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Trial access 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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Trial access to reference content in biomedical sciences, life sciences and neuroscience & biobehavioral psychology

AnnaSansome21 August 2019

UCL has trial access to three of Elsevier’s Reference Modules until September 2020.

The Reference Modules are subject-focused collections intended to provide authoritative, foundational content for students and interdisciplinary researchers. The Reference Modules are each overseen by an editorial board and combine a set of curated and updated articles from Elsevier’s major reference works with newly-written content. In addition, access is provided to the full content of the underlying reference works.

UCL is trialling access to:

Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences
This includes access to the latest editions of reference works such as the Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering, the Encyclopedia of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, the Encyclopedia of Cardiovascular Research and Medicine, the International Encyclopedia of Public Health and Comprehensive Toxicology – see the full list of titles included in the trial in Explore.

Reference Module in Life Sciences
This includes access to the latest editions of reference works such as the Encyclopedia of Animal Behaviour and the Encyclopedia of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology – see the full list of titles included in the trial in Explore.

Reference Module in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Psychology
This includes access to the latest editions of reference works such as Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference, Comprehensive Clinical Psychology and the Encyclopedia of Movement Disorders – see the full list of titles included in the trial in Explore.

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Trial access to Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975: Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest

Sarah EGilmore25 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 EGilmore14 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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