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Trial access to BBC Monitoring: Summary of World Broadcasts, Essential Global Media, 1939-2001

By Sarah Gilmore, on 2 February 2023

UCL has trial access to BBC Monitoring: Summary of World Broadcasts until 10th March 2023.

BBC Monitoring was founded in 1939 at the start of WWII. Its purpose was to listen to radio broadcasts and gather open-source intelligence to help Britain and its allies understand global dynamics and assess emerging global threats. Over the next 60 years, the scope of its monitoring grew quickly. Trained specialists transcribed broadcasts of speeches, current affairs, political discussions, and social and cultural events worldwide. Transcripts, in turn, were translated into English, then read by experts who carefully selected critical content for publication. Finally, selections were summarized and curated into daily reports that comprise the Summary of World Broadcasts. These original daily reports often included commentary and evaluation by subject matter experts, as well as synopses and specialist briefings.

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Trial access to The Tablet and The Catholic Herald

By Sarah Gilmore, on 31 January 2023

UCL has trial access to The Tablet and The Catholic Herald until 2nd March 2023.

The Tablet is a weekly Catholic journal which has been reporting on events of significance for over 170 years. It provides an international coverage of religion, current affairs, politics, social issues and the arts.

The Catholic Herald is one of Britain’s leading Catholic publications, published monthly as a magazine. As well as carrying topical news items from the UK and the world, the Catholic Herald contains reviews and publishes in-depth interviews and special supplements for Easter and Christmas.

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Trial access to Wiley Digital Archives: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland archive

By Sarah Gilmore, on 26 January 2023

UCL has trial access to Wiley Digital Archives: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland archive until 26th February 2023.

Wiley Digital Archives: RAI archive contains nearly one million pieces of unique content, including research data, papers, fieldwork, drawings and photographs, and a wealth of previously uncatalogued material. The digitized collections within this archive contain materials and datasets relating to the study of history of anthropology, religion, race and culture, world history and politics, the history of empire and colonialism, and gender studies.

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Trial access to Cambridge Shakespeare: The Works and Worlds of Shakespeare Online

By Sarah Gilmore, on 10 January 2023

UCL has trial access to Cambridge Shakespeare: The Works and Worlds of Shakespeare Online until 31st March 2023.

Cambridge Shakespeare hosts prize-winning content from Cambridge University Press, with integrated playtexts and notes, reference material and related multimedia resources.

The online platform includes:

  • The complete bestselling New Cambridge Shakespeare series (41 volumes)
  • The New Cambridge Shakespeare: The Early Quartos series (7 volumes)
  • Shakespeare in Production (14 volumes)
  • The award-winning The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare; over 300 transhistorical, international and interdisciplinary essays on Shakespeare and contexts
  • A new version of Emma Smith’s The Cambridge Shakespeare Guide, exclusive to Cambridge Shakespeare
  • Multimedia resources for Shakespeare’s works, curated by the Folger Shakespeare Library
  • The platform will be updated with new content as soon as it is published
  • New for 2022 Shakespeare Survey – with access to all editions.
    • Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of that year’s textual and critical studies, and of the year’s major British performances. The virtues of accessible scholarship and a keen interest in performance, from Shakespeare’s time to our own, have characterised the journal from the start.
    • The books are illustrated with a variety of Shakespearean images and production photographs.

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Trial access to History Commons: Weimar and Nazi Germany

By Sarah Gilmore, on 5 January 2023

UCL has trial access to History Commons: Weimar and Nazi Germany until 3rd February 2023.

History Commons: Weimar and Nazi Germany is the only digital English language primary source archive on Germany that spans the entire interwar period from the 1918 armistice to the outbreak of World War II. It includes nearly 600,000 pages of declassified, exclusive, previously undigitized files sent to the UK Foreign Office from embassies, covert contacts, and other sources.

History Commons: Weimar and Nazi Germany documents an intense time of hyperinflation, political extremism, and seizures of power. It details the aftermath of World War I, recovery following the war, the Great Depression, and Hitler’s rise, providing contemporaneous accounts, documents, reports, and correspondence of how Western democracies struggled with fascism and autocracy.

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Trial access to Black Ballad

By Sarah Gilmore, on 14 December 2022

UCL has trial access to Black Ballad until 17th January 2023.

Black Ballad is the only women’s media publication and data operation in Britain exclusively dedicated to telling the stories and sharing the experiences of Black women in Britain and the wider diaspora.

Society is becoming more and more conscious of the different lived experiences of Black women and the wider Black community, not just because of race but due to the intersection of gender, class, sexuality, ability and other identities. Black Ballad explores race, race relations and Black identities in academia, chronicling Black women’s experiences as they have navigated the changing landscape of the world’s political, social and economic experiences that include Covid-19, Black Lives Matter, health inequality, the ethnic pay gap, Queer Rights and more.

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UCL now has access to Hedge Fund data within Preqin

By Sarah Gilmore, on 14 December 2022

UCL students and staff now have access to Hedge Fund data within Preqin

Preqin tracks the largest organisations that invest in Hedge Funds and their Assets under Management figures, Investment vehicle launches from different geographies globally, plus Investor Allocations.

The Hedge Fund data includes:

  • Investor coverage : 7,227
  • Fund coverage: 47,509
  • Active firm coverage: 9,236
  • Performance coverage: 33, 553
  • Fundraising coverage: 28,065

With this data users can track key metrics such as Monthly Performance of some funds, and also generate benchmarks which can be customised

For more information please see the guide within Preqin, accessible via the ‘Help’ drop down,

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UCL now has access to Orbis, Orbis M&A and BankFocus

By Sarah Gilmore, on 8 December 2022

UCL students and staff now have access to Orbis, Orbis M&A and BankFocus from Bureau van Dijk / Moody’s

Orbis: Bureau van Dijk ’s global database with information on over 450 million public and private companies including, banks, vessels, insurance, and industrial companies covering 220+ countries. This product includes all the data which was previously in Amadeus and Osiris. These two products will be retiring in the new year.

Orbis M&A: Bureau van Dijk’s solution for searching and analyzing intelligence on global mergers and acquisitions, containing M&A, IPO, private equity, and venture capital deals and rumours

BankFocus: Covering global information on over 47,000+ of the world’s public and private banks

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UCL access to UpToDate to cease

By Sarah Gilmore, on 23 November 2022

UCL’s access to UpToDate will cease on 30th November 2022. All registered users should login before this date to redeem any accrued CPD points

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Trial access to Archive Finder

By Sarah Gilmore, on 17 November 2022

UCL has trial access to Archive Finder including ArchivesUSA and NIDS UK/Ireland until 16th December 2022.

Archive Finder is a current directory which describes over 220,000 collections of primary source material housed in thousands of repositories across the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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