Indexing & Abstracts

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.

      PILOTS

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      Description: 

      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.

      Notes: 

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

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

      Philosopher's Index

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      Description: 

      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.

      Notes: 

      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.

      OVID Health Sciences Resources

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      Description: 

      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.

      MLA International Bibliography (Modern Languages Association)

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      Description: 

      The MLA International Bibliography is no longer available from the Trent Library.  Our subscription ended in February 2016.

      Accessed through the Gale website as part of Artemis Literary Sources, the MLA database is integrated with the full-text sources in Literature Resource Center to provide wider access to literary information with one search.

      The MLA International Bibliography (produced by the Modern Language Association) indexes books, articles and dissertations published on modern languages, literature, folklore, and linguistics, providing coverage from 1926 to the present. Over 4,400 international journals and series are covered, as well as books from over 1,000 publishers.

      Subjects covered include:

      • literature
      • language and linguistics
      • folklore
      • literary theory & criticism
      • dramatic arts
      • historical aspects of printing and publishing
      • rhetoric
      • composition
      • history, theory and practice of teaching language and literature.

      It includes the MLA Thesaurus and the MLA Directory of Periodicals, which lists detailed information on over 5,500 journals, including over 4,400 indexed in the Bibliography

      The MLA Bibliography is NOT a full-text database.  It identifies items, but it doesn't provide them.  Use the information provided by Get It! Trent or the Literature Resource Center to locate the full text.

      See the information page on Artemis Literary Sources for more information on searching and limiting.

      There are embedded links to full text resources, as well as a Get It! Trent button for linking to our online journals and searching TOPCAT (for book chapters).

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      The Thesaurus authority file is is a controlled vocabulary thesaurus that assists in more effectively searching the MLA database. Subject headings, as well as cross-references terms, assist in finding the most appropriate subject heading. You can browse this list alphabetically, or as Relevancy Ranked (keyword search).

      Indexes assist in locating titles, authors, publications, etc.

      Links to Getitbutton and TOPCAT records. Note: The MLA indexes both journals AND books. The Get it! link only appears for articles, because it cannot locate books. In the case of citations to books, find the title of the book in italics, and search for it in TOPCAT.

      Gale has a mobile app that can be used to search MLA.

      Coverage: 
      1926-present
      Stable URL: 

      A stable url (or durable link) is a link that connects an end-user to a particular item in a database or on the web.

      At the bottom of a full record, find a link that says, "Document URL". This will link you back to this item.

      To ensure off-campus access, be sure the proxy address is included. You should see "lib.trentu.ca" embedded in the url.

      If not, add the proxy prefix to the front of the url:
      http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=

      It would then look like:
      http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CN2812731999&v=2.1&u=ocul_thomas&it=r&p=LitRG&sw=w&asid=7de0906588dfeee5d314f0cfb836ff91

      Note that this url only gets you to the MLA record for the item, which is different from the full text of the item.  If you want to link to the full text, follow the link from the database to find the text, then use the durable url for that site.  The article shown here, for instance, is available from MUSE, Scholars Portal Journals, and Academic Search EliteGet It! Trent links you to those options, where you can find the durable url.

      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.

      Notes: 

      This database works with to locate full-text availability.

      Coverage: 
      OVID MEDLINE: 1950 - Current. Scholars Portal MEDLINE: 1997 - Current.
      Update Frequency: 
      Weekly.

      MathSciNet

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      Description: 

      MathSciNiet provides Web access to the bibliographic data and reviews of mathematical research literature contained in the Mathematical Reviews Database. The Mathematical Reviews Database contains bibliographic information and reviews created and maintained by the American Mathematical Society. It continues the tradition and extends the scope of the work begun by the paper publication Mathematical Reviews in 1940. Journals, conference proceedings, and books of mathematics research are covered. Approximately 1800 current serials and journals reviewed in whole or in part. MathSciNet provides links to original articles and other original documents, when available.

      Notes: 

      This database works with to locate full-text availability.

      Coverage: 
      1940-
      Update Frequency: 
      Daily

      Libris Canadiana

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      Description: 

      The Libris database provides word, title, author and subject access to material published in a number of Canadian periodicals of historical significance, including Maclean's Magazine, The Financial Post, The Monetary Times of Canada, Massey's Magazine, The Canadian Bookman, The Canadian Magazine, Saturday Night and The University Magazine.

      For students, researchers and the general public, the database is nothing less than a window into the social and cultural life of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Libris is growing, and currently contains some 250,000 citations, with annotations (and for Maclean's Magazine, comprehensive abstracts).

      (from the website)

      Notes: 

      Since the online versions of these periodicals are not available for these time periods, look for them on microfilm or in print, using TOPCAT. Use this index to determine when the articles were published.

      Coverage: 
      Varies by title: Annotated Index to The Canadian Bookman Annotated Index to The Canadian Magazine, 1893-1910 Index to Maclean's Magazine, 1905-1976 Annotated Index to Massey's Magazine, 1896-1897 Index to The Monetary Times of Canada, 1867-1929 Index to Saturday Night, 1887-1945 Annotated Index to The University Magazine, 1901-1920 Annotated Index to Everywoman's World, 1914-1923
      Update Frequency: 
      Irregular/Yearly.
      Stable URL: 

      There is no full text in this database.

      CPI.Q

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      Description: 

      CPI.Q contains a wealth of Canadian and international periodicals — including Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail; Maclean's weekly magazine; Canadian News Facts; and encyclopedic reference materials, such as the Canadian Parliamentary Guide and Canadian Newsmakers.

      Designed to meet the needs of researchers at all levels, it yields a variety of relevant periodical articles, biographies, company profiles, historical documents, science and technology essays, and much more.

      Turn to CPI.Q for:

      • Indexing of nearly 700 Canadian periodicals (English and French) with full-text articles from 240 Canadian periodicals
      • A bilingual interface (English and French)
      • Current periodical articles integrated with Canadian biographies, company profiles, historical information and many other types of information
      • Coverage of a broad range of subjects related to Canada
      • Indexing from 1988 to present
      • Full-text articles from 1995 to present

      (from the website - edited)

      Note that the CPI.Q database includes many popular journal and magazine titles and is not restricted to scholarly journals.

      Coverage: 
      1988 - present ; full-text coverage 1995 - present
      Update Frequency: 
      Daily
      Stable URL: 

      At the bottom of each full text article find a box that provides a source citation (in MLA format) and a URL.  The URL is a durable link which will connect you back to the article.

      • If you connected to the database by signing in to the proxy server, the proxy is included in the URL. 
      • If "trentu.ca" does NOT appear in your link, add the proxy prefix to allow off-campus access to the Trent community.  (See how.)

      If the article is not full text, the durable link will only bring you back to the citation.  Find the full text and use the durable link for that site.

      CBCA (Canadian Business and Current Affairs)

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      Description: 

      From the website:
      Canadian Business & Current Affairs™ (CBCA) Complete is the nation's largest and most comprehensive bibliographic full-text reference and current events database. Subject coverage is comprehensive and information is available from the broadest range of Canadian sources anywhere. With over 4.5 million records and more than 1,665 titles, CBCA Complete is ideal for anyone interested in current events, business, science, the arts, and academic information as produced in Canada.

      CBCA Complete combines high-quality indexing with direct access to full-text articles. This includes over 500 periodicals and daily news sources (over 480 of which are Canadian), plus indexing to an additional 1,100 other titles (over 95% Canadian).

      Includes content from Canadian Press Newswire, CBC transcripts, several Canadian newspapers.

      Notes: 

      Some journals are covered in full text; others provide only indexing/abstracting.  Use Get It! Trent to link to full text available from other sources.

      This is a ProQuest database. 

      Coverage: 
      1971 - current
      Update Frequency: 
      Daily
      Stable URL: 

      Find a link to the "Document URL" at the bottom of the record. 

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