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Trial access to the Royal Geographical Society Archives

Sarah EGilmore14 January 2020

UCL has trial access to the Royal Geographical Society Archives until 14th February 2020. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere .The Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers) was founded in 1830 to promote the advancement of geographical science. The Society’s archive contains vast collections of documents, maps, photographs, expedition reports, manuscript materials and books, and span 500 years of geography, travel and exploration. The RGS holds one of the largest private map collections in the world. It includes one million sheets of maps and charts, 3000 atlases, 40 globes (as gores or mounted on stands) and 1000 gazetteers. The earliest printed cartographic item dates back to 1485.

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Trial access to Teatro Espanol Siglo de Oro

Sarah EGilmore10 January 2020

UCL has trial access to Teatro Espanol Siglo de Oro until 6th February 2020.To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

Teatro Espanol Siglo de Oro is a full text database which contains important dramatic works of sixteenth and seventeenth century Spain and can be searched in Spanish or English. Teatro Espanol Siglo de Oro contains more than 800 plays written by 16 dramatists including Lope de Vega, Calderón de la Barca, Agustín Moreto etc.

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Trials to Newsbank’s Latin American & Caribbean Newspapers

Sarah EGilmore17 December 2019

UCL has trial access to Caribbean Newspapers, Series I: 1718-1876, WNA: Latin American Newspapers (Series I) and WNA: Latin American Newspapers (Series II) from Newsbank until 17th January 2020.

Caribbean Newspapers, Series I: 1718-1876 :

  • The largest collection of fully searchable 18th- and 19th-century Caribbean newspapers
  • Tracks the evolution of the region across two centuries chronicled within more than 140 titles from 22 islands
  • Used for research on colonial history, the Atlantic slave trade, international commerce, New World slavery and related topics

WNA: Latin American Newspapers (Series I) and WNA: Latin American Newspapers (Series II) :

  • Online access to more than 300 newspapers published between 1805 and 1922
  • Coverage ranging from Argentina to Venezuela—titles from more than 20 countries in the region
  • Created in partnership with the Center for Research Libraries and its contributing members

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Trial access to LGBT Magazine Archive and LGBT Thought and Culture

Sarah EGilmore10 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

Sarah EGilmore20 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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Trial access to the Roper Center iPOLL archive

Sarah EGilmore14 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)

Sarah EGilmore14 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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Trial access to African News Archive (Readex)

Sarah EGilmore23 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

Sarah EGilmore17 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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Trial access to Statista

Sarah EGilmore18 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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