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UCL has trial access to ACSESS Digital Library

Sarah EGilmore16 November 2018

UCL has trial access to journal content of ACSESS Digital Library until 15th December 2018. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

UCL’s trial access to ACSESS Digital Library comprises of the published content of the Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies, including their 14 journals. Please note that ebook content isn’t included in the trial, however several titles are open access so freely available to all.

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

Trial access to Gale Digital Scholar Lab

Sarah EGilmore9 November 2018

UCL has trial access to Gale Digital Scholar Lab until 4th December 2018. Access requires a trial username and password (UCL username and password required to view e-resource password page), then click on ‘Access this Database’

Gale Digital Scholar Lab allows users to explore UCL’s holdings from Gale Primary Sources using Digital Humanities tools which enable new ways of interrogating content, analysing insights and outputting discoveries.

Users can:

  • create custom content sets containing as many as 10,000 documents.
  • search across their library’s Gale Primary Sources holdings and seamlessly select documents to be added to their custom content set
  • analyse and interrogate the data with the built in text analysis and visualization tools. Digital humanities analysis methods include: Named Entity Recognition, Topic Modelling, Parts of Speech, and more
  • save content sets allowing them to manage their research for long term projects
  • publish their outputs with confidence retaining all intellectual property rights and are free to share analysis outputs

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Trial access to UN Comtrade database

Sarah EGilmore31 October 2018

UCL has trial access to UN Comtrade database until 1st December 2018. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

On first login, users will need to enter their UCL e-mail address to be able to customize their accounts, save queries, create aggregates and utilize batch processing.

Initial login instructions:

  • Go to UN Comtrade database
  • Click on ‘Legacy’ then ‘Legacy Annual’
  • Go to ‘Home’ then ‘ReadMe First’
  • Scroll down, tick box and ‘Continue’
  • Go to ‘My Account’, ‘Account Info’ and add your UCL email.
  • To access the other databases (WITS and BACI), you should extract the authorization code from ‘Account Info’ (under the ‘My Account’ tab).  This same authorization code/token is needed to access the API.

Please follow this link for information on how to fully use UN Comtrade: https://unstats.un.org/unsd/tradekb/Knowledgebase/Comtrade-User-Guide?Keywords=user

In addition, many answers are available here: https://comtrade.un.org/kb/search.aspx#ikb_SearchResults

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Trial access to Access World News (NewsBank)

Sarah EGilmore29 October 2018

UCL has trial access to Access World News until 30th November 2018. Access requires trial username and password (UCL username and password required to view e-resource password page)

Access World News is a comprehensive collection of full-text news sources which provides extensive coverage at a local, state, regional, national and international level and features most major U.S. news sources circulation, plus many hard-to-find local and regional titles that are unavailable elsewhere. Additionally, Access World News offers more than 5,900 U.S. and international news sources from 172 countries on six continents.

  • Provides more than 528 million current and archived articles users can easily search, browse, print and email
  • Offers extensive coverage at local, regional, national and international levels
  • Includes complete electronic editions of thousands of large and small news sources worldwide, many unavailable elsewhere

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

Trial access to The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000

Sarah EGilmore26 October 2018

UCL has trial access to The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000 until 26th November 2018.

The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000 was launched in 1855, and within 10 years was able to claim it had ‘the largest circulation in the world’, boasting world-famous writers such as George Augustus Sala. For more than 150 years it has shaped and recorded the history and democratic values of the United Kingdom. The Sunday Telegraph was launched as a sister paper in 1961, and The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000 provides users with access to both the daily and Sunday editions.

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Trial access to Global Health (CABI)

Sarah EGilmore10 October 2018

UCL has trial access to Global Health until 5th November 2018.

Global Health is a specialist bibliographic abstracting and indexing database dedicated to public health and completing the picture of international medical and health research.

  • Derived from over 7,000 journals, reports, books and conferences, Global Health contains over 3 million scientific records from 1973 to the present.
  • Publications from over 100 countries in 50 languages are abstracted, and all relevant non-English-language papers are translated.
  • The database’s open serials policy and coverage of international and grey literature means that 40% of material contained in Global Health is unique to the database. Everything from proceedings, theses, electronic-only publications and other hard-to-find sources are included.
  • Global Health has a growing number of full text articles (over 90,000) from journals, conferences, and reports.

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Trial access to Current Archaeology and Current World Archaeology

Sarah EGilmore5 October 2018

UCL has trial access to Current Archaeology and Current World Archaeology until 2nd November 2018. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

Current Archaeology archive includes the full text of the magazine from the first issue in 1967.

This monthly magazine covers the archaeology of all periods – from Prehistory and ancient human origins, Roman and Anglo-Saxon Britain, and the Middle Ages right through to modern times and contains interviews of archaeologists accompanied by informative photographs and stunning aerial images.

Current World Archaeology has been archived from vol, 1 in 2003.

This magazine covers the latest archaeological discoveries: spanning the world from Classical Greece and Rome, through Egypt, Mesopotamia and the Near East, into Asia, the Far East and beyond. Providing insights into exclusive locations on every continent: from the Mayan jungle to the Siberian tundra, from the Greek Archipelago to the Easter Island enigma

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Trial access to Artfilms

Sarah EGilmore28 September 2018

UCL has trial access Artfilms until 31st December 2018. To access the trial you will need to login using the Artfilms password from the library passwords page (UCL users only).

Artfilms streams thousands of videos supporting the arts curriculum with content specifically related to the creative arts.

Content covers disciplines such as:

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Trial access to PressReader

Sarah EGilmore28 September 2018

UCL has trial access to PressReader until 14th November 2018.

PressReader delivers the world’s newspapers and magazines to subscribers online on their computer, mobile device, tablet or eReader. Offering access to over 7,000 newspapers and magazines from more than 100 countries in 60+ languages PressReader offers an enhanced digital replica of the publication. Just like reading a print edition, viewers can browse articles and other key elements, including pictures, advertisements, classifieds, and notices and benefit from the added ability to perform keyword searches across all titles, and save both stories and full publications.

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Trial access to American Religion: Denominational Newspapers

Sarah EGilmore26 September 2018

UCL has trial access to American Religion: Denominational Newspapers until 23rd October 2018.

American Religion: Denominational Newspapers enables users to explore the role of religion in 19th century American life. The database includes:

  • Historical newspapers covering religious news, and the role religion played in American life and society.
  • Materials supporting research of early American history, religious history, ethnic studies, abolitionism, Civil War, and gender studies.
  • More than 320 rare newspapers from over 30 states published between 1799 and 1900

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