Canadian Studies

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).

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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.

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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.

Champlain Society Digital Collection

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The collection contains 101 of the Champlain Society's volumes (almost 50,000 printed pages) dealing with exploration and discovery over three centuries. It includes first-hand accounts of Samuel de Champlain's voyages in New France as well as the diary from Sir John Franklin's first land expedition to the Arctic, 1819-22.

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This is a public, open-access website and does not require any login for access.

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N/A
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Occasional
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The URL in the address bar of your browser should work as a permanent link.  It may be quite long, so be careful to get it all.

No Trent proxy information should be included, since this resource is not restricted to subscribers.

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.

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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. 

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1971 - current
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Daily
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Find a link to the "Document URL" at the bottom of the record. 

Caninuit

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Caninuit is an annotated source of information about the magazines, journals, newspapers and newsletters of Canada's Inuit peoples and communities. This web site was created in 2008 and the annotations are being updated and augmented regularly by the editor. Caninuit can be browsed by title or category, or searched in anyword (Find) mode.

Most entries in the Caninuit database reference periodical publications which deal predominently with Canadian Inuit and their communities. Some entries describe library catalogues, indexes, bibliographies, and other sources of information about Inuit periodicals.

No full text is provided.  The publications themselves are not indexed, only described.

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Maintained by McGill University Libraries.

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

Bibliography Of Native North Americans

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The Bibliography of Native North Americans, from Human Relations Area Files (HRAF), is an electronic publication that contains the citations from the cumulative eight volumes of the Ethnographic Bibliography of North America as well as additional new citations.

The Bibliography of Native North Americans contains citations to literature about native peoples of North America published from the sixteenth century to the present. Native North Americans include Aleuts; Eskimos or Inuit of Greenland, northern Canada, Alaska, and eastern Siberia; and other native peoples of Alaska, Canada, the United States, and Mexico north of the northern boundary of Mesoamerica.

All citations are to published materials: books, journal articles, essays, conference papers, and US and Canadian government documents.

The Bibliography of Native North Americans is available through the EBSCOhost interface, and can be searched simultaneously with other EBSCO databases by selecting them at the "Choose Databases" screen. Including Academic Search Elite may increase the number of results you find.

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This is NO full text included in this database, but links to Get It! Trent will find full text available from other available resources.

Coverage: 
1986 - current
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Irregular
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This is an EBSCO database, but there is no full text included in the database.  To find a link to the citation, click "Permalink" on the screen.  See the example.

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.

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MLA covers 1926 - current.
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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.

 

America: History and Life

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America: History and Life is a complete bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Published since 1964, the database comprises over 490,000 bibliographic entries, providing an incomparable research tool for students and researchers of US and Canadian history.

This extensive database covers over 2,000 journals published worldwide. In addition to covering all key English-language historical journals, America: History and Life coverage includes selected historical journals from major countries, state and local history journals, and a targeted selection of hundreds of journals in the social sciences and humanities. Over 90% of the articles included are published in English-language journals.

In addition to articles, each year America: History and Life includes approximately 6,000 citations of book and media reviews from a selection of over one hundred key journals in US and Canadian history and related fields. The database also includes citations to abstracts of dissertations published in these areas.

The powerful search engine includes features that are particularly useful for History, such as searching for the year or time period of the subject matter.

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Because it's part of the EBSCO group, this database can be searched simultaneously with other databases from EBSCO.

There is no full text in this database; use Get It! Trent links to find the full text from other Trent resources.

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1964 - current
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Daily
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To link to a particular article, click on the "Permalink" icon.

Example:
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ahl&AN=69809520&site=ehost-live 

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://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ahl&AN=69809520&site=ehost-live

 

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