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Electronic databases - title list U: Available in the Library's Reading Rooms

The electronic databases available in the British Library's London Reading Rooms cover business and intellectual property, the humanities (including rare books and music), manuscripts, maps, science, social science and official publications, newspapers and our Asia, Pacific & Africa Collections.

Owing to licensing restrictions, these resources can only be accessed from British Library workstations within our Reading Rooms and Business & IP Centre.

Except where indicated, titles are available in all the Library's London Reading Rooms.

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Title Brief Description

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UK Union Catalogue of Chinese Books Includes more than 100,000 records from the catalogues of the British Library's Chinese collections, and those of the university libraries of Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Leeds and the School of Oriental and African Studies (London). Thus it supplements rather than replaces these individual catalogues. The database can be accessed externally at http://www.sinica.ac.uk where further details of the project can be found.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Asian & African Studies Reference Enquiry desk.
Online resource
UKOP Online Bibliographic database of Parliamentary and non-Parliamentary publications published by TSO and its predecessor HMSO, publications of intergovernmental organisations for which TSO/HMSO is the sales agent, and publications of government departments and agencies published directly and not by TSO/HMSO with links to full text of selected documents.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desk.

Online resource

UKpressonline Ukpressonline provides text searchable access to full page facsimiles of some of the UK’s biggest selling popular newspapers of the 20th and 21st centuries. The archive is currently under construction but already complete are the Daily Mirror 1903 to date, Daily Express / Sunday Express May 2000 to date, the Daily Star May 2000 to date, and the Star Sunday September 2002 to date.
The Daily Express 20th Century Archives is now under construction and around 180,000 pages covering selected dates between 1900 and 1982 are also currently available.
Ukraine Parliamentary Election, 2012 Ephemera and official documents related to the 2012 parliamentary election in Ukraine, cross searchable with other Slavic e-content from East View.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Science, Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.
Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry Covers the science and technology in all areas of industrial chemistry including organic and inorganic chemicals, pharmaceuticals, polymers and plastics, metals and alloys, food chemistry etc.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Science Reference Enquiry desk.
Online resource
Ulrich's Periodicals Directory Provides information on international publishers, corporate authors, periodicals, serials, annuals, continuations etc. Also complete names and addresses of many serials publishers and distributors world-wide.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Science, Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.

Online resource

UN Index The current database of all United Nations documents and publications of the period. The data is bibliographic except for UN resolutions, which are in full text. This archival disc is received annually; for current material use access UN.
NB: Only available from the standalone terminal in the Social Sciences Reading Room.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desk.

CD-ROM resource

Underground and Independent Comics A scholarly online collection for researchers of adult comic books and graphic novels. Beginning with the first underground comix from the 1960s to the work of modern sequential artists to the present day, content is supplemented by interviews, criticism, and journal articles. Note: contains graphic material that some may find offensive.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.

Online resource

United Nations Demographic Yearbook Compilation of international demographic statistics prepared by the Statistics Division of the United Nations and providing information on 229 countries and areas of the world. Includes times series of population size, age, sex and urban/ rural residence, natality, mortality and nuptiality as well as selected derived measures concerning these components of population change. (1948-)
For help with this resource: see staff at the Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desk.

Online resource

United Nations Official Documents System Provides access to the full text of United Nations Parliamentary documentation and official records from 1992 and resolutions from 1946 to the present.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Intellectual Property Reference Enquiry desk.

Online resource

United Nations Treaty Collection Includes full text of the UN Treaty Series, Dec. 1946-Apr. 2003, a collection of treaties and international agreements registered with the Secretary-General; full text of the earlier League of Nations Treaty Series, July 1920-Oct.1944; Status of Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary General (as of 1st January 2006); and the Index to the UN Treaty Series.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Intellectual Property Reference Enquiry desk.

Online resource

University of Michigan Documents Center Gives links to US Federal Government, Foreign Governments, International Agencies, US State and local governments.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.
Online resource
Urban Geoscientific Data of East and Southeast Asia GIS data sets of 11 cities covering geology, hydrology, soils and other related themes.
NB: Only available from the standalone terminal in the Maps Reading Room.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Maps Reference Enquiry desk.

CD-ROM resource

US Census Bureau - Census 2000 Block Maps US census block maps in PDF format. Disc 1 - North Eastern states.
NB: Only available from the standalone terminal in the Maps Reading Room.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Maps Reference Enquiry desk.

CD-ROM resource

U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1994 See Congressional Serial Set Digital Edition, 1817-1994. Online resource
U.S. Congressional Serial Set Maps, 1817-1994 See Congressional Serial Set Digital Edition, 1817-1994, Maps. Online resource