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SpringerLink

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SpringerLink is one of the world's leading interactive databases for high-quality STM (Science, Technology, Medicine) journals, book series, books, reference works. Subjects covered include Architecture and Design, Behavioral Science, Biomedical and Life Sciences, Business and Economics, Chemistry and Materials Science, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Mathematics and Statistics, Medicine, Physics and Astronomy, Professional Computing and Web Design.

This scholarly collection includes both e-journals and e-books, including Reference books. The entire collection is accessible from the Springer website. Use the options on the right of the screen to limit to a specific subject, date, publication, language, etc. Use the "Find" and "Starts with" boxes to search.

E-Journals:
Viewable by volume, and searchable through a search engine, SpringerLink offers access to electronic and printed literature from Springer-Verlag publishers. Over 2,000 scholarly journals are included. Includes "alert" services, pre-publication articles, and the ability to create a personal account. These journals are also included in the Scholars Portal Journals collection.

E-Books
This collection includes over 12,000 ebooks from 2005 to 2008 published by Springer. These e-books are available through the ebrary platform.  These books are also included in the Scholars Portal Books collection.

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There are several ways to access the Springer material because it's available from 2 locations and can be separated by material type.
Click here to connect to SpringerLink. (ALL Springer material on the Springer website.)
Click here to connect to the journals on the Scholars Portal Journals site, which includes these e-journals.
Click here to connect to e-books only. (Search or browse from the Springer website.)
Click here to connect to the e-books on the Scholars Portal Books site, which includes these e-books.

For off campus access, learn how to use the proxy server

Individual titles are also found in TOPCAT.

Coverage: 
Varies by individual title.
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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, look for the line that says DOI:
Example: DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2002-00277-7

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

Example: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epjb/e2002-00277-7

Since this database also contains links to Get it! (on the Scholars Portal site) you can use the "Save Citation" data to create a link to the article. See the Embedding Links page.

Science Direct

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ScienceDirect offers e-journals from the Elsevier Science publisher, one of the world's largest electronic collection of science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information.

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These journals may be accessed in several ways. They can be searched or browsed individually on the publisher's site, or they can be searched as part of Scholars Portal Journals.

Individual titles may also be found on our shelves in print. Check TOPCAT for individual titles in print or online.

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Varies depending on the journal.
Update Frequency: 
Ongoing - varies depending on the journal.

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".

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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 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:

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SAGE Premier, 1999 - current issue. SAGE Deep Backfile 2009, varies by title - 1998.
Update Frequency: 
Regularly

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.

      PROLA

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      PROLA is the American Physical Society's Physical Review Online Archive.

      The full online version of the following titles is available:Physical Review Letters (1958-Present), Physical Review Series III (1970 - Present), Physical Review Series II (1913 - 1969), Physical Review Series I (1893 - 1912), Reviews of Modern Physics (1929-Present), Physical Review Special Topics (1998-Present).

      You can search one or several journals for articles, or go directly to a specific issue.

      APS Journals provides access to the most recent information available through all APS journals, including those in PROLA and Physical Review Focus, an online index, society news and events, and articles scheduled for upcoming issues. See the APS guide.

      Coverage: 
      From volume 1 to present.
      Update Frequency: 
      Ongoing.

      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.

      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.

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