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Trial access to Colonial Africa in Official Statistics, 1821-1953

Sarah Gilmore31 January 2020

UCL has trial access to Colonial Africa in Official Statistics, 1821-1953, from British Online Archives, until 29th February 2020. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere  .

Colonial Africa in Official Statistics, 1821-1953 covers 132 of African history in statistics. The late nineteenth century ‘Scramble for Africa’ saw European colonialist powers carve up the African continent between themselves. Great Britain controlled the largest portion of territory, with its Colonial Regulations requiring an ‘Annual Blue Book’ to be transmitted from each colony to the British Colonial Office. The Blue Book was an attempt to standardise statistical reports, primarily covering economic development as well as demographic, ecclesiastical and public records.

This collection contains Blue Books and other archival material from 13 British colonies and protectorates in Africa dating 1821-1953. The standardised nature of the Blue Books enables comparisons to be drawn geographically (between colonies), and over time on issues from colonial economic practice to education and hospitals.

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Access to Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History now available

Anna Sansome23 September 2019

UCL now has access to the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History, a collection of in-depth, peer-reviewed articles written by subject experts across a wide-range of topics in Latin American history.

The articles are designed to give readers a solid foundational overview of a given topic as well as forming the basis for further research. The encyclopedia is updated monthly with new articles, revisions to existing essays or summaries of forthcoming articles. The resource incorporates multimedia content, including images and videos.

This new subscription complements UCL’s existing access to the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History, which follows the same continuously-updated, peer-reviewed format.

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

Anna Sansome21 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.

Please send feedback on these resources to your subject librarian.