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General & Reference Resources

A Subject Guide for Multi-Disciplinary Research

Key databases for multi-disciplinary literature searching

Multi-disciplinary Resources

BoB National (Box of Broadcasts)

UCL staff and students can now access BoB within the EU until 31st July 2020 Access or use of BoB is only permitted within the United Kingdom. Requires login with UCL username and password. This is a streaming only service. BoB requires a flashplayer 9 for PC's or 10 for Mac. The earliest supported browser versions are: Internet Explorer 10, Mozilla Firefox 26, Safari 5, Google Chrome 31.

Engineering Village

Index of engineering and applied science publications. Includes Inspec and Compendex.

Oxford Reference Online

Full text of dictionaries, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press, including 130 English and bilingual dictionaries.

USPTO Patent Database

The database includes information about all US patents (including utility, design, reissue, plant patents and SIR documents) from the first patent issued in 1790 to the most recent issue week.

Financial Times (

UCL username and password required. Registration is required on first visit to enable off-site and ePaper access.