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EBSCO Business Databases

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Description: 

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.

Notes: 

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

See mobile access information for EBSCO.

Coverage: 
Varies by database.
Update Frequency: 
Daily.

Criterion-on-Demand

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Criterion-on-Demand is an online digital delivery feature film system. Users may stream or download from a selection of over 2900 films ranging from classic film, documentaries, international film, North American feature films, cult classics, and more.

Notes: 

Criterion-on-Demand makes use of the Microsoft Silverlight plug-in on both PC and Mac. Users wishing to stream or download films will need to have the plugin installed. See information and download for  Silverlight [external link].  NOTE: The Chrome browser no longer supports Silverlight; use Firefox or Safari.

Allows requests for films that Criterion holds the rights to that have not yet been added to the Criterion-on-Demand service (2-6 weeks). Requests should be sent with sufficient lead time to libraryhelp@trentu.ca and should include the 'show date' along with the film information.

Use of streaming media is covered by Copyright. Streaming media is for educational use to support study, teaching, and research and any content streamed through Criterion-on-Demand may not be copied or reproduced in any form. It is intended for instructors, students, or persons working under the authority of Trent University.

When streaming media is shown on Trent's premises for educational purposes, to an audience consisting primarily of students, instructors, or any person who is responsible for setting curriculum at Trent University, members of the general public may be present. Admission fees cannot be collected for public showings unless proof of performance rights have been obtained from the distributor/creator.

Streaming media, or media that is available for download through Criterion-on-Demand, cannot be used on other websites or computer environments such as third party websites or social media platforms.

Coverage: 
Various Dates. Studios include: 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, Lionsgate Films, The Weinstein Company, Fox Searchlight, Alliance Films, Warner Brothers, Miramax Films, Mongrel Media, and more.
Update Frequency: 
Quarterly.
Stable URL: 

The URL in the address bar of your browser usually works as a permanent link to a film.  Be sure to include the proxy prefix at the beginning: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=

Theatre

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Theatre from Alexander Street Press features performances of works by American, European, Asian, and other worldwide dramatists from the past several centuries. In addition to performances, Theatre also features dozens of documentaries and interviews about theatre, discussing the history of theatre, acting methods, pioneering dramatists and actors, and much more..

(Source: Theatre website)

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Available through a CRKN agreement (August 1, 2014 - July 31, 2017).

Previously called "Theatre in Video" - changed in 2014.

Coverage: 
Varies.
Update Frequency: 
Ongoing.

Streaming Films @ Trent Library

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The Trent Library has arranged to have a small number of our purchased films licensed, digitized, and hosted for streaming over the internet. A company called McNabb Connolly is providing this service. Titles were selected based on circulation activity, demand for materials moving between Peterborough and Oshawa, and availability of streaming rights.

Streaming videos/films provide enormous flexibility over DVD and VHS formats. Intended to be viewed from personal computers and tablets, streaming videos/films can be watched at any time from any location. Showings need not be limited to class periods.

The titles available as of January 2012 (listed alphabetically) :

  • God Sleeps in Rwanda
  • If Only I Were an Indian
  • Keepers of the Fire
  • Life and Debt
  • Maquilopolis
  • Muffins for Granny
  • Race: The Power of an Illusion
  • Son of Africa
  • Sterilization of Leilani Muir
  • Thirst
  • Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?

Note that some films have been segmented into parts to facilitate streaming.

Notes: 

These videos should display fine on smaller screens. However, because they are associated with Flash, iPads and iPhones may not be able to display them.

The resolution is best on a personal computer or smaller screen.

Note that admission fees may NOT be charged for screening of these streaming resources. The full terms and conditions of license agreements for individual streaming videos are available from the Trent University Library.

Coverage: 
Varies
Update Frequency: 
Irregular, based on need.
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.

A durable link to each title can be found in TOPCAT. Search for the title of the film and copy the "Connect" or "HTTP" link for the STREAMING copy.

Alternatively, you can link to the site and browse for a specific film. They're listed in alphabetical order by title. The link to the site is:
http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://www.mcnabbconnolly.ca/TrentU

ProQuest

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Description: 

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.

      National Film Board Online Screening Room

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      Description: 

      For over 70 years the National Film Board of Canada has been creating documentaries, films and animations. Now they are providing streaming video access to almost 3,000 films, clips and trailers from the NFB collection via their website.

      Some films are public, but others require a subscription; use the link from our library homepages for access to all the content we pay for.  Or, search TOPCAT to find the videos we have access to.

      Trent also subscribes to CAMPUS, the media tool for educators. This includes more than 500 top educational films, educational resources like teaching guides and tools that allow you to create your own clips and playlists.

      Access to CAMPUS features requires a personal account. Create your own account:

      • Go to nfb.ca/education and create a profile (or login to your existing profile, if you have one already) by clicking on sign in.
      • On the next page, for "Find your school" search for Trent University, select it, and click "Continue".
      • Click on the link to "Education".
      • From now on, you can log in to your account any time you wish and view NFB titles under our campus license.
      Notes: 

      See the Mobile Access information for NFB.

      Most of the videos available on this site can be found by searching TOPCAT, which provides a link to the video.

      Trent has purchased the performance rights to access these video resources for classroom use.

      Coverage: 
      Varies.
      Update Frequency: 
      Irregular.
      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.

      NFB Online Screening Room provides a unique url for each video, which you can copy from the "address" bar and use later.

      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.

      Birds of North America

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      Detailed scientific information for each of the 716 species of birds nesting in the USA and Canada.The print version of BNA (18 volumes, 18,000 pages in total) was completed in 2002, a joint 10 year project of the American Ornithologists' Union, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and the Academy of Natural Sciences.  We have this set on our shelves.

      Now as an online project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, BNA is a living resource. Contents are updated frequently, with online-coordinated contributions from researchers, citizen scientists, and designated reviewers and editors. In addition, BNA Online contains image and video galleries showing behaviors, habitat, nests, eggs and nestlings, and more. Each online species account contains recordings of that bird's songs and calls, selected from the extensive collection in Cornell's Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds. (From the website.)

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

      Look at the bottom of each page for a link to the article.
       

      JoVE - Journal of Visualized Experiments

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      Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a peer reviewed, PubMed indexed journal devoted to the publication of biological, medical, chemical and physical research in a video format.

      With participation of scientists from leading research institutions, JoVE takes advantage of video technology to capture and transmit the multiple facets and intricacies of life science research.

      This journal contains no articles - only videos of experiments.  The experiments are organized into categories:

      • Neuroscience
      • Immunology & Infection
      • Clinical & Translational Medicine
      • Bioengineering
      • Applied Physics
      • Chemistry
      • Behavior
      • Environment

      Videos are also searchable by keyword. 

      Notes: 

      The text of the experiment is provided on the screen below the video and can be downloaded as a .pdf file.

      Citation information is provided with each experiment.

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

      For more information about DOIs and stable URLs (i.e. persistent links, durable URLs, permalinks) see the Library Tutorial - Permanent Links to Online Documents.

      ACM Digital Library

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      Description: 

      The ACM Digital Library (DL) is the most comprehensive collection of full-text articles and bibliographic records in existence today covering the fields of computing and information technology. The full-text database includes the complete collection of ACM's publications, including journals, conference proceedings, magazines, newsletters, and multimedia titles and currently consists of:  

      • 407,367 Full-text articles
      • 2.0+ Million Pages of full-text articles
      • 18,000+ New full-text articles added each year
      • 44+ High Impact Journals with 2-3 new journals being launched each year
      • 275+ Conference Proceedings Titles added each year
      • 2,000+ Proceedings Volumes
      • 8 Magazines (including the flagship Communications of the ACM, the most heavily cited publication in the field of computing according to Thomson-Reuters)
      • 37 Technical Newsletters from ACM's Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
      • 6,500+ Video files
      • 594 Audio files

      In addition to the full-text database, the ACM Digital Library is heavily integrated with and includes unrestricted access to the Guide to Computing Literature bibliography (citation-only).

      (from the website)

      The e-books on the site are citation-only.  You can see the Table of Contents, but not the full text.  Check TOPCAT to see if we have purchased the book.

      Notes: 

      The ACM journals include the full text of all articles.  However, if you extend your search to include the Guide to Computing Literature bibliography, there are citations to articles and book chapters that are not full text through this database.  In order to see if Trent has access to these through other databases, click the DOI (on campus only) or look for a Get It! Trent button (if available).

      Coverage: 
      1947 - current
      Update Frequency: 
      ongoing
      Stable URL: 

      ACM Digital Library uses a DOI for a permanent link.

      See our tutorial for DOI.`

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