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UCL now has access to Nineteenth Century Collections Online : Asia and the West

By Sarah Gilmore, on 6 July 2022

UCL staff and students now have access to Nineteenth Century Collections Online : Asia and the West

Nineteenth Century Collections Online : Asia and the West features a range of primary source collections related to international relations between Asian countries and the West during the nineteenth century. These documents include government reports, diplomatic correspondence, periodicals, newspapers, treaties, trade agreements, NGO papers, and more, offering a look at the inner workings of international relations.

The archive explores in detail the history of British and US foreign policy and diplomacy; Asian political, economic, and social affairs; the Philippine Insurrection; the Opium Wars; the Boxer Rebellion; missionary activity in Asia; and other topics. Asia and the West also includes personal letters and diaries, offering first-hand accounts and the human side of international politics, as well as nautical charts, maps, ledgers, company records, and expedition and survey reports from 1790 to 1949.

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UCL now has access to Database of Latin Dictionaries (DLD), including Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources (DMLBS)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 5 July 2022

UCL staff and students now have access to Database of Latin Dictionaries (DLD), including Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources (DMLBS).

Because of its broad spectrum of dictionaries, the Database of Latin Dictionaries (DLD) offers an immediate overview of Latin vocabulary that no isolated dictionary can give. In order to cover all possible perspectives on Latin vocabulary, the DLD offers several kinds of dictionaries: defining and translating, thematic, medieval and early modern, including Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources (DMLBS). DMLBS can also be searched as a separate resource.

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Oxford Bibliographies Online in African Studies, Chinese Studies, Education, and Urban Studies now available

By Anna Sansome, on 30 June 2022

UCL has purchased access to four more modules of Oxford Bibliographies OnlineAfrican Studies, Chinese Studies, Education and Urban Studies.

The aim of Oxford Bibliographies Online is to offer authoritative guides to the best available scholarship on a variety of academic topics. Written and reviewed by academic experts and updated to evolve with current scholarship, the guides combine high-level overviews with commentary, annotations and citations. UCL now has access to twenty nine of the subject areas covered by OBO:

African Studies
American Literature
Anthropology
Art History
Atlantic History
Biblical Studies
British and Irish Literature
Childhood Studies
Chinese Studies
Cinema & Media Studies
Classics
Communication
Criminology
Education
Geography
International Law
International Relations
Islamic Studies
Latin American Studies
Linguistics
Literary & Critical Theory
Medieval Studies
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Renaissance & Reformation
Sociology
Urban Studies
Victorian Literature

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UCL now has access to Anthropology Plus

By Sarah Gilmore, on 30 June 2022

UCL staff and students now have access to Anthropology Plus

Anthropology Plus combines the indexing from two essential anthropology databases, Anthropological Index Online published by the Royal Anthropological Institute and Anthropological Literature published by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University.

Anthropology Plus offers worldwide indexing of all core periodical and lesser-known journals from the 18th century to today, covering thousands of sources, including journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works and obituaries. Content represents more than 50 languages, including English, German, Romance languages, Slavic languages, and Asian languages.

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Online access to AMA Manual of Style 11th edition now available

By Anna Sansome, on 30 June 2022

UCL staff and students now have online access to the latest 11th edition of the AMA Manual of Style.

The manual includes comprehensive guidance on reference citations (including how to cite journal articles, books, reports, websites, databases, social media, and more), an expanded chapter on data display, a completely up-to-date chapter on ethical and legal issues (covering everything from authorship and open access to corrections and intellectual property), and updated guidance on usage (from patient-first language and terms to avoid to preferred spelling and standards for sociodemographic descriptors).

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More Gale archives now available at UCL

By Sarah Gilmore, on 29 June 2022

UCL staff and students now have online access to a wider collection of Gale archives, the majority of which can be cross-searched with other Gale Primary Sources. The new archives are:

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The Nation Archive, 1865-2020 now available online for UCL

By Sarah Gilmore, on 29 June 2022

UCL staff and students now have online access to The Nation Archive, 1865-2020.

The Nation Archive, 1865-2020 makes it possible for researchers to access 14 decades of America’s best alternative journalism. The archive contains thousands of historic articles, editorials, letters, reviews, poems, and puzzles dating back to the magazine’s first issue from July 6, 1865.

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The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology now available online for UCL

By Anna Sansome, on 27 June 2022

UCL staff and students now have online access to The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology.

This reference work contains entries ranging from short definitions of key terms to extended explorations of major topics. It covers not only materials that have historically defined the discipline of sociology but also more recent developments and sociological theories and research that have developed outside of the United States and Western Europe.

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The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching now available online

By Anna Sansome, on 27 June 2022

UCL staff and students now have online access to The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching.

The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching explores the theoretical and practical aspects of English language instruction in over 750 entries written by leading practitioners and scholars from around the globe. The Encyclopedia is arranged thematically, covering the following key topic areas:

  • Teaching English as an International Language;
  • Approaches and Methods in English for Speakers of Other Languages;
  • Approaches and Methods in Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages;
  • Non-Native English-Speaking Teachers (NNESTs);
  • Teaching Listening;
  • Teaching Speaking and Pronunciation;
  • Teaching Reading;
  • Teaching Writing;
  • Teaching Grammar;
  • Teaching Vocabulary;
  • Sociocultural Aspects of English Language Teaching;
  • Teaching and Technology;
  • Organizational and Administrative Issues;
  • Teacher Training and Professional Development;
  • Assessment and Evaluation; and
  • Current Trends and Future Directions in English Language Teaching.

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Expansion of UCL’s Drama Online access

By Anna Sansome, on 27 June 2022

UCL staff and students now have access to many additional playtexts and works of criticism following a significant expansion of our Drama Online access.

We have extended our existing access to the Core collection and Nick Hern Books Modern Plays to cover all the titles in both collections.

We have added access to the following collections:

Aurora Metro Books
With over 125 plays, the Aurora Metro Books collection offers a highly contemporary list of new drama with a focus on women’s drama, international drama, drama in translation, and drama by black and Asian writers.

Oberon Books
Over 500 titles featuring a diverse selection of canonical and contemporary drama, including:

  • contemporary, stand-out plays by British writers such as Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Alice Birch, Inua Ellams, Dennis Kelly, Jasmine Lee-Jones, and Laura Wade;
  • international plays in translation; and
  • canonical works from writers such as J.B Priestley and Arnold Wesker and modern reimagining of classics texts from authors such as Anne Carson and Gary Owen.

Critical Studies & Performance Practice
450 academic books from the prestigious Methuen Drama and The Arden Shakespeare imprints. Together they offer invaluable critical, contextual and pedagogic content from leading voices in theatre, performance and Shakespeare studies. This collection also includes PATAZ: Physical Actor Training – an online A-Z, which establishes a foundation for physical training exercises through over 60 dynamic videos with accompanying audio commentary, reflection, and texts for today’s physical actor, teacher, and trainer.

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