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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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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".

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      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.

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      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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      Description: 

      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.

      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.

      Notes: 

      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.

      Coverage: 
      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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      Description: 

      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).

      Notes: 

      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.

      Coverage: 
      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.

      Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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      56,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2009.

      The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, in association with the British Academy is the first point of reference for anyone interested in the lives of the peoples of the British Isles and their connections overseas, from the earliest times to the end of the year 2009. It is the product of research instituted at the University of Oxford and funded by the British Academy—Britain's national academy for the humanities and the social sciences—and by Oxford University Press. It is the achievement of 10,000 contributors and advisers, a worldwide community co-ordinated by project staff in Oxford.

      The Oxford DNB aims to provide full, accurate, concise, and readable articles on noteworthy people in all walks of life, which present current scholarship in a form accessible to all. No living person is included: the Dictionary's articles are confined to people who died before 31 December 2009. It covers people who were born and lived in the British Isles, people from the British Isles who achieved recognition in other countries, people who lived in territories formerly connected to the British Isles at a time when they were in contact with British rule, and people born elsewhere who settled in the British Isles for significant periods or whose visits enabled them to leave a mark on British life.

      Notes: 

      Access is limited to 1 simultaneous user.

      Coverage: 
      Up to 2009 (date of death).
      Update Frequency: 
      3 times a year
      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 each entry you'll find persistent links.

      In the DNB, the url of the entry is provided, including the date it was accessed, for entry into a bibliography. The information before the comma and date is a persistent link.

      Example: [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/16119, accessed 4 March 2008]
      The persistent link is: http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/16119

      To ensure off-campus access, include the proxy prefix:
      http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/16119

       

      The DNB also uses the doi system to create a stable link.

      To link to a particular article, look for the line that says:
      doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/xxxxx

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

      Example: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/16119

      OurOntario.ca

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      Description: 

      OurOntario.ca is an online resource discovery tool - a portal to Ontario's digital collections - one place for users to discover, search, navigate and interact with digital content about and from Ontario. Text, audio, video and image digital materials about Ontario history, heritage and culture, of interest to researchers, students, genealogists, educators, information professionals and the general populace that has until now only been available locally is globally accessible and discoverable via the OurOntario.ca portal.

      You can search thousands of digital resources available from a range of diverse cultural organizations without actually needing to know where the digital content is located. Search results link you to the digital collections residing on the participating contributor's website.

      Scope of OurOntario.ca Collections

      • The digital resources available through the OurOntario.ca portal includes material about Ontario, or digital resources in the custody of libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, heritage and community groups, and from private collections in Ontario.
      • The subject matter of the digital resources accessible via OurOntario.ca is inclusive of all facets of Ontario life and culture, history, government, business and scientific heritage. OurOntario.ca also points to Ontario content from collections in other parts of the country.
      • Digital resources available on OurOntario.ca are in the public domain, or comply with Canadian copyright regulations.
      • Ownership of the digital resources available through or hosted by OurOntario.ca remains with the originating site or contributing institution.

      For more information go to About Us.

      Notes: 

      This online resource is funded by the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Culture, as part of Knowledge Ontario.

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