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Archive for the 'New databases' Category

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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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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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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UCL now has access to World Shakespeare Bibliography

By Sarah Gilmore, on 9 February 2017

UCL now has access to World Shakespeare Bibliography.

World Shakespeare Bibliography provides annotated entries for all important books, articles, book reviews, dissertations, theatrical productions, reviews of productions, audiovisual materials, electronic media, and other scholarly and popular materials related to Shakespeare and published or produced between 1960 and 2016.

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Staff and Post-graduate access to WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services) and Compustat

By Sarah Gilmore, on 3 February 2017

UCL has now purchased access to WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services) including Compustat. Access is for staff and post-graduate students only.

For staff and post-graduates to obtain an WRDS account.

1:  Got to: http://wrds-web.wharton.upenn.edu

2:  Select the Register tab or link “Register for a WRDS Account.”

3:  Complete the Account Request form.

4:  Once you submit an Account Request, an email will be sent to your WRDS Representatives

WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services) gives access to Compustat (North American and Global), select Bureau van Dijk data and much more including:  OTC, TRACE, Bank Regulatory, Blockholders, CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange), DMEF (Direct Marketing Educational Foundation), Dow Jones, Fama French Portfolios, Federal Reserve Bank Reports, Penn World Tables, Philadelphia Stock Exchange, SEC Disclosure of Order Execution

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UCL now has access to IntelliNews Pro

By Sarah Gilmore, on 26 January 2017

UCL now has access to IntelliNews Pro.

IntelliNews Pro delivers market news and reports, in English, for over 15 countries in Central and Eastern Europe and regionally for the Middle East/North Africa, Nigeria/Ivory Coast, Sub Saharan Africa, and Asia.

The service includes:

Daily reports: two page summaries combining news, analysis, comments and forecasts, focusing on macroeconomics and country specific politics, as well as major financial and corporate news for any given county.

Weekly reports: Ideal for staying informed about a country’s politics and economy without following events on a day-to-day basis.

Monthly country reports: present an overall picture of the economy with an emphasis on macroeconomic analysis. Highly analytical, the reports also have large statistical sections covering major macroeconomic indicators.

Sector reports: cover sectors of special interest to foreign investors and of great importance to the local economy such as telecoms, energy, construction, tourism, transportation.

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UCL now has access to Index of Christian Art

By Sarah Gilmore, on 20 January 2017

UCL now has access to the Index of Christian Art

The Index of Christian Art is a thematic and iconographic index of early Christian and medieval art objects. The database is based on the Index of Christian Art begun at Princeton University in 1917, and contains approximately thirty percent of the paper files developed up to 1991 as well as all works electronically indexed since then. Further details on the database can be found here

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UCL now has access to Chicano Database

By Sarah Gilmore, on 4 January 2017

UCL has now purchased access to Chicano Database

Produced by the Ethnic Studies Library at the University of California, Berkeley Chicano Database is an bibliographic index covering a wide range of materials focused on the Mexican-American and Chicano experience, as well as the broader Latino experience of Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans and Central American immigrants from 1992 onwards.

Featuring upwards of 70,000 records, the Chicano Database pulls content from more than 2,400 journals and other resources, including newspapers, books, book chapters and more. Extensive coverage dates back to the 1960’s, with selective indexing dating back to the early 1900’s. Updated on a quarterly basis, the Chicano Database offers uniform subject access to a continuously growing body of literature.

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