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OED Online

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The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.

The OED covers words from across the English-speaking world, from North America to South Africa, from Australia and New Zealand to the Caribbean. It also offers the best in etymological analysis and in listing of variant spellings, and it shows pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet.

As the OED is a historical dictionary, its entry structure is very different from that of a dictionary of current English, in which only present-day senses are covered, and in which the most common meanings or senses are described first. For each word in the OED, the various groupings of senses are dealt with in chronological order according to the quotation evidence, i.e. the senses with the earliest quotations appear first, and the senses which have developed more recently appear further down the entry. In a complex entry with many strands, the development over time can be seen in a structure with several 'branches'.

(from the website - see more)

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Ongoing. This is the 2nd edition.

OECD iLibrary

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The OECD (Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development) consists of 30 member countries committed to democracy and the market economy. It serves to:

  • provide statistics and economic and social data,
  • analyze and forecast economic development, and
  • research social changes and evolving patterns in trade, environment, agriculture, technology, fiscal policy and more.

See more information about the organization on the OECD website.

OECD iLibrary contains all the publications and datasets released by OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), International Energy Agency (IEA), Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and International Transport Forum (ITF) since 1998 - over 1 200 journal issues, 3 300 working papers, 2 900 multi-lingual summaries, 7 700 e-book titles, 16 000 tables and graphs, 25 000 chapters and articles, and 480 complete databases with more than 4.5 billion data points.

While OECD iLibrary is a subscription-based service and requires proper access to some full-text titles, many content areas are freely available to any site visitor, such as the OECD Factbook, Working Papers, OECD Key Tables, and more.  Trent is a subscriber.

(from the website)

Over 2,000 books from this collection are also added to TOPCAT with links to the online book.

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1998-current.
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Ongoing, as new titles are created.
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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, look for the line that says:
To link to full-text access for this article, visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/####.###.

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://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbbm.2007.04.008

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

ODESI

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(Ontario Data Documentation, Extraction Service and Infrastructure) is a growing data resource that will include Statistics Canada datasets released through DLI (e.g. Census, PUMFs, Special Surveys, General Social Surveys, Health Surveys) , public opinion data (e.g. Gallup Canada, POLLARA, Listening to Canadians, Centre for Research and Information on Canada), public-domain files such as the Canadian National Election Surveys and selected files from the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).

Data can be searched, analysed and extracted. Tables can be saved in Excel or Adobe format. Full datasets or subsets can be downloaded into statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, STATA, Statistica, etc.).

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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:
To link to full-text access for this article, visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/####.###.

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://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbbm.2007.04.008

North American Women's Letters and Diaries: Colonial - 1950

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North American Women's Letters and Diaries  includes the immediate experiences of 1,325 women and 150,000 pages of diaries and letters.   Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly than ever before. (from the website)

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 personal event, and by historical event. It also contains a powerful search engine.

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This database includes the full text of the documents included.

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1600's to 1950
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Irregularly

North American Indian Thought and Culture

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Contains over 119,000 pages of text and images. Included are biographies, auto-biographies, personal narratives, speeches, diaries, letters, and oral histories. The database represents the largest compilation ever created of biographical information on indigenous peoples from all areas of North America.

The database is dedicated to telling the life stories of both the well-known historical figures such as Pocahontas and Sitting Bull, and also the lesser-known men and women whose day-to-day experiences give an equally valuable portrayal of Indian culture.

The collection is comprised of material that covers the entire history of North America; from 17th century accounts of the first encounters involving Indians and European colonists to the stories of aboriginals living in a 21st century world. Every stage of life is represented—birth, adolescence, adulthood, and death. Future releases will contain a comprehensive index of the entire Doris Duke Indian Oral History project that is held at the seven repository universities across the United States. For the first time, researchers will be able search the subject matter discussed in those oral histories as well as cross-reference it with other materials in the database.

The collection presents the entire spectrum of native peoples' experiences from their own point of view. Firsthand accounts reveal how Indians lived, thought, and fought to protect their interests; how the tribes interacted with each other and the white invaders; how they reacted to the constantly changing and challenging situations they faced; and how they struggled to maintain their cultures while living in a society that often expects them to abandon it for acculturation. Many of the biographies are about Indians pursuing their everyday lives and reflecting on what was happening to them. These accounts offer a direct window on Indian attitudes toward the earliest European settlers and the resultant transformations that took place, first as trade was established and later as displacement forced tribes into unfamiliar territories.

(from the website)

This is an Alexander Street database, unique because they provide full text and primary documents. You can browse or search for people, events, encounters, authors, flora, fauna, places, and years. Link to the full text or image.

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This database includes the images and full text of the documents included.

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from the 17th century to the present
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Irregularly

National Film Board Online Screening Room

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For over 70 years the National Film Board of Canada has been creating documentaries, films and animations. Now they are providing streaming video access to almost 3,000 films, clips and trailers from the NFB collection via their website.

Some films are public, but others require a subscription; use the link from our library homepages for access to all the content we pay for.  Or, search TOPCAT to find the videos we have access to.

Trent also subscribes to CAMPUS, the media tool for educators. This includes more than 500 top educational films, educational resources like teaching guides and tools that allow you to create your own clips and playlists.

Access to CAMPUS features requires a personal account. Create your own account:

  • Go to nfb.ca/education and create a profile (or login to your existing profile, if you have one already) by clicking on sign in.
  • On the next page, for "Find your school" search for Trent University, select it, and click "Continue".
  • Click on the link to "Education".
  • From now on, you can log in to your account any time you wish and view NFB titles under our campus license.
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See the Mobile Access information for NFB.

Most of the videos available on this site can be found by searching TOPCAT, which provides a link to the video.

Trent has purchased the performance rights to access these video resources for classroom use.

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Varies.
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Irregular.
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.

NFB Online Screening Room provides a unique url for each video, which you can copy from the "address" bar and use later.

Merck Index

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The Merck Index is an encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs, and biologicals that contains more than 10,000 monographs. It consists of searchable databases for compound structures and properites, organic name reactions, and includes several tables (e.g. atomic weights, amino acids found in proteins, etc.)

Trent Library no longer subscribes to this index online. It is available in print at RS 51 .M4 2001 REF.

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This index allows for only 3 concurrent users.

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2007 ed.

Mental Measurements Yearbook

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The Mental Measurements Yearbook contains fulltext information about and reviews of all English-language standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas as included in the printed Mental Measurements Yearbooks. This database product contains data from Yearbooks 9 through 17.

For each test, the database provides the name of the test author, publication information, scoring information, and the number of the Mental Measurements Yearbook in which the test was described originally. The full text for each record includes an overview of the test, a description of the test materials and time needed, and one or more reviews of the test.

The actual test is not provided.

The database can be searched by keyword or thesaurus or browsed with the Table of Contents.

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 Limited to one user at a time.

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Guide last updated October 26, 2005.

MEDLINE - from Ovid

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MEDLINE contains a broad range of medical topics relating to research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues, and health care services. Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE contains all records published in Index Medicus and since 2002, most citations previously included in separate NLM specialty databases such as SPACELINE and HISTLINE. Subject content includes anatomy; communication disorders; microbiology; paramedical professions; pathology; physiology; psychiatry; toxicology; dentistry; parasitology; reproductive biology; epidemiology; gene therapy; surgical and pharmaceutical intervention; nursing practice; ethical and legal issues; institutional operations; laboratory techniques and procedures; diagnosis and management; clinical research trials and experimental treatment protocols; legislation and regulation; allied health specialties; continuing education; investigational drugs and new drug uses, and some veterinary medicine.

Trent has access to MEDLINE 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, PsycINFO, Social Services Abstracts, Sociological Abstracts, and TOXLINE among others.

Trent also has access to MEDLINE via OVID. Using the OVID search interface, you can simultaneously searching other databases including CINAHL, Evidence Based Medicine Reviews and HealthSTAR.

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This database works with to locate full-text availability.

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OVID MEDLINE: 1950 - Current. Scholars Portal MEDLINE: 1997 - Current.
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Weekly.

Medieval Travel Writing

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Presents manuscripts of some of the most important works of European travel writing from the later medieval period.

The chief focus is on journeys to central Asia and the Far East, including accounts of travel to Mongolia, Persia, India, China and South-East Asia. The collection also includes a number of important accounts of travels to or through the Holy Land although in this it makes no claims to full or even broad coverage: a separate collection, covering crusading and pilgrimage narratives, would be required for that.

It features a number of medieval maps such as the famous ‘Beatus’ and ‘Psalter’ maps, individual manuscript illuminations, and some modern translations of key travel texts.

A good number of manuscript images are provided in full colour. The original documents are in a range of languages including French, Latin, German, Spanish, Dutch and English. Translations will be an important feature of the project and the full text search capability will be especially useful for undergraduates. Supporting the manuscripts are relevant secondary texts, maps of journeys, bibliographies and glossaries.

(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).

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13th to the 16th centuries
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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.

A persistent link in this database is the link to the .pdf document.

See more information on using this database for teaching, including linking and copyright.

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