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Trial access to Film Platform
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:58:34 +0000
UCL has trial access to Film Platform streaming service until 26th May 2017. For off-site access please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere. Film Platform serves as a bridge between academia and documentary film, bringing UCL’s users the most relevant and highly regarded films from the festival circuit. With the aim of bringing these important stories to the […]Read more...
Trial access to Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:45:10 +0000
UCL has trial access to Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers until 30th April 2017. Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers is a full-text searchable, facsimile-image database which provides a window on events, culture, and daily life in nineteenth-century America. The collection features publications of all kinds, from the political party newspapers at the beginning of the nineteenth century to […]Read more...
UCL Library Services provides access to over 50,000 ejournals, the vast majority of which are accessible to UCL students and staff from both on and off campus.
If you have any questions or problems with using ejournals then please contact us.
If you know the title of the journal that interests you, check the A-Z listings to see if UCL has access. To see which titles in your subject area are available, use the subject listing.
The lists of available titles contain three columns:
- Links to the Journal title appear in the left-hand column. These links will open the SFX menu, presenting the available options for full text access. Use the 'Go' button in the SFX menu to link to the journal home page. If there is more than one option for access, choose the one that has the year/volume/issue you need.
- The middle column details Availability, which volumes and years of the journal are accessible to UCL users. Providers may have content on their sites which is outside these dates - this content will be inaccessible or require payment to view.
- The right-hand column, Actions, displays the SFX@UCL button. This can be clicked instead of the Journal title link to open the SFX menu. The SFX@UCL button also appears when you search Explore, MetaLib and individual databases.
- UCL may have access via more than one route. For instance, some journals are available both from the publisher's own site and also from a host service such as IngentaConnect.
- The title may have changed publisher. It may be that the new publisher provides access to the current content while the previous publisher continues to provide access to the older content.
- Different coverage may be available from different sources. Older issues may be available through services like JSTOR, while current content is hosted on the publisher's own site.
The journal content will be the same at every location. The difference between the sites will instead be related to the timespan covered, the means of authenticating access or the currency of the material.
A moving wall or embargo is the specified time difference between the latest issue of a journal available electronically and the latest issue to have been published. For example, many ejournals in JSTOR have a moving wall of three years, so that only content more than three years old is accessible. The moving wall refers to complete years only and the current, incomplete year is not counted.
If you are on-site using a computer running on the UCL network, your access to the journals will usually be automatically authenticated and you should not need to enter a username and password.
A few titles require a special username and password for access. This is indicated in the SFX box that appears when you click on the journal title in the ejournals list. You will see a link to UCL Library Services' passwords page. The passwords page is only accessible to UCL staff and students and passwords MUST NOT be divulged to anyone else.
If you are off-site, the links in the ejournals list, Explore, MetaLib and individual databases will direct you to UCL’s single sign-on screen each time you start a new session. Once you have logged in with your UCL userid and password, you will be able to access eresources off-site. Once you have entered this information you won't be asked for it again to access other titles. This remains the case until you close your web browser.
Please note: a few ejournals CANNOT be accessed using the proxy server. These titles require a special username and password provided by the publisher. If you need one of these passwords, there will be a note in the SFX menu, with a link to the passwords page where it can be found. The passwords page is only accessible to UCL staff and students and passwords MUST NOT be divulged to anyone else.
Users must observe the terms and conditions of UCL's licence agreements with publishers. If a user breaches these terms and conditions, UCL's access may be suspended. Please read the list of permitted and prohibited activities before accessing any eresources. If you have any queries then please contact us.
Generally speaking, your access to electronic journals is dependent on UCL Library Services having arranged a subscription. There are some ejournals that are freely available, but the majority are not. Although you do not usually need a username and password when you are on-site at UCL, this does not mean that the journal is free - most journals are being authenticated on the basis of UCL's IP addresses, which are supplied to publishers when access is set up.
Many publishers require extra payments for access to older content so you may find that you can access recent content but not all the issues available. There are also a number of journals which still do not have an electronic version or where online access is only designed for individuals or society members, not institutions.
Please contact us and provide the following details:
- the nature of the fault
- the URL, title and name of the article you are having problems accessing
- the error message and URL of the page on which it appeared
You can help yourself solve problems by:
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