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Trial access to the Roper Center iPOLL archive

Sarah Gilmore14 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 Gilmore14 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 Gilmore23 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 Gilmore17 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 Gilmore18 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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Trial access to Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975: Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest

Sarah Gilmore25 July 2019

UCL has trial access to Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975: Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest until 23rd September 2019. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere. Please note that PDF download options are not available during the trial.

From the austerity of the 1950s to the excess of the 1970s, this resource covers the period through a wealth of printed and manuscript sources, visual material, ephemera and video clips.

The period from 1950 to 1975 witnessed dramatic changes in society. There was the onset of Rock & Roll; the introduction of computers and credit cards; the boom of radio and television; and campaigns for black power, civil rights and women’s liberation. All around the world there were challenges to authority. By focusing on substantial collections of original archival material this digital resource provides primary sources to examine these issues in detail.

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Trial access to Prosecuting the Holocaust: British investigations into Nazi war crimes, 1944-1949

Sarah Gilmore14 June 2019

UCL has trial access to Prosecuting the Holocaust: British investigations into Nazi war crimes, 1944-1949 until 14th August 2019. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

Drawn from the UK National Archives Prosecuting the Holocaust: British investigations into Nazi war crimes, 1944-1949 contains a wealth of information regarding the British government’s efforts to investigate and prosecute Nazi crimes during the period 1944-1949. The evidence gathered sheds light on almost every aspect of the Holocaust, from the concentration camp system to the mass murder of the “incurably sick” in psychiatric hospitals. More importantly, it gives a voice to the victims of these atrocities, many of whom testified about their experiences immediately after the war.

The files include materials from the WO 309 (War Office: Judge Advocate General’s Office; British Army of the Rhine War Crimes Group), WO 311 (War Office: Judge Advocate General’s Office; Military Deputy’s Department), and WO 235 (War Office: Judge Advocate General’s Office; War Crimes Case Files) series.

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Trial access to Database of Latin Dictionaries (DLD) and Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources (DMLBS)

Sarah Gilmore7 June 2019

UCL has trial access to Database of Latin Dictionaries (DLD) and Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources (DMLBS) until 5th July 2019.

The Database of Latin Dictionaries (DLD) is a resource for research on the Latin language throughout the ages. Because of its broad spectrum of dictionaries, the DLD offers an overview of Latin vocabulary that an isolated dictionary can not give. In order to cover all possible perspectives on Latin vocabulary, the DLD offers several kinds of dictionaries: defining and translating, thematic, medieval and early modern. Starting in 2005 with only two dictionaries, it has now grown into a collection of 20 dictionaries.

The Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources (DMLBS) is the first dictionary to focus on British Medieval Latin. Covering the period stretching from Gildas (fl. 540) to William Camden (1600), it is based on original research which has been carried out for the purpose of recording their distinctive lexical characteristics. It is also based on systematic searches within computer databases, including the Library of Latin Texts (LLT-A and LLT-B), where many of the texts can be found that make up the sources for the DMLBS.

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Trial access to Newspapers.com : World Collection

Sarah Gilmore2 April 2019

UCL has trial access to Newspapers.com : World Collection until 2nd May 2019. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

Newspapers.com : World Collection  provides online access to 4,000+ historical newspapers. Dating from the early 1700s into the 2000s, this database contains full runs and portions of runs of well-known, regional and state titles to small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.

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Trial access to Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies collection

Sarah Gilmore29 March 2019

UCL has trial access to Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies collection until 25th April 2019. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies collection provides systematic and comprehensive coverage of education and childhood studies around the world. Using structured and original content, users can study and compare countries through six key sections:

  • early childhood
  • childhood
  • youth
  • primary education
  • secondary education
  • higher education

Combined with existing eBooks, articles, and helpful research tools, students can study and build an understanding of education systems, policies, and the nature of childhood and youth experience in different countries throughout the world.

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