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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.

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1967-Current.
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Quarterly.
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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
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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=

In the First person

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As of December 19th, 2014, Alexander Street Press decommissioned In the First Person. For rationale see the Alexander Street web page about this database.

In the First Person is a free, high quality, professionally published, in-depth index of more than 3,350 collections of personal narratives in English from around the world. Here you can search and explore the personal thoughts of thousands of individuals from all walks of life and through hundreds of years of history. It's a unique tool that can search such a broad swathe of human thought so easily.

It lets you keyword search more than 650,000 pages of full-text by more than 15,000 individuals from all walks of life. It also contains pointers to some 3,500 audio and video files and 30,000 bibliographic records.

The index contains approximately 20,500 months of diary entries, 63,000 letter entries, and 17,000 oral history entries.

(from the homepage)

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Approximately 25% of the index points to materials that are in copyright. These materials are not available without a subscription. Trent does not currently subscribe.

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Historical
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N/A

Academic OneFile

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Academic OneFile provides peer-reviewed, full-text articles and citations to articles, from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily. (from the website)

This is a database that is general and covers almost any topic. Some full text is included and a link to getit! Trent links to full text available elsewhere.

For help with searching options, click on "Help" within the database. You can re-use or edit searches by clicking on "Previous Searches".

See a list of publications covered.

Coverage: 
1980 - current
Update Frequency: 
Daily
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To link to a particular article, go to the full citation and click on "Show Details". Click on "Bookmark this article" and copy the URL provided. Since this database also contains links to Get It! Trent you can use the "Save Citation" data to create a link to the article.

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