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Trial access to The Virgil Encyclopedia

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:56:44 +0000

UCL has trial access to the The Virgil Encyclopedia from 14th January until 16th February 2015. The Virgil Encyclopedia is the first comprehensive reference volume to be published in English on Publius Vergilius Maro, the classical Roman poet whose works and thoughts have been at the center of Western literary, cultural, artistic, and pedagogical traditions […]

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E-books on demand@UCL UPDATE – EBL pilot now closed

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 09:13:29 +0000

Last month we announced several pilot projects involving users in the acquisition of e-book content. The pilot project with EBL has now ended as the money we deposited with them has been spent. We are now evaluating this pilot so if you have any feedback, please contact your site / subject librarian The JSTOR pilot […]

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What is Explore?

Explore is UCL Library Services' single search tool for finding journals, books, full-text articles, archive material and much more. Whether you're looking for items on your reading list or information for a project or research, you'll find it in Explore and you get instant access to any full-text we subscribe to.

Explore contains the whole of the UCL library catalogue, but also much more besides.


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What content is available on Explore?

All resources
Search everything in Explore
Library catalogue
Printed and electronic book and journal titles held by UCL
Journal articles
A remotely-held catalogue of millions of electronic journal articles and other full-text e-resources
Digital collections
UCL Library Services' digital collections
UCL Discovery
Open access documents from UCL's publications repository
UCL Exam Papers
Electronic copies of UCL exam papers
UCL Archives
UCL's archives catalogue
UCL Journals
Journal titles to which UCL Library provides access, both print and electronic
UCL Reading Lists
Links to lists by course code or title

If you know you are looking for a particular type of material, we recommend limiting your search to that type of material before entering your search terms. E.g. if you know you are looking for a library book, select Library catalogue from the drop-down list before typing your search.

If you are looking for the most relevant information (of any type) on a particular topic, simply type your search terms into the box and then look at your results. You can later narrow down your search results by type of material (e.g. UCL library books) if you wish, simply by clicking on one of the links to the left of the results.

How are Explore's search results ranked?

Explore uses a complex ranking called ScholarRank which is tailored to the academic environment. It starts by ranking results according to the presence of your search terms in their author/title etc. Then it ranks materials more highly if they are known to be more well-respected/used by academic users.

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