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Archive for the 'Trials – past' Category

Trial access to Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1947-1980 (Adam Matthew)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 28 March 2018

UCL has trial access to Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1947-1980 until 25th April 2018. Please note that PDF download options are not available during the trial

This collection of files from the Foreign Office (later the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) and Dominions Office focuses on the political and social history of India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1947-1980 consists of the complete run of documents in the series DO 133, DO 134 and FCO 37, as well as all documents covering the Indian subcontinent in the FO 371 series. Events covered include independence and partition, the Indian annexation of Hyderabad and Goa, war between India and Pakistan, tensions and war between India and China, the consolidation of power of the Congress Party in India, military rule in Pakistan, the turbulent independence of Bangladesh and the development of nuclear weapons in the region.

The files address these events from the standpoint of British officialdom. In addition to high politics, they deal with such issues as economic and industrial development, trade, migration, visits to South Asia by British politicians and by South Asian politicians to Britain and elsewhere, education, administrative reorganisation, conflict over language, aid, political parties, agriculture and irrigation, and television and the press.

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Trial access to Socialism on Film, Modules I & II (Adam Matthew)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 23 March 2018

UCL has trial access to Socialism on Film, Modules I & II until 25th April 2018. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere. Please note that PDF download options are not available during the trial

Socialism on Film, Modules I & II   are a collection of films from the communist world revealing war, history, current affairs, culture and society as seen through the socialist lens. It spans most of the twentieth century and covers countries such as the USSR, Vietnam, China, Korea, much of Eastern Europe, the GDR, Britain and Cuba.

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Trial access to Area Studies: India (Adam Matthew)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 23 March 2018

UCL has trial access to Area Studies: India until 18th April 2018. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere. Please note that PDF download options are not available during the trial

Area Studies: India is a primary source database aiding the study of the British Indian Empire and the history, culture and literature of the Indian subcontinent from 1712 to 1942.

Highlights include:

  • The official and personal papers of Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India, 1898-1905, from the India Office Records at the British Library
  • Rare printed works of colonial literature from India and volumes of travel writing from Indians travelling to the West, 1712-1933
  • Printed weekly abstracts compiled by the India Office, summarising both English- and Indian-language newspapers from British India

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Trial access to Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works Volumes I and II (Alexander Street)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 23 March 2018

UCL has trial access to Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works Volume I and Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works Volume II until 20th April 2018. For off-site access please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere. Please note that Vol I and Volume II are housed on different websites.

Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works Volume I and Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works Volume II include thousands of anonymized transcripts of actual therapy sessions, first-person narratives focused on the therapy process, and major reference works. These real-life resources provide counselors with in-depth insight into the practical aspects of the client-therapist relationship and allow for indepth study of the therapeutic process

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Trial access to PrivCo.com

By Sarah Gilmore, on 2 March 2018

UCL has trial access to PrivCo.com until 1st April 2018. For off-site access please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

PrivCo.com is a proprietary database that has a singular focus on private companies, investors, and deals (venture capital, M&A and private equity).

PrivCo.com can be used for:

  • Coursework and Research
  • Career Searches
  • Private Company Financials
  • Employee Sizes, Company Contacts and Competitors
  • Venture Capital, M&A and Private Equity Deals

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Trial access to Risk.net

By Sarah Gilmore, on 15 February 2018

UCL has trial access to Risk.net until 28th February 2018. For off-site access please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

Risk.net is a source of in-depth news and analysis on risk management, derivatives and regulation.

Journals included in Risk.net are:

  • The Journal of Risk
  • The Journal of Computational Finance
  • The Journal of Credit Risk
  • The Journal of Operational Risk
  • The Journal of Energy Markets
  • The Journal of Financial Market Infrastructures
  • The Journal of Investment Strategies
  • The Journal of Network Theory in Finance
  • The Journal of Risk Model Validation

Risk.net covers:

Risk Management: articles relating to the measurement, modelling and management of financial risks. Coverage encompasses banks, as well as other types of financial services firms, such as asset managers and insurers

Derivatives: in-depth coverage of the derivatives markets across the interest rate, credit, foreign exchange and structured products asset classes. The over-the-counter markets are the primary target, but it also covers futures and cash as they relate to the derivatives markets (for example as collateral or alternative hedging instruments)

Regulation: topical, in-depth news and analysis on the content and implications of regulation. Focusing on rules affecting risk transfer and risk management for banks and buy-side firms.

Commodities: risk management, derivatives and regulation as they apply to firms that are active in the energy and commodities markets.

Asset Management and Insurance: covers risk management, derivatives and regulation from the point of view of the buy-side. That includes asset managers, insurers, pension funds and hedge funds.

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Trial access to East India Company primary source collection from Adam Matthew

By Sarah Gilmore, on 2 February 2018

UCL has trial access to East India Company primary source collection until 30th March 2018. For off-site access please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

From its 16th century origins as a trading venture to the East Indies, through to its rise as the world’s most powerful company and de facto ruler of India, to its eventual demise amid allegations of greed and corruption the East India Company was an extraordinary force in global history. The East India Company primary source collection tells the story of trade with the East; politics; and the rise and fall of the British Empire. It records the challenges of a globalising world and sheds light on many contrasting narratives – from records of powerful political figures, through to the lives of native populations and the individual traders who lived and worked at the edge of Empire.

Covering the period 1595-1947 content includes:

  • Minutes of council meetings (Court of Directors, Court of Proprietors and Council of India)
  • Memoranda and papers laid before councils
  • Council resolutions
  • Proceedings of revenue boards
  • Charters
  • Texts of legislation
  • Printed books
  • Correspondence
  • Lists of administrative, military and ecclesiastical personnel
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Trial access to HSTalks The Business & Management Collection

By Sarah Gilmore, on 1 February 2018

UCL has trial access to HSTalks The Business & Management Collection until 16th March 2018.

HSTalks The Business & Management Collection contains over 900 specially prepared, animated, online, video lectures and case studies by experts from commerce, industry, the professions and academia. There are over 850 contributing editors, speakers and case study presenters and more than 30,000 informative slides, all of which can be embedded in Moodle and other online learning environments.

Topics include:

  • marketing
  • global management
  • leadership
  • finance
  • operations
  • strategy
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Trial access to World Religion Database and World Christian Database from Brill

By Sarah Gilmore, on 26 January 2018

UCL has trial access to World Religion Database and World Christian Database until 24th February 2018. For off-site access please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

World Religion Database (WRD) contains detailed statistics on religious affiliation for every country of the world. It provides source material, including censuses and surveys, as well as best estimates for every religion to offer a definitive picture of international religious demography. It offers best estimates at multiple dates for each of the world’s religions for the period 1900 to 2050. The WRD will be constantly updated with new sources of data as they become available, such as estimates of religious affiliation at the province level within countries and religious freedom information for all countries. A clip showing demo searches can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHM0LYDn_HSMQICsWav13mFYBYV2ft9MN

World Christian Database (WCD) transforms current religious statistics into a real-time analysis tool that takes just minutes to perform detailed research. The World Christian Database (WCD) is based on the 2600-page award-winning World Christian Encyclopedia and World Christian Trends, first published in 1982 and revised in 2001. This extensive work on World religion is now completely updated and integrated into the WCD online database. Information is readily available on religious activities, growth rates, religious literature, worker activity, and demographic statistics. Additional secular data is incorporated on population, health, education, and communications. A clip showing demo searches can be found at:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHM0LYDn_HSNAg42jfWHa9y9OUpd2lh-q

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Trial access to selected American Southern State Newspapers via Readex and NewsBank

By Sarah Gilmore, on 17 January 2018

UCL has trial access to selected American Southern State Newspapers until 20th February 2018. For off-site access please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere .

Please note that the content for each newspaper is divided between three sections – American Historical Newspapers, America’s News – Historical and Current and America’s News.

Titles included in the trial are:

  • 19th Century Early American Newspapers, 1801-1900 Digital Edition
  • ANA: Richmond Times Dispatch (1903-1986) – Content
  • ANA: Arkansas Gazette (AR)
  • ANA: Augusta Chronicle (1792-1993)-Content
  • ANA: Charlotte Observor (NC)
  • ANA: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (GA)
  • ANA: Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX)
  • ANA: Greensboro News and Record (NC), 1906-1989
  • ANA: Houston Chronicle Historical Archive, 1901-1985-Content
  • ANA: Lexington Herald (KY)
  • ANA: Marietta Journal (GA)
  • ANA: Miami Herald (FL)
  • ANA: News & Observer (NC)
  • ANA: News-Sentinel (IN)
  • ANA: San Antonio Express-News (TX)
  • ANA: Sun Herald (MS)
  • ANA: The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) 1845-1985
  • Macon Telegraph Historical
  • The State, (Columbia, SC) Historical Archives, 1891-1987-Content

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