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Trial access to Lidar Digimap extended until 31st July 2018

By Sarah Gilmore, on 2 August 2017

UCL’s trial access to Lidar Digimap has been extended until 31st July 2018. Please note that your UCL username and password is needed to sign in to this resource.

Lidar Digimap allows you to download current and past Lidar data from the Environment Agency (EA), Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA).

Once all of the datasets have been processed the service aims to have complete coverage of all the data available from these agencies, including the raw LAS point cloud data and Orthophotography captured during the flights (where available).

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UCL now has access to Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 28 July 2017

UCL now has access to Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR) from De Gruyter.

The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR) is a comprehensive reference work on the Bible and its reception, which covers biblical and religious topics as well as their reception in an array of religious, cultural and academic disciplines and fields.

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UCL now has access to Civil War: Antebellum to Reconstruction (Readex)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 21 July 2017

UCL now has access to the Civil War: Antebellum to Reconstruction collection from Readex

The Civil War: Antebellum to Reconstruction features more than 150 newspapers from all regions of the United States—plus approximately 50,000 government documents and 4,000 rare broadsides and pieces of ephemera. Together, this diverse collection of primary materials provides unprecedented local and national coverage of American culture, politics and society from 1840 through 1877—a tumultuous time that redefined a nation.

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UCL now has access to the Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004

By Sarah Gilmore, on 19 July 2017

UCL now has access to the Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004

Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004 provides more than 100 years of the Daily Mail newspaper online. As well as the regular edition of the newspaper, the Daily Mail Historical Archive also includes the Daily Mail Atlantic Edition, which was published on board the transatlantic liners that sailed between New York and Southampton between 1923 and 1931. The newspaper can be cross-searched with other Gale/Cengage primary sources in Artemis Primary Sources

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Trial access to Northern Light Life Sciences Conference Abstracts

By Sarah Gilmore, on 16 June 2017

UCL has trial access to Northern Light Life Sciences Conference Abstracts

Northern Light Life Sciences Conference Abstracts until 16th July 2017

Northern Light’s conference abstracts and posters collection provides a treasure trove of life sciences research information, often several years before that information is published in industry or academic journals. Search a full-text index of:

  • More than 1,550,000 abstracts and posters
  • From 1,600 life sciences industry conferences
  • Conferences from 2010-present
  • New conferences added as the abstracts are posted

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UCL now has access to Russkii Arkhiv

By Sarah Gilmore, on 16 June 2017

UCL now has access to Russkii Arkhiv

A well-known monthly journal of history and literature, published in Moscow in 1863-1917 (1880-1884 – bimonthly). Founded by P.I. Bartenev, a longtime editor of the journal, and intended to make a comprehensive coverage of Russian history.

Russkii Arkhiv published mostly unreleased memoirs, epistolary, literary and institutional documentary materials that highlighted the cultural and political history of the Russian nobility in XVIII and XIX centuries. Special emphasis was given to and the reign of Catherine the Great and Alexander I. In addition, a large number of materials of biographical matter was devoted to the life and work of Alexander Pushkin and to the prime time of the nobility of literary and artistic culture.

Russkii Arkhiv was written in the Old Russian orthography used at the time, which included the letters І, Ѣ, Ѳ and Ѵ. These letters were later eliminated from the Russian alphabet during the orthographic reform of 1918. To facilitate full-text searching of this original, we’ve created an on-screen Old Russian virtual keyboard. This virtual keyboard allows users to enter words containing pre-reform Russian letters (e.g. “сѵнодъ” and “дѣтство”).

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Trial access to Lidar Digimap

By Sarah Gilmore, on 9 June 2017

UCL has trial access to Lidar Digimap until 31st July 2017. Please note that your UCL username and password is needed to sign in to this resource.

Lidar Digimap allows you to download current and past Lidar data from the Environment Agency (EA), Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA).

Once all of the datasets have been processed the service aims to have complete coverage of all the data available from these agencies, including the raw LAS point cloud data and Orthophotography captured during the flights (where available).

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UCL now has access to Emcare (Ovid)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 9 June 2017

UCL now has access to Emcare (Ovid)

Emcare (Ovid) covers all nursing specialties and nursing healthcare professions.  The database includes international coverage and unique content not found in other nursing and allied health databases, including more than a thousand journals not covered by Embase.

Features include:

  • 3,700+ international journals indexed
  • 1,800+ titles not available on other leading nursing databases
  • Nearly 5 million records dating back to 1995
  • Up to 250,000 records/citations added each year
  • Broadest scope of international content—more than any other nursing database: 50% of journals are from North America, 40% are from Europe; 10% are from Rest of World. 9% of all records are for articles not in English, most have English-language abstracts.
  • 70% of records have online abstracts
  • More than 70,000 preferred terms in EMTREE, expanded with nursing and allied health terms. All mapped to MEDLINE’s MeSH.

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Trial access to Film Platform

By Sarah Gilmore, on 28 April 2017

UCL has trial access to Film Platform streaming service until 26th May 2017.

Film Platform serves as a bridge between academia and documentary film, bringing UCL’s users the most relevant and highly regarded films from the festival circuit. With the aim of bringing these important stories to the forefront of the global academic conversation, the collection is curated by film experts and leading academics to showcase critically-acclaimed documentaries of social, political and cultural importance.

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Trial access to Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers

By Sarah Gilmore, on 31 March 2017

UCL has trial access to Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers until 30th April 2017.

Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers  is a full-text searchable, facsimile-image database which provides a window on events, culture, and daily life in nineteenth-century America. The collection features publications of all kinds, from the political party newspapers at the beginning of the nineteenth century to the mammoth dailies that shaped the nation at the century’s end. With about 1.8 million pages archived, every aspect of society and every region of the nation is found in the archive and it includes major newspapers as well as those published by African Americans, Native Americans, women’s rights groups, labor groups, the Confederacy, and other groups and interests. Also included are illustrated papers that bring the nineteenth century to life through the drawings of many artists.

Newspapers included are:

  • New York Herald (NY)
  • Lynchburg Virginian (VA)
  • Pacific Commercial Advertiser (HI)
  • Rocky Mountain News (CO)
  • Southern Illustrated News (VA)
  • Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago)
  • Milwaukee Sentinel (WI)
  • The Bee (OH)
  • The Mountaineer (SC)

In addition to coverage of the American Civil War, African American culture and history, westward migration, Antebellum-era life, and other major topics, the collection also includes scholarly essays on nineteenth-century American history written by prominent historians.

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