Newspapers

Globe and Mail (1844-2011)

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The Globe and Mail (1844-2009) is Canada's National Newspaper, daily offering over a million readers from coast to coast unparalleled national, international and business reporting, analysis and commentary.

It’s the deepest and most extensive online historic newspaper archive in Canada and includes every news story, photograph, map, advertisement, classified ad, political cartoon, birth and death notice, and more. The breadth and depth of content make it a vital and convenient research tool for educators, librarians and all researchers. (from the website)

This resource offers the full-page archive of the Globe and Mail newspaper dating back to the pre-Confederation era. This image-rich database brings the entire archive of Canada's National Newspaper to your desktop in seconds.

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Each page is presented in .pdf format, with the search term highlighted.

For access to current or recent Globe & Mail content, see Newspapers at Trent Library.

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1844-200?

Times Digital Archive 1785-1985

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Researchers can search through the complete digital edition of The Times (London), using keyword searching and hit-term highlighting to retrieve full facsimile images of either a specific article or a complete page. The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos divided into categories to facilitate searching.

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Results appear as .pdf files.

Coverage: 
1785-1985
Update Frequency: 
Not updated.

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.

      LexisNexis Academic

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      LexisNexis® Academic provides access to full-text:

      • news
      • business, and
      • legal publications.

      LexisNexis Canada is a leading provider of information and services solutions to professionals in law firms, corporations, government and academic institutions.

        LexisNexis provides customers with access to five billion searchable documents from more than 40,000 legal, news and business sources.
        (from the website)

        Searching

        • Search all the content at once from the main search box, or choose a box for News, Legal Cases, or Company Information. 
        • Use natural language for a broad search, or use and/or to be more specific. 
        • Use quotes ("") for phrases; spaces are treated as "and".

        Note: When you use natural language, only the first 1000 results are presented.  When you use boolean operators, the first 3000 are shown.

        Company Dossier

        • Easy-to-read profiles of over 43 million companies worldwide and information on 1,000 industries to your desktop in just seconds.
        • Searches over 50 resources for information and gathers it in a "snapshot". Sources include business directories, Hoover’s® company information, ICC financial information, the MERGERSTAT® database, SEC filings, Standard & Poor’s® corporate information
        • Find a company by name, ticker symbol, or D-U-N-S® number; restrict your search by company type, city, state/province or country.
        • Over 4000 companies from Peterborough alone are included.

        Legal Resources

        • U.S. Supreme Court Cases & Briefs
        • Statutes, Codes, Regulations
        • Law Reviews

        News

        • Contains group files that pull together news sources from multiple publications.
        • Some of the sources are aggregated sources, like "Major World Publications," meaning that various publications are used.
        • See lists and links of sources.

        For more help, click one of the "Tools" on the search page. 

        Coverage: 
        Varies by title.
        Update Frequency: 
        Ongoing; varies by title. News sources are usually daily, updated by 9am.
        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 a single document on your screen, click on the clipboard icon.  You'll get this message:

        To paste the link to the results of your search into a document or e-mail, right-click the bold text below and select Copy Shortcut or Copy Link Location from the resulting pop-up context menu. This copies the link to your search results onto your clipboard.

        The link does NOT include the proxy prefix for Trent, so add this to the front of your url: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=

        Example: (These links are long!  Include it all.)

        Link provided:
        http://www.lexisnexis.com/lnacui2api/api/version1/getDocCui?lni=5B80-VPX1-F0JP-W3M0&csi=244777&hl=t&hv=t&hnsd=f&hns=t&hgn=t&oc=00240&perma=true

        With proxy prefix:
        http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://www.lexisnexis.com/lnacui2api/api/version1/getDocCui?lni=5B80-VPX1-F0JP-W3M0&csi=244777&hl=t&hv=t&hnsd=f&hns=t&hgn=t&oc=00240&perma=true

        CPI.Q

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        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. 

        Caninuit

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        Description: 

        Caninuit is an annotated source of information about the magazines, journals, newspapers and newsletters of Canada's Inuit peoples and communities. This web site was created in 2008 and the annotations are being updated and augmented regularly by the editor. Caninuit can be browsed by title or category, or searched in anyword (Find) mode.

        Most entries in the Caninuit database reference periodical publications which deal predominently with Canadian Inuit and their communities. Some entries describe library catalogues, indexes, bibliographies, and other sources of information about Inuit periodicals.

        No full text is provided.  The publications themselves are not indexed, only described.

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        Maintained by McGill University Libraries.

        Coverage: 
        N/A
        Update Frequency: 
        Irregular
        Stable URL: 

        N/A

        Burney Collection of 17th and 18th Century Newspapers

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        17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers represents the largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media available from the British Library and includes more than 1,000 pamphlets, proclamations, newsbooks and newspapers from the period. This collection helps researchers chart the development of the newspaper as we now know it, beginning with irregularly published transcriptions of Parliamentary debates and proclamations to coffee house newsbooks, finally arriving at newspaper in its current form.

        Gathered by Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817), a notable scholar and son of a well-known music historian of the same name, this collection covers more than 200 years of accounts, explanations, and points of views. More than 700 bound volumes of newspapers relate political, educational and economic situations – including English provincial, Irish, Scottish and a handful of papers from British colonies, in the Americas and Asia – relate political, educational and economic situations chosen from more than three dozen cities.

        These rare and restricted documents are now available online and students and academics can conduct full-text searches of nearly 1 million pages from approximately 1,270 titles spanning from Parliamentary papers and the London daily news to the latest English humour of the 1600s.

        (Source: http://gale.cengage.co.uk/britishlibrarynewspapers/)

        Coverage: 
        17th and 18th Century
        Update Frequency: 
        Not updated
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        Academic Search Elite

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        Description: 

        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=

        Academic OneFile

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        Academic OneFile provides peer-reviewed, full-text articles and citations to articles, from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily. (from the website)

        This is a database that is general and covers almost any topic. Some full text is included and a link to getit! Trent links to full text available elsewhere.

        For help with searching options, click on "Help" within the database. You can re-use or edit searches by clicking on "Previous Searches".

        See a list of publications covered.

        Coverage: 
        1980 - current
        Update Frequency: 
        Daily
        Stable URL: 

        To link to a particular article, go to the full citation and click on "Show Details". Click on "Bookmark this article" and copy the URL provided. Since this database also contains links to Get It! Trent you can use the "Save Citation" data to create a link to the article.

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