Politics

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.

Public Affairs Index

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Public Affairs Index is a bibliographic database covering all aspects of global contemporary public policy issues ranging from public health, the environment, housing, human and civil rights, to international conflict and natural disasters. It draws on a diverse array of scholarly publications, conference papers, government documents and current reference works to provide up-to-date information on the broad range of topics of concern to the world today.

Public Affairs Index is a database from EBSCO publishers. See more information on the EBSCO site.

Notes: 

See the mobile access information for EBSCO.

Many articles are full text from the database. A Get It! Trent option also appears for all records.

Coverage: 
Varies - Current.
Update Frequency: 
Daily.
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 Public Affairs Index , to link to a particular record in the database, look for the icon Permalink. When you click on it, a box appears with the persistent link you can then copy.

Permalink Example:
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=poh&AN=47878150&site=ehost-live

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

Example: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=poh&AN=47878150&site=ehost-live

Since this database also contains links to you can use the "Save Citation" data to create a link to an article.

Public Administration Abstracts

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Public Administration Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to public administration, including public administration theory, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. The index contains more than 93,600 records, which are carefully selected from the most important sources within the discipline, such as: Journal of Public Economics, Public Administration, Public Administration Review, etc. EBSCO has digitized the full archive of this index, bringing coverage back to 1974.

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This database works with Get It! Trent to locate full-text availability of articles not already included in the database.

See the mobile access information for EBSCO.

Coverage: 
1974-current
Update Frequency: 
Daily
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 this database, to link to a particular record, click the icon "Permalink". A box appears with the persistent link you can copy.

Permalink Example:
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=poh&AN=47878150&site=ehost-live

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

Example:
http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=poh&AN=47878150&site=ehost-live

Since this database also contains links to Get It! Trent you can use the "Save Citation" data to create a link to an article.

ProQuest

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Description: 

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".

      Notes: 

      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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      Description: 

      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.

      Notes: 

      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.

      Political Science Complete

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      Description: 

      Political Science Complete provides full text for more than 500 journals. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for over 2,900 titles.

      More than 340 full text reference books and monographs.

      Over 36,000 full text conference papers

      Political Science Complete is a database from EBSCO publishers. See more information on the EBSCO site.

      Notes: 

      See the mobile access information for EBSCO.

      Many articles are full text from the database. A Get It! Trent option also appears for all records.

      Coverage: 
      Varies - Current.
      Update Frequency: 
      Daily.
      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 Public Affairs Index , to link to a particular record in the database, look for the icon Permalink. When you click on it, a box appears with the persistent link you can then copy.

      Permalink Example:
      http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=poh&AN=47878150&site=ehost-live

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

      Example: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=poh&AN=47878150&site=ehost-live

      Since this database also contains links to you can use the "Save Citation" data to create a link to an 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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      Description: 

      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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      Resource Type: 
      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.

      OED Online

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      Description: 

      The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.

      The OED covers words from across the English-speaking world, from North America to South Africa, from Australia and New Zealand to the Caribbean. It also offers the best in etymological analysis and in listing of variant spellings, and it shows pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet.

      As the OED is a historical dictionary, its entry structure is very different from that of a dictionary of current English, in which only present-day senses are covered, and in which the most common meanings or senses are described first. For each word in the OED, the various groupings of senses are dealt with in chronological order according to the quotation evidence, i.e. the senses with the earliest quotations appear first, and the senses which have developed more recently appear further down the entry. In a complex entry with many strands, the development over time can be seen in a structure with several 'branches'.

      (from the website - see more)

      Update Frequency: 
      Ongoing. This is the 2nd edition.

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