Cultural Studies

PhilPapers

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PhilPapers is a comprehensive index of philosophy books and articles. It offers unique features such as real-time indexing of pre-prints, fine-grained classification by topic, email alerts, reading lists, advanced search functionality, and discussion forums.

From a full record, connect to Trent's resources: "Look it up @ Trent University".  Also see links to resources on publishers' sites: these only provide access if Trent subscribes to them.  If you don't see Trent University at the top of the screen, you won't have access to restricted material; use the link from our website to ensure full access.

Some open-access content is provided, available without a subscription.

Create an account for yourself to obtain the full benefits. See what you can do.

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PhilPapers uses advanced trawling techniques and large-scale crowd-sourcing to monitor all sources of research content in philosophy, including journals, books, personal pages, and open access archives.

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Daily
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 this case, it looks as though the URL provided in the address bar is durableKeep in mind that a link to this database is not a link to the full text; only to the citation.  To link directly to full text, access the full text and look for a stable URL on that site.

Philosopher's Index

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The Philosopher's Index is a bibliographic database with informative, author-written abstracts covering scholarly research in all areas of philosophy. The literature covered goes back to 1940 and includes journal articles, books, book chapters such as contributions to an anthology, and book reviews.The Philosopher's Index monitors over 550 journals from more than 40 countries and is updated quarterly. Extensive indexing includes personal and proper names along with subject terms; there is also the capability to search for the authors of book reviews.

Trent has access to Philosopher's Index on Scholars Portal Search. Using the Scholars Portal Search interface, you can simultaneously search several databases. Other databases on Scholars Portal Search include: Biology Digest, BioOne, Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts, PsycINFO, Social Services Abstracts, and Sociological Abstracts among others.

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This database works with to locate full-text availability.

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1940 - Present
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Quarterly
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.

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.

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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.

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

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.

Oxford Journals Online

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As a major international publisher of academic and research journals, Oxford Journals publishes and develops titles in partnership with the world's most prestigious learned societies.

The collection includes over 180 titles covering Life Sciences, Mathematics & Physical Sciences, Medicine, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Law, and including some of the most authoritative journals in their fields. (from the website)

Access to journals is available by searching, browsing by title, and browsing by subject.

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All journals have been optimized for mobile devices. If you access the journal website on a mobile device, you will be automatically redirected to the mobile version. The mobile site is prefixed with "m". See more.

These journals may be accessed in several ways. They can be searched or browsed individually on the publisher's or Scholars Portal site, or they can be searched as part of the E-Journals database on Scholars Portal Search.

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

E-Mails of table of contents alerts are available for all Oxford Journals.

November 2010:
Oxford is pleased to announce the successful migration of all Oxford Journals content to the latest version of the HighWire Press online platform, known as HighWire 2.0. All journals published by Oxford - over 1.2 million journal articles - are now benefitting from the more user-friendly, dynamic, and standards based platform.

Access also available via Scholars Portal.

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Availability varies by title; with some archives dating from 1995 onwards, and others from 2002.
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. This database 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: 10.1016/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.

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.

National Film Board Online Screening Room

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For over 70 years the National Film Board of Canada has been creating documentaries, films and animations. Now they are providing streaming video access to almost 3,000 films, clips and trailers from the NFB collection via their website.

Some films are public, but others require a subscription; use the link from our library homepages for access to all the content we pay for.  Or, search TOPCAT to find the videos we have access to.

Trent also subscribes to CAMPUS, the media tool for educators. This includes more than 500 top educational films, educational resources like teaching guides and tools that allow you to create your own clips and playlists.

Access to CAMPUS features requires a personal account. Create your own account:

  • Go to nfb.ca/education and create a profile (or login to your existing profile, if you have one already) by clicking on sign in.
  • On the next page, for "Find your school" search for Trent University, select it, and click "Continue".
  • Click on the link to "Education".
  • From now on, you can log in to your account any time you wish and view NFB titles under our campus license.
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See the Mobile Access information for NFB.

Most of the videos available on this site can be found by searching TOPCAT, which provides a link to the video.

Trent has purchased the performance rights to access these video resources for classroom use.

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Varies.
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Irregular.
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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.

NFB Online Screening Room provides a unique url for each video, which you can copy from the "address" bar and use later.

MLA International Bibliography (Modern Languages Association)

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The MLA International Bibliography is no longer available from the Trent Library.  Our subscription ended in February 2016.

Accessed through the Gale website as part of Artemis Literary Sources, the MLA database is integrated with the full-text sources in Literature Resource Center to provide wider access to literary information with one search.

The MLA International Bibliography (produced by the Modern Language Association) indexes books, articles and dissertations published on modern languages, literature, folklore, and linguistics, providing coverage from 1926 to the present. Over 4,400 international journals and series are covered, as well as books from over 1,000 publishers.

Subjects covered include:

  • literature
  • language and linguistics
  • folklore
  • literary theory & criticism
  • dramatic arts
  • historical aspects of printing and publishing
  • rhetoric
  • composition
  • history, theory and practice of teaching language and literature.

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

The MLA Bibliography is NOT a full-text database.  It identifies items, but it doesn't provide them.  Use the information provided by Get It! Trent or the Literature Resource Center to locate the full text.

See the information page on Artemis Literary Sources for more information on searching and limiting.

There are embedded links to full text resources, as well as a Get It! Trent button for linking to our online journals and searching TOPCAT (for book chapters).

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The Thesaurus authority file is is a controlled vocabulary thesaurus that assists in more effectively searching the MLA database. Subject headings, as well as cross-references terms, assist in finding the most appropriate subject heading. You can browse this list alphabetically, or as Relevancy Ranked (keyword search).

Indexes assist in locating titles, authors, publications, etc.

Links to Getitbutton and TOPCAT records. Note: The MLA indexes both journals AND books. The Get it! link only appears for articles, because it cannot locate books. In the case of citations to books, find the title of the book in italics, and search for it in TOPCAT.

Gale has a mobile app that can be used to search MLA.

Coverage: 
1926-present
Stable URL: 

A stable url (or durable link) is a link that connects an end-user to a particular item in a database or on the web.

At the bottom of a full record, find a link that says, "Document URL". This will link you back to this item.

To ensure off-campus access, be sure the proxy address is included. You should see "lib.trentu.ca" embedded in the url.

If not, add the proxy prefix to the front of the url:
http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=

It would then look like:
http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CN2812731999&v=2.1&u=ocul_thomas&it=r&p=LitRG&sw=w&asid=7de0906588dfeee5d314f0cfb836ff91

Note that this url only gets you to the MLA record for the item, which is different from the full text of the item.  If you want to link to the full text, follow the link from the database to find the text, then use the durable url for that site.  The article shown here, for instance, is available from MUSE, Scholars Portal Journals, and Academic Search EliteGet It! Trent links you to those options, where you can find the durable url.

Mass Observation Online

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Original manuscript and typescript papers created and collected by the Mass-Observation organisation, together with printed publications, photographs and interactive maps. The documents are from the Special Collections Library, University of Sussex.

Mass Observation Online offers revolutionary access to one of the most important archives for the study of Social History in the modern era.  The material covers:

  • The end of the ‘Hungry Thirties’ when the impact of the Depression was still being felt;
  • The onset of war, the Blitz and war on the home front;
  • The post war world, with the rise of consumerism and television.

The archive has always been immensely popular with students because it offers immediate and engaging evidence of major trends such as the increasing role of women in work, the birth of the welfare state, anti-Semitism and anti-communism, the growth of secularism and the increasing importance of radio, television and cinema in people’s lives.  Through interviews, overheard conversations, directive responses and diary entries it offers brilliant cameos describing life in the jazz halls, what people thought of the movies they saw, how people survived the random terror of the Blitz, and where they lived and worked.

Additional features include interactive maps, a bibliography, a chronology, and a collection of photographs by Humphrey Spender.

(From the website)

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Includes images, maps, photographs.

Available from Adam Matthew Digital through a CRKN agreement (Available until 2019).

Coverage: 
1937-1972
Update Frequency: 
N/A
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.

A persistent link in this database is the link to the .pdf document.

Literature Resource Centre

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The Literature Resource Center is a complete literature reference database designed for both the undergraduate and graduate student. Find biographical, bibliographical, and critical content on literary figures from all time periods.

Includes three hallmark author databases:

  • Contemporary Authors Online, offering biographical coverage of more than 130,000 writers;
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, featuring entries on all authors appearing in CLC since vol. 95 of the print series and complete profiles of 266 most studied authors from editions prior to vol. 95; and
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography Online, containing more than 13,000 biocritical essays on authors and their works written by academic scholars.

 

Includes full text journals as well as reference materials.

Searchable simultaneously with the MLA International Bibliography. See the information page on Artemis Literary Sources for more information on searching and limiting.

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A mobile app for all Gale databases is available.

Citations in MLA style are provided at the bottom of each document.

Coverage: 
Contemporary Literary Criticism is covered only since vol. 95.
Update Frequency: 
Irregular.
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.

At the bottom of a full record, find a link that says, "Document URL". This will link you back to this item.

To ensure off-campus access, be sure the proxy address is included. You should see "lib.trentu.ca" embedded in the url.

If not, add the proxy prefix to the front of the url:
http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=

It would then look like:
http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CN2812731999&v=2.1&u=ocul_thomas&it=r&p=LitRG&sw=w&asid=7de0906588dfeee5d314f0cfb836ff91

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