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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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Changes to downloading e-books from Dawsonera

By Anna Sansome, on 7 September 2017

The process for downloading e-books from Dawsonera is changing. You may have already noticed this for some Dawsonera e-books and it will apply to all Dawsonera e-books by 31st October 2017.

When the change is made, you will need either a computer with the free Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software installed or an app or device that supports ADE to download from Dawsonera. This is the same as the requirements for downloading e-books from Ebook Central (previously EBL) and EBSCO so you may well already have the necessary arrangements in place.

To download to a desktop or laptop computer, you will need the free Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software installed on your machine.

To download to an iOS or Android device, you will need the free BlueFire Reader app which is available from the Apple and Google stores.

Some e-readers also support ADE – see the list of devices that support ADE on the Adobe website.

To download e-books:

  • Create an Adobe ID if you don’t already have one. Go to the Adobe website, click SIGN IN then “get an Adobe ID”.
  • Download ADE or the BlueFire Reader app.
  • Authorise ADE or the BlueFire Reader app with your Adobe ID.
  • Access the e-book on Dawsonera via Explore and choose to download to either Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire Reader as appropriate.
    • You can authorise up to 6 computers / devices with your Adobe ID. Authorising your computers / devices with the same Adobe ID means that an e-book you download to one will be available to you on the others.

      Although you may find ADE is available on UCL machines / via Desktop@UCL Anywhere, we would advise using the read online option if you are not using your own computer / device. The download is tied to a specific computer / device unless you authorise that device with your Adobe ID – you cannot simply save the download to your N / S drive and access it elsewhere – and authorising computers you may never use again may not be the best use of your 6 device limit.

      Trial access to UKPressOnline

      By Anunciata Rodriguez, on 23 August 2017

      UCL has trial access to UKPressOnline until 21st Sep 2017.

      UKPressOnline is the gateway to three million pages of the 19th-21st Centuries’ newspapers, all as published on the day they were published and all searchable by name, word, phrase and date. Titles included are:

      Daily Mirror 1903 – 1980
      Daily Mirror Academic 1903 – current
      Daily Express 1900 – current
      Sunday Express 2000 – current
      Daily Star 2000 – current
      Daily Star Sunday 2002 – current
      Church Times 1863 – current
      The Watchman 1835 – 1884
      Daily Worker 1930 – 1945
      Morning Star 2000 – current
      World War One 1914 – 1918
      The Great War in Kent 1914 – 1918
      World War Two 1933 – 1945
      South Eastern Gazette 1852 – 1912

       

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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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