Ancient History & Classics

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of researchers at all levels, it yields a variety of relevant periodical articles, biographies, company profiles, historical documents, science and technology essays, and much more.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

Cambridge Journals

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Over 200 scholarly e-journals from Cambridge University Press, covering all subjects.  They can be browsed by title or subject, or searched as a group.

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Trent subscribes to these journals through the CRKN (Canadian Research Knowledge Network).

These journals are also included in Scholars Portal Journals.  They are listed in TOPCAT.

Coverage: 
1986 - Current
Update Frequency: 
Monthly
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A DOI is provided for each article.

  • Example: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0021932014000108

Include the Trent proxy prefix to ensure off-campus access to the Trent community.

Britannica Online

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An online encyclopedia consisting of articles from authoritative sources. 

  • Great for background reading on a topic.
  • Links to other books & articles.
  • Includes video, images, sound files, maps, statistics.

This is a public website; Trent no longer subscribes to the academic edition.

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N/A
Update Frequency: 
Irregular
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Click on "Share" to find a link to the article. 

Artemis Literary Sources

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Artemis is Gale's search engine for the MLA International Bilbiography (MLA) and Literature Resource Center (LRC) databases. 

  • MLA is an extensive database of journal article citations from over 4,000 journals. 
  • LRC is smaller database of full-text reference books and articles.

Search both databases simultaneously. 

  • Search by person (by or about), name of work, keyword.
  • Limit results by content type, document type, publication title.

Added features in Artemis: (Watch a 2:20-min video on how these work.)

  • Term frequency: a diagram of how often your terms appear in works over time.
  • Term clusters: a diagram of where your search terms appear.

MLA International Bibliography indexes books, articles and dissertations published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics, providing coverage from 1926 to the present. 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

Literature Resource Center provides up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

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MLA does NOT include full-text articles, but you can link to full text available in our other e-journal packages using links to Get It! Trent.

The Artemis interface was introduced in February 2014, eliminating the previous Gale interface.

Coverage: 
MLA covers 1926 - current.
Update Frequency: 
MLA is updated 10 times per year. LRC is sporadic.
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Note the MLA database does NOT provide the full text of the article, only the citation.  To find a link to the article, first find the article and then look for a permanent link on the page where you find it.

For documents which are full text, click on "Citation Tools".  A box opens, providing a full citation to be used when citing the item (choose from APA or MLA), and a durable URL. 

Here's a screen capture:

There's also a durable URL and full citation provided at the bottom of the page.

 

Annee Philologique

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L’Année Philologique, published by the Société Internationale de Bibliographie Classique, is a specialized bibliographic database of scholarly works relating to all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. Its subjects are:

  • Greek and Latin literature and linguistics, including early Christian texts and patristics
  • Greek and Roman history, art, archaeology, philosophy, religion, mythology, music, science
  • scholarly subspecialties such as numismatics, papyrology and epigraphy.

L’Année Philologique contains more than 810,000 records and includes citations to journal articles and books in over 40 languages. Abstracts of journal articles are in English, German, Spanish, French or Italian depending on the place of publication (i.e. French publications will be indexed with French abstracts even if the article itself is written in English). Books entries often include tables of contents and book review information.

L’Année philologique database includes all volumes of the annual index, beginning with Volume I published in 1928.

The records are classified in a two-part system:

  • Ancient authors and texts
  • Subjects and disciplines.

Use the links at the top of the screen to browse through these, or use the search boxes to search all content.

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Library also holds print: Z 7016 .M35A REF (Vols. 1-67; 1924-1996)

Coverage: 
1924 - previous year (publication is always delayed for a year)
Update Frequency: 
3 times per year
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Note that there is no full text within this database, so a stable URL only links back to the citation.  To link to full text, find the full text using Get It! Trent and use the durable URL from the site that hosts the full text.

To find a link to the citation within this database, click on "Permalink".  See example.

Iter

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Iter, meaning 'a journey' or 'a path' in Latin, is a non-profit research project with partners in Toronto, Canada (the headquarters), New York City, and Tempe, Arizona.

The goal of Iter is to increase access to all published materials pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700), through the creation of online bibliographic databases. Citations for books, journal material (articles, reviews, review articles, bibliographies, catalogues, abstracts and discographies) are included, as are citations for essays in books (including entries in conference proceedings, festschriften, encyclopedias and exhibition catalogues).

Brill Academic Publishers and Iter are pleased to announce the publication of the first online edition of Paul Oskar Kristeller's Iter Italicum, the most comprehensive finding list available of previously uncatalogued or incompletely catalogued Renaissance humanistic manuscripts found in libraries and collections all over the world. Originally published in six volumes between 1963 and 1992, it is an essential tool for any scholar working in the fields of classical, medieval and Renaissance studies.

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Since there is no Get It! Trent button in Iter, use E-Journals A-Z to search for the journals, once you've discovered which ones have the articles you need.

Coverage: 
1784 - Present
Update Frequency: 
Daily.

International Medieval Bibliography (IMB)

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IMB is the leading bibliography of the European Middle Ages (c. 400-1500), with the aim of providing a comprehensive, current bibliography ofarticles in journals and miscellany volumes (conference proceedings,essay collections or Festschriften) worldwide. The "International Medieval Institute", based at the University of Leeds, is responsible for producing the bibliography.

The IMB now compromises [citations to] 330,000 articles, all of which are fully classified by date, subject and location, and provide full bibliogrphical records. Now online, the IMB offers an unparalleled tool for medievalists toidentify the contents of current work published throughout Europe, theAmericas and the Asia-Pacific region.

The discipline areas to which the IMB is relevant include Classics, English Language and Literature, History and Archaeology, Theology and Philosophy, Medieval European Languages and Literatures, Arabic and Islamic Studies, History of Education, Art History, Music, Theatre and Performance Arts, Rhetoric and Communication Studies.

(From the website. See more.)

A print version of this index is available in the Reference stacks at Z 6203 .I6 up to 2004.

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Searching:

Click on "Search and Show Hitlist" (blue box at the bottom of the screen) to see the results of your search. Pressing "Enter" only shows how many results your term will find.

Click on "Wordlist" to browse the index for a particular field. Click on the ? at the bottom of the screen for more search help.

Full Text:

This database does not include the full text of articles, but it links to full text through Get It! Trent. This link may also appear as SFX. Not all items in this database are articles and they may not be available in full text anywhere. Try using ILL (RACER) to order items we don't have.

The links in the records that look like this: IMB link image link to encyclopedia entries that we don't subscribe to.

Limited Access

The library's license allows for one simultaneous user. If you attempt to login and get a message indicating that 'the maximum amount of simultaneous users allowed by your subscription type has been reached' you will need to try again later.

Coverage: 
1967-Current.
Update Frequency: 
Quarterly.
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There is no full text in the database to link to.

An IMB reference number is displayed with each record and this number can be searched as a keyword to return to that record.

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=

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
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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.

Abstracts in Anthropology

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Trent will not be renewing this subscription in Fall 2015.

Abstracts in Anthropology is a comprehensive abstracting journal in the field of anthropology, publishing three thousand abstracts per volume which provide a thorough coverage of anthropological scholarship in all its subfields:

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Physical Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Linguistics

(from the website - see more)

Searching can be done by keyword, author, publication name, or year of publication. There is also a browsable subject list. You can sign yourself up for an account to be able to save your searches.

We also have this index in print in the library. This is a citation-only database, so there is no full-text connected to it.

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Use the link to E-Journals A-Z on the library's homepage to find out if Trent has access to an article you find listed in this index.

Coverage: 
1986 to 2014
Update Frequency: 
Quarterly
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You cannot link directly to full-text in this database, because there is no full-text. Find the article in another database using E-Journals A-Z and look for a stable URL in that database.

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