E-Books

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.

Coverage: 
1998-current.
Update Frequency: 
Ongoing, as new titles are created.
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

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

Canadian Publishers Collection

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A collection of about 10,000 e-books from Canadian publishers.  These books are available through the ebrary platform and Scholars Portal Books.  They're also listed in TOPCAT, with a link to it on the ebrary site.

Coverage: 
Mostly books published since 2000.
Update Frequency: 
N/A
Stable URL: 

In ebrary, click on "Share link to book".  In Scholars Portal Books, click on "Permalink".  These links should be stable URLs.

See how to ensure off-campus access to the Trent community.

Canadian Documents Collection

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This is a collection of documents and reports from Canadian research institutes, government agencies and university centres working in the areas of health and public policy. The organizations included in this collection are active publishers of primary research in the field. The publications included are both general policy documents as well as those of a specialized technical nature.

There are presently over 37,000 documents in this collection and more are added each year.

The collection is searchable by title, author, subject, publisher, and full text. It can also be browsed by subject category - click on the "Browse" tab.

All titles in this collection are also available through TOPCAT, with links to the online document.

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These documents are included in both the ebrary and Scholars Portal Books databases.  They can be located by using the search engine in either of these, or by searching TOPCAT. 

Coverage: 
Mostly since 2004
Update Frequency: 
Irregular
Stable URL: 

In ebrary, click on "Share link to book".  In Scholars Portal Books, click on "Permalink".  These links should be stable URLs.

See how to ensure off-campus access to the Trent community.

ACLS Humanities E-Book

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ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is an online collection of approximately 4,300 books of high quality in the humanities, accessible through institutional and individual subscription. These titles are offered by the ACLS in collaboration with thirty learned societies, over 100 contributing publishers, and the Michigan Publishing division at the University of Michigan Library. The result is an online, fully searchable collection of high-quality books in the Humanities, recommended and reviewed by scholars. These are works of major importance that remain vital to both scholars and advanced students, and are frequently cited in the literature. (See title list.) The collection features unlimited multi-user access and free, downloadable MARC records. HEB is available 24/7 on- and off-campus through standard web browsers.

HEB adds hundreds of books annually to the collection, including several carefully selected new XML titles that have the potential to use new media to communicate the results of scholarship in new ways. Titles include monographs, collected essays and some primary sources.

To guarantee the scope and quality of this interdisciplinary collection, ACLS collaborates with learned societies and university presses to assist scholars in the electronic publication of high-quality works in the humanities, to explore the intellectual possibilities of new media, and to help assure the continued viability of scholarship in today’s changing publishing environment.

Fields currently covered include Area and Historical Studies in the following: African, American, Asian, Australasian/Oceanian, Byzantine, Canadian, Caribbean, Central European, Comparative/World, Eastern European/Russian, Economic, Environmental, European, Jewish Studies, Latin American, Law, LGBT/Queer Studies, Medicine, Methods/Theory, Middle East, Native Peoples of the Americas, Science/Technology, Women’s Studies. HEB also encompasses the fields of Archaeology, Art and Architectural History, Biblical Studies, Bibliographic Studies, Film and Media Studies, Folklore, Linguistics, Literature, Literary Criticism, Musicology, Performance Studies (theater, music, dance), Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, and Sociology.

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These titles are regularly added to TOPCAT.

Coverage: 
1970s to recent
Update Frequency: 
ongoing and irregular
Stable URL: 

To link directly to an e-book in this database, use the permanent URL listed at the bottom of the page for the book.

  • Example:  http://hdl.handle.net/2027/heb.04250.0001.001

Remember to add the proxy prefix for off-campus access: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=

Academic Search Elite

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Academic Search Elite provides full text for more than 2,000 journals, including more than 1,500 peer-reviewed titles. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for all 3,484 journals in the collection.

This database offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies and more. Examples of titles offered in Academic Search Elite include: American Historical Review, American Journal of Political Science, American Libraries, American Sociologist, British Journal of Psychology, British Journal of Sociology, Central European History, Contemporary Literature, Early American Literature, Journal of Social Psychology, Library Journal, Social Forces, Sociological Review, Theological Studies, Women's Studies, etc.

In addition to journal coverage, Academic Search Elite provides full text information from a variety of source-types such as scholarly monographs. The majority of full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1985. (from the website)

Academic Search Elite is a database from EBSCO publishers. See more information on the EBSCO site.

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Mobile Access

Coverage: 
1985-current
Update Frequency: 
Daily
Stable URL: 

In Academic Search Elite, click on "Permalink" from the right-side menu to get the stable url for an item.

  • Example:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=afh&AN=23975219&site=ehost-live

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

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