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Trial access LGBT Magazine Archive and LGBT Thought and Culture

By Sarah E Gilmore, on 10 December 2019

UCL has trial access to LGBT Magazine Archive and LGBT Thought and Culture until 9th January 2020

LGBT Magazine Archive features archival runs of 26 of the most influential, longest-running serial publications covering LGBT interests. Includes the pre-eminent US and UK titles – The Advocate and Gay Times, respectively. Chronicles more than six decades of the history and culture of the LGBT community. In addition to LGBT/gender/sexuality studies, this material also serves related disciplines such as sociology, political science, psychology, health, and the arts. Some publications may contain explicit content.

LGBT Thought and Culture is an online resource hosting the key works and archival documentation of LGBT political and social movements throughout the 20th century and into the present day. The collection contains 150,000 pages of rare archival content, including seminal texts, letters, periodicals, speeches, interviews, and ephemera.

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Trial access to JSTOR Global Plants database

By Sarah E Gilmore, on 20 November 2019

UCL has trial access to JSTOR’s Global Plants database until 17th December 2019.

Global Plants is the world’s largest database of digitized plant specimens. The collection features more than two million high-resolution type specimens and also includes partner-contributed reference works and primary sources, such as collectors’ correspondence and diaries, paintings, drawings, and photographs. Highlights include reference works and books such as The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa and Flowering Plants of South Africa; illustrations from Curtis’s Botanical Magazine; and Kew’s Directors’ Correspondence, comprising handwritten letters and memoranda from the senior staff south of Kew from 1841 to 1928.

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Undergraduates can now register for WRDS accounts

By Sarah E Gilmore, on 15 November 2019

Due to recent licence changes UCL undergraduates can now register for WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services) accounts. Once registered, your request may take a few days to be processed.

WRDS includes Compustat data and also data from Bureau van Dijk (BvD) and SNL.

Trial access to the Roper Center iPOLL archive

By Sarah E Gilmore, on 14 November 2019

UCL has trial access to the Roper Center iPOLL archive until 12th December 2019. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research iPOLL archive features data from 1930 until the present and includes over 23,000 datasets from over 100 countries. There are currently over 720,000 searchable US questions. The studies in the collection cover topics including elections, politics, economics, education, health, international affairs, social issues, the environment and technology.

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Trial to Visual History Archive (VHA)

By Sarah E Gilmore, on 14 November 2019

UCL has trial access to Visual History Archive (VHA) until 12th December 2019. Initial login must be from within UCL. Users may click on “Continue as a guest” to access the product however, it is recommended that users click on “Register” and create a unique account.

USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive (VHA) allows users to search through and view more than 54,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide.

Initially a repository of Holocaust testimony, the Visual History Archive has expanded to include testimonies from the Armenian Genocide that coincided with World War I, the 1937 Nanjing Massacre in China, the Cambodian Genocide of 1975-1979, the Guatemalan Genocide of 1978-1983, the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, and the ongoing conflicts in the Central African Republic and South Sudan, and anti-Rohingya mass violence. It also includes testimonies about contemporary acts of violence against Jews.

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Return of e-books on demand@UCL via JSTOR

By Anna Sansome, on 24 October 2019

50,000+ e-books available via JSTOR for a limited period – read the e-books you want and UCL Library Services will buy the most popular.

UCL Library Services are once again offering staff and students access to a large part of the JSTOR e-book collection. You can now read over 50,000 e-books via JSTOR across a range of subjects and languages. This is a PDA project, which means we will be buying the e-books you use most until the money we have deposited has been spent. We are working to get the records loaded as soon as possible so that you can find these additional e-books via Explore but in the meantime, you can go directly to JSTOR.

This is one of a series of projects that UCL Library Services is running to directly involve users in the acquisition of e-book content. Go to our e-books on demand@UCL webpage to find out more about the various projects. If you have feedback about this or any of the other e-books on demand project, please contact your subject librarian.

Trial access to African News Archive (Readex)

By Sarah E Gilmore, on 23 October 2019

UCL has trial access to Readex’s African News Archive until 29th November 2019. To limit your search to only the African News Archive, select ‘World Newspaper Archive’ from the dropdown list of databases.

African News Archive consists of the following collections:

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Trial access to Moscow Defense Brief

By Sarah E Gilmore, on 17 October 2019

UCL has trial access to Moscow Defense Brief until 18th November 2019.

Published from 2004 to 2018 by the Moscow-based non-government think tank, the Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST), Moscow Defense Brief was an an English-language journal and an important resource for researchers to gain insight into the inner workings of Russia’s military and defense industry. Moscow Defense Brief  went beyond aggregation and commentary, delivering value as an independent Russian source of analysis on all aspects of Russia’s military policies and defense industry activities.

Regular issues of Moscow Defense Brief  ceased in 2018 with one special issue published in 2019.

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Access to Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History now available

By Anna Sansome, on 23 September 2019

UCL now has access to the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History, a collection of in-depth, peer-reviewed articles written by subject experts across a wide-range of topics in Latin American history.

The articles are designed to give readers a solid foundational overview of a given topic as well as forming the basis for further research. The encyclopedia is updated monthly with new articles, revisions to existing essays or summaries of forthcoming articles. The resource incorporates multimedia content, including images and videos.

This new subscription complements UCL’s existing access to the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History, which follows the same continuously-updated, peer-reviewed format.

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Trial access to Statista

By Sarah E Gilmore, on 18 September 2019

UCL has trial access to Statista until 13th December 2019.

Statista is an online portal for statistics, which makes data collected by market and opinion research institutes and data derived from the economic sector and official statistics available in English, French, German and Spanish. Statista consolidates statistical data on over 80,000 topics from more than 22,500 sources

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