Canadian Studies

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.
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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.

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

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The House of Commons Parliamentary Papers are vital to the historical record of Britain, its former Colonies and the wider world. They are among the richest and most detailed primary sources for the history of the past two centuries, and are fundamental to an understanding of current legislation, policy making and the political environment. HCPP online, with searchable full text, and detailed subject indexing, makes it possible to fully exploit the enormous potential of this resource for the first time.

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The papers are mostly images of pages.

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Trent has access to the 19th Century Collection covering 1801-1900
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Ongoing.

Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000

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Women and Social Movements contains the following resources:

  • 91 document projects that interpret and present documents, most of which are not otherwise available online. Each document project poses an interpretive question and provides a collection of documents that address the question. Altogether these document projects provide more than 3,600 documents, approximately 780 images, and over 700 links to other websites. They demonstrate that historical analysis is an interpretive process based on documents. Viewers of the site are encouraged to participate in that interpretive process. We expect to add twelve new document projects annually. Women and Social Movements is also now accepting submissions of document projects for consideration for online publication. See below for more information.
  • More than 150,000 pages of full-text documents pertaining to Women and Social Movements. These materials have been selected by the Editors for their relevance to the focus of the website. We plan to add 5,000 additional pages of documents annually.
  • A dictionary of social movements and organizations.
  • A chronology of U.S. Women's History.
  • Teaching Tools with lesson ideas and document-based questions related to the website's document projects. 

(from the website)

Canadian Women and Social Movements
In October 2009, a special edition for Canadian women was released: Volume 13, Number 2.

Editors for this project included Canadian feminist historians Lara Campbell (Simon Fraser University); Nancy Janovicek (University of Calgary); Tamar Myers (University of British Columbia); and Joan Sangster (Trent University). This issue includes two dedicated document projects on Canadian feminism, one from Trent University faculty members Margaret Hobbs and Susan Wurtele.

This is an Alexander Street database, unique because they provide full text and primary documents. It can be browsed by author, by source, by year, by project, by movement, and chronologically. It also contains a powerful search engine.

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This database has been combined with Primary Sources of the Women's Movement. It includes the full text of the documents included.

Coverage: 
1600 - present
Update Frequency: 
Irregularly

Web of Science / Web of Knowledge

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The Web of Science provides web access to the:

Web of Science can be used both as a regular index to find articles on a topic, and as a citation index to search backward and forward through time. Once you find an article of interest, you can see what other resources are cited in that article (Cited References), and also find articles which have cited it (Citing Articles). You can even use the "Related Articles" feature to find other articles that have cited the same articles. Want to know who's citing your work? Do a "Cited References" search. For more information, see our webpage on Cited Reference Searching - Web of Science.

Tutorials on using this product can be found on their webpage for tutorials.

All journals indexed in the Web of Science are scholarly and peer-reviewed, representing the most important journals in the field. For further information on their selection criteria, see their essay entitled "THE THOMSON SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL SELECTION PROCESS".

Science Citation Index Expanded

Science Citation Index Expanded is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the sciences. It fully indexes 5,900 major journals across 150 scientific disciplines. In addition, the Science Citation Index Expanded:

  • Provides access to current information and retrospective data from 1981 to the present.
  • Averages 19,000 new records per week.
  • Includes approximately 423,000 new cited references per week.
  • As of January 1991, contains searchable, full-length, English-language author abstracts for approximately 70% of the articles in the index.

Some of the disciplines covered include: Astronomy, Biology, Biochemistry, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Psychiatry, Medicine.

Social Sciences Citation Index

The Social Sciences Citation Index is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the social sciences. It fully indexes more than 1,725 journals across 50 social sciences disciplines, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals.

In addition, the Social Sciences Citation Index:

  • Provides access to current information and retrospective data from 1981 forward.
  • Averages 2,900 new records per week.
  • Includes approximately 60,000 new cited references per week.
  • As of January 1992, contains searchable, full-length, English-language author abstracts for approximately 60% of the articles in the index.

Some of the disciplines covered include: Anthropology, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science, Public Health, Sociology, Women's Studies, Urban Studies.

Arts & Humanities Citation Index

Arts & Humanities Citation Index is a multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.

In addition, the Arts & Humanities Citation Index:

  • Provides access to current information and retrospective data from 1981 forward.
  • Averages 2,300 new records per week.
  • Includes approximately 15,250 new cited references per week.
  • Contains a current total of over 2.5 million records.
  • Contains unique implicit citations that refer you to actual representations of a book, a work of art, a music score, or anything else.
  • Contains title enhancements added to ambiguous or hard-to-categorize article titles to clarify article contents.
  • As of January 2000, the Arts & Humanities Index contains searchable, full-length, English-language author abstracts.

Some of the disciplines covered include: Archaeology, Art, Classics, History, Language, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Radio, Television & Film, Religion, Theatre.

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Access the mobile site at http://m.webofknowledge.com and login with an account you create for yourself.  The account must be created from a Trent-authenticated machine by going to Web of Science/Knowledge, and clicking on "Sign In", then "Register".

The account will give you access for 6 months; in order to renew, simply use it from a Trent-authenticated machine again.

See here for more details.

These databases work with Get it! Trent to locate full-text availability.

New in January 2012: Search for papers by Trent authors using the "Organization-Enhanced" field instead of the "Address" field.

  • Select "Organization-Enhanced" as the search field.
  • Click on "Select from Index" and search for "Trent".
  • Add "Trent Univ" from the list.
  • Search.

This eliminates "Nottingham Trent in England" and includes UNIV TRENT as well as TRENT UNIV.

Compatibility problems with IE 9.
You should be able to get around this problem by clicking on the ‘compatibility view’ icon/button which is located to the immediate right of the web address bar when you’re within Web of Knowledge/Science.If you are unable to see a ‘compatibility view’ icon, you will need to activate it by following these steps:

  1. Click on Tools menu
  2. Click on Compatibility View Settings
  3. Type ‘isiknowledge.com’ in the textbox and click on Add
Coverage: 
1981 - Current
Update Frequency: 
Weekly
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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.

Most records in Web of Science/Knowledge 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

(Ensure off-campus access by including the Trent-specific 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.

Very Short Introductions (VSI)

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The Very Short Introductions (VSI) series was launched in 1995 by Oxford University Press and offers concise introductions to a wide variety of subjects across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

The e-books purchased by Trent Library are individually listed in TOPCAT and can be found by searching TOPCAT (see the webpage on Finding E-Books). TOPCAT will provide a link to the book on the publisher's platform.

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Limited to one simultaneous user.

  • Only one person can access it at a time.
  • If you get a "simultaneous user limit exceeded" message, please try again later. It is still possible to browse titles with this error, however you will not be able to access full-text.

 

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Various
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Regularly.
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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.  

For Very Short Introductions the URL that appears in your browser should act as a stable URL.

Very Short Introductions is also DOI compliant.

University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO)

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UPSO is a collection of over 10,000 scholarly ebooks in 23 subject areas from the following 10 University presses:

  • American University in Cairo Press
  • Edinburgh University Press
  • Fordham University Press
  • Hong Kong University Press
  • Manchester University Press
  • Oxford University Press
  • Policy Press (Bristol)
  • University of California Press
  • University of Florida Press
  • University of Kentucky Press

The majority of the books in the OCUL licensed UPSO collection are published since the mid 2000s.

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These books are available through:

Coverage: 
2000 -
Update Frequency: 
Irregular, as new books are purchased by the library. Last updated: Feb 2014.
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.  

University Press Scholarship Online uses 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: 10.1525/california/9780520227460.001.0001
Link: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520227460.001.0001

(To ensure off-campus access, include the proxy prefix:
http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=)

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.

Theses Canada Portal

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This is your central access point for Canadian theses and information about the Theses Canada program. From here you will be able to:

  • Search AMICUS, Canada's national online catalogue, for bibliographic records of all theses in Library and Archives Canada's theses collection, which was established in 1965;
  • Access and search the full text electronic versions of numerous Canadian theses and dissertations;
  • Find out everything you need to know about Theses Canada, including how to find a thesis, how our program works, information on copyright and much more.

(from the website)

Digital versions of most theses from 1998 - August 2002 are available online. Others can be ordered through our Interlibrary Loans. Theses date as far back as 1965 and can include MA and PhD theses.

Not all theses from all universities are included on this site, since participation is voluntary.

See more information on the website.

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For more information on locating theses, see our webpage: Dissertation and Theses.

Coverage: 
Varies - can go back as far as 1965 for microfiche.
Update Frequency: 
Ongoing. Online these are not being updated.

Taylor & Francis

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Over 1,000 online journals from the publisher Taylor & Francis. All articles are full text and each journal is searchable or browseable by issue.

Over 12,000 e-books are available from the e-book site.  These books can also be found through ebrary or TOPCAT.

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Click here to connect to Taylor & Francis E-Journals

Click here to connect to Taylor & Francis E-Books.

Taylor & Francis journals are NOT included in Scholars Portal Journals, due to licensing restrictions. They are included in E-Journals A-Z and Get It! Trent.

The e-books are available to alumni; the e-journals are not.

Coverage: 
Varies by title.
Update Frequency: 
Regularly, as new issues are available.
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.

Taylor & Francis uses 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 tocreate a link.

Example:
DOI:10.1080/10615806.2010.543132

Link: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10615806.2010.543132

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.

 

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