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Archive for the 'Trials' 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 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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