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UCL now has access to all Oxford Scholarship Online e-books

Anna Sansome1 July 2021

UCL now has access to all e-books included in Oxford Scholarship Online, the platform for titles from the scholarly list of Oxford University Press. We have been increasing the number of subscribed subjects each year but with Oxford University Press adding new subjects such as Archaeology and Education and the ongoing need for online access to books, it made sense to upgrade our subscription to include everything. You can find all the Oxford Scholarship Online e-books in Explore or browse by subject using the links below:

Archaeology
Biology
Business and Management
Chemistry
Classical Studies
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health
Computer Science
Earth Sciences and Geography
Economics and Finance
Education
Environmental Science
History
Law
Linguistics
Literature
Mathematics
Music
Neuroscience
Palliative Care
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health and Epidemiology
Religion
Social Work
Sociology

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

More Oxford Research Encyclopedias now available at UCL – Oxford Classical Dictionary, African History, Communication, International Studies, and Linguistics

Anna Sansome30 June 2021

UCL staff and students now have access to the Oxford Classical Dictionary and the Oxford Research Encyclopedias of African History, Communication, International Studies, and Linguistics.

The Oxford Research Encyclopedias (OREs) aim to provide a comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on a growing range of topics in a particular field of study. UCL now subscribes to OREs in twelve disciplines:

African History
American history
Asian history
Classical Dictionary
Communication
Criminology and criminal justice
Education
International Studies
Latin American history
Linguistics
Politics
Psychology

Please send feedback on these resources to your subject librarian.

More subject areas added to UCL’s Oxford Bibliographies Online access

Anna Sansome30 June 2021

UCL has purchased access to three more modules of Oxford Bibliographies OnlineChildhood Studies, Cinema & Media Studies, and Communication.

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 five of the subject areas covered by OBO:

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

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

Brill’s Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture now available online at UCL

Anna Sansome24 June 2021

UCL has purchased online access to Brill’s Encyclopedia of Jewish History, the English edition of the Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur, which is also included in our online access. The Encyclopedia is a reference work for the history and culture of modern Jewry, covering the period from 1750 until the 1950s, and provides a complex portrait of Jewish life from all of Europe to America, the Middle East, North Africa and other non-European Jewish settlement areas.

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

Online access to Manchester Studies in Imperialism series now available at UCL

Anna Sansome22 June 2021

UCL staff and students now have access to all the digitised volumes of the Studies in Imperialism series from Manchester University Press. The series aims to focus attention on the tightly interwoven relationships between British and Imperial histories, covering a spectrum of cultural phenomena, propaganda, social control and migration, as well as examining aspects of gender and sex, frontiers and law, science and the environment, language and literature, migration and patriotic societies. You can find all the e-books available in this series in UCL Library Explore. We will have access to new volumes as they are published.

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

UCL now has access to the Oxford Research Encyclopedias of Criminology & Criminal Justice and Politics

Anna Sansome22 April 2021

UCL staff and students now have access to the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology & Criminal Justice and the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics.

The Oxford Research Encyclopedias (OREs) aim to provide a comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on growing range of topics in a particular field of study. UCL now has access to OREs in seven disciplines:

American history
Asian history
Criminology and criminal justice
Education
Latin American history
Politics
Psychology

Please send feedback on these resources to your subject librarian.

End of access to Dawsonera – action required on notes made

Anna Sansome17 July 2020

Dawsonera, one of the e-book platforms used by UCL, has gone into administration and will cease to operate after 31st July. We are making arrangements to transfer access to our Dawsonera e-books to other platforms and will update Explore when this is done. Any notes that you may have made on Dawsonera e-books will not be transferred and we would therefore advise you to export any notes you have made before 31st July. You will need to do this title by title, opening the e-book in read online mode, going to the notes tab and clicking export.

JSTOR e-books on demand now closed

Anna Sansome10 January 2020

Over 1,800 e-books added to UCL’s collection.

The money that UCL Library Services deposited for the latest round of e-books on demand@UCL via JSTOR has now been spent, with over 1,800 e-books being purchased since we opened up access in October 2019. Over the six rounds of e-books on demand@UCL via JSTOR, over 14,800 e-books have been purchased.

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

Return of e-books on demand@UCL via JSTOR

Anna Sansome24 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 reference content in biomedical sciences, life sciences and neuroscience & biobehavioral psychology

Anna Sansome21 August 2019

UCL has trial access to three of Elsevier’s Reference Modules until September 2020.

The Reference Modules are subject-focused collections intended to provide authoritative, foundational content for students and interdisciplinary researchers. The Reference Modules are each overseen by an editorial board and combine a set of curated and updated articles from Elsevier’s major reference works with newly-written content. In addition, access is provided to the full content of the underlying reference works.

UCL is trialling access to:

Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences
This includes access to the latest editions of reference works such as the Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering, the Encyclopedia of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, the Encyclopedia of Cardiovascular Research and Medicine, the International Encyclopedia of Public Health and Comprehensive Toxicology – see the full list of titles included in the trial in Explore.

Reference Module in Life Sciences
This includes access to the latest editions of reference works such as the Encyclopedia of Animal Behaviour and the Encyclopedia of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology – see the full list of titles included in the trial in Explore.

Reference Module in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Psychology
This includes access to the latest editions of reference works such as Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference, Comprehensive Clinical Psychology and the Encyclopedia of Movement Disorders – see the full list of titles included in the trial in Explore.

Please send feedback on these resources to your subject librarian.