International Development

Gale Virtual Reference Library

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This is an e-book platform, with many reference books available. The books can be searched as a group, or an individual title can be opened, viewed, or searched.

The following Reference titles are included:

  • Business Leader Profiles for Students , 2v,  1999
  • Cities of the World , 6th ed.,  4v,  2002
  • The College Blue Book , 33rd ed.,  6v,  2006
  • Company Profiles for Students , 3v,  1999
  • Computer Sciences , 4v,  2002
  • Countries and Their Cultures , 4v,  2001
  • Encyclopedia of Business and Finance , 2nd ed.,  2v,  2006
  • Encyclopedia of Communication and Information , 3v,  2002
  • Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice , 2nd ed.,  4v,  2002
  • Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior , 2nd ed.,  4v,  2001
  • Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered History in America , 3v,  2004
  • Encyclopedia of Management , 5th ed.,  2006
  • Encyclopedia of Products & Industries - Manufacturing , 2v,  2008
  • Encyclopedia of Public Health , 4v,  2002
  • Encyclopedia of Sociology , 2nd ed.,  5v,  2001
  • Encyclopedia of World Biography , 2nd ed.,  23v,  2004
  • Encyclopedia of World Biography , Vol. 24,  2nd ed.,  2005
  • Encyclopedia of World Biography , Vol. 25,  2nd ed.,  2005
  • Encyclopedia of World Biography , Vol. 26,  2nd ed.,  2006
  • Encyclopedia of World Biography , Vol. 27,  2nd ed.,  2007
  • Enfermedades y Trastornos de la Salud , 3v,  2004
  • Environmental Encyclopedia , 3rd ed.,  2v,  2003
  • Gale E-Commerce Sourcebook , 2v,  2003
  • Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce , 2v,  2002
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology , 2nd ed.,  2001
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Science , 3rd ed.,  6v,  2004
  • Geo-Data: The World Geographical Encyclopedia , 3rd ed.,  2003
  • International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis , 3v,  2005
  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Physical Geography , 5v,  2003
  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cities , 4v,  2000
  • Lucent Library of Science and Technology: Virtual Reality , 2004
  • Nutrition and Well-Being A to Z , 2v,  2004
  • Pollution A to Z , 2v,  2004
  • Psychologists and Their Theories for Students , 2v,  2005
  • Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans , 22nd ed.,  2006
  • Science and Its Times , 8v,  2001
  • Science of Everyday Things , 4v,  2002
  • UXL Encyclopedia of Science , 2nd ed.,  10v,  2002
  • Water: Science and Issues , 4v,  2003
  • World of Earth Science , 2v,  2003
  • World Press Encyclopedia , 2nd ed.,  2v,  2003
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This product comes from Thomson Gale publishers and is available on the Gale interface with other Gale databases. It is part of the Knowledge Ontario package.

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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 link to a particular book or article, click on "Bookmark" and copy the URL provided.

HighWire Press

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As the leading ePublishing platform, HighWire (a division of the Stanford University Libraries) partners with independent scholarly publishers, societies, associations, and university presses to facilitate the digital dissemination of journals.

HighWire provides the platform on which the publications are made available, not the content.

Some of the journals are available by subscription only and Trent subscribes to many of these.

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Trent does not subscribe to the all HighWire Press e-journals; hence you may get results that include pay-per-view articles when you use the search engine. Please keep in mind that you have the option of ordering those articles through Trent's Interlibrary Loan system without a charge. Also, check our E-Journals A-Z to find out if we have access from another site.

Some content is available to the public, without subscription.

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Varies by title.
Update Frequency: 
Ongoing.

World Development Indicators

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The World Bank’s annual compendium of economic, social, environmental, business, and technology indicators. A statistical database, World Development Indicators (WDI)   provides direct access to more than 600 development  indicators, with time series for 208 countries and 18 country groups from 1960 to 2004, where data are available.

Find a list of countries and indicators on the website. For help using the database, click on the ? once you are connected.

Access to the full text of the printed book is available here.

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Download your results into Excel for data presentation.

Coverage: 
1960-current
Update Frequency: 
Twice a year in April and September.

Web of Science / Web of Knowledge

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The Web of Science provides web access to the:

Web of Science can be used both as a regular index to find articles on a topic, and as a citation index to search backward and forward through time. Once you find an article of interest, you can see what other resources are cited in that article (Cited References), and also find articles which have cited it (Citing Articles). You can even use the "Related Articles" feature to find other articles that have cited the same articles. Want to know who's citing your work? Do a "Cited References" search. For more information, see our webpage on Cited Reference Searching - Web of Science.

Tutorials on using this product can be found on their webpage for tutorials.

All journals indexed in the Web of Science are scholarly and peer-reviewed, representing the most important journals in the field. For further information on their selection criteria, see their essay entitled "THE THOMSON SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL SELECTION PROCESS".

Science Citation Index Expanded

Science Citation Index Expanded is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the sciences. It fully indexes 5,900 major journals across 150 scientific disciplines. In addition, the Science Citation Index Expanded:

  • Provides access to current information and retrospective data from 1981 to the present.
  • Averages 19,000 new records per week.
  • Includes approximately 423,000 new cited references per week.
  • As of January 1991, contains searchable, full-length, English-language author abstracts for approximately 70% of the articles in the index.

Some of the disciplines covered include: Astronomy, Biology, Biochemistry, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Psychiatry, Medicine.

Social Sciences Citation Index

The Social Sciences Citation Index is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the social sciences. It fully indexes more than 1,725 journals across 50 social sciences disciplines, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals.

In addition, the Social Sciences Citation Index:

  • Provides access to current information and retrospective data from 1981 forward.
  • Averages 2,900 new records per week.
  • Includes approximately 60,000 new cited references per week.
  • As of January 1992, contains searchable, full-length, English-language author abstracts for approximately 60% of the articles in the index.

Some of the disciplines covered include: Anthropology, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science, Public Health, Sociology, Women's Studies, Urban Studies.

Arts & Humanities Citation Index

Arts & Humanities Citation Index is a multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.

In addition, the Arts & Humanities Citation Index:

  • Provides access to current information and retrospective data from 1981 forward.
  • Averages 2,300 new records per week.
  • Includes approximately 15,250 new cited references per week.
  • Contains a current total of over 2.5 million records.
  • Contains unique implicit citations that refer you to actual representations of a book, a work of art, a music score, or anything else.
  • Contains title enhancements added to ambiguous or hard-to-categorize article titles to clarify article contents.
  • As of January 2000, the Arts & Humanities Index contains searchable, full-length, English-language author abstracts.

Some of the disciplines covered include: Archaeology, Art, Classics, History, Language, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Radio, Television & Film, Religion, Theatre.

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Access the mobile site at http://m.webofknowledge.com and login with an account you create for yourself.  The account must be created from a Trent-authenticated machine by going to Web of Science/Knowledge, and clicking on "Sign In", then "Register".

The account will give you access for 6 months; in order to renew, simply use it from a Trent-authenticated machine again.

See here for more details.

These databases work with Get it! Trent to locate full-text availability.

New in January 2012: Search for papers by Trent authors using the "Organization-Enhanced" field instead of the "Address" field.

  • Select "Organization-Enhanced" as the search field.
  • Click on "Select from Index" and search for "Trent".
  • Add "Trent Univ" from the list.
  • Search.

This eliminates "Nottingham Trent in England" and includes UNIV TRENT as well as TRENT UNIV.

Compatibility problems with IE 9.
You should be able to get around this problem by clicking on the ‘compatibility view’ icon/button which is located to the immediate right of the web address bar when you’re within Web of Knowledge/Science.If you are unable to see a ‘compatibility view’ icon, you will need to activate it by following these steps:

  1. Click on Tools menu
  2. Click on Compatibility View Settings
  3. Type ‘isiknowledge.com’ in the textbox and click on Add
Coverage: 
1981 - Current
Update Frequency: 
Weekly
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.

Most records in Web of Science/Knowledge 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 to 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

(Ensure off-campus access by including the Trent-specific 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.

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.

 

Coverage: 
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=)

UNdata

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The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) internet based data service for the global user community brings UN statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single entry point. Users can now search and download a variety of statistical resources of the UN system.

The innovative design allows a user to access a large number of UN databases either by browsing the data series or through a keyword search.

Useful features like Country Profiles, Advanced Search and Glossaries are also provided to aid research. The numerous databases, tables and glossaries containing over 60 million data points cover a wide range of themes including Agriculture, Crime, Education, Employment, Energy, Environment, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Development, Industry, Information and Communication Technology, National Accounts, Population, Refugees, Tourism, Trade, as well as the Millennium Development Goals indicators.

(from the website)

See more information on this database.

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This website is maintained by the United Nations Statistics Division.

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.

 

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