E-Books

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.
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.  

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=)

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.

 

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.

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)
Notes: 

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.

ProQuest

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The ProQuest search has replaced the former Scholars Portal Search, and most databases are available through ProQuest now. Trent currently subscribes to:

  • BioOne
  • CBCA (Canadian Business & Current Affairs)
  • ERIC (Education Resources)
  • GenderWatch
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Globe & Mail 1844-2011
  • Philosopher's Index
  • PILOTS (traumatic stres)
    • Proquest Dissertations and Theses
      • ProQuest Education Journals
      • ProQuest Nursing Journals
      • ProQuest Sociology
      • PsycARTICLES
      • PsycINFO
      • Social Services Abstracts
      • Sociological Abstracts

      You can select specific databases to search and see descriptions of each, using the blue bar at the top of the screen: click "Change".

      Notes: 

      Where there are no direct links to full text, use to locate full-text availability.

      Coverage: 
      Varies depending on the database.
      Update Frequency: 
      Varies by database.
      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.

      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.

      Notes: 

      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.

      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).

      Notes: 

      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.

      Coverage: 
      Varies by title; all recent
      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 Oxford Reference, the url in the address bar of your browser should work as a stable url.

      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.

      Notes: 

      This database works with to locate full-text availability.

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

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