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Trial access to Cambridge Archive Editions Online: Minorities in the Middle East: Jewish Communities in Arab Countries, 1841-1974

Sarah Gilmore18 May 2022

UCL has trial access to Cambridge Archive Editions Online: Minorities in the Middle East: Jewish Communities in Arab Countries, 1841-1974 until 12th June 2022

Minorities in the Middle East: Jewish Communities in Arab Countries, 1841-1974 is the online version of the 6 volume series featuring reports describing the arrangements and conditions for Jewish communities living under Islam, throughout the Arab world, from 1840 to 1974. The situation of Jewish communities has varied according to the country of habitation and the particular time period although it is thought generally to have deteriorated from 1800 with the decline of the Ottoman Empire. Up to 1948 more than a million Jews lived in the Muslim countries of the Middle East. By 1992, excluding the non-Arab states of Turkey and Iran, the number was only c.20,000. The documents provide a series of snapshots of history from which it is possible to ascertain something of the contemporary position of Jewish communities at particular points. Geographically the collection covers the Arab Middle East and the Maghreb countries, but excludes the (non-Arab) states of Turkey and Iran.

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Trial access to FBIS Daily Reports: Asia & Pacific (1974-1987), Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) Reports (1957-1995) and American Proxy Wars: Korea and Vietnam Global Perspectives (1946-1975)

Sarah Gilmore5 May 2022

UCL has trial access to FBIS Daily Reports: Asia & Pacific (1974-1987), Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) Reports (1957-1995) and American Proxy Wars: Korea and Vietnam Global Perspectives (1946-1975) until 10th June 2022.

FBIS Daily Reports: Asia & Pacific (1974-1987) : please note that this trial access has been included with our existing subscribed content. This collection consists of FBIS APA (Asia & Pacific, 1974-1987) and EAS (East Asia, 1987-1996). These reports provide national and occasionally local perspectives through a wealth of original political broadcasts and newspaper coverage.

Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) Reports (1957-1995) From the height of the Cold War to the dawn of the Internet and the dissolution of the Soviet Union, JPRS reports document the changes on the ground. JPRS—acting as a unit within the Central Intelligence Agency—was established in March 1957 as part of the United States Department of Commerce’s Office of Technical Services.

American Proxy Wars: Korea and Vietnam Global Perspectives (1946-1975) : While the origins of both the Korean and Vietnam wars are rooted in their countries’ respective histories, much of the world regarded the wars as proxies for the larger Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. This collection features original sources covering Cold War politics, East-West relations and colonial history.

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Trial access to Jewish Renaissance Archive

Sarah Gilmore28 April 2022

UCL has trial access to Jewish Renaissance Archive until 28th May 2022. UCL students and staff can access the archive via the link in the Passwords for electronic journals and databases page.

Since its first publication in 2001, Jewish Renaissance has uncovered Jewish communities, arts and culture across the world. Over 85 back issues of the periodical are available as part of the new, fully searchable, digital archive. Published quarterly, each issue includes insightful features on the worlds of Jewish poetry, art, and theatre, as well as lively debate on current affairs.

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Trial access to the World Cinema Collection from film streaming platform Films on Demand

Sarah Gilmore28 April 2022

UCL has trial access to the World Cinema Collection from film streaming platform Films on Demand until 27th May 2022.

World Cinema Collection includes the best of the silent era, groundbreaking international directors, masterpieces from the mid-20th century, and contemporary films from around the world, including Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and North America

Highlights include:

  • German film – Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and M, Josef Von Sternberg’s The Blue Angel, Walter Ruttmann’s Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis, multiple films by F. W. Murnau and G. W. Pabst (including Pandora’s Box and Diary of a Lost Girl), as well as films by Paul Leni, Robert Siodmak, and Robert Wiene.
  • French film – Georges Méliès’s seminal work A Trip to the Moon, as well as films by Jean Renoir (Rules of the Game and Diary of a Chambermaid), Luis Buñuel’s France-based work (including An Andalusian DogTristana, and The Golden Age), and René Clair (The Million).
  • Japanese film – 16 films by Akira Kurosawa (including RashomonDrunken Angel, and Stray Dog), 21 films by Kenji Mizoguchi (including The Story of the Last ChrysanthemumsSansho the Bailiff, and Ugetsu), 16 films by Yasujirō Ozu (including Tokyo Story; I Was BornBut…; and Late Spring), and films by contemporary directors such as Juzo Itami and Kazuyoshi Okuyama.
  • Soviet, Eastern European and Central Asian film – 10 films by Sergei Eisenstein (including Battleship PotemkinOctoberStrike, and Ivan the Terrible), and award-winning contemporary films from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Yugoslavia, Bosnia, Croatia, Albania, Serbia, Macedonia, and Georgia (including When Father Was Away on Business, Fine Dead Girls, and A Wonderful Night in Split).
  • American film – multiple titles from Buster Keaton (including The General and Steamboat Bill Jr.), D.W. Griffith (including The Birth of a Nation and Intolerance), Charlie Chaplin, and others representing the best of early American cinema, plus films by Douglas Sirk, Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Capra, Ida Lupino, Orson Welles, Busby Berkeley, and others covering the golden age of Hollywood.
  • African film – Cairo Station by Youssef Chahine, six films by Ousmane Sembène (including Black Girl aka La Noire de…, and The Curse aka Xala), two films by Flora Gomes (Those Whom Death Refused and Tree of Blood) and acclaimed contemporary films such as The Night of Truth, Daughter of Keltoum, and Max and Mona.
  • Italian film – classics from Vittorio De Sica (including The Bicycle Thief and Two Women), Federico Fellini (including La Dolce Vita and Variety Lights), and Roberto Rossellini (including PaisanRome, Open City; and Journey to Italy), as well as films by Luchino Visconti, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Giuseppe De Santis.
  • Chinese-language film – the 1993 Cannes Palme d’Or winner Farewell My Concubine (Chen Kaige), Spring in a Small Town (Fei Mu), four films by King Hu (Dragon Gate Inn, Touch of Zen, The Fate of Lee Khan, and Raining in the Mountain), four of Zhang Yimou’s most famous films (The Story of Qiu Ju, Red Sorghum, and Ju Dou), as well as two films by Tsai Ming-Liang (The River and Vive L’Amour).
  • Latin American film – classics from Glauber Rocha (including Black God, White Devil; Antonio Das Mortes; and Entranced Earth), 12 of Luis Buñuel’s Mexico-based productions (including Cannes Palme d’Or winner ViridianaThe Exterminating Angel, and Simon of the Desert), and award-winning contemporary films by directors from Mexico, Brazil, Columbia, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Cuba, Chile, and Ecuador.
  • Turkish and Middle Eastern film – seven films by Turkish director Yılmaz Güney (including Cannes Palme d’Or winner The Way aka Yol, and Hope aka Umut) as well as award-winning contemporary films from Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Israel, and Palestine (including The Kite, The White Meadows, and Toll Booth).
  • British film – the pre-Hollywood work of major British directors like Alfred Hitchcock (including The 39 Steps, The Lady Vanishes, and The Man Who Knew Too Much) and Michael Anderson (1984 and The Naked Edge).
  • Indian film – 14 films by Satyajit Ray (including Pather Panchali, The World of Apu, Aparajito, and The Big City), as well as films by contemporary directors such as Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Partho Sen-Gupta, and Rajesh Shera.
  • Caribbean film – contemporary films from Curaçao, Cuba, Haiti, and Trinidad and Tobago distributed by ArtMattan Productions, a leading distributor of films from the African diaspora.

All foreign language films are accompanied by English subtitles

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Trial access to CNKI China Academic Journals (All Series), CNKI Master’s Theses & Doctoral Dissertations and Cambridge Archive Editions Online: East and Southeast Asia Collection

Sarah Gilmore27 April 2022

UCL has trial access to CNKI China Academic Journals (All Series), CNKI Master’s Theses & Doctoral Dissertations and Cambridge Archive Editions Online: East and Southeast Asia Collection until 15th May 2022.

CNKI China Academic Journals (All Series): UCL currently has permanent access to series F, this trial extends this to full access to all series.  China Academic Journals (CAJ) contains over 70 million full-text articles and growing and covers 99.9% of all academic journals published in mainland China with over 10,000 journals categorized among 10 series, 168 subject, and over 3,000 sub-subjects.

CNKI Master’s Theses & Doctoral Dissertations: A database of dissertations and theses from China, representing nearly 500 PhD-granting institutions and over 775 masters-granting institutions, including the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and the Chinese Academy of Agriculture. CDMD contains nearly 450,000 doctoral dissertations and over 4.4 million master’s theses on a wide range of topics, including basic science, engineering and technology, agriculture, medicine, philosophy, and humanities and social sciences.

Cambridge Archive Editions Online: East and Southeast Asia Collection: Cambridge Archive Editions covers a wide range of the most important documents from the British Government records to create a true survey of an historical period, political movement, or a country’s development. The East and Southeast Asia Collection covers the geographic areas of Japan, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan and, under the title Straits Settlements, Penang, Singapore, Malacca and Labuan.

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Trial access to RIPM Jazz Periodicals

Sarah Gilmore20 April 2022

UCL has trial access to RIPM Jazz Periodicals until 18th May 2022.

Jazz permeates many historical, cultural, and sociological aspects of American life and maintains an unchallenged place as an art form that the United States of America contributed to the world. Jazz magazines provide a contemporary view of jazz history by those who lived it; in effect, an almost daily chronicle of jazz history and activities in America from the early 1930s. The periodicals in RIPM Jazz Periodicals cover the period from 1914 to 2006, with the earliest title being Christiensen’s Ragtime Review (1914-1916).

Historical, sociological and geographical factors (e.g., where jazz was born, race relations, its first performance venues and initial audience), did not allow for the creation of genre-specific American jazz magazines in the early years of the twentieth century. While there are some early twentieth-century American periodicals that, on occasion, treat a subject related to jazz, and, several journals dealing with jazz-precursors, [Christensen’s Ragtime Review (1914-16) and The Ragtime Review (1916-1918)], it was not until 1933 that the first fully-fledged jazz periodicals were published in United States. And it is during this period that American jazz magazines begin to flourish, which they have continued to do with varying degrees of success to the present day.

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Trial access to Native American Tribal Histories, series 1-4

Sarah Gilmore16 March 2022

UCL has trial access to Native American Tribal Histories, series 1-4 from Readex until 31st April 2022.

Through much of the 19th century, the education, land rights, treaty negotiations and other affairs of Native American tribes were overseen by a cadre of superintendents from the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). BIA superintendents scrupulously recorded their interactions with Native American tribes, leaving behind a detailed archive that is captured here in full. Native American Tribal Histories, series 1-4 contains all the manuscript letters and reports that the superintendents sent to Washington, D.C., as well as the responses and instructions received from the nation’s capital.

These primary source documents cover not only encounters between Indigenous people and the U.S. government, but also accounts of Native American cultures during a time when disease and forced relocation were transforming their lives.

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Trial access to SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCO)

Sarah Gilmore3 February 2022

UCL has trial access to SocINDEX with Full Text until 24th April 2022.

SocINDEX with Full Text is a EBSCO’s sociology research database. It features:

  • more than 2.1 million records, with subject headings from a 20,000+ term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers
  • full text for more than 860 journals dating back to 1908
  • full text for more than 830 books and monographs
  • full text for over 16,800 conference papers

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