History

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. 

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.

Cairn

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374 French-language journals from 40 publishers, mostly European.  Subjects cover Literature & Language, Education, Philosophy, Culture, History. English translations are often available.

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Varies by title.
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As new issues are available.
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A DOI works for Cairn items.

There is also a URL provided at the bottom of each article.

Burney Collection of 17th and 18th Century Newspapers

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17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers represents the largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media available from the British Library and includes more than 1,000 pamphlets, proclamations, newsbooks and newspapers from the period. This collection helps researchers chart the development of the newspaper as we now know it, beginning with irregularly published transcriptions of Parliamentary debates and proclamations to coffee house newsbooks, finally arriving at newspaper in its current form.

Gathered by Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817), a notable scholar and son of a well-known music historian of the same name, this collection covers more than 200 years of accounts, explanations, and points of views. More than 700 bound volumes of newspapers relate political, educational and economic situations – including English provincial, Irish, Scottish and a handful of papers from British colonies, in the Americas and Asia – relate political, educational and economic situations chosen from more than three dozen cities.

These rare and restricted documents are now available online and students and academics can conduct full-text searches of nearly 1 million pages from approximately 1,270 titles spanning from Parliamentary papers and the London daily news to the latest English humour of the 1600s.

(Source: http://gale.cengage.co.uk/britishlibrarynewspapers/)

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17th and 18th Century
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Not updated
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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
Update Frequency: 
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.

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.

Coverage: 
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 

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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.

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1784 - Present
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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.

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1970s to recent
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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

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