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OED Online

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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)

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Ongoing. This is the 2nd edition.

OECD iLibrary

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The OECD (Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development) consists of 30 member countries committed to democracy and the market economy. It serves to:

  • provide statistics and economic and social data,
  • analyze and forecast economic development, and
  • research social changes and evolving patterns in trade, environment, agriculture, technology, fiscal policy and more.

See more information about the organization on the OECD website.

OECD iLibrary contains all the publications and datasets released by OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), International Energy Agency (IEA), Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and International Transport Forum (ITF) since 1998 - over 1 200 journal issues, 3 300 working papers, 2 900 multi-lingual summaries, 7 700 e-book titles, 16 000 tables and graphs, 25 000 chapters and articles, and 480 complete databases with more than 4.5 billion data points.

While OECD iLibrary is a subscription-based service and requires proper access to some full-text titles, many content areas are freely available to any site visitor, such as the OECD Factbook, Working Papers, OECD Key Tables, and more.  Trent is a subscriber.

(from the website)

Over 2,000 books from this collection are also added to TOPCAT with links to the online book.

Coverage: 
1998-current.
Update Frequency: 
Ongoing, as new titles are created.
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:
To link to full-text access for this article, visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/####.###.

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://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbbm.2007.04.008

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

JSTOR

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The JSTOR archive is a searchable database of full-text research journals in a variety of academic disciplines. All articles are full text. Individual journals can be browsed or searched. A search of the entire database can be performed.

See the number of associated journals for each subject covered on the Search screen (click "Browse by subject").

The Trent Library subscribes to the Arts & Sciences I, II, III, IV, V, VI, Arts & Sciences Complement, and Life Sciences (Biological Sciences / Health and General Sciences combined) collections. This includes over 1100 journals. These journals include complete backruns, from the first volume to 3-10 years ago (no current volumes). 

Journals in JSTOR have "moving walls" that define the time lag between the most current issue published and the content available in JSTOR. The majority of journals in the archive have moving walls of between 3 and 5 years, but publishers may elect walls anywhere from zero to 10 years.

New in 2013!  JSTOR also hosts a "Current Scholarship Program", providing current collections of journals.  Trent subscribes to many individual titles, as well as the University of Chicago Press package of 41 titles.

JSTOR, a not-for-profit organization, began in 1994 as a pilot project by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help libraries meet the space and budgetary challenges posed by the growing volume of scholarly research.

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JSTOR does not need to be searched directly to find articles available within it. When you search another major index (such as Historical Abstracts or Sociological Abstracts) and it identifies a citation to a journal that is available through JSTOR, the Getit_sm_trans service will connect us to the article in JSTOR.

Available through a CRKN agreement (renewed for 2014-17).

Coverage: 
Varies by journal. Begins with volume 1 of each journal and often has a "moving wall" that determines which recent volumes are available.
Update Frequency: 
Ongoing.

CPI.Q

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CPI.Q contains a wealth of Canadian and international periodicals — including Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail; Maclean's weekly magazine; Canadian News Facts; and encyclopedic reference materials, such as the Canadian Parliamentary Guide and Canadian Newsmakers.

Designed to meet the needs of researchers at all levels, it yields a variety of relevant periodical articles, biographies, company profiles, historical documents, science and technology essays, and much more.

Turn to CPI.Q for:

  • Indexing of nearly 700 Canadian periodicals (English and French) with full-text articles from 240 Canadian periodicals
  • A bilingual interface (English and French)
  • Current periodical articles integrated with Canadian biographies, company profiles, historical information and many other types of information
  • Coverage of a broad range of subjects related to Canada
  • Indexing from 1988 to present
  • Full-text articles from 1995 to present

(from the website - edited)

Note that the CPI.Q database includes many popular journal and magazine titles and is not restricted to scholarly journals.

Coverage: 
1988 - present ; full-text coverage 1995 - present
Update Frequency: 
Daily
Stable URL: 

At the bottom of each full text article find a box that provides a source citation (in MLA format) and a URL.  The URL is a durable link which will connect you back to the article.

  • If you connected to the database by signing in to the proxy server, the proxy is included in the URL. 
  • If "trentu.ca" does NOT appear in your link, add the proxy prefix to allow off-campus access to the Trent community.  (See how.)

If the article is not full text, the durable link will only bring you back to the citation.  Find the full text and use the durable link for that site.

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.

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. 

BioOne Online Journals

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BioOne is a global, not-for-profit collaboration bringing together scientific societies, publishers, and libraries to provide access to critical, peer-reviewed research in the biological, ecological, and environmental science. For its users—students, researchers, and unaffiliated individuals—BioOne provides a unique aggregation of high-impact bioscience research journals, featuring timely content on a wide-array of today’s most pressing topics.

BioOne.1  includes about 100 high-impact publications, providing the scholarly community with a must-have collection of critical, high-quality titles across the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. 84% of BioOne.1's titles are ISI ranked, and many titles are considered leaders in their respective fields.

Open access, freely available content is an important part of BioOne's—and the scholarly enterprise's—core mission. The BioOne Open Access Collection now includes ten titles, including five publications from Conservation International and the American Society of Plant Biologists' innovative online reference work, The Arabidopsis Book.  All open access content is freely available to all users, regardless of BioOne subscription.

Click on "Browse" to see a browseable list of individual e-journals.  We subscribe to ONLY the BioOne.1 titles.

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The journals are also searchable through Scholars Portal Journals.

Mobile App

BioOne Mobile is an optimized website now available to smartphone users. With this new mobile interface, all content from BioOne's journals and book series is available for easy access to faculty, students, and researchers via their iPhone, Android, and Blackberry smartphones.

Because BioOne's optimization is site-wide, there is no app to download or keep updated. Instead, users will be automatically directed to BioOne's mobile site whenever they access bioone.org from a compatible mobile device. Users accessing the site from an iPad or tablet are shown the full site for optimal viewing, but can select the mobile site if they prefer.

Just as on the full BioOne site, users are able to access abstracts and the full text of open access articles without a subscription. Users can also access their account profiles; execute complex searches, sorting by most-recent, most-downloaded, or most-cited articles; and save PDFs for future access.

Pairing Your Device

Users associated with an institutional subscription (e.g.Trent users) can easily pair their device with their university's access privileges, giving them access to all subscribed content, whether they are in the library or on-the-go. Pairing lasts for 90 days, after which you must pair it again.

Your device is automatically paired when you visit the site from airTrent or when you use a link from the library website.

To manually pair your device from off-campus:

  • On a computer, obtain a code here.
  • On your device, go to the website and tap the settings icon.
  • Tap "Device Pairing".
  • Enter the code.

See the .pdf file on how to pair your device.

 

Supported Devices

BioOne Mobile currently is accessible from devices running the following operating systems:

  • iOS 3.1.3 or later
  • Android 2.2 or later
  • BlackBerry OS 6 (the platform's most current version 7.0 is not yet supported)
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Some journals are covered back to 1998, with the majority being covered from 2000.
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Monthly
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A DOI works for this database.  Look for a DOI listed on the article.

  • Example: doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13280-011-0212-y

Include the prefix to ensure the link works and allows off-campus access to the Trent community

Bioline International

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Bioline International is a not-for-profit scholarly publishing cooperative committed to providing open access to quality research journals published in developing countries. BI's goal of reducing the South to North knowledge gap is crucial to a global understanding of health (tropical medicine, infectious diseases, epidemiology, emerging new diseases), biodiversity, the environment, conservation and international development. By providing a platform for the distribution of peer-reviewed journals (currently from Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, Ghana, India, Iran, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda and Venezuela), BI helps to reduce the global knowledge divide by making bioscience information generated in these countries available to the international research community world-wide.

Bioline International is managed by scientists and librarians. It is a collaborative initiative between Bioline Toronto (management office) and the Reference Center on Environmental Information, Brazil (host computer and software development). The project is supported by the University of Toronto Scarborough Department of Social Sciences (infrastructure) and by the support of sponsoring libraries and members.

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Since these are journals from developing countries, many articles are NOT in English. Abstracts are usually provided in English. The citation tells the language of the full article. Look for:

Full paper language:

Coverage: 
Varies by journal.
Update Frequency: 
Irregular, ongoing.
Stable URL: 

This database provides a direct link to the article in the url (address) of the browser.  Copy the url.

  • Example: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=oc07079&lang=en

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

Annual Reviews

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Annual Reviews offers comprehensive, timely collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists. Volumes are published yearly for 46 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences including Economics.  Each year, Annual Reviews critically reviews the most significant primary research literature to guide researchers to the principal contributions of their field and help them keep up to date in their area of research. Each article is its own search engine, providing a gateway to the essential primary research literature referenced within each topic.

Annual Reviews is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide the worldwide scientific community with a useful and intelligent synthesis of the primary research literature for a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines.  These publications are among the most highly cited in scientific literature as indexed by the Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports® (JCR).

(From the website)

Trent's subscription includes 38 titles (out of the 41 available). 

  • We do NOT subscribe to: Statistics and its Application; Linguistics (new in 2015); Vision Science (new in 2015).

 

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These journals are included in Scholars Portal Journals.

Coverage: 
Volume 1 through to current
Update Frequency: 
Yearly
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A DOI is provided for each article.

  • Example: 10.1146/annurev-psych-052913-074851

Add the prefix to ensure the link works and provides access to the Trent community from off-campus.

If you access the article on Scholars Portal Journals, use the permalink provided - see example.

ACS Publications (American Chemical Society)

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The American Chemical Society (ACS) Publications include access to over 40 peer-reviewed journals from ACS. ACS journals are edited by active researchers, who are at the top of their field. They are supported by PhD-level technical editing staff, and teams dedicated to the production and delivery of content on the web.

In addition to journals there are book chapters, conferences, and trade news publications (Chemical & Engineering News).  Search everything at once, or browse a specific title.

You can also sign yourself up to receive "alerts" when new articles are published on your topic.

ACS is the world's largest scientific society with more than 158,000 members. ACS advances knowledge and research through scholarly publishing, scientific conferences, information resources for education and business, and professional development efforts.

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Varies by title.
Update Frequency: 
Ongoing.
Stable URL: 

ACS Publications use the doi system to create a stable link.  Look for the DOI provided.

  • Exampe: DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.5b00168

To create a link that works for Trent users from off campus, add the prefix: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/

Example: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acschembio.5b00168

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