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Oxford Digital Reference Shelf

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Oxford Reference Library offers over 300,000 "Overview" pages, providing a quick definition for every unique topic;  270 "Timelines"; a new online-only Quotations title; and regularly published topical theme articles.  Reference books are also included.

Many book titles are locked (you'll see a lock icon) because our Library has not purchased access. To see only available works, click "Show full text results only".

The titles available to Trent are listed below, with a direct link. To search within a book, use the "Search within work" box instead of the main search box (to avoid links to unavailable works).

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Each title in this collection is also entered in TOPCAT.

Previously called Oxford Digital Reference Shelf, this database changed name, platform and location in September 2012.  Now there's a search engine to search all books at once, however it includes titles unavailable to Trent, so you'll find locked content. If you are asked to purchase access or to recommend a title to your Library for purchase, it's because we don't have access to that title.  Look for links that don't have a lock icon beside them.

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Varies by title; all recent
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.

In Oxford Reference, the url in the address bar of your browser should work as a stable url.

OED Online

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The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.

The OED covers words from across the English-speaking world, from North America to South Africa, from Australia and New Zealand to the Caribbean. It also offers the best in etymological analysis and in listing of variant spellings, and it shows pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet.

As the OED is a historical dictionary, its entry structure is very different from that of a dictionary of current English, in which only present-day senses are covered, and in which the most common meanings or senses are described first. For each word in the OED, the various groupings of senses are dealt with in chronological order according to the quotation evidence, i.e. the senses with the earliest quotations appear first, and the senses which have developed more recently appear further down the entry. In a complex entry with many strands, the development over time can be seen in a structure with several 'branches'.

(from the website - see more)

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Ongoing. This is the 2nd edition.

OECD iLibrary

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The OECD (Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development) consists of 30 member countries committed to democracy and the market economy. It serves to:

  • provide statistics and economic and social data,
  • analyze and forecast economic development, and
  • research social changes and evolving patterns in trade, environment, agriculture, technology, fiscal policy and more.

See more information about the organization on the OECD website.

OECD iLibrary contains all the publications and datasets released by OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), International Energy Agency (IEA), Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and International Transport Forum (ITF) since 1998 - over 1 200 journal issues, 3 300 working papers, 2 900 multi-lingual summaries, 7 700 e-book titles, 16 000 tables and graphs, 25 000 chapters and articles, and 480 complete databases with more than 4.5 billion data points.

While OECD iLibrary is a subscription-based service and requires proper access to some full-text titles, many content areas are freely available to any site visitor, such as the OECD Factbook, Working Papers, OECD Key Tables, and more.  Trent is a subscriber.

(from the website)

Over 2,000 books from this collection are also added to TOPCAT with links to the online book.

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1998-current.
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Ongoing, as new titles are created.
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. This database 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/####.###.

To ensure off-campus access, include 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! you can use the "Save Citation" data to create a link to the article.

ODESI

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(Ontario Data Documentation, Extraction Service and Infrastructure) is a growing data resource that will include Statistics Canada datasets released through DLI (e.g. Census, PUMFs, Special Surveys, General Social Surveys, Health Surveys) , public opinion data (e.g. Gallup Canada, POLLARA, Listening to Canadians, Centre for Research and Information on Canada), public-domain files such as the Canadian National Election Surveys and selected files from the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).

Data can be searched, analysed and extracted. Tables can be saved in Excel or Adobe format. Full datasets or subsets can be downloaded into statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, STATA, Statistica, etc.).

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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. This database 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/####.###.

To ensure off-campus access, include 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

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

    JSTOR

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    The JSTOR archive is a searchable database of full-text research journals in a variety of academic disciplines. All articles are full text. Individual journals can be browsed or searched. A search of the entire database can be performed.

    See the number of associated journals for each subject covered on the Search screen (click "Browse by subject").

    The Trent Library subscribes to the Arts & Sciences I, II, III, IV, V, VI, Arts & Sciences Complement, and Life Sciences (Biological Sciences / Health and General Sciences combined) collections. This includes over 1100 journals. These journals include complete backruns, from the first volume to 3-10 years ago (no current volumes). 

    Journals in JSTOR have "moving walls" that define the time lag between the most current issue published and the content available in JSTOR. The majority of journals in the archive have moving walls of between 3 and 5 years, but publishers may elect walls anywhere from zero to 10 years.

    New in 2013!  JSTOR also hosts a "Current Scholarship Program", providing current collections of journals.  Trent subscribes to many individual titles, as well as the University of Chicago Press package of 41 titles.

    JSTOR, a not-for-profit organization, began in 1994 as a pilot project by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help libraries meet the space and budgetary challenges posed by the growing volume of scholarly research.

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    JSTOR does not need to be searched directly to find articles available within it. When you search another major index (such as Historical Abstracts or Sociological Abstracts) and it identifies a citation to a journal that is available through JSTOR, the Getit_sm_trans service will connect us to the article in JSTOR.

    Available through a CRKN agreement (renewed for 2014-17).

    Coverage: 
    Varies by journal. Begins with volume 1 of each journal and often has a "moving wall" that determines which recent volumes are available.
    Update Frequency: 
    Ongoing.

    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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    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. 

    Canadian Business Resource

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    Business information in 2 sections:

    • Corporate and Executive Profiles
      • Over 120 industry leaders have been invited to publish in-depth Corporate Profiles.
      • Explains in detail who the company is, what it does, how it grew and developed into a successful corporation, and its current role in the Canadian economy.
      • Also highlights top executives and board members and profiles one or more company leaders.
    • Database Search - over 6,500 top Canadian companies. Information on:
      • contact information
      • names of directors & officers
      • brief company description
      • financial data
      • NAICS codes
      • email & website
      • press releases, stock analysis, investment information.

    Database records are exportable.

    Notes: 

    The Profiles section is publicly available, but the Database requires a subscription; Trent has a subscription.

    Coverage: 
    N/A
    Update Frequency: 
    Several times per week.
    Stable URL: 

    The URL in your browser address bar is a durable URL.

    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
    Stable URL: 

    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.

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