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Trial access to African Newspapers: The British Library collection 

Sarah Gilmore10 June 2021

UCL has trial access to African Newspapers: The British Library collection until 9th July 2021.

African Newspapers: The British Library collection features nearly 60 newspapers from across the African continent, all published before 1900. Originally archived by the British Library, these rare historical documents are now available in an online collection. From culture to history to geopolitics, the pages of these newspapers offer research opportunities for students and scholars interested in topics related to Africa.

Titles include: Egyptian Gazette (Cairo), Journal Franco-Ethiopien (Djibouti); Central African Times (Blantyre, Malawi), Commercial Gazette (Port Louis, Mauritius), Times of Marocco (Morocco), St. Helena Guardian (Jamestown, St. Helena) and Express en Oranjevrijstaatsch Advertentieblad (Bloemfontein, South Africa).

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Trial access to Atla Religion Database with AtlaSerials (EBSCO)

Sarah Gilmore10 June 2021

UCL has trial access to Atla Religion Database with AtlaSerials until 19th July 2021.

Atla Religion Database combines indexing from Atla Religion Database with AtlaSerials, a full-text collection of major religion and theology journals. Providing coverage from 1949 and retrospective indexing for several journal issues as far back as the nineteenth century, journals are selected for inclusion according to their scholarly merit and scope. Content includes:

  • Full-text content from more than 360 journals
  • More than 2.9 million records
  • Indexing of more than 2,375 journals, more than 1,075 of which are currently being indexed
  • More than 279,000 essay records
  • More than 980,000 review records
  • More than 430,000 book records

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Enhanced access to Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) content until December 2021

Sarah Gilmore8 June 2021

UCL has enhanced access to Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) content until December 2021

This full access includes:

  • Country Reports
  • Country Forecasts
  • Country Data
  • Industry Briefing
  • Market Indicators & Forecasts
  • Global Outlook
  • Commodities

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Trial access to War, State and Society, 1938-1957

Sarah Gilmore1 June 2021

UCL has trial access to War, State and Society until 25th June 2021.

War, State and Society covers the period from 1938-1957 and provides access to thousands of documents from the collections of numerous UK government departments, each responsible for dealing with and reporting on the domestic situation in Britain during the Second World War and its aftermath. Sourced from The National Archives, UK and the History of Advertising Trust, its files provide a uniquely comprehensive insight into the social, economic, political, and cultural affairs of wartime Britain.

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Trial access to UN ComTrade database

Sarah Gilmore18 May 2021

UCL has access to UN ComTrade database until 11th June 2021.To access, go to UN ComTrade database , click on Legacy Annual, go to Home/ReadMe First then scroll down, tick box and “Continue”

The United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database (UN ComTrade database) was established in the early 1960s providing a wealth of trade information to policy makers, the business community, research institutions and the general public. It stores standardised official annual and monthly trade statistics reported by countries and reflects international merchandise flows detailed by commodity and partner country with coverage reaching up to 99 percent of world merchandise trade.

Basic data access to UN Comtrade is free, however UCL has trial access to subscriber levels of data access

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Trial access to Ta Kung Pao Full text Database, 1902-1949

Sarah Gilmore18 May 2021

UCL has trial access to Ta Kung Pao Full text Database, 1902-1949 until 31st July 2021.

Ta Kung Pao is one of the most influential newspapers in modern China,. The database provides all old issues of the Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, Hankou, Hong Kong and Guilin editions. Currently, the database includes at least 2 million pieces of news and 200,000 high resolution images.

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Trial access to UN iLibrary

Sarah Gilmore7 May 2021

UCL has trial access to UN iLibrary until 1st August 2021.

UN iLibrary provides access to all digital content created by the United Nations and features an interface in all six official UN languages. There are approximately 9000 titles included in the collection covering the following topics: 

  • Agriculture Rural Development and Forestry 
  • Children and Youth 
  • Democracy and Governance 
  • Disarmament 
  • Drugs, Crime and Terrorism 
  • Economic and Social Development 
  • Environment and Climate Change 
  • Human Rights and Refugees 
  • Human Settlements and Urban Issues 
  • International Law and Justice 
  • International Trade and Finance 
  • Migration 
  • Natural Resources, Water and Energy 
  • Peacekeeping and Security 
  • Population and Demography 
  • Public Health 
  • Transportation and Public Safety 
  • United Nations 
  • Women and Gender Issues 

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Trial access to Churchill Archive (Bloomsbury)

Sarah Gilmore4 May 2021

UCL has trial access to Bloomsbury’s Churchill Archive until 4th July 2021.

The Churchill Archive provides access to over 800,000 pages of original documents, as well as expert resources to gain unique insight into diverse topics in modern international history. Documents range from Churchill’s personal correspondence to exchanges between great leaders of the 19th and 20th centuries and span the period from the Boer War to the Cold War.

  • Watch the video tour to understand how to navigate the archive and discover its features, functionality and educational resources.
  • Visit Teaching and Research to explore the In-depth Guides, Introductions and Collection Highlights.
  • Set up MyArchive, a personalisation area that allows users to save searches, export citations and favourite, download or print documents

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Trial access to Peshitta Online

Sarah Gilmore30 April 2021

UCL has trial access to Peshitta Online (Brill) until 31st May 2021. Access via Desktop@UCL Anywhere or select login then ‘Access via Your Institution’

Peshitta Online features the Syriac translation of the Old Testament made on the basis of the Hebrew text during the second century CE. Much like the Greek translations of the Old Testament, this version is an important source for our knowledge of the text of the Old Testament. The present edition, published by the Peshitta Institute in Amsterdam on behalf of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament, is the first scholarly edition of this text. It presents the evidence of all known ancient manuscripts and gives full introductions to the individual books

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Trial access to Women’s Studies Archive (Gale)

Sarah Gilmore29 April 2021

UCL has trial access to Women’s Studies Archive from Gale until 4th June 2021.

Women’s Studies Archive focuses on bringing women’s stories to light, connecting archival collections concerning women’s history from across the globe and from a wide range of sources. Focusing on the evolution of feminism throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the archive provides materials on women’s political activism, such as suffrage, birth control, pacifism, civil rights, and socialism, and on women’s voices, from female-authored literature to women’s periodicals.

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