 academic year

During the 2016-17 academic year, UCL Library Services offered access to more than 21,000 extra Cambridge University Press e-books as part of E-books on demand@UCL. This access has been so popular with UCL staff and students – nearly 300,000 chapters accessed – that we will be continuing it through 2017-18. And of course, more new e-books will be added as they are published throughout the year!

We are busy behind the scenes analysing the usage to decide which titles to add to the collection permanently but all you need to do is keep reading. If you have any feedback about the project, do let your Subject Librarian know.

E-books on demand@UCL projects are designed to involve UCL staff and students in the selection of e-book content. Since the projects started in 2014, UCL users have been able to read and download thousands of extra e-books across a wide range of subjects and over 7000 e-books have been purchased as a result. Go to our Ebooks on demand@UCL webpage to find out more about the various projects.

Trial access to University of California Press journals

By Michael Jones, on 25 September 2017

UCL has trial access to University of California Press journals until 24th Oct 2017.

University of California Press publish 31 scholarly journal titles covering humanities and social sciences, with subject areas including: History, Criminology, Music, Sociology, Literature, Psychology, Religion, Communication Studies and Area studies.

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Trial access to Faculti

By Sarah Gilmore, on 20 September 2017

UCL has trial access to Faculti until 15th October 2017. To access Faculti scroll down to Shibboleth option and select University College London. You can then sign in with your UCL username and password.

Faculti is an online video library that hosts cutting-edge academic and professional video insights, delivered by the world’s leading figures and institutions with 1000 new accessible videos produced annually. Videos are aranged in categories or users can search for an individual video or subject. Institutions featured include The United Nations, the British Parliament, Harvard University, Oxford University and leading figures including Ambassadors, Poet Laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners and global thinkers.

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