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Trial access to the Lieberman Institute’s Index of Bibliographic References to Talmudic Literature

By Sarah Gilmore, on 26 September 2016

UCL has trial access to the Lieberman Institute’s Index of Bibliographic References to Talmudic Literature until 30th November 2016. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere

Index of Bibliographic References to Talmudic Literature enables access to scholarly writings relating to the texts of Talmudic literature. The Index offers quick access to discussions and interpretations of Talmudic passages found in both modern academic research and medieval Talmudic scholarship; the selection of any Talmudic passage directs the user to the specific references in scholarly books, articles, and various treatises that discuss that passage.

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Trial access to Scientific American Medical Databases

By Sarah Gilmore, on 23 September 2016

UCL has trial access to Scientific American Medical Databases until 31st December 2016. For off-site access to this trial, please use Desktop@UCL.

UCL’s trial to Scientific American Medical Databases comprises of the following databases:

  • Scientific American Medicine
  • Scientific American Surgery
  • Scientific American Neurology
  • Scientific American Emergency Medicine
  • Scientific American Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy
  • Scientific American Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

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Trial access to Digital Theatre Plus

By Mark Kluzek, on 22 September 2016

UCL has trial access to Digital Theatre Plus  until 3rd October 2016. For initial off-site access to this trial, please use Desktop@UCL.

Digital Theatre Plus is the home of unique films of leading British theatre productions for schools, colleges and universities and a bold new approach to experiencing and learning about theatre online.

Use the resource to:

  • Introduce students to theatre as an exciting, relevant and accessible art form through a familiar medium.
  • Engage and motivate students with films of set text and commentaries.
  • Complement and extend theatre visits to help students appreciate that there are many ways to stage and interpret plays.
  • Gain unrestricted access to quality to English and Drama resources for less than the cost of a theatre trip.

    Key features include:

  • Unique full-length films of current leading productions of Shakespeare plays, modern dramas, musicals and adaptations of classic novels.
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes insights from theatre makers.
  • Accessible study guides to develop understanding of plot, character, language, historical context and authors.

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Trial access to USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive

By Sarah Gilmore, on 21 September 2016

UCL has trial access to the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive until 18th October 2016. For initial off-site access to this trial, please use Desktop@UCL. Please register for a user account and then use this username and password to access the resource for the rest of the trial.

 USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive (VHA) is a streaming collection of more than 53,000 primary source video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide, including the Holocaust, Armenian Genocide, Nanjing Massacre and Rwandan Tutsi Genocide. With interviews conducted throughout 63 countries and in ~40 languages, the metadata-rich, unedited video—including over 62,000 index terms applied to the one-minute segment—provides multiple pathways to learn from the eyewitnesses of history across time, locations, cultures and sociopolitical circumstances. For additional information, please consult the user guide

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Trial access to Index to Jewish Periodicals & Jewish Studies Source databases

By Sarah Gilmore, on 7 September 2016

UCL has trial access to Index to Jewish Periodicals & Jewish Studies Source from EBSCO until 10th October 2016.

Index to Jewish Periodicals provides a comprehensive guide to English-language articles, book reviews and feature stories devoted to Jewish affairs and published throughout the world. The database contains 218 journals, including many prominent titles covering Jewish culture, history, literature, religion and other areas of related study. Coverage spans from 1988 to the present and is updated on an annual basis with most references not retrievable within standard periodical literature guides.

Jewish Studies Source is a full-text database offering a multidisciplinary view of the study of Jewish civilization, from its historical origins to the present. It focuses exclusively on Jewish studies, providing coverage of Judaism, Jewish heritage, Jewish history, mysticism and Kabbalah, Jewish philosophy and much more. It provides a collection of active full-text journals and magazines with no embargo, as well as books, monographs and biographies. The entire Jewish Telegraphic Agency full-text database is included from 1922 to the present as well as other notable titles such as:

  • KASHRUS back to 1990
  • Contemporary Jewry (formerly Jewish Sociology & Social Research) back to 1976
  • Western States Jewish History (formerly Western States Jewish Historical Quarterly) back to 1968
  • YIVO Annual of Jewish Social Science back to 1946

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Trial access to Caribbean Studies in Video: The Banyan Archive

By Sarah Gilmore, on 7 September 2016

UCL has trial access to Caribbean Studies in Video: The Banyan Archive from Alexander Street until 7th October 2016.

The programs and unedited footage of this database started to be produced in the 1970s, by the Banyan Production company, based in Trinidad and Tobago, with the mission of providing the Caribbean people with the means to tell their stories to one another without influence from the outside world.

The innovative, cultural, and entertaining programs produced by the Banyan form a comprehensive archive that documents the last 40 years of life in the Caribbean.

Caribbean Studies in Video: The Banyan Archive features a mixture of history, entertainment, and social commentary and covers documentary, drama, music, dance, and much more, spanning the past 40 years.

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E-books on demand@UCL continues in 2016-17

By Anna Sansome, on 24 August 2016

Popular E-books on demand@UCL projects to continue in 2016-17 academic year

During the 2015-16 academic year, UCL Library Services offered access to more than 38,000 extra e-books through Cambridge Books Online and Wiley Online Library as part of E-books on demand@UCL. This access has been so popular with UCL staff and students – over 260,000 chapter accesses – that we will be continuing it through 2016-17. And of course, more new e-books will be added as they are published throughout the year!

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 2000 e-books have been purchased as a result. Go to our Ebooks on demand@UCL webpage to find out more about the various projects.

AccessMedicine trial

By Anna Sansome, on 11 August 2016

UCL has trial access to AccessMedicine until September 9th 2016. To access the trial you will need the AccessMedicine password from the library passwords page (UCL users only).

AccessMedicine provides access to medical textbooks published by McGraw-Hill ; a multimedia library of videos and animations ; downloadable images ; quick reference, self-assessment and diagnostic tools ; and patient informtion.

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ProQuest product downtime Sunday, 21 August 3:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

By Mark Kluzek, on 9 August 2016

ProQuest have planned downtime for some products on Sunday, 21 August 3:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. (BST)

A full list of the affected products can be found here.

 

Trial access to Archive of Americana – Selected Southern American Historial Newspapers (Readex)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 4 August 2016

UCL has trial access to Archive of Americana – Selected Southern American Historical Newspapers from Readex until 20th August 2016.

Titles included in the trial:

  • Advocate: 1925-2015, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Arkansas Democrat: 1947-1992, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Arkansas Gazette: 1820-1991, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Augusta Chronicle: 1923-1996, Augusta, Georgia
  • Birmingham News: 1963-1965, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Bradenton Herald: 1922-1957, Bradenton, Florida
  • Charleston News and Courier: 1873-1991, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Cobb County Times: 1916-1925, Marietta, Georgia
  • Commercial Appeal: 1968-1969, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Daily Herald: 1923-1955, Biloxi, Mississippi
  • Dallas Morning News: 1923-1984, Dallas, Texas
  • Evening Post: 1894-1991, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram: 1902-1991, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Greensboro Daily News: 1906-1984, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Greensboro News and Record: 1984-1989, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Greensboro Record: 1906-1984, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Herald: 1919-2005, Rock Hill, South Carolina
  • Houston Chronicle: 1901-1973, Houston, Texas
  • Island Packet: 2001-2011, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
  • Knoxville News-Sentinel: 1922-1984, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Laredo Times (Spanish): 1955-1956, Laredo, Texas
  • Lexington Herald-Leader: 1951-1984, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Lexington Leader: 1901-1982, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Marietta Journal: 1868-1998, Marietta, Georgia
  • Mobile Register: 1858-1992, Mobile, Alabama
  • New Orleans Item: 1877-1958, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • New Orleans States: 1916-1957, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • New Orleans States-Item: 1960-1979, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • News and Observer: 1879-1991, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Nuevo Herald: 1976-1984, Miami, Florida
  • Oil City Visitor: 1908-1960, Sour Lake, Texas
  • Post and Courier: 1991-1995, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Prensa (Spanish): 1913-1959, San Antonio, Texas
  • Richardson Digest: 1965-1965, Richardson, Texas
  • Richardson Echo: 1920-1966, Richardson, Texas
  • Richmond Times Dispatch: 1923-1986, Richmond, Virginia
  • Sentinel=Record: 1962-1964, Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • State: 1891-2001, Columbia, South Carolina
  • State Times Advocate: 1909-1991, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Sun-News: 1961-1996, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Times-Picayune: 1923-1988, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Virginian-Pilot: 1962-1963, Norfolk, Virginia

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