History

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
Update Frequency: 
Regularly.
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.  

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.

 

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)
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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 Knowledge E-Books

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SAGE Knowledge offers more than 4,000 high-quality books and reference books in the Social Sciences. The platform allows researchers to cross-search and seamlessly access a wide span of authoritative content from one source.

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Individuals chapters and entries can be downloaded as a PDF and loaded into eBook readers or hand-held computers in that format.

Click on "Export Citation" to copy/paste a citation to a work in your preferred citation style.

See related digital rights information in our License Information database.

See more Help on the SAGE site.

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 SAGE Knowledge, the url in the address bar is a durable link to the book.  A DOI is also provided.

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

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