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Trial access to Wiley Digital Archives: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland archive

By Sarah Gilmore, on 26 January 2023

UCL has trial access to Wiley Digital Archives: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland archive until 26th February 2023.

Wiley Digital Archives: RAI archive contains nearly one million pieces of unique content, including research data, papers, fieldwork, drawings and photographs, and a wealth of previously uncatalogued material. The digitized collections within this archive contain materials and datasets relating to the study of history of anthropology, religion, race and culture, world history and politics, the history of empire and colonialism, and gender studies.

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Trial access to Cambridge Shakespeare: The Works and Worlds of Shakespeare Online

By Sarah Gilmore, on 10 January 2023

UCL has trial access to Cambridge Shakespeare: The Works and Worlds of Shakespeare Online until 31st March 2023.

Cambridge Shakespeare hosts prize-winning content from Cambridge University Press, with integrated playtexts and notes, reference material and related multimedia resources.

The online platform includes:

  • The complete bestselling New Cambridge Shakespeare series (41 volumes)
  • The New Cambridge Shakespeare: The Early Quartos series (7 volumes)
  • Shakespeare in Production (14 volumes)
  • The award-winning The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare; over 300 transhistorical, international and interdisciplinary essays on Shakespeare and contexts
  • A new version of Emma Smith’s The Cambridge Shakespeare Guide, exclusive to Cambridge Shakespeare
  • Multimedia resources for Shakespeare’s works, curated by the Folger Shakespeare Library
  • The platform will be updated with new content as soon as it is published
  • New for 2022 Shakespeare Survey – with access to all editions.
    • Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of that year’s textual and critical studies, and of the year’s major British performances. The virtues of accessible scholarship and a keen interest in performance, from Shakespeare’s time to our own, have characterised the journal from the start.
    • The books are illustrated with a variety of Shakespearean images and production photographs.

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Trial access to History Commons: Weimar and Nazi Germany

By Sarah Gilmore, on 5 January 2023

UCL has trial access to History Commons: Weimar and Nazi Germany until 3rd February 2023.

History Commons: Weimar and Nazi Germany is the only digital English language primary source archive on Germany that spans the entire interwar period from the 1918 armistice to the outbreak of World War II. It includes nearly 600,000 pages of declassified, exclusive, previously undigitized files sent to the UK Foreign Office from embassies, covert contacts, and other sources.

History Commons: Weimar and Nazi Germany documents an intense time of hyperinflation, political extremism, and seizures of power. It details the aftermath of World War I, recovery following the war, the Great Depression, and Hitler’s rise, providing contemporaneous accounts, documents, reports, and correspondence of how Western democracies struggled with fascism and autocracy.

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Trial access to Black Ballad

By Sarah Gilmore, on 14 December 2022

UCL has trial access to Black Ballad until 17th January 2023.

Black Ballad is the only women’s media publication and data operation in Britain exclusively dedicated to telling the stories and sharing the experiences of Black women in Britain and the wider diaspora.

Society is becoming more and more conscious of the different lived experiences of Black women and the wider Black community, not just because of race but due to the intersection of gender, class, sexuality, ability and other identities. Black Ballad explores race, race relations and Black identities in academia, chronicling Black women’s experiences as they have navigated the changing landscape of the world’s political, social and economic experiences that include Covid-19, Black Lives Matter, health inequality, the ethnic pay gap, Queer Rights and more.

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Trial access to Archive Finder

By Sarah Gilmore, on 17 November 2022

UCL has trial access to Archive Finder including ArchivesUSA and NIDS UK/Ireland until 16th December 2022.

Archive Finder is a current directory which describes over 220,000 collections of primary source material housed in thousands of repositories across the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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Trial access to JFLIX Video Streaming Platform

By Sarah Gilmore, on 16 November 2022

UCL has trial access to JFLIX until 15th December 2022.

JFLIX is a video streaming platform, created in partnership with Movie Discovery, dedicated to award winning films on various topics dealing with Judaism and Israel. From Jewish history through biographies of leaders, along with films about Israeli society and culture. These films discuss questions such as Jewish identity and coping courageously with moral dilemmas.
JFLIX features 356 movies: see the full list on the website.

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Trial access to PressReader

By Sarah Gilmore, on 8 November 2022

UCL has trial access to PressReader until 4th December 2022. To access select ‘Sign In’ and then ‘Library or Group’ and search for University College London. You will be then be directed to the UCL Single Sign on. Use via the app is also included in the trial, download here

PressReader provides access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines as soon as they’re available on shelves. Titles include:

  • The Guardian
  • Newsweek
  • Daily Mail
  • Der Tagesspiegel
  • Libération
  • China Daily
  • La Razon

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Trial access to Oxford Business Group Reports

By Sarah Gilmore, on 26 October 2022

UCL has trial access to Oxford Business Group Reports until 11th November 2022. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere .

**Reports can be read by selecting the View in Online Reader option**

Oxford Business Group is a global research and advisory company producing business intelligence on more than 35 countries. Each business intelligence report is based on in-country research by experienced analysts with access to the most accurate statistics and independent analysis available

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Trial access to Africa-Wide Information (EBSCO)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 20 October 2022

UCL has trial access to Africa-Wide Information until 31st December 2022.

Africa-Wide Information, produced by NISC South Africa, combines bibliographic databases from around the world and covers all facets of Africa and African studies. This includes content from South African Studies, African Studies, and African HealthLine, which focuses on all aspects of health relating to Africa and other developing nations. This database features over 3.2 million citations and abstracts dating back to the 16th century.

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Trial access to Policy Commons

By Sarah Gilmore, on 6 October 2022

UCL has trial access to Policy Commons’ subscriber content until 20th December 2022.

The Policy Commons trial gives enhanced access to the premium content which is not available with free access

Please see their 3-minute video introducing the platform and its features, including List Builder, which allows users to save the publications and reports in private, institutional, or public lists.

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