Trent

Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007

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This project provides access to many thousands of original manuscripts, pamphlets, books, paintings, maps and images.  Most are reproduced as high quality greyscale images, but there are also a significant number of colour images.  All printed items are full text searchable and manuscripts have document level indexing.  All documents have distinct URLs and can be embedded in course notes and reading lists or downloaded as PDFs.

This extraordinary resource on trans-Atlantic slavery and abolition brings together original manuscript and rare printed material from dozens of libraries and archives across the Atlantic world.

(From the website)

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Includes images: maps and illuminations.

Available from Adam Matthew Digital through a CRKN agreement (June 1, 2008 - May 31, 2011).

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.

See information on linking and copyright.

SciFinder

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First time users need to register.

To register go to

http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=https://scifinder.cas.org/registration/?corpKey=A3BCAAAC-86F3-5055-295F-06B6CB3533BE

and follow these instructions (PDF). For security reasons, select a password different from your Novell Trent account. Please do not share your personal account with anyone.

Registered users click here to login to the web version.

Blocked Access

As our subscription allows for 2 shared seats between a number of universities, there may be times when you are blocked from accessing SciFinder. We are interested to know the frequency of blocks and would appreciate an e-mail from you should you get blocked. Please e-mail Ellen Olsen-Lynch at ellenolsenlynclynch@trentu.ca

In order to prevent users from being blocked there is a session timeout of 15 minutes (ie. if your session has been inactive for 15 minutes then it will be terminated automatically).

The CAS databases provide access to:

  • References from more than 10,000 currently published journals (core journals in CAplus)
  • All patent records, meeting CAS selection criteria, from 9 of the major patent offices are available online within 2 days of the patents' issuance
  • More than 16 million single- and multi-step reactions
  • More than 1 billion predicted property values
  • More than 2 million experimental properties
  • The CAS REGISTRYSM database - the original source and final authority for CAS Registry Numbers
  • Sequences combined from CAS and GenBank databases, which are indexed and linked to scientific journal and patent literature

Support and Training
Training and support materials for the new version of SciFinder are available at http://www.cas.org/support/scifi/Index.html

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2 shared seats with other universities.

Coverage: 
CA Plus: 1907 - present Medline: 1949 - present Substance information: 1957 - present (complete); some content as far back as 1907 Chemical synthesis information: 1840-present; Journals covered for Chemical AbstractsTM since 1985; Patents covered for CA from 1991 to present Regulated chemicals information: Originally from data in the 1985 TSCA inventory and supplements; U.S. Government Federal Register 1778-1987
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Daily or weekly depending on database

Science Direct

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ScienceDirect offers e-journals from the Elsevier Science publisher, one of the world's largest electronic collection of science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information.

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These journals may be accessed in several ways. They can be searched or browsed individually on the publisher's site, or they can be searched as part of Scholars Portal Journals.

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

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Varies depending on the journal.
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Ongoing - varies depending on the journal.

Scholars Portal Journals

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This group of e-journals covers scholarly information on all subjects, with over 30 million articles from over 10,000 full-text journals.  The overwhelming majority of e-journals to which Trent subscribes are available here.  The journals can be searched or browsed. The updated interface released in January 2014 improves search results and accessibility on a variety of screen sizes.

The content in Scholars Portal is hand-selected by subject specialists at the 21 university libraries that make up the Ontario Council of University Libraries. The content you will find in Scholars Portal comprises the most complete multi-disciplinary database of peer reviewed academic literature available anywhere.

  • With a single-search, find material from the important journals in your field.
  • Track new issues in these journals using RSS feeds.
  •  For each article, see a list of citing articles, related articles, and related books.

Using a single interface you can search or browse to find results in full text e-journals.

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  • Select "Show only content I can access" to limit results to those available at Trent.
  • Sort results by "Relevance" or "Most Recent".
  • See the top-cited journals in a discipline under "Browse".
  • Add citations to a personal list for exporting into RefWorks, quick bibliography, or emailing.

The Scholars Portal project is funded by the Ontario Information Infrastructure (part of the Ontario Council of University Libraries), and it is hosted at the University of Toronto. It is available at all Ontario Universities.

See the Scholars Portal information page

Coverage: 
Varies by publisher.
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.

You have options in the Scholars Portal Journals interface. Below the Abstract of each item find the information you need. Look for this:

Screen capture of the doi permalink

 

1. There is a Permalink at the bottom of each record which is a stable url for that article.

If it doesn't already include the proxy information, add the proxy prefix to the beginning:

Example: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://resolver.scholarsportal.info/resolve/10811680/v16i0001/49_trotcvpncoc2

2. Many journals in Scholars Portal Journals also 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: 10.1080/10811680.2011.536498
Link: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10811680.2011.536498

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

Scholars Portal Books

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The Scholars Portal ebook platform is designed to provide a single interface for accessing digital texts from the world's most important scholarly publishers and public domain books that have been scanned and digitized for online reading and downloading. (from the website

See the Scholars Portal guide for Scholars Portal Books.

Just as Scholars Portal Journals provides one place to search a large number of e-journals, the Books platform provides a search engine and source for accessing online books. These books include those available for free and those for which access has been purchased by one or more Ontario University libraries.

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 may provide a link to the book on the publisher's platform, on Scholars Portal Books, or both, depending on the terms of our contract.

Scholars Portal Books provides an alternative source for finding e-books. Use the search engine to find e-books available to ALL Ontario Universities, or restrict your search to those available at Trent by selecting "Full Text Only" on the search screen. Images of book covers are included when available.

Scholars Portal Books was released in early 2010 with a limited number of e-books (over 100,000) and it is growing every year. However, it does NOT contain all the e-books available to Trent University. Search TOPCAT, to find other e-books.

Collections Included in Scholars Portal Books:

  • Cambridge University Press
  • Canadian Health Research Collection
  • Canadian Publishers Collection
  • Oxford University Press
  • Springer
  • Open Access (Internet Archives Project)
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See the Scholars Portal guide for Mobile Ebooks.

Some books allow downloading, which requires the Adobe Digital Editions software.  See the handout (.pdf) on downloading books.

This resource uses the ebrary platform, but it's customized for Scholars Portal.

The search engine allows searching by "All Fields" (which includes the full text of the book), as well as by:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Subject
  • ISBN
  • Publisher
  • Publication Year
  • Language

The use of * to truncate search terms is available in any field EXCEPT "All Fields".

Coverage: 
Varies.
Update Frequency: 
It's ongoing and updated as more books are added.
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.

In Scholars Portal Books, there's a "Permalink" given for each book under "About this book". This link can be copied and used later.

SAGE Knowledge E-Books

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SAGE Knowledge offers more than 4,000 high-quality books and reference books in the Social Sciences. The platform allows researchers to cross-search and seamlessly access a wide span of authoritative content from one source.

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Individuals chapters and entries can be downloaded as a PDF and loaded into eBook readers or hand-held computers in that format.

Click on "Export Citation" to copy/paste a citation to a work in your preferred citation style.

See related digital rights information in our License Information database.

See more Help on the SAGE site.

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.  

In SAGE Knowledge, the url in the address bar is a durable link to the book.  A DOI is also provided.

SAGE Journals Online

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SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets.

Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine.  (from the website)

On the SAGE site, you can limit your search to a subject area:

  • Choose "Select from a List of Disciplines",
  • Press + beside "Social Science and Humanities", "Health Sciences", "Life and Biomedical Sciences", or "Materials Science and Engineering", then
  • Select the appropriate subject grouping.

We have access to SAGE Premier and SAGE Deep Backfile 2009. SAGE Premier has 514 full text journals from the first issue of 1999 onward. SAGE Deep Backfile 2009 has 381 full-text titles from their first issue to 1998.

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Access is provided through the Canadian Knowledge Research Network (CKRN) until 2011.

Also available via HighWire:

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SAGE Premier, 1999 - current issue. SAGE Deep Backfile 2009, varies by title - 1998.
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Regularly

Royal Society of Chemistry

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Full access to online e-journals from RSC.

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These journals are available from two sources: the RSC site and Scholars Portal Journals. They can be browsed or searched from either site. However, they are not included in Scholars Portal Search databases.

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1986 to present.
Update Frequency: 
Ongoing.

Repère

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This database indexes approximately 600 French language journals with some full-text availability. Journals indexed are from Québec, elsewhere in French-speaking Canada, France, Belgium, and Switzerland. Repère includes the full-text of about 50 Québec journals. There are currently about 410,000 entries in total with coverage from about 1980 onwards.

For a description in French click here.

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Search options are:
Basic (Simple)
String starting with (Commence par…)
Advanced (Élaborée) – includes limit by material audience and place of publication

The red arrow starts your search (lancer or modifier).
Note that the second subject search box says “vedettes-matière” this is a controlled vocabulary subject heading (like LCSH but for French).
When you get a hit for full-text there is the phrase “Texte integral:” at the end of the citation, with either an image of a book (Repère), or a book with a globe (Internet).
When you go to the citation “Version imprimable” is the print-friendly option.

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1980 - Current.

Public Affairs Index

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Public Affairs Index is a bibliographic database covering all aspects of global contemporary public policy issues ranging from public health, the environment, housing, human and civil rights, to international conflict and natural disasters. It draws on a diverse array of scholarly publications, conference papers, government documents and current reference works to provide up-to-date information on the broad range of topics of concern to the world today.

Public Affairs Index is a database from EBSCO publishers. See more information on the EBSCO site.

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See the mobile access information for EBSCO.

Many articles are full text from the database. A Get It! Trent option also appears for all records.

Coverage: 
Varies - Current.
Update Frequency: 
Daily.
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.

In Public Affairs Index , to link to a particular record in the database, look for the icon Permalink. When you click on it, a box appears with the persistent link you can then copy.

Permalink Example:
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=poh&AN=47878150&site=ehost-live

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

Example: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=poh&AN=47878150&site=ehost-live

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

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