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Political Science Complete

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Political Science Complete provides full text for more than 500 journals. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for over 2,900 titles.

More than 340 full text reference books and monographs.

Over 36,000 full text conference papers

Political Science Complete 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.

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Varies - Current.
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Daily.
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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.

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.

PILOTS

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The PILOTS bibliographic database, covering the Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress, is produced at the headquarters of the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in White River Junction, Vermont. The PILOTS database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Its goal is to include citations to all literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events, without disciplinary, linguistic, or geographical limitations, and to offer both current and retrospective coverage.

For more information see the PILOTS Factsheet.

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This database is on the Scholars Portal Search platform and contains links to get it! Trent.

Coverage: 
1871-current.
Update Frequency: 
Monthly.
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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.

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=

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

PhilPapers

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PhilPapers is a comprehensive index of philosophy books and articles. It offers unique features such as real-time indexing of pre-prints, fine-grained classification by topic, email alerts, reading lists, advanced search functionality, and discussion forums.

From a full record, connect to Trent's resources: "Look it up @ Trent University".  Also see links to resources on publishers' sites: these only provide access if Trent subscribes to them.  If you don't see Trent University at the top of the screen, you won't have access to restricted material; use the link from our website to ensure full access.

Some open-access content is provided, available without a subscription.

Create an account for yourself to obtain the full benefits. See what you can do.

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PhilPapers uses advanced trawling techniques and large-scale crowd-sourcing to monitor all sources of research content in philosophy, including journals, books, personal pages, and open access archives.

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Varies
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Daily
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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.  

In this case, it looks as though the URL provided in the address bar is durableKeep in mind that a link to this database is not a link to the full text; only to the citation.  To link directly to full text, access the full text and look for a stable URL on that site.

Philosopher's Index

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The Philosopher's Index is a bibliographic database with informative, author-written abstracts covering scholarly research in all areas of philosophy. The literature covered goes back to 1940 and includes journal articles, books, book chapters such as contributions to an anthology, and book reviews.The Philosopher's Index monitors over 550 journals from more than 40 countries and is updated quarterly. Extensive indexing includes personal and proper names along with subject terms; there is also the capability to search for the authors of book reviews.

Trent has access to Philosopher's Index on Scholars Portal Search. Using the Scholars Portal Search interface, you can simultaneously search several databases. Other databases on Scholars Portal Search include: Biology Digest, BioOne, Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts, PsycINFO, Social Services Abstracts, and Sociological Abstracts among others.

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This database works with to locate full-text availability.

Coverage: 
1940 - Present
Update Frequency: 
Quarterly
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 image below:

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=

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

Periodicals Archive Online

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Periodicals Archive Online is a major online periodical archive that makes the backfiles of periodicals in the humanities and social sciences available electronically, providing access to the full text of a growing number of digitized periodicals that have been indexed in its sister database, Periodicals Index Online.

Currently, Periodicals Archive Online contains over 500 journals, providing access to over 12.9 million article pages - representing over 1.9 million articles. Periodicals Archive Online continues to add new titles, to give undergraduate and graduate students, university faculty and libraries access to a growing collection of the most historically respected journals in the humanities and social sciences.

Periodicals Archive Online covers the humanities and social sciences in 37 key subject areas. It is international in scope with the inclusion of more than 60 foreign-language titles, of value to both customers in English-speaking countries and internationally.

(from the website)

Trent has access to sets 1-6. See the title list. This is an archive of journals, which means that it offers historic coverage, and not current volumes.

You can search the entire set of journals for articles by keyword. You can also browse journals by language, title, or subject.

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These journals are included in GetIt Trent! so it can be searched as its own database, but citations to these journals found in other indexes will also be linked to the articles in this database.

Use "My Archive" to create an account for yourself and save items for later viewing.

Coverage: 
Varies by title, but generally covers early issues until about 10 years ago.
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.

To find a stable url for an article in this database, click on "Bookmark this page" on the upper-right of a page of an article, and copy the "durable URL" provided.

Oxford Journals Online

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As a major international publisher of academic and research journals, Oxford Journals publishes and develops titles in partnership with the world's most prestigious learned societies.

The collection includes over 180 titles covering Life Sciences, Mathematics & Physical Sciences, Medicine, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Law, and including some of the most authoritative journals in their fields. (from the website)

Access to journals is available by searching, browsing by title, and browsing by subject.

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All journals have been optimized for mobile devices. If you access the journal website on a mobile device, you will be automatically redirected to the mobile version. The mobile site is prefixed with "m". See more.

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

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

E-Mails of table of contents alerts are available for all Oxford Journals.

November 2010:
Oxford is pleased to announce the successful migration of all Oxford Journals content to the latest version of the HighWire Press online platform, known as HighWire 2.0. All journals published by Oxford - over 1.2 million journal articles - are now benefitting from the more user-friendly, dynamic, and standards based platform.

Access also available via Scholars Portal.

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Availability varies by title; with some archives dating from 1995 onwards, and others from 2002.
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Ongoing
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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. This database 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: 10.1016/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=

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

Oxford Digital Reference Shelf

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Oxford Reference Library offers over 300,000 "Overview" pages, providing a quick definition for every unique topic;  270 "Timelines"; a new online-only Quotations title; and regularly published topical theme articles.  Reference books are also included.

Many book titles are locked (you'll see a lock icon) because our Library has not purchased access. To see only available works, click "Show full text results only".

The titles available to Trent are listed below, with a direct link. To search within a book, use the "Search within work" box instead of the main search box (to avoid links to unavailable works).

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Each title in this collection is also entered in TOPCAT.

Previously called Oxford Digital Reference Shelf, this database changed name, platform and location in September 2012.  Now there's a search engine to search all books at once, however it includes titles unavailable to Trent, so you'll find locked content. If you are asked to purchase access or to recommend a title to your Library for purchase, it's because we don't have access to that title.  Look for links that don't have a lock icon beside them.

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Varies by title; all recent
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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.

In Oxford Reference, the url in the address bar of your browser should work as a stable url.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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56,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2009.

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, in association with the British Academy is the first point of reference for anyone interested in the lives of the peoples of the British Isles and their connections overseas, from the earliest times to the end of the year 2009. It is the product of research instituted at the University of Oxford and funded by the British Academy—Britain's national academy for the humanities and the social sciences—and by Oxford University Press. It is the achievement of 10,000 contributors and advisers, a worldwide community co-ordinated by project staff in Oxford.

The Oxford DNB aims to provide full, accurate, concise, and readable articles on noteworthy people in all walks of life, which present current scholarship in a form accessible to all. No living person is included: the Dictionary's articles are confined to people who died before 31 December 2009. It covers people who were born and lived in the British Isles, people from the British Isles who achieved recognition in other countries, people who lived in territories formerly connected to the British Isles at a time when they were in contact with British rule, and people born elsewhere who settled in the British Isles for significant periods or whose visits enabled them to leave a mark on British life.

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Access is limited to 1 simultaneous user.

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Up to 2009 (date of death).
Update Frequency: 
3 times a year
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. At the bottom of each entry you'll find persistent links.

In the DNB, the url of the entry is provided, including the date it was accessed, for entry into a bibliography. The information before the comma and date is a persistent link.

Example: [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/16119, accessed 4 March 2008]
The persistent link is: http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/16119

To ensure off-campus access, include the proxy prefix:
http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/16119

 

The DNB also uses the doi system to create a stable link.

To link to a particular article, look for the line that says:
doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/xxxxx

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

Example: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/16119

OVID Health Sciences Resources

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The OVID products include CINAHL, Medline, Evidence Based Medicine Reviews (including the Cochrane databases), HealthSTAR, 8 reference/text e-books, and the 75 e-journals that make up the OVID Nursing Collection II.

The Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health (CINAHL) database provides authoritative coverage of the literature related to nursing and allied health. Virtually all English-language publications are indexed along with the publications of the American Nurses Association and the National League for Nursing. Selected journals are also indexed in the areas of consumer health, biomedicine, and health sciences librarianship. In total, more than 1600 journals are regularly indexed; online abstracts are available for more than 1500 of these titles. There are more than 18,000 records with full text now included. The database also provides access to healthcare books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of professional practice, educational software and audiovisual materials in nursing. More than 11,000 CINAHL subject headings provide specific access to CINAHL citations. Many CINAHL headings are adopted from the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings. CINAHL supplements these headings with terms designed specifically for nursing and allied health.

Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the MEDLINE database is widely recognized as the premier source for bibliographic and abstract coverage of biomedical literature. MEDLINE encompasses information from Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing, as well as other sources of coverage in the areas of allied health, biological and physical sciences, humanities and information science as they relate to medicine and health care, communication disorders, population biology, and reproductive biology. More than 12 million records from more than 3,900 journals are indexed, plus records formally indexed in Healthstar, Bioethicsline and Aidsline. Abstracts are included for about 75% of the records.

Ovid HealthSTAR is comprised of data from the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) MEDLINE and former HealthSTAR databases. As such, it contains citations to the published literature on health services, technology, administration, and research. It focuses on both the clinical and non-clinical aspects of health care delivery. The following topics are included: evaluation of patient outcomes; effectiveness of procedures, programs, products, services and processes; administration and planning of health facilities, services and manpower; health insurance; health policy; health services research; health economics and financial management; laws and regulation; personnel administration; quality assurance; licensure; and accreditation.

Evidence Based Medical Reviews helps clinicians to find the best answer to clinical questions in the least amount of time. There are 4 databases:

  • The editors of ACP Journal Club screen the top clinical journals on a regular basis and identify studies that are both methodologically sound and clinically relevant. They write an enhanced abstract of the chosen articles and provide a commentary on the value of the article for clinical practice.
  • The Cochrane Controled Trials Register (CCTR) is a bibliographic database of definitive controlled trials. These controlled trials have been identified by the distinguished contributors to the Cochrane Collaboration. They and others, as part of an international effort to search the world's health care journals (and other sources of information) systematically, have combined results to create an unbiased source of data for systematic reviews. CCTR contains over 300,000 bibliographic references to controlled trials in health care.
  • The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (COCH) includes the full text of the regularly updated systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare prepared by The Cochrane Collaboration.
  • the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE) is a full text database containing critical assessments of systematic reviews from a variety of medical journals. DARE is produced by the expert reviewers and information staff of the National Health Services' Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (NHS CRD) at the University of York, England, and consists of structured abstracts of systematic reviews from all over the world. DARE records cover topics such as diagnosis, prevention, rehabilitation, screening, and treatment.

The e-books are important Nursing reference resources.

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This database works with to locate full-text availability.

Coverage: 
Varies, depending on the journal.
Update Frequency: 
Ongoing.

OurOntario.ca

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OurOntario.ca is an online resource discovery tool - a portal to Ontario's digital collections - one place for users to discover, search, navigate and interact with digital content about and from Ontario. Text, audio, video and image digital materials about Ontario history, heritage and culture, of interest to researchers, students, genealogists, educators, information professionals and the general populace that has until now only been available locally is globally accessible and discoverable via the OurOntario.ca portal.

You can search thousands of digital resources available from a range of diverse cultural organizations without actually needing to know where the digital content is located. Search results link you to the digital collections residing on the participating contributor's website.

Scope of OurOntario.ca Collections

  • The digital resources available through the OurOntario.ca portal includes material about Ontario, or digital resources in the custody of libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, heritage and community groups, and from private collections in Ontario.
  • The subject matter of the digital resources accessible via OurOntario.ca is inclusive of all facets of Ontario life and culture, history, government, business and scientific heritage. OurOntario.ca also points to Ontario content from collections in other parts of the country.
  • Digital resources available on OurOntario.ca are in the public domain, or comply with Canadian copyright regulations.
  • Ownership of the digital resources available through or hosted by OurOntario.ca remains with the originating site or contributing institution.

For more information go to About Us.

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This online resource is funded by the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Culture, as part of Knowledge Ontario.

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