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Trial access to China: Culture and Society (Adam Matthew)

Sarah Gilmore31 July 2020

UCL has trial access to China: Culture and Society until 28th August 2020. Please note that PDF download options are not available during the trial.

Spanning three centuries (c1750-1929), China: Culture and Society makes available extremely rare pamphlets from Cornell University Library’s Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia. In addition it also features a host of secondary resources, including scholarly essays, an interactive chronology, mini guides, and editors’ choices from the collection

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Trial access to NK Pro

Sarah Gilmore17 July 2020

UCL has trial access to NK Pro until 10th August 2020.

The NK Pro trial includes access to all articles and analysis published on the the NK Pro and NK News websites which offer specialist DPRK news and analysis, bespoke research tools, and unique data sets.

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Trial access to Index Islamicus (Brill)

Sarah Gilmore26 June 2020

UCL has trial access to Index Islamicus until 25th July 2020.

Index Islamicus contains over 600,000 records, covering all the main Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, as well as Muslims living elsewhere, and their history, beliefs, societies, cultures, languages and literatures. It includes material published by Western scholars in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences, specialist area- and subject-based areas, and by Muslims writing in European languages. Publications recorded are in the form of articles, books and online resources. All essays and papers contained in multi-author volumes are recorded, classified and indexed separately.

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Trial access to Henry Stewart Business & Management Collection

Michael Jones2 June 2020

UCL has trial access to the Henry Stewart Business & Management Collection until 31st August 2020.

The trial provides full access to the collection of 20 business and management journals published by Henry Stewart Publications. The collection comprises nearly 6,000 online vocational articles, case studies and applied research written by expert practitioners and leading scholars.

Subjects covered include marketing, management, finance and banking, real estate and digital business.

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Trial access to BiblioPlanet

Sarah Gilmore6 March 2020

UCL has trial access to BiblioPlanet until 5th April 2020. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere . The trial includes access to the vast majority of content but please note that access certain publishers’ collections and multimedia items (audio books and videos) are not included in the trial.

BiblioPlanet offers access to over 70 000 authoritative high-quality ebooks on Russian Literature and Linguistics, History, Law, Economics, Social Sciences and Culture.

Users can create their own user accounts from a UCL computer or Desktop@UCL Anywhere .

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Trial access to Colonial Africa in Official Statistics, 1821-1953

Sarah Gilmore31 January 2020

UCL has trial access to Colonial Africa in Official Statistics, 1821-1953, from British Online Archives, until 29th February 2020. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere  .

Colonial Africa in Official Statistics, 1821-1953 covers 132 of African history in statistics. The late nineteenth century ‘Scramble for Africa’ saw European colonialist powers carve up the African continent between themselves. Great Britain controlled the largest portion of territory, with its Colonial Regulations requiring an ‘Annual Blue Book’ to be transmitted from each colony to the British Colonial Office. The Blue Book was an attempt to standardise statistical reports, primarily covering economic development as well as demographic, ecclesiastical and public records.

This collection contains Blue Books and other archival material from 13 British colonies and protectorates in Africa dating 1821-1953. The standardised nature of the Blue Books enables comparisons to be drawn geographically (between colonies), and over time on issues from colonial economic practice to education and hospitals.

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Trial access to Archives of Sexuality and Gender, LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part I

Sarah Gilmore24 January 2020

UCL has trial access to the Archives of Sexuality and Gender, LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part I until 23rd February 2020.

The Archives of Sexuality and Gender, LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part I covers important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond. The archive illuminates the experiences not just of the LGBTQ community as a whole, but of individuals of different races, ethnicities, ages, religions, political orientations, and geographical locations that constitute this community. Historical records of political and social organizations founded by LGBTQ individuals are featured, as well as publications by and for lesbians and gays, and extensive coverage of governmental responses to the AIDS crisis. The archive also contains personal correspondence and interviews with numerous LGBTQ individuals, among others. The archive includes gay and lesbian newspapers from more than 35 countries, reports, policy statements, and other documents related to gay rights and health, including the worldwide impact of AIDS, materials tracing LGBTQ activism in Britain from 1950 through 1980, and more.

Documents include:

  • Meeting, committee, and conference minutes, notes, and transcripts from LGBTQ rights organizations worldwide
  • Administrative records of LGBTQ rights groups, such as bylaws and membership lists
  • Materials produced by these groups slated for the public: press releases, articles, fliers, handbills, brochures, presentations
  • Complete contents of US and International newspapers, newsletters, and magazines
  • Press clippings about gay and lesbian issues
  • Internal US government memoranda
  • Studies and reports by US government agencies and nongovernmental organizations
  • International reports, policy statements, and documents related to LGBTQ health and rights
  • Medical research records and reports
  • Private correspondence
  • Surveys, election questionnaires, records of site visits
  • Government briefing books
  • Photographs

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Trial access to the Royal Geographical Society Archives

Sarah Gilmore14 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 Gilmore10 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 Gilmore17 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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