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LANL ArXiv E-Print Archive

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The LANL Archive is an archive of unrefereed preprints in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, and quantitative biology. It is run almost entirely automatically. Researchers from around the world may post their writing at no cost. Most postings are in English, but some appear in other languages. Postings can be accessed simply as a chronological listing in each subject area, or researchers may do searches by topic, author, etc.

This service has many advantages. It is completely free and available to everyone in the world (with a computer). Postings are publicly available within 24 hours of submission. A wide variety of formats are possible, allowing for more informal discussions of material such as might appear in a seminar.

This service also has a number of disadvantages. The most obvious is that it is up to the reader to judge the reliability of each posting. Many postings are written by reputable researchers and often published in peer reviewed journals. However, there is a certain amount of junk.

Use this site to find the latest information and unpublished material. Once it has been published, refer to the published article for your research.

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Free database - no subscription is required.

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1986 to present
Update Frequency: 
Daily

EBSCO Business Databases

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EBSCO is a company that provides Trent Library with various databases. There are 2 specific Business databases and some related databases available to us. The link to EBSCO Business Databases provides access to all these databases. At the opening screen you can choose which of these databases you wish to search. If you choose more databases you will find more results but they will likely be less specific/relevant. 

Databases Included:

  • Business Source Complete Database Description
  • Regional Business News 
  • Academic Search Elite Database Description
  • Political Science Complete Database Description
  • Public Affairs Index Database Description
  • Public Administration Abstracts Database Description
  • eBook Collection Database Description

NOTE: If you wish to search only Business Source Complete, you may find the direct link to Business Source Complete more useful because it uses a search engine (interface) more suited to business topics.

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Many articles are full text from the database. A Get It! Trent option also appears for all records.

See mobile access information for EBSCO.

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Varies by database.
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Daily.

Eighteenth Century Journals I & II

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Rare printed British journals, periodicals and newspapers of the long eighteenth century not covered in EEBO, ECCO or Early English Newspapers. All items are full text searchable.

This project brings together rare journals printed between 1693 and 1799 illuminating all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life. Many are ephemeral, lasting only for a handful of issues, others run for several years. They offer effective coverage of the important issues of the period, and are invaluable to the study of all aspects of the eighteenth century, including crime, sport, advertising, the theatre; fashion; politics, revolution; agriculture; social issues and society life.

There are polemics, poetry, letters to the press, reviews of drama and novels, contemporary adverts and essays on almost every conceivable topic.

See the list of titles.

(From the website)

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Available from Adam Matthew Digital through a CRKN agreement (June 1, 2008 - May 31, 2011).

Coverage: 
1693-1700
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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.

Érudit

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Érudit is a multi-institutional publishing consortium comprised of the Université de Montréal, the Université Laval and the Université du Québec à Montréal that was founded in 1998. It is a non-profit society that offers an innovative model for the promotion and dissemination of Canadian research. It is also one of the five editorial production nodes of Synergies, a national project whose objective is to digitize Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities research.

The consortium Érudit scholarly journals collection includes 59 subscription journals, all of which are licensed by CRKN. The journals are mainly published in French; however there are a few bilingual and English titles.

In addition, Érudit publishes and distributes the following 9 open access journals:

  • Cahiers québécois de démographie
  • Cuizine
  • Drogues, santé et société
  • Enfances, Familles, Générations
  • Environnement urbain / Urban Environment
  • McGill Journal of Education / Revue des sciences de l’éducation de McGill
  • Psychiatrie et violence
  • Revue québécoise de linguistique
  • Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net
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Available through a CRKN agreement for three years from signing of agreement. Renewed Sep 2011.

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Varies by journal.
Update Frequency: 
Ongoing.

GenderWatch

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GenderWatch is a full text database of unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas. With its archival material, dating back to 1970 in some cases, GenderWatch is a repository of an important historical perspective on the evolution of the women's movement and the changes in gender roles. Publications include academic and scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, booklets and pamphlets, conference proceedings, and government, non-governmental organizations, and special reports. It covers over 200 publications.

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Varies by title, 1970 to present
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.

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 to 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.

 

HighWire Press

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As the leading ePublishing platform, HighWire (a division of the Stanford University Libraries) partners with independent scholarly publishers, societies, associations, and university presses to facilitate the digital dissemination of journals.

HighWire provides the platform on which the publications are made available, not the content.

Some of the journals are available by subscription only and Trent subscribes to many of these.

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Trent does not subscribe to the all HighWire Press e-journals; hence you may get results that include pay-per-view articles when you use the search engine. Please keep in mind that you have the option of ordering those articles through Trent's Interlibrary Loan system without a charge. Also, check our E-Journals A-Z to find out if we have access from another site.

Some content is available to the public, without subscription.

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Varies by title.
Update Frequency: 
Ongoing.

History Cooperative

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The History Cooperative is a pioneering nonprofit humanities resource offering top-level online history scholarship. Four leaders in historical scholarship and cutting-edge technology have joined forces to create the premier resource for historians on the Web:

  • The American Historical Association
  • Organization of American Historians
  • University of Illinois Press
  • National Academies Press.

There are currently 21 journals in the collective:

  • American Historical Review
  • Common-place
  • Environmental History
  • Health and History
  • The History Teacher
  • Indiana Magazine of History
  • Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association
  • Journal of American History
  • Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
  • Journal of Social History
  • Journal of World History
  • Labour History
  • Labour / Le Travail
  • Law and History Review
  • Massachusetts Historical Review
  • Oral History Review
  • Oregon Historical Quarterly
  • Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography
  • Western Historical Quarterly
  • William and Mary Quarterly
  • World History Connected
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Not all issues of all journals are accessible.

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Varies, according to the journal, but most are fairly current issues.
Update Frequency: 
Ongoing.

Wiley Online Library

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Wiley Online Library hosts a collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It includes access to scholarly articles from 1500 journals, almost 10,000 online books, and hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases. (from the website, edited)

There are two options for connecting to this resource.

  • The Wiley site allows searching across all publication types (books & journals).
    • If you use the Wiley site, you'll be shown results for all content, whether Trent has access to it or not. Look for the "unlocked" icon to indicate content we have paid for. (No icon = not available.)
  • Scholars Portal Journals searches only the journals, along with thousands of other e-journals available to Trent.  Select "Subscribed Collections Only" to search.
  • Scholars Portal Books searches the books, along with other e-books available to Trent. Select "Subscribed Collections Only" to search.
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Individual titles may also be found on our shelves in print. Check TOPCAT for individual titles in print or online.

The Blackwell journals were purchased by Wiley in 2007 and added to this site.

Coverage: 
Varies with 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.

Wiley Online Library 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/####.###.

Ensure off-campus access by including 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! Trent you can use the "Save Citation" data to create a link to the article.

SciFinder

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First time users need to register.

To register go to

http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=https://scifinder.cas.org/registration/?corpKey=A3BCAAAC-86F3-5055-295F-06B6CB3533BE

and follow these instructions (PDF). For security reasons, select a password different from your Novell Trent account. Please do not share your personal account with anyone.

Registered users click here to login to the web version.

Blocked Access

As our subscription allows for 2 shared seats between a number of universities, there may be times when you are blocked from accessing SciFinder. We are interested to know the frequency of blocks and would appreciate an e-mail from you should you get blocked. Please e-mail Ellen Olsen-Lynch at ellenolsenlynclynch@trentu.ca

In order to prevent users from being blocked there is a session timeout of 15 minutes (ie. if your session has been inactive for 15 minutes then it will be terminated automatically).

The CAS databases provide access to:

  • References from more than 10,000 currently published journals (core journals in CAplus)
  • All patent records, meeting CAS selection criteria, from 9 of the major patent offices are available online within 2 days of the patents' issuance
  • More than 16 million single- and multi-step reactions
  • More than 1 billion predicted property values
  • More than 2 million experimental properties
  • The CAS REGISTRYSM database - the original source and final authority for CAS Registry Numbers
  • Sequences combined from CAS and GenBank databases, which are indexed and linked to scientific journal and patent literature

Support and Training
Training and support materials for the new version of SciFinder are available at http://www.cas.org/support/scifi/Index.html

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2 shared seats with other universities.

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CA Plus: 1907 - present Medline: 1949 - present Substance information: 1957 - present (complete); some content as far back as 1907 Chemical synthesis information: 1840-present; Journals covered for Chemical AbstractsTM since 1985; Patents covered for CA from 1991 to present Regulated chemicals information: Originally from data in the 1985 TSCA inventory and supplements; U.S. Government Federal Register 1778-1987
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Daily or weekly depending on database

Repère

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This database indexes approximately 600 French language journals with some full-text availability. Journals indexed are from Québec, elsewhere in French-speaking Canada, France, Belgium, and Switzerland. Repère includes the full-text of about 50 Québec journals. There are currently about 410,000 entries in total with coverage from about 1980 onwards.

For a description in French click here.

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Search options are:
Basic (Simple)
String starting with (Commence par…)
Advanced (Élaborée) – includes limit by material audience and place of publication

The red arrow starts your search (lancer or modifier).
Note that the second subject search box says “vedettes-matière” this is a controlled vocabulary subject heading (like LCSH but for French).
When you get a hit for full-text there is the phrase “Texte integral:” at the end of the citation, with either an image of a book (Repère), or a book with a globe (Internet).
When you go to the citation “Version imprimable” is the print-friendly option.

Coverage: 
1980 - Current.

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