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Archive for the 'Trials – current' Category

Trial access to The Listener Historical Archive 1929-1991

By Sarah Gilmore, on 13 June 2018

UCL has trial access to The Listener Historical Archive 1929-1991 until 11th July 2018.

The Listener was a weekly publication, established by the BBC in 1929 as the medium for reproducing radio – and later, television – programmes in print. It is the only record and means of accessing the content of many early broadcasts. With major contributors including E. M. Forster, George Orwell and Bertrand Russell, it also provided an important platform for new writers and poets such as W. H. Auden, Sylvia Plath and Philip Larkin.

As well as expanding on the intellectual broadcasts of the week, The Listener also discussed major literary and musical programmes.

Having chronicled the transformative rise of radio and television, The Listener finally ceased publication in 1991, just on the dawn of the internet age.

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Trial access to Basilica Online (Brill)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 13 June 2018

UCL has trial access to Basilica Online until 12th July 2018.

Basilica Online is a fully-searchable online edition of the 17 volumes of the Basilica text and its scholia, as edited between 1945 and 1988 by H.J. Scheltema, D. Holwerda, and N. van der Wal. The Basilica is a major source for Byzantine law throughout the period of the Byzantine empire, and for Byzantine studies more broadly.

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Trial access to Gender: Identity and Social Change (Adam Matthew)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 7 June 2018

UCL has trial access to Gender: Identity and Social Change until 4th July 2018. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere. Please note that PDF download options are not available during the trial.

Gender: Identity and Social Change features essential primary sources documenting the changing representations and lived experiences of gender roles and relations from the nineteenth century to the present.

The documents in the collection cover the following key themes:

  • Women’s Suffrage
  • Feminism
  • The Men’s Movement
  • Employment and Labour
  • Organisations, Associations and Societies
  • Education and Training
  • Government and Politics
  • Legislation and Legal Cases
  • The Body
  • Sex and Sexuality
  • Conduct and Politeness
  • Domesticity and the Family
  • Leisure and Entertainment​

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Trial access to Area Studies: China and Southeast Asia (Adam Matthew)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 24 May 2018

UCL has trial access to Area Studies: China and Southeast Asia until 21st June 2018. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere. Please note that PDF download options are not available during the trial.

Area Studies: China and Southeast Asia is a primary source database which features a varied array of records of traders, travellers, missionaries and diplomats, from the mid-seventeenth century to the late twentieth century, offering Western perspectives on all aspects of Chinese culture and society.

Highlights include:

  • British government records covering economic development in China and its neighbours, 1950-1980
  • Correspondence from the Macartney Embassy, the first British diplomatic mission to China, 1892-94
  • The diaries, notebooks and published writings of Rewi Alley (1897-1987), New Zealand educator and industrial organiser in communist China

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Trial access to Nineteenth Century US Newspapers (Gale)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 9 May 2018

UCL has trial access to Nineteenth Century US Newspapers until 31st May 2018.

Nineteenth Century US Newspapers provides access to primary source newspaper content from the 19th century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. The collection encompasses the entire 19th century, with an emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, Western migration and Antebellum-era life, among other subjects.

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Trial access to Literary Print Culture: The Stationers’ Company Archive (Adam Matthew)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 4 May 2018

UCL has trial access to Literary Print Culture: The Stationers’ Company Archive until 29th May 2018. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere. Please note that PDF download options are not available during the trial

Sourced from the archive of The Worshipful Company of Stationers & Newspaper Makers, located at Stationers’ Hall in the City of London, Literary Print Culture: The Stationers’ Company Archive allows access to a vast and unique collection of primary source documents dating from 1554 to the 21st century. The collection is of particular importance to those studying the history of the book as well as publishing history, the history of copyright and the workings of an early London Livery Company.

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Trial access to The Littman E-Library of Jewish Civilization

By Sarah Gilmore, on 12 April 2018

UCL has trial access to The Littman E-Library of Jewish Civilization until 12th May 2018.

Founded by Louis Littman in memory of his father to explore, explain, and perpetuate the Jewish heritage, The Littman E-Library of Jewish Civilization published its first book in 1965. It has gone on to publish many highly regarded titles, and has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading publishers in the field.

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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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