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Full access to Periodicals Archive Online (PAO)

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:56:02 +0000

UCL now has access to all content within Periodicals Archive Online (PAO). PAO includes the full text of over 750 historically respected journals in the humanities and social sciences. Content is available from volume 1, issue 1, published from 1802 to 2005, across 37 different disciplines, from over 30 countries and in more than 25 languages. […]

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Trial access to China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database (CNKI)

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:36:27 +0000

UCL has trial access to China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database (CNKI) until 20th May 2015. For off-site access please use Web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere . The resource can be viewed either in English or Chinese and comprises of: China Academic Journals Full-text Database (CJFD) China Statistical Yearbooks Full-text Database (CSYD) National Population Census of China (NPCC) […]

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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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