English Literature

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needs of researchers at all levels, it yields a variety of relevant periodical articles, biographies, company profiles, historical documents, science and technology essays, and much more.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.

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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. 

Coverage: 
1971 - current
Update Frequency: 
Daily
Stable URL: 

Find a link to the "Document URL" at the bottom of the record. 

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
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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
Update Frequency: 
Irregular
Stable URL: 

Click on "Share" to find a link to the article. 

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.

Coverage: 
MLA covers 1926 - current.
Update Frequency: 
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.

 

The Johns Hopkins Online Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism

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Now expanded and updated, The Johns Hopkins Online Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism is an indispensable resource for scholars and students of literary theory and discourse. Revised extensively to reflect a decade of rapidly changing scholarship, the Online Guide features 48 new entries and subentries.

Compiled by 275 specialists from around the world, the Online Guide presents a comprehensive historical survey of the field's most important figures, schools, and movements. It includes more than 240 alphabetically arranged entries on critics and theorists, critical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods

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Earlier edition available in print, in the library at the call number Z 6514 .C97 J64 1994 REF.

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N/A
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N/A

Iter

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Iter, meaning 'a journey' or 'a path' in Latin, is a non-profit research project with partners in Toronto, Canada (the headquarters), New York City, and Tempe, Arizona.

The goal of Iter is to increase access to all published materials pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700), through the creation of online bibliographic databases. Citations for books, journal material (articles, reviews, review articles, bibliographies, catalogues, abstracts and discographies) are included, as are citations for essays in books (including entries in conference proceedings, festschriften, encyclopedias and exhibition catalogues).

Brill Academic Publishers and Iter are pleased to announce the publication of the first online edition of Paul Oskar Kristeller's Iter Italicum, the most comprehensive finding list available of previously uncatalogued or incompletely catalogued Renaissance humanistic manuscripts found in libraries and collections all over the world. Originally published in six volumes between 1963 and 1992, it is an essential tool for any scholar working in the fields of classical, medieval and Renaissance studies.

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Since there is no Get It! Trent button in Iter, use E-Journals A-Z to search for the journals, once you've discovered which ones have the articles you need.

Coverage: 
1784 - Present
Update Frequency: 
Daily.

ACLS Humanities E-Book

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ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is an online collection of approximately 4,300 books of high quality in the humanities, accessible through institutional and individual subscription. These titles are offered by the ACLS in collaboration with thirty learned societies, over 100 contributing publishers, and the Michigan Publishing division at the University of Michigan Library. The result is an online, fully searchable collection of high-quality books in the Humanities, recommended and reviewed by scholars. These are works of major importance that remain vital to both scholars and advanced students, and are frequently cited in the literature. (See title list.) The collection features unlimited multi-user access and free, downloadable MARC records. HEB is available 24/7 on- and off-campus through standard web browsers.

HEB adds hundreds of books annually to the collection, including several carefully selected new XML titles that have the potential to use new media to communicate the results of scholarship in new ways. Titles include monographs, collected essays and some primary sources.

To guarantee the scope and quality of this interdisciplinary collection, ACLS collaborates with learned societies and university presses to assist scholars in the electronic publication of high-quality works in the humanities, to explore the intellectual possibilities of new media, and to help assure the continued viability of scholarship in today’s changing publishing environment.

Fields currently covered include Area and Historical Studies in the following: African, American, Asian, Australasian/Oceanian, Byzantine, Canadian, Caribbean, Central European, Comparative/World, Eastern European/Russian, Economic, Environmental, European, Jewish Studies, Latin American, Law, LGBT/Queer Studies, Medicine, Methods/Theory, Middle East, Native Peoples of the Americas, Science/Technology, Women’s Studies. HEB also encompasses the fields of Archaeology, Art and Architectural History, Biblical Studies, Bibliographic Studies, Film and Media Studies, Folklore, Linguistics, Literature, Literary Criticism, Musicology, Performance Studies (theater, music, dance), Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, and Sociology.

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These titles are regularly added to TOPCAT.

Coverage: 
1970s to recent
Update Frequency: 
ongoing and irregular
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To link directly to an e-book in this database, use the permanent URL listed at the bottom of the page for the book.

  • Example:  http://hdl.handle.net/2027/heb.04250.0001.001

Remember to add the proxy prefix for off-campus access: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=

International Medieval Bibliography (IMB)

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IMB is the leading bibliography of the European Middle Ages (c. 400-1500), with the aim of providing a comprehensive, current bibliography ofarticles in journals and miscellany volumes (conference proceedings,essay collections or Festschriften) worldwide. The "International Medieval Institute", based at the University of Leeds, is responsible for producing the bibliography.

The IMB now compromises [citations to] 330,000 articles, all of which are fully classified by date, subject and location, and provide full bibliogrphical records. Now online, the IMB offers an unparalleled tool for medievalists toidentify the contents of current work published throughout Europe, theAmericas and the Asia-Pacific region.

The discipline areas to which the IMB is relevant include Classics, English Language and Literature, History and Archaeology, Theology and Philosophy, Medieval European Languages and Literatures, Arabic and Islamic Studies, History of Education, Art History, Music, Theatre and Performance Arts, Rhetoric and Communication Studies.

(From the website. See more.)

A print version of this index is available in the Reference stacks at Z 6203 .I6 up to 2004.

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Searching:

Click on "Search and Show Hitlist" (blue box at the bottom of the screen) to see the results of your search. Pressing "Enter" only shows how many results your term will find.

Click on "Wordlist" to browse the index for a particular field. Click on the ? at the bottom of the screen for more search help.

Full Text:

This database does not include the full text of articles, but it links to full text through Get It! Trent. This link may also appear as SFX. Not all items in this database are articles and they may not be available in full text anywhere. Try using ILL (RACER) to order items we don't have.

The links in the records that look like this: IMB link image link to encyclopedia entries that we don't subscribe to.

Limited Access

The library's license allows for one simultaneous user. If you attempt to login and get a message indicating that 'the maximum amount of simultaneous users allowed by your subscription type has been reached' you will need to try again later.

Coverage: 
1967-Current.
Update Frequency: 
Quarterly.
Stable URL: 

There is no full text in the database to link to.

An IMB reference number is displayed with each record and this number can be searched as a keyword to return to that record.

Academic Search Elite

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Academic Search Elite provides full text for more than 2,000 journals, including more than 1,500 peer-reviewed titles. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for all 3,484 journals in the collection.

This database offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies and more. Examples of titles offered in Academic Search Elite include: American Historical Review, American Journal of Political Science, American Libraries, American Sociologist, British Journal of Psychology, British Journal of Sociology, Central European History, Contemporary Literature, Early American Literature, Journal of Social Psychology, Library Journal, Social Forces, Sociological Review, Theological Studies, Women's Studies, etc.

In addition to journal coverage, Academic Search Elite provides full text information from a variety of source-types such as scholarly monographs. The majority of full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1985. (from the website)

Academic Search Elite is a database from EBSCO publishers. See more information on the EBSCO site.

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Mobile Access

Coverage: 
1985-current
Update Frequency: 
Daily
Stable URL: 

In Academic Search Elite, click on "Permalink" from the right-side menu to get the stable url for an item.

  • Example:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=afh&AN=23975219&site=ehost-live

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

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