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Web of Science / Web of Knowledge

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The Web of Science provides web access to the:

Web of Science can be used both as a regular index to find articles on a topic, and as a citation index to search backward and forward through time. Once you find an article of interest, you can see what other resources are cited in that article (Cited References), and also find articles which have cited it (Citing Articles). You can even use the "Related Articles" feature to find other articles that have cited the same articles. Want to know who's citing your work? Do a "Cited References" search. For more information, see our webpage on Cited Reference Searching - Web of Science.

Tutorials on using this product can be found on their webpage for tutorials.

All journals indexed in the Web of Science are scholarly and peer-reviewed, representing the most important journals in the field. For further information on their selection criteria, see their essay entitled "THE THOMSON SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL SELECTION PROCESS".

Science Citation Index Expanded

Science Citation Index Expanded is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the sciences. It fully indexes 5,900 major journals across 150 scientific disciplines. In addition, the Science Citation Index Expanded:

  • Provides access to current information and retrospective data from 1981 to the present.
  • Averages 19,000 new records per week.
  • Includes approximately 423,000 new cited references per week.
  • As of January 1991, contains searchable, full-length, English-language author abstracts for approximately 70% of the articles in the index.

Some of the disciplines covered include: Astronomy, Biology, Biochemistry, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Psychiatry, Medicine.

Social Sciences Citation Index

The Social Sciences Citation Index is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the social sciences. It fully indexes more than 1,725 journals across 50 social sciences disciplines, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals.

In addition, the Social Sciences Citation Index:

  • Provides access to current information and retrospective data from 1981 forward.
  • Averages 2,900 new records per week.
  • Includes approximately 60,000 new cited references per week.
  • As of January 1992, contains searchable, full-length, English-language author abstracts for approximately 60% of the articles in the index.

Some of the disciplines covered include: Anthropology, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science, Public Health, Sociology, Women's Studies, Urban Studies.

Arts & Humanities Citation Index

Arts & Humanities Citation Index is a multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.

In addition, the Arts & Humanities Citation Index:

  • Provides access to current information and retrospective data from 1981 forward.
  • Averages 2,300 new records per week.
  • Includes approximately 15,250 new cited references per week.
  • Contains a current total of over 2.5 million records.
  • Contains unique implicit citations that refer you to actual representations of a book, a work of art, a music score, or anything else.
  • Contains title enhancements added to ambiguous or hard-to-categorize article titles to clarify article contents.
  • As of January 2000, the Arts & Humanities Index contains searchable, full-length, English-language author abstracts.

Some of the disciplines covered include: Archaeology, Art, Classics, History, Language, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Radio, Television & Film, Religion, Theatre.

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Access the mobile site at http://m.webofknowledge.com and login with an account you create for yourself.  The account must be created from a Trent-authenticated machine by going to Web of Science/Knowledge, and clicking on "Sign In", then "Register".

The account will give you access for 6 months; in order to renew, simply use it from a Trent-authenticated machine again.

See here for more details.

These databases work with Get it! Trent to locate full-text availability.

New in January 2012: Search for papers by Trent authors using the "Organization-Enhanced" field instead of the "Address" field.

  • Select "Organization-Enhanced" as the search field.
  • Click on "Select from Index" and search for "Trent".
  • Add "Trent Univ" from the list.
  • Search.

This eliminates "Nottingham Trent in England" and includes UNIV TRENT as well as TRENT UNIV.

Compatibility problems with IE 9.
You should be able to get around this problem by clicking on the ‘compatibility view’ icon/button which is located to the immediate right of the web address bar when you’re within Web of Knowledge/Science.If you are unable to see a ‘compatibility view’ icon, you will need to activate it by following these steps:

  1. Click on Tools menu
  2. Click on Compatibility View Settings
  3. Type ‘isiknowledge.com’ in the textbox and click on Add
Coverage: 
1981 - Current
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Weekly
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.

Most records in Web of Science/Knowledge 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. 

Example:

DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2009.02.013
Link: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2009.02.013

(Ensure off-campus access by including the Trent-specific proxy prefix: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=.)

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

Very Short Introductions (VSI)

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The Very Short Introductions (VSI) series was launched in 1995 by Oxford University Press and offers concise introductions to a wide variety of subjects across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

The e-books purchased by Trent Library are individually listed in TOPCAT and can be found by searching TOPCAT (see the webpage on Finding E-Books). TOPCAT will provide a link to the book on the publisher's platform.

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Limited to one simultaneous user.

  • Only one person can access it at a time.
  • If you get a "simultaneous user limit exceeded" message, please try again later. It is still possible to browse titles with this error, however you will not be able to access full-text.

 

Coverage: 
Various
Update Frequency: 
Regularly.
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A stable url (or persistent link) is a link that connects a user to a particular item in a database or on the web.  

For Very Short Introductions the URL that appears in your browser should act as a stable URL.

Very Short Introductions is also DOI compliant.

University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO)

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UPSO is a collection of over 10,000 scholarly ebooks in 23 subject areas from the following 10 University presses:

  • American University in Cairo Press
  • Edinburgh University Press
  • Fordham University Press
  • Hong Kong University Press
  • Manchester University Press
  • Oxford University Press
  • Policy Press (Bristol)
  • University of California Press
  • University of Florida Press
  • University of Kentucky Press

The majority of the books in the OCUL licensed UPSO collection are published since the mid 2000s.

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These books are available through:

Coverage: 
2000 -
Update Frequency: 
Irregular, as new books are purchased by the library. Last updated: Feb 2014.
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.  

University Press Scholarship Online uses 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 create a link.

Example:
DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520227460.001.0001
Link: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520227460.001.0001

(To ensure off-campus access, include the proxy prefix:
http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=)

Times Digital Archive 1785-1985

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Researchers can search through the complete digital edition of The Times (London), using 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.

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Results appear as .pdf files.

Coverage: 
1785-1985
Update Frequency: 
Not updated.

Theatre

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Theatre from Alexander Street Press features performances of works by American, European, Asian, and other worldwide dramatists from the past several centuries. In addition to performances, Theatre also features dozens of documentaries and interviews about theatre, discussing the history of theatre, acting methods, pioneering dramatists and actors, and much more..

(Source: Theatre website)

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Available through a CRKN agreement (August 1, 2014 - July 31, 2017).

Previously called "Theatre in Video" - changed in 2014.

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Varies.
Update Frequency: 
Ongoing.

Taylor & Francis

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Over 1,000 online journals from the publisher Taylor & Francis. All articles are full text and each journal is searchable or browseable by issue.

Over 12,000 e-books are available from the e-book site.  These books can also be found through ebrary or TOPCAT.

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Click here to connect to Taylor & Francis E-Journals

Click here to connect to Taylor & Francis E-Books.

Taylor & Francis journals are NOT included in Scholars Portal Journals, due to licensing restrictions. They are included in E-Journals A-Z and Get It! Trent.

The e-books are available to alumni; the e-journals are not.

Coverage: 
Varies by title.
Update Frequency: 
Regularly, as new issues are available.
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.

Taylor & Francis uses 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 tocreate a link.

Example:
DOI:10.1080/10615806.2010.543132

Link: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10615806.2010.543132

To ensure off-campus access, include the proxy prefix:
http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=

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

 

Streaming Films @ Trent Library

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The Trent Library has arranged to have a small number of our purchased films licensed, digitized, and hosted for streaming over the internet. A company called McNabb Connolly is providing this service. Titles were selected based on circulation activity, demand for materials moving between Peterborough and Oshawa, and availability of streaming rights.

Streaming videos/films provide enormous flexibility over DVD and VHS formats. Intended to be viewed from personal computers and tablets, streaming videos/films can be watched at any time from any location. Showings need not be limited to class periods.

The titles available as of January 2012 (listed alphabetically) :

  • God Sleeps in Rwanda
  • If Only I Were an Indian
  • Keepers of the Fire
  • Life and Debt
  • Maquilopolis
  • Muffins for Granny
  • Race: The Power of an Illusion
  • Son of Africa
  • Sterilization of Leilani Muir
  • Thirst
  • Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?

Note that some films have been segmented into parts to facilitate streaming.

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These videos should display fine on smaller screens. However, because they are associated with Flash, iPads and iPhones may not be able to display them.

The resolution is best on a personal computer or smaller screen.

Note that admission fees may NOT be charged for screening of these streaming resources. The full terms and conditions of license agreements for individual streaming videos are available from the Trent University Library.

Coverage: 
Varies
Update Frequency: 
Irregular, based on need.
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.

A durable link to each title can be found in TOPCAT. Search for the title of the film and copy the "Connect" or "HTTP" link for the STREAMING copy.

Alternatively, you can link to the site and browse for a specific film. They're listed in alphabetical order by title. The link to the site is:
http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://www.mcnabbconnolly.ca/TrentU

SpringerLink

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SpringerLink is one of the world's leading interactive databases for high-quality STM (Science, Technology, Medicine) journals, book series, books, reference works. Subjects covered include Architecture and Design, Behavioral Science, Biomedical and Life Sciences, Business and Economics, Chemistry and Materials Science, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Mathematics and Statistics, Medicine, Physics and Astronomy, Professional Computing and Web Design.

This scholarly collection includes both e-journals and e-books, including Reference books. The entire collection is accessible from the Springer website. Use the options on the right of the screen to limit to a specific subject, date, publication, language, etc. Use the "Find" and "Starts with" boxes to search.

E-Journals:
Viewable by volume, and searchable through a search engine, SpringerLink offers access to electronic and printed literature from Springer-Verlag publishers. Over 2,000 scholarly journals are included. Includes "alert" services, pre-publication articles, and the ability to create a personal account. These journals are also included in the Scholars Portal Journals collection.

E-Books
This collection includes over 12,000 ebooks from 2005 to 2008 published by Springer. These e-books are available through the ebrary platform.  These books are also included in the Scholars Portal Books collection.

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There are several ways to access the Springer material because it's available from 2 locations and can be separated by material type.
Click here to connect to SpringerLink. (ALL Springer material on the Springer website.)
Click here to connect to the journals on the Scholars Portal Journals site, which includes these e-journals.
Click here to connect to e-books only. (Search or browse from the Springer website.)
Click here to connect to the e-books on the Scholars Portal Books site, which includes these e-books.

For off campus access, learn how to use the proxy server

Individual titles are also found in TOPCAT.

Coverage: 
Varies by individual title.
Update Frequency: 
Ongoing.
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. This database uses the doi system to create a stable link.

To link to a particular article, look for the line that says DOI:
Example: DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2002-00277-7

To ensure off-campus access, include the proxy prefix and use the following url:
http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/

Example: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epjb/e2002-00277-7

Since this database also contains links to Get it! (on the Scholars Portal site) you can use the "Save Citation" data to create a link to the article. See the Embedding Links page.

Sociological Abstracts

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Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Also see the ProQuest guide to Sociological Abstracts.

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This database works with to locate full-text availability.

As of Sep 1, 2014 the Sociological Abstracts database is packaged with Social Services Abstracts and ProQuest Sociology (310 full text journals).

Coverage: 
1963 - Current
Update Frequency: 
Monthly
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 create a link.

Example:
DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2009.02.013
Link: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2009.02.013

To ensure off-campus access, include the proxy prefix:
http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=

Social Work Abstracts

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Social Work Abstracts offers extensive coverage of more than 450 social work and human services journals dating back to 1965. Produced by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the database provides indexing and abstracts dealing with all aspects of the social work field, including theory and practice, areas of service and social issues and problems. Researchers seeking scholarly and professional perspectives on subjects such as therapy, education, human services, addictions, child and family welfare, mental health, civil and legal rights, and more will find Social Work Abstracts to be an indispensable resource. (from the website)

Content is predominantly American, but does include articles from Canada, Britain, and Australia.

The focus of this database is on the applied practice of the profession. For more policy oriented information try the Social Services Abstracts Information about the database database.

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A maximum of 4 simultaneous users is permitted.  If you cannot connect because it's busy, try again later.

This is not a full text database, but it provides links to Get It! Trent.

The link provided here opens several databases (Social Work Abstracts, Academic Search Elite, EBSCO E-Books) with an option to also include Public Administration Abstracts.  From the database selection screen you can choose which ones to search.  Hint: click on a title to search that databases exclusively.

Coverage: 
1965 - current
Update Frequency: 
monthly
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 locate a stable URL in EBSCO, click on the title of an article to view the full citation

  • Click the "Permalink" icon on the right side of the screen.
  • A box opens with the permalink displayed. 
  • Add the proxy prefix to the front, for off-campus access: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=

Note that this url can only bring a user back to the citation in the Social Work Abstracts database.  If you want to link to the full text of an article, follow the link to the article and look for a durable URL at that site.

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