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

Anna Sansome30 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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Online access to AMA Manual of Style 11th edition now available

Anna Sansome30 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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The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology now available online for UCL

Anna Sansome27 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

Anna Sansome27 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

Anna Sansome27 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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UCL now has online access to OUP’s Very Short Introductions series

Anna Sansome20 June 2022

UCL staff and students now have access to over 700 titles in OUP’s Very Short Introductions series.

The Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects across the humanities, social sciences and sciences. Each volume aims to provide an authoritative but accessible assessment of a concept, field, or body of work and draw out the central ideas, themes, and approaches. New topics and new editions are regularly added.

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More Oxford Research Encyclopedias now available at UCL

Anna Sansome14 June 2022

We now have access to the Oxford Research Encyclopedias of Climate Science, Economics & Finance, Environmental Science, and Literature.

The Oxford Research Encyclopedias (OREs) are comprehensive collections of in-depth overview articles on both foundational and cutting-edge research topics within a particular discipline. Written, peer-reviewed and updated by leading scholars in the field, the articles are designed to be read in 30 minutes or less. UCL now has access to OREs in 17 disciplines across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

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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

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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

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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.