Canadian Studies

Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007

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This project provides access to many thousands of original manuscripts, pamphlets, books, paintings, maps and images.  Most are reproduced as high quality greyscale images, but there are also a significant number of colour images.  All printed items are full text searchable and manuscripts have document level indexing.  All documents have distinct URLs and can be embedded in course notes and reading lists or downloaded as PDFs.

This extraordinary resource on trans-Atlantic slavery and abolition brings together original manuscript and rare printed material from dozens of libraries and archives across the Atlantic world.

(From the website)

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Includes images: maps and illuminations.

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

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.

See information on linking and copyright.

Scholars Portal Journals

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This group of e-journals covers scholarly information on all subjects, with over 30 million articles from over 10,000 full-text journals.  The overwhelming majority of e-journals to which Trent subscribes are available here.  The journals can be searched or browsed. The updated interface released in January 2014 improves search results and accessibility on a variety of screen sizes.

The content in Scholars Portal is hand-selected by subject specialists at the 21 university libraries that make up the Ontario Council of University Libraries. The content you will find in Scholars Portal comprises the most complete multi-disciplinary database of peer reviewed academic literature available anywhere.

  • With a single-search, find material from the important journals in your field.
  • Track new issues in these journals using RSS feeds.
  •  For each article, see a list of citing articles, related articles, and related books.

Using a single interface you can search or browse to find results in full text e-journals.

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  • Select "Show only content I can access" to limit results to those available at Trent.
  • Sort results by "Relevance" or "Most Recent".
  • See the top-cited journals in a discipline under "Browse".
  • Add citations to a personal list for exporting into RefWorks, quick bibliography, or emailing.

The Scholars Portal project is funded by the Ontario Information Infrastructure (part of the Ontario Council of University Libraries), and it is hosted at the University of Toronto. It is available at all Ontario Universities.

See the Scholars Portal information page

Coverage: 
Varies by publisher.
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.

You have options in the Scholars Portal Journals interface. Below the Abstract of each item find the information you need. Look for this:

Screen capture of the doi permalink

 

1. There is a Permalink at the bottom of each record which is a stable url for that article.

If it doesn't already include the proxy information, add the proxy prefix to the beginning:

Example: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://resolver.scholarsportal.info/resolve/10811680/v16i0001/49_trotcvpncoc2

2. Many journals in Scholars Portal Journals also 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: 10.1080/10811680.2011.536498
Link: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10811680.2011.536498

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

Scholars Portal Books

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The Scholars Portal ebook platform is designed to provide a single interface for accessing digital texts from the world's most important scholarly publishers and public domain books that have been scanned and digitized for online reading and downloading. (from the website

See the Scholars Portal guide for Scholars Portal Books.

Just as Scholars Portal Journals provides one place to search a large number of e-journals, the Books platform provides a search engine and source for accessing online books. These books include those available for free and those for which access has been purchased by one or more Ontario University libraries.

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 may provide a link to the book on the publisher's platform, on Scholars Portal Books, or both, depending on the terms of our contract.

Scholars Portal Books provides an alternative source for finding e-books. Use the search engine to find e-books available to ALL Ontario Universities, or restrict your search to those available at Trent by selecting "Full Text Only" on the search screen. Images of book covers are included when available.

Scholars Portal Books was released in early 2010 with a limited number of e-books (over 100,000) and it is growing every year. However, it does NOT contain all the e-books available to Trent University. Search TOPCAT, to find other e-books.

Collections Included in Scholars Portal Books:

  • Cambridge University Press
  • Canadian Health Research Collection
  • Canadian Publishers Collection
  • Oxford University Press
  • Springer
  • Open Access (Internet Archives Project)
Notes: 

See the Scholars Portal guide for Mobile Ebooks.

Some books allow downloading, which requires the Adobe Digital Editions software.  See the handout (.pdf) on downloading books.

This resource uses the ebrary platform, but it's customized for Scholars Portal.

The search engine allows searching by "All Fields" (which includes the full text of the book), as well as by:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Subject
  • ISBN
  • Publisher
  • Publication Year
  • Language

The use of * to truncate search terms is available in any field EXCEPT "All Fields".

Coverage: 
Varies.
Update Frequency: 
It's ongoing and updated as more books are added.
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 Scholars Portal Books, there's a "Permalink" given for each book under "About this book". This link can be copied and used later.

SAGE Journals Online

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SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets.

Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine.  (from the website)

On the SAGE site, you can limit your search to a subject area:

  • Choose "Select from a List of Disciplines",
  • Press + beside "Social Science and Humanities", "Health Sciences", "Life and Biomedical Sciences", or "Materials Science and Engineering", then
  • Select the appropriate subject grouping.

We have access to SAGE Premier and SAGE Deep Backfile 2009. SAGE Premier has 514 full text journals from the first issue of 1999 onward. SAGE Deep Backfile 2009 has 381 full-text titles from their first issue to 1998.

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Access is provided through the Canadian Knowledge Research Network (CKRN) until 2011.

Also available via HighWire:

Coverage: 
SAGE Premier, 1999 - current issue. SAGE Deep Backfile 2009, varies by title - 1998.
Update Frequency: 
Regularly

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.

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.

      Project MUSE

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      Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing 100% full-text, affordable and user-friendly online access to over 300 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from over 120 scholarly publishers. (from the website)  See a list of titles covered.

      Use the search engine to find an article, subject, author, etc. You can search across all journals, or select specific journals.

      Notes: 

      These journals may be accessed in several ways. They can be searched or browsed on the MUSE or Scholars Portal Journals site.

      Individual titles may also be found on our shelves in print. Check TOPCAT for individual titles in print or online.

      Coverage: 
      Varies, depending on the journal.
      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.

      In MUSE, the url in the address bar of a citation is usually durable - you can copy it and use it later.  Try it in a different browser to see.  Most articles also have a DOI.

      See the Scholars Portal Journals information sheet for durable links through SPJ.

      Primary Sources of the Women's Movement

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      In December 1961, President John F. Kennedy appointed Eleanor Roosevelt to chair the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, a bipartisan organization whose goal was to examine discrimination against women in the United States and to study and make recommendations on policies designed to enable women to fulfill their potential in American life. When the President’s Commission disbanded in 1963, it issued a series of final reports documenting, among other topics, labor policies and practices relating to women, educational opportunities available to women, the legal status of women in American law, and services available to women in the realms of training, counseling, and child care. In addition, the commission recommended that states and localities establish their own commissions on the status of women to continue research and advocacy to promote the equality of women in all aspects of American social and political life. Today, there are approximately 270 state and local women’s commissions around the United States.

      These federal, state, and local commissions have produced a wealth of primary materials documenting conditions in the lives of American women over the second half of the twentieth century. Reports and publications issued by these commissions provide information at a level of depth that is not common amongst other primary materials available for this time period. However, these publications have not been widely accessible, and never before have they been made searchable. Our goal with Primary Sources of the Women's Movement, 1960 to present is to compile in one place, for the first time, the complete text of every report on the status of women issued by these bodies during this time period. When complete, it will provide 75,000 pages of materials documenting women’s issues over more than four decades in all fifty states.

      Includes the full text of 312 reports and publications issued by commissions in more than thirty states.

      (from the website)

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

      Notes: 

      This database has been combined with Women and Social Movements in the United States. It includes the full text of the documents included.

      Coverage: 
      1600 - present
      Update Frequency: 
      Irregularly

      PILOTS

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      The PILOTS bibliographic database, covering the Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress, is produced at the headquarters of the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in White River Junction, Vermont. The PILOTS database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Its goal is to include citations to all literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events, without disciplinary, linguistic, or geographical limitations, and to offer both current and retrospective coverage.

      For more information see the PILOTS Factsheet.

      Notes: 

      This database is on the Scholars Portal Search platform and contains links to get it! Trent.

      Coverage: 
      1871-current.
      Update Frequency: 
      Monthly.
      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 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.

      Periodicals Archive Online

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      Periodicals Archive Online is a major online periodical archive that makes the backfiles of periodicals in the humanities and social sciences available electronically, providing access to the full text of a growing number of digitized periodicals that have been indexed in its sister database, Periodicals Index Online.

      Currently, Periodicals Archive Online contains over 500 journals, providing access to over 12.9 million article pages - representing over 1.9 million articles. Periodicals Archive Online continues to add new titles, to give undergraduate and graduate students, university faculty and libraries access to a growing collection of the most historically respected journals in the humanities and social sciences.

      Periodicals Archive Online covers the humanities and social sciences in 37 key subject areas. It is international in scope with the inclusion of more than 60 foreign-language titles, of value to both customers in English-speaking countries and internationally.

      (from the website)

      Trent has access to sets 1-6. See the title list. This is an archive of journals, which means that it offers historic coverage, and not current volumes.

      You can search the entire set of journals for articles by keyword. You can also browse journals by language, title, or subject.

      Notes: 

      These journals are included in GetIt Trent! so it can be searched as its own database, but citations to these journals found in other indexes will also be linked to the articles in this database.

      Use "My Archive" to create an account for yourself and save items for later viewing.

      Coverage: 
      Varies by title, but generally covers early issues until about 10 years ago.
      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.

      To find a stable url for an article in this database, click on "Bookmark this page" on the upper-right of a page of an article, and copy the "durable URL" provided.

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