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Trial access to Risk.net

By Sarah Gilmore, on 15 February 2018

UCL has trial access to Risk.net until 28th February 2018. For off-site access please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

Risk.net is a source of in-depth news and analysis on risk management, derivatives and regulation.

Journals included in Risk.net are:

  • The Journal of Risk
  • The Journal of Computational Finance
  • The Journal of Credit Risk
  • The Journal of Operational Risk
  • The Journal of Energy Markets
  • The Journal of Financial Market Infrastructures
  • The Journal of Investment Strategies
  • The Journal of Network Theory in Finance
  • The Journal of Risk Model Validation

Risk.net covers:

Risk Management: articles relating to the measurement, modelling and management of financial risks. Coverage encompasses banks, as well as other types of financial services firms, such as asset managers and insurers

Derivatives: in-depth coverage of the derivatives markets across the interest rate, credit, foreign exchange and structured products asset classes. The over-the-counter markets are the primary target, but it also covers futures and cash as they relate to the derivatives markets (for example as collateral or alternative hedging instruments)

Regulation: topical, in-depth news and analysis on the content and implications of regulation. Focusing on rules affecting risk transfer and risk management for banks and buy-side firms.

Commodities: risk management, derivatives and regulation as they apply to firms that are active in the energy and commodities markets.

Asset Management and Insurance: covers risk management, derivatives and regulation from the point of view of the buy-side. That includes asset managers, insurers, pension funds and hedge funds.

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Trial access to East India Company primary source collection from Adam Matthew

By Sarah Gilmore, on 2 February 2018

UCL has trial access to East India Company primary source collection until 30th March 2018. For off-site access please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

From its 16th century origins as a trading venture to the East Indies, through to its rise as the world’s most powerful company and de facto ruler of India, to its eventual demise amid allegations of greed and corruption the East India Company was an extraordinary force in global history. The East India Company primary source collection tells the story of trade with the East; politics; and the rise and fall of the British Empire. It records the challenges of a globalising world and sheds light on many contrasting narratives – from records of powerful political figures, through to the lives of native populations and the individual traders who lived and worked at the edge of Empire.

Covering the period 1595-1947 content includes:

  • Minutes of council meetings (Court of Directors, Court of Proprietors and Council of India)
  • Memoranda and papers laid before councils
  • Council resolutions
  • Proceedings of revenue boards
  • Charters
  • Texts of legislation
  • Printed books
  • Correspondence
  • Lists of administrative, military and ecclesiastical personnel
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Trial access to HSTalks The Business & Management Collection

By Sarah Gilmore, on 1 February 2018

UCL has trial access to HSTalks The Business & Management Collection until 16th March 2018.

HSTalks The Business & Management Collection contains over 900 specially prepared, animated, online, video lectures and case studies by experts from commerce, industry, the professions and academia. There are over 850 contributing editors, speakers and case study presenters and more than 30,000 informative slides, all of which can be embedded in Moodle and other online learning environments.

Topics include:

  • marketing
  • global management
  • leadership
  • finance
  • operations
  • strategy
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Trial access to World Religion Database and World Christian Database from Brill

By Sarah Gilmore, on 26 January 2018

UCL has trial access to World Religion Database and World Christian Database until 24th February 2018. For off-site access please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

World Religion Database (WRD) contains detailed statistics on religious affiliation for every country of the world. It provides source material, including censuses and surveys, as well as best estimates for every religion to offer a definitive picture of international religious demography. It offers best estimates at multiple dates for each of the world’s religions for the period 1900 to 2050. The WRD will be constantly updated with new sources of data as they become available, such as estimates of religious affiliation at the province level within countries and religious freedom information for all countries. A clip showing demo searches can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHM0LYDn_HSMQICsWav13mFYBYV2ft9MN

World Christian Database (WCD) transforms current religious statistics into a real-time analysis tool that takes just minutes to perform detailed research. The World Christian Database (WCD) is based on the 2600-page award-winning World Christian Encyclopedia and World Christian Trends, first published in 1982 and revised in 2001. This extensive work on World religion is now completely updated and integrated into the WCD online database. Information is readily available on religious activities, growth rates, religious literature, worker activity, and demographic statistics. Additional secular data is incorporated on population, health, education, and communications. A clip showing demo searches can be found at:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHM0LYDn_HSNAg42jfWHa9y9OUpd2lh-q

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Trial access to selected American Southern State Newspapers via Readex and NewsBank

By Sarah Gilmore, on 17 January 2018

UCL has trial access to selected American Southern State Newspapers until 20th February 2018. For off-site access please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere .

Please note that the content for each newspaper is divided between three sections – American Historical Newspapers, America’s News – Historical and Current and America’s News.

Titles included in the trial are:

  • 19th Century Early American Newspapers, 1801-1900 Digital Edition
  • ANA: Richmond Times Dispatch (1903-1986) – Content
  • ANA: Arkansas Gazette (AR)
  • ANA: Augusta Chronicle (1792-1993)-Content
  • ANA: Charlotte Observor (NC)
  • ANA: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (GA)
  • ANA: Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX)
  • ANA: Greensboro News and Record (NC), 1906-1989
  • ANA: Houston Chronicle Historical Archive, 1901-1985-Content
  • ANA: Lexington Herald (KY)
  • ANA: Marietta Journal (GA)
  • ANA: Miami Herald (FL)
  • ANA: News & Observer (NC)
  • ANA: News-Sentinel (IN)
  • ANA: San Antonio Express-News (TX)
  • ANA: Sun Herald (MS)
  • ANA: The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) 1845-1985
  • Macon Telegraph Historical
  • The State, (Columbia, SC) Historical Archives, 1891-1987-Content

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Trial access to Sinica Sinoweb (1928-)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 11 January 2018

UCL has trial access to Sinica Sinoweb (1928-) until 11th February 2018. For off-site access please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

Sinica Sinoweb (1928-)  is a tool to research Taiwan’s Sinology and offers a complete, full-text/full-image database of sinological journals from Academia Sinica. It includes access to 17000 articles from the first edition of journals until the current edition.

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Trial access to the RSC Live Collection

By Anna Sansome, on 10 January 2018

UCL has trial access to the RSC Live Collection until 1st March 2018.

Part of Drama Online, the RSC Live Collection contains films of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s live productions of Shakespeare’s works staged from 2013 onwards. The collection starts with 13 productions and will continue to add new RSC productions as they are filmed.

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UCL now has access to Visible Body Human Anatomy Atlas 2017

By Sarah Gilmore, on 22 December 2017

UCL now has access to Visible Body Human Anatomy Atlas 2017

Visible Body is a 3D interactive anatomy visualization and education tool. The Human Anatomy Atlas modules includes all body systems, gross anatomy, and select microanatomy. Please see further information detailing how to download the app for mobile device access.

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Trial access to the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

By Anna Sansome, on 1 December 2017

UCL has trial access to the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics until 16th December. Please use this link for off-site access (scroll down and click on UCL (University College London)).

The Oxford Research Encyclopedias contain peer-reviewed, long-form overview articles written and edited by leading scholars. The Encyclopedias are intended to be regularly updated, with new articles and topics being added and authors updating their existing articles.

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Trial access to AdisInsight (Springer)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 1 December 2017

UCL has trial access to AdisInsight (Springer) until 31st December 2017.

AdisInsight is a database for drug research and development, disease treatment and decision making which is based on trusted, scientifically sound data. All content has been reviewed, assessed and summarized by a team of scientists. A single search delivers results on drugs, trials, deals and safety.

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