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Trial access to Faculti

By Sarah Gilmore, on 20 September 2017

UCL has trial access to Faculti until 15th October 2017. To access Faculti scroll down to Shibboleth option and select University College London. You can then sign in with your UCL username and password.

Faculti is an online video library that hosts cutting-edge academic and professional video insights, delivered by the world’s leading figures and institutions with 1000 new accessible videos produced annually. Videos are aranged in categories or users can search for an individual video or subject. Institutions featured include The United Nations, the British Parliament, Harvard University, Oxford University and leading figures including Ambassadors, Poet Laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners and global thinkers.

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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 World Politics Review

By Michael Jones, on 27 June 2016

UCL has trial access to World Politics Review until 21st August 2016. For off-site access please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere. Alternative access for a more search-based database interface is also available from EBSCOhost.

World Politics Review provides analysis of critical global trends for academic institutions, corporations and government. Written by leading experts and on-the-ground influencers, World Politics Review’s content offers perspectives on topics of key relevance to foreign policy, international politics and foreign affairs. It includes multiple areas of study, with thousands of articles in its archives and more than 75,000 words of original content produced each month.

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Trial access to British Periodicals III & IV, and to Women’s Magazine Archive

By Michael Jones, on 5 January 2016

UCL has trial access to British Periodicals III & IV collections and Women’s Magazine Archive until 4th February 2016.

To access both collections click here. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

British Periodicals
This database provides access to the searchable full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, comprising millions of high-resolution facsimile page images. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the social sciences, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture.

Women’s Magazine Archive
An archival research resource comprising the full backfiles of leading women’s interest consumer magazines. Titles are scanned from cover to cover in high-resolution colour and feature detailed article-level indexing. Coverage ranges from the late-19th century through to 2005 and these key primary sources permit the examination of the events, trends, and attitudes of this period. Among the research fields served by this material are gender studies, social history, economics/marketing, media, fashion, politics, and popular culture.

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Trial access to LatinNews Intelligence Service, including Latin American Advisory Reports

By Sarah Gilmore, on 21 September 2015

UCL has trial access to LatinNews Intelligence Service until 26th September 2015. To access reports in the Members Area – please see the UCL e-resources password page. For off-site access please use Web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

LatinNews Intelligence Service produces objective political risk advisory reports for Latin America & the Caribbean since 1967

The resources produced are:

  • LatinNews Daily: round up and first-take analysis of the most consequential developments to have occurred throughout the region in the past 24 hours.
  • Weekly Report:  flagship risk report, providing insightful analysis of political, strategic and key economic developments, with early-warning risk pointers.
  • Economy & Business: comprehensive monthly report analysing economic trends, trade developments and business-environment issues, with markets reviews.
  • Regional Reports: series of four monthly reports focussing on the sub-regions of Mexico & NAFTA, the Caribbean & Central America, the Andean Group, and Brazil & the Southern Cone.
  • Security & Strategic Review: monthly report providing expert insights into strategic, foreign policy and security issues backed by data and statistics.
  • Special Reports: published bi-monthly, these thematic reports provide detailed, expert analysis of complex issues of a political, diplomatic, social, security or economic nature.
  • Monitoring Centre: an intelligence database of continuously updated country dossiers, with analysis from all our reports on a per-country basis. A useful tool for ad-hoc country risk assessments.

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Trial access to The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek

By Michael Jones, on 30 July 2015

UCL has trial access to The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek until 28th August 2015. For off-site access please use Web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek is the English translation of Franco Montanari’s Vocabolaria della Lingua Greca. With an established reputation as the most important modern dictionary for Ancient Greek, it brings together 140,000 headwords taken from the literature, papyri, inscriptions and other sources of the archaic period up to the 6th Century CE, and occasionally beyond.

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Trial access to The South Asia Archive

By Sarah Gilmore, on 7 May 2015

UCL has trial access to the South Asia Archive until 29th May 2015. For off-site access to this trial, please use web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere

The South Asia Archive is as a specialist digital platform delivering global electronic access to culturally and historically significant literary material produced from within – and about – the Indian subcontinent. 

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