GALE - All Databases

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Gale is a publishing company, from which we purchase several online databases. These databases are available on the Gale search engine.

  • Some are "cross-searchable" - you can search them all at once. (Use the link above to see all of these.) 
  • Others (at the bottom of the list) must be searched individually.

Cross-searchable databases:

 Database Description CPI.Q 1980-

  • Use this database to find articles from a comprehensive list of Canadian and international journals, magazines, selected sections of the Globe and Mail, Canadian biographies, and other reference content from Thomson Gale, all with a Canadian focus.


     Database Description Academic OneFile  1980-

    • A source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from journals and reference sources.
    • Coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.
    • Millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text.
    • Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995.


       Database Description Gale Virtual Reference Library

      • A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.



        • A selection of e-books from Gale Publishing.


           Database Description Grzimek's Animal Life

          • Provides coverage on more than 4,000 species, and includes more than 11,000 images, videos, illustrations, and maps

          Databases that must be searched individually: 

          Database Description  Literature Resource Center

          • Up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
          •  Includes MLA Bibliography.

          Database Description Eighteenth Century Collections Online

          • Digital images of every page of 150,000 books published during the 18th Century.
          • Full-text searching of approximately 26 million pages.

          Database Description The Times Digital Archive 1785 -1985

          • Complete digital edition of The Times (London),
          • Keyword searching and hit-term highlighting to retrieve full facsimile images of either a specific article or a complete page.
          • The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos divided into categories to facilitate searching.

          Database Description 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection

          • Newspapers and news pamphlets gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757 - 1817).
          • 700 or so bound volumes of newspapers and news pamphlets published mostly in London, also some English provincial, Irish and Scottish papers, and a few examples from the American colonies, Europe and India.

          Some of these databases were one-time purchases with Knowledge Ontario (not funded since 2012).

          Varies by database.
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          Gale Virtual Reference Library

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          This is an e-book platform, with many reference books available. The books can be searched as a group, or an individual title can be opened, viewed, or searched.

          The following Reference titles are included:

          • Business Leader Profiles for Students , 2v,  1999
          • Cities of the World , 6th ed.,  4v,  2002
          • The College Blue Book , 33rd ed.,  6v,  2006
          • Company Profiles for Students , 3v,  1999
          • Computer Sciences , 4v,  2002
          • Countries and Their Cultures , 4v,  2001
          • Encyclopedia of Business and Finance , 2nd ed.,  2v,  2006
          • Encyclopedia of Communication and Information , 3v,  2002
          • Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice , 2nd ed.,  4v,  2002
          • Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior , 2nd ed.,  4v,  2001
          • Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered History in America , 3v,  2004
          • Encyclopedia of Management , 5th ed.,  2006
          • Encyclopedia of Products & Industries - Manufacturing , 2v,  2008
          • Encyclopedia of Public Health , 4v,  2002
          • Encyclopedia of Sociology , 2nd ed.,  5v,  2001
          • Encyclopedia of World Biography , 2nd ed.,  23v,  2004
          • Encyclopedia of World Biography , Vol. 24,  2nd ed.,  2005
          • Encyclopedia of World Biography , Vol. 25,  2nd ed.,  2005
          • Encyclopedia of World Biography , Vol. 26,  2nd ed.,  2006
          • Encyclopedia of World Biography , Vol. 27,  2nd ed.,  2007
          • Enfermedades y Trastornos de la Salud , 3v,  2004
          • Environmental Encyclopedia , 3rd ed.,  2v,  2003
          • Gale E-Commerce Sourcebook , 2v,  2003
          • Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce , 2v,  2002
          • The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology , 2nd ed.,  2001
          • The Gale Encyclopedia of Science , 3rd ed.,  6v,  2004
          • Geo-Data: The World Geographical Encyclopedia , 3rd ed.,  2003
          • International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis , 3v,  2005
          • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Physical Geography , 5v,  2003
          • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cities , 4v,  2000
          • Lucent Library of Science and Technology: Virtual Reality , 2004
          • Nutrition and Well-Being A to Z , 2v,  2004
          • Pollution A to Z , 2v,  2004
          • Psychologists and Their Theories for Students , 2v,  2005
          • Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans , 22nd ed.,  2006
          • Science and Its Times , 8v,  2001
          • Science of Everyday Things , 4v,  2002
          • UXL Encyclopedia of Science , 2nd ed.,  10v,  2002
          • Water: Science and Issues , 4v,  2003
          • World of Earth Science , 2v,  2003
          • World Press Encyclopedia , 2nd ed.,  2v,  2003

          This product comes from Thomson Gale publishers and is available on the Gale interface with other Gale databases. It is part of the Knowledge Ontario package.

          Stable URL: 

          A stable url (or persistent link) is a link that connects a user to a particular item in a database or on the web.

          To link to a particular book or article, click on "Bookmark" and copy the URL provided.



          GenderWatch is a full text database of unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas. With its archival material, dating back to 1970 in some cases, GenderWatch is a repository of an important historical perspective on the evolution of the women's movement and the changes in gender roles. Publications include academic and scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, booklets and pamphlets, conference proceedings, and government, non-governmental organizations, and special reports. It covers over 200 publications.

          Varies by title, 1970 to present
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          Stable URL: 

          A stable url (or persistent link) is a link that connects a user to a particular item in a database or on the web.

          When you have full record for an item, look for "Document URL" at the bottom. Check to see if the the proxy prefix is included. Copy this link for a stable url. See the ProQuest information sheet.

          Some ProQuest databases use the doi system to create a stable link.

          To link to a particular article via doi, look for the line that provides a doi and use it to create a link.

          DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2009.02.013

          To ensure off-campus access, include the proxy prefix:


          Since this database also contains links to Get it! you can use the "Save Citation" data to create a link to the article.


          Globe and Mail (1844-2011)


          The Globe and Mail (1844-2009) is Canada's National Newspaper, daily offering over a million readers from coast to coast unparalleled national, international and business reporting, analysis and commentary.

          It’s the deepest and most extensive online historic newspaper archive in Canada and includes every news story, photograph, map, advertisement, classified ad, political cartoon, birth and death notice, and more. The breadth and depth of content make it a vital and convenient research tool for educators, librarians and all researchers. (from the website)

          This resource offers the full-page archive of the Globe and Mail newspaper dating back to the pre-Confederation era. This image-rich database brings the entire archive of Canada's National Newspaper to your desktop in seconds.


          Each page is presented in .pdf format, with the search term highlighted.

          For access to current or recent Globe & Mail content, see Newspapers at Trent Library.



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          The Gutenberg-e prizewinning books represent the most distinguished and innovative scholarship delivered with creative and thoughtful use of digital technology. These books have undergone a rigorous academic review process by distinguished historians brought together by the American Historical Association and produced through a close collaboration between the authors and the electronic publishing staff at Columbia University Press.

          There are 35 books representing a range of subjects:

          1999 award winners topic: Africa, colonial Latin America, and South Asia
          2000 award winners topic: Europe before 1800
          2001 award winners topic: Military history and history of foreign relations
          2002: History of North America before 1900
          2003: Women's History or History of Gender

            While these digital monographs can be printed out and read in the traditional way, the electronic versions offer elements that cannot be conveyed in print: extensive documentation, hyperlinks to supplementary literature, images, music, video, and links to related websites.

            The Gutenberg-e prize is a collaborative effort between Columbia University Press and the American Historical Association, committed to exploring and promoting the electronic publication of scholarly writing. The Andrew W. Mellon foundation provides financial support for the project.


            Includes links to videos, graphics, sound files.

            Recent books
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            A few new books are added each year.

            HighWire Press


            As the leading ePublishing platform, HighWire (a division of the Stanford University Libraries) partners with independent scholarly publishers, societies, associations, and university presses to facilitate the digital dissemination of journals.

            HighWire provides the platform on which the publications are made available, not the content.

            Some of the journals are available by subscription only and Trent subscribes to many of these.


            Trent does not subscribe to the all HighWire Press e-journals; hence you may get results that include pay-per-view articles when you use the search engine. Please keep in mind that you have the option of ordering those articles through Trent's Interlibrary Loan system without a charge. Also, check our E-Journals A-Z to find out if we have access from another site.

            Some content is available to the public, without subscription.

            Varies by title.
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            History Cooperative


            The History Cooperative is a pioneering nonprofit humanities resource offering top-level online history scholarship. Four leaders in historical scholarship and cutting-edge technology have joined forces to create the premier resource for historians on the Web:

            • The American Historical Association
            • Organization of American Historians
            • University of Illinois Press
            • National Academies Press.

            There are currently 21 journals in the collective:

            • American Historical Review
            • Common-place
            • Environmental History
            • Health and History
            • The History Teacher
            • Indiana Magazine of History
            • Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association
            • Journal of American History
            • Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
            • Journal of Social History
            • Journal of World History
            • Labour History
            • Labour / Le Travail
            • Law and History Review
            • Massachusetts Historical Review
            • Oral History Review
            • Oregon Historical Quarterly
            • Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography
            • Western Historical Quarterly
            • William and Mary Quarterly
            • World History Connected

            Not all issues of all journals are accessible.

            Varies, according to the journal, but most are fairly current issues.
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            House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

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            The House of Commons Parliamentary Papers are vital to the historical record of Britain, its former Colonies and the wider world. They are among the richest and most detailed primary sources for the history of the past two centuries, and are fundamental to an understanding of current legislation, policy making and the political environment. HCPP online, with searchable full text, and detailed subject indexing, makes it possible to fully exploit the enormous potential of this resource for the first time.


            The papers are mostly images of pages.

            Trent has access to the 19th Century Collection covering 1801-1900
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            Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000

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            Women and Social Movements contains the following resources:

            • 91 document projects that interpret and present documents, most of which are not otherwise available online. Each document project poses an interpretive question and provides a collection of documents that address the question. Altogether these document projects provide more than 3,600 documents, approximately 780 images, and over 700 links to other websites. They demonstrate that historical analysis is an interpretive process based on documents. Viewers of the site are encouraged to participate in that interpretive process. We expect to add twelve new document projects annually. Women and Social Movements is also now accepting submissions of document projects for consideration for online publication. See below for more information.
            • More than 150,000 pages of full-text documents pertaining to Women and Social Movements. These materials have been selected by the Editors for their relevance to the focus of the website. We plan to add 5,000 additional pages of documents annually.
            • A dictionary of social movements and organizations.
            • A chronology of U.S. Women's History.
            • Teaching Tools with lesson ideas and document-based questions related to the website's document projects. 

            (from the website)

            Canadian Women and Social Movements
            In October 2009, a special edition for Canadian women was released: Volume 13, Number 2.

            Editors for this project included Canadian feminist historians Lara Campbell (Simon Fraser University); Nancy Janovicek (University of Calgary); Tamar Myers (University of British Columbia); and Joan Sangster (Trent University). This issue includes two dedicated document projects on Canadian feminism, one from Trent University faculty members Margaret Hobbs and Susan Wurtele.

            This is an Alexander Street database, unique because they provide full text and primary documents. It can be browsed by author, by source, by year, by project, by movement, and chronologically. It also contains a powerful search engine.


            This database has been combined with Primary Sources of the Women's Movement. It includes the full text of the documents included.

            1600 - present
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            Wiley Online Library


            Wiley Online Library hosts a collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It includes access to scholarly articles from 1500 journals, almost 10,000 online books, and hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases. (from the website, edited)

            There are two options for connecting to this resource.

            • The Wiley site allows searching across all publication types (books & journals).
              • If you use the Wiley site, you'll be shown results for all content, whether Trent has access to it or not. Look for the "unlocked" icon to indicate content we have paid for. (No icon = not available.)
            • Scholars Portal Journals searches only the journals, along with thousands of other e-journals available to Trent.  Select "Subscribed Collections Only" to search.
            • Scholars Portal Books searches the books, along with other e-books available to Trent. Select "Subscribed Collections Only" to search.

            Individual titles may also be found on our shelves in print. Check TOPCAT for individual titles in print or online.

            The Blackwell journals were purchased by Wiley in 2007 and added to this site.

            Varies with title.
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            Stable URL: 

            A stable url (or persistent link) is a link that connects a user to a particular item in a database or on the web.

            Wiley Online Library uses the doi system to create a stable link.

            To link to a particular article, look for the line that says:

            To link to full-text access for this article, visit this link:

            Ensure off-campus access by including the proxy prefix:


            Since this database also contains links to Get it! Trent you can use the "Save Citation" data to create a link to the article.


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