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Latest blog posts
E-books on demand@UCL JSTOR project now closed
Wed, 08 Jul 2015 13:12:00 +0000
Since May, UCL users have had access to an additional 25,000+ e-books via JSTOR. The money we deposited for this access has now all been spent and from Friday only those titles we have purchased will remain accessible. We have purchased over 500 additional e-books from JSTOR during the project – a list of the […]Read more...
Trial access to SNL Metals & Mining for one week only
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 09:09:23 +0000
UCL has trial access to SNL Metals & Mining for one week only, 6th-10th July 2015. SNL Metals & Mining is an interactive online database with in-depth reports, real-time news and custom analysis tools, including a custom mapping app and Excel add-in, for all your research needs on the global mining industry. With coverage on over […]Read more...
Getting the most from 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.
- How do I find a book? (PDF) | Video
- How do I find journals? (PDF)
- How do I find materials for essays, dissertations and theses? (PDF)
- How do I renew my books?
Search everything in Explore
||Printed and electronic book and journal titles held by UCL|
||A remotely-held catalogue of millions of electronic journal articles and other full-text e-resources|
||UCL Library Services' digital collections|
||Open access documents from UCL's publications repository|
UCL Exam Papers
||Electronic copies of UCL exam papers|
UCL's archives catalogue
||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
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.
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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