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Trial access to BioCyc: Genome Database Collection

By Sarah Gilmore, on 27 February 2024

UCL has trial access to BioCyc: Genome Database Collection until 23rd March 2024. For offsite access please first login to Desktop@UCL Anywhere or the UCL VPN

BioCyc is a collection of 20,045 Pathway/Genome Databases (PGDBs) for model eukaryotes and for thousands of microbes, plus software tools for exploring them. BioCyc is an encyclopedic reference that contains curated data from 146,000 publications.

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Trial access to Factiva.com

By Sarah Gilmore, on 22 February 2024

UCL has trial access to Factiva.com until 21st March 2024. Access is via a token url available for UCL users via the UCL Passwords for electronic journals and databases page. Please note that, for this password page, your UCL username does not include the @ucl.ac.uk domain

Factiva is one of the largest news aggregators and archives in the world and is used by the Fortune 500. Factiva’s combination of global content and business search and monitoring capabilities over a broad collection of sources makes it a useful resource across disciplines from business and finance, journalism, PR and communications, data science and technology to political science.

Factiva.com features more than 30,000 sources of premium content from 200 countries in 32 languages. This broad range of content provides both local insight and global perspective on every business issue

Content includes:

  • National, international and regional newspapers–current content and archives (e.g., The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Times, The Wall Street Journal, El Pais, The Financial Times, The Guardian, etc.)
  • Magazines, journals and trade publications (e.g., Forbes, Newsweek , etc.)
  • Newswires (e.g., AFP, Reuters, Dow Jones, etc.)
  • TV or radio podcasts (e.g., BBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox , etc.)
  • Major news and business information websites, blogs and message boards
  • Company reports
  • Photo agencies (e.g., Reuters, Knight Ridder, etc.)
  • Materials on the EUR-Lex website, giving access to the law of the European Union

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Trial access to Eastern European LGBTQ Collection and Estoniia Digital Archive (East View)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 21 February 2024

UCL has trial access to Eastern European LGBTQ Collection and Estoniia Digital Archive from East View until 19th March 2024.

Eastern European LGBTQ Collection : with the resurgence of conservative political activism in Eastern Europe, LGBTQ persons and LGBTQ activism are largely rejected for undermining national values and social cohesion. Although there have been advances in legal protections accorded to LGBTQ persons, their presence and visibility in the public space remains broadly misunderstood, mischaracterized, and vigorously contested.

This collection of ephemera, (brochures, clothing items, booklets, flyers, etc.) offers important insights into LGBTQ activism in Eastern Europe and the Balkans in the past decade

Estoniia Digital Archive : founded in 1991, Estoniia (Эстония, Estonia) was a popular Russian-language broadsheet newspaper published in Tallinn. Established on the basis of the defunct newspaper Sovetskaia Estonia after the Estonian declaration of independence, Estoniia was one of the earliest privately owned newspapers in the country. Modelled after popular Western newspapers, it was dedicated to covering domestic and foreign politics, the economy, culture, the arts, and literature. The newspaper changed its name to Vesti dnia in 2004, however due to financial difficulties and increased competition it ceased publication in 2009.

Estoniia Digital Archive can also be cross-searched within Global Press Archive

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Trial access to Alternative Press Index and Alternative Press Index Archive from EBSCO

By Sarah Gilmore, on 25 January 2024

UCL has trial access to Alternative Press Index and Alternative Press Index Archive from EBSCO until 29th February 2024.

Alternative Press Index (API) and Alternative Press Index Archive (APIA) are bibliographic databases of journal, newspaper, and magazine articles from international alternative, radical, and left periodicals. Born of the New Left, the API was launched in 1969 to provide access to the emerging theories and practices of radical social change. API and APIA coverage is both international and interdisciplinary.

Alternative Press Index : Coverage begins in 1991 and features over 300 periodicals. With over 344,000 records, the API is considered the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to alternative sources of information available.

Alternative Press Index Archive : Coverage is from 1969 to 1990 and features over 700 periodicals. With over 474,000 records the APIA is an invaluable companion to the Alternative Press Index

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Trial access to Psychotropic Drug Directory

By Sarah Gilmore, on 6 December 2023

UCL has trial access to Psychotropic Drug Directory, included in MedicinesComplete until 31st December 2023.

Psychotropic Drug Directory supports the optimal and rational use of medicines, to improve the quality of life for people with mental health needs

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Trial access to Refugees, Relief and Resettlement: Forced Migration and World War II

By Sarah Gilmore, on 5 December 2023

UCL has trial access to Refugees, Relief and Resettlement: Forced Migration and World War II until 5th January 2024.

Refugees, Relief and Resettlement: Forced Migration and World War II chronicles the plight of refugees and displaced persons across Europe, North Africa, and Asia from 1935 to 1950, bringing together over 590,000 pages of pamphlets, ephemera, government documents, relief organization publications, and refugee reports that recount the causes, effects and responses to refugee crises before, during and shortly after World War II.

Documentation offers a first-hand record of the response of governments to various crises and shifts in policy; a chronicling of the aid work undertaken by NGOs and charities seeking to provide relief and aid in resettlement; and a recognition through individual narratives of the daily reality of the refugee experience. This archive enables researchers to examine not only the plight of those forced to resettle inside and outside their national borders, but also the many types of refugee situations that arose, from voluntary evacuations and the internment of individuals in displaced person (DP) camps to whole population transfers and the return of forced laborers.

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Trial access to Contemporary Anthropology: Archaeological Fieldwork and Methods

By Sarah Gilmore, on 29 November 2023

UCL has trial access to Contemporary Anthropology: Archaeological Fieldwork and Methods until 28th December 2023.

Contemporary Anthropology: Archaeological Fieldwork and Methods brings together archival and textual material relating to archaeological excavations, methods, and practices from the late 20th century to the present day. It provides insights into the lives, cultures, and societies of ancient and not-so-distant civilizations through the analysis of material remains and artifacts from the past.

The Cusichaca Trust Archive, sourced from the Senate House Library, is featured in this collection. Led by archaeologist Ann Kendall, the Trust did numerous excavations in the South-Central Andes from 1980s-2010s. The archaeology, archaeobotany and ethnohistorical work of the Trust focused on human occupation of the area from the late first millennium BC, through Inca expansion and into the Spanish Colonial period.

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Trial access to Sovetskii Ekran Digital Archive

By Sarah Gilmore, on 22 November 2023

UCL has trial access to Sovetskii Ekran Digital Archive until 20th December 2023.

Sovetskii Ekran Digital Archive (Soviet Screen digital archive) is a collection of the most prominent film magazine in Soviet history, published from 1925 to 1998. With a peak circulation of two million copies, it was the world’s largest film publication of its time. Available in a bi-monthly format, the magazine was very popular among film enthusiasts, disappearing from kiosks almost immediately upon arrival. Covering both domestic and foreign films, film history, and reviews, Sovetskii Ekran served as a source of insider insights, production secrets, and cultural impacts.

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