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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).

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

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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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).

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

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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Trial access to eHRAF World Cultures and eHRAF Archaeology

By Sarah Gilmore, on 23 March 2017

UCL has trial access to eHRAF World Cultures and eHRAF Archaeology , developed by the HRAF (Human Relations Area Files), until 31st May 2017. For off-site access please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

  •  eHRAF World Cultures is an online cross-cultural and ethnographic database that contains descriptive information on all aspects of cultural and social life. The annually-growing eHRAF database is unique in that the information is organized by cultures and ethnic groups and every document is subject-indexed at the paragraph level, facilitating precise retrieval within documents.
  • eHRAF Archaeology is an online cross-cultural database containing information on world’s prehistory. The annually-growing eHRAF database is organized by archaeological traditions and the documents are subject-indexed at the paragraph level. eHRAF Archaeology is a unique resource designed to facilitate comparative archaeological studies.

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Trial access to Socialism on Film: The Cold War and International Propaganda (Adam Matthew)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 10 March 2017

UCL has trial access to Socialism on Film: The Cold War and International Propaganda until 7th April 2017. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere. Please note that PDF download options are not available during the trial

Socialism on Film: The Cold War and International Propaganda is a collection of documentaries, newsreels and features that reveals the world as seen by Soviet, Chinese, Vietnamese, East European, British and Latin American film makers. It ranges from the early twentieth century to the 1980s and examines the themes of War & Revolution, News & Current Affairs plus Culture & Society.

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Trial access to China: Trade, Politics and Culture (Adam Matthew)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 1 March 2017

UCL has trial access to China: Trade, Politics and Culture until 29th March 2017. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere. Please note that PDF download options are not available during the trial

China: Trade, Politics and Culture is an English-language primary source database relating to China and the West, 1793-1980. The resource includes manuscripts encompassing events from the earliest English embassy to the birth and early years of the People’s Republic. Key documents relating to the Chinese Maritime Customs service – from Robert Hart to Frederick Maze – are accessible and searchable alongside original reports of the Amherst and Macartney embassies. There are letters relating to the first Opium War, survivors’ descriptions of the Boxer War and  glimpses of life in China from the collected diaries and personal photographs of the Bowra family. There are also significant sources describing the lives and work of missionaries in China from 1869-1970, including extensive and fully searchable runs of missionary periodicals:

  • The Chinese Recorder
  • Light and Life Magazine
  • The Land of Sinim: the North China Mission Quarterly Paper

In addition, 400 colour paintings, maps and drawings by English and Chinese artists provide a visual seam to the collection. Photographs, sketches and ephemeral items depicting Chinese people, places, customs and events, and providing a visual accompaniment to the documentary images.

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