Indexing & Abstracts

Social Services Abstracts

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Provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. The database abstracts and indexes thousands of serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations, and citations to book reviews.

Subject coverage

  • Community and mental health services
  • Crisis intervention
  • The family and social welfare
  • Gerontology
  • Poverty and homelessness
  • Professional issues in social work
  • Social services in addiction
  • Social work education
  • Social work practice
  • Violence, abuse, neglect

 

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Coverage: 
1979 - current Over 5,000 records added each year.
Update Frequency: 
Monthly
Stable URL: 

Find a permanent link listed at the bottom of each full record, under "Document URL".  If you logged into the proxy server to connect, the proxy is included in this link.

Since this is NOT a full-text database, the URL brings you back to the database record, and not to the full text of the document.  To find a link to the document, navigate to the document and look for a stable URL at that site.

 

History Cooperative

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The History Cooperative is a pioneering nonprofit humanities resource offering top-level online history scholarship. Four leaders in historical scholarship and cutting-edge technology have joined forces to create the premier resource for historians on the Web:

  • The American Historical Association
  • Organization of American Historians
  • University of Illinois Press
  • National Academies Press.

There are currently 21 journals in the collective:

  • American Historical Review
  • Common-place
  • Environmental History
  • Health and History
  • The History Teacher
  • Indiana Magazine of History
  • Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association
  • Journal of American History
  • Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
  • Journal of Social History
  • Journal of World History
  • Labour History
  • Labour / Le Travail
  • Law and History Review
  • Massachusetts Historical Review
  • Oral History Review
  • Oregon Historical Quarterly
  • Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography
  • Western Historical Quarterly
  • William and Mary Quarterly
  • World History Connected
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Not all issues of all journals are accessible.

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Varies, according to the journal, but most are fairly current issues.
Update Frequency: 
Ongoing.

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.

Sociological Abstracts

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Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Also see the ProQuest guide to Sociological Abstracts.

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This database works with to locate full-text availability.

As of Sep 1, 2014 the Sociological Abstracts database is packaged with Social Services Abstracts and ProQuest Sociology (310 full text journals).

Coverage: 
1963 - Current
Update Frequency: 
Monthly
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 ProQuest information sheet.

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=

Social Work Abstracts

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Social Work Abstracts offers extensive coverage of more than 450 social work and human services journals dating back to 1965. Produced by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the database provides indexing and abstracts dealing with all aspects of the social work field, including theory and practice, areas of service and social issues and problems. Researchers seeking scholarly and professional perspectives on subjects such as therapy, education, human services, addictions, child and family welfare, mental health, civil and legal rights, and more will find Social Work Abstracts to be an indispensable resource. (from the website)

Content is predominantly American, but does include articles from Canada, Britain, and Australia.

The focus of this database is on the applied practice of the profession. For more policy oriented information try the Social Services Abstracts Information about the database database.

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A maximum of 4 simultaneous users is permitted.  If you cannot connect because it's busy, try again later.

This is not a full text database, but it provides links to Get It! Trent.

The link provided here opens several databases (Social Work Abstracts, Academic Search Elite, EBSCO E-Books) with an option to also include Public Administration Abstracts.  From the database selection screen you can choose which ones to search.  Hint: click on a title to search that databases exclusively.

Coverage: 
1965 - current
Update Frequency: 
monthly
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 locate a stable URL in EBSCO, click on the title of an article to view the full citation

  • Click the "Permalink" icon on the right side of the screen.
  • A box opens with the permalink displayed. 
  • Add the proxy prefix to the front, for off-campus access: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=

Note that this url can only bring a user back to the citation in the Social Work Abstracts database.  If you want to link to the full text of an article, follow the link to the article and look for a durable URL at that site.

SciFinder

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First time users need to register.

To register go to

http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=https://scifinder.cas.org/registration/?corpKey=A3BCAAAC-86F3-5055-295F-06B6CB3533BE

and follow these instructions (PDF). For security reasons, select a password different from your Novell Trent account. Please do not share your personal account with anyone.

Registered users click here to login to the web version.

Blocked Access

As our subscription allows for 2 shared seats between a number of universities, there may be times when you are blocked from accessing SciFinder. We are interested to know the frequency of blocks and would appreciate an e-mail from you should you get blocked. Please e-mail Ellen Olsen-Lynch at ellenolsenlynclynch@trentu.ca

In order to prevent users from being blocked there is a session timeout of 15 minutes (ie. if your session has been inactive for 15 minutes then it will be terminated automatically).

The CAS databases provide access to:

  • References from more than 10,000 currently published journals (core journals in CAplus)
  • All patent records, meeting CAS selection criteria, from 9 of the major patent offices are available online within 2 days of the patents' issuance
  • More than 16 million single- and multi-step reactions
  • More than 1 billion predicted property values
  • More than 2 million experimental properties
  • The CAS REGISTRYSM database - the original source and final authority for CAS Registry Numbers
  • Sequences combined from CAS and GenBank databases, which are indexed and linked to scientific journal and patent literature

Support and Training
Training and support materials for the new version of SciFinder are available at http://www.cas.org/support/scifi/Index.html

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2 shared seats with other universities.

Coverage: 
CA Plus: 1907 - present Medline: 1949 - present Substance information: 1957 - present (complete); some content as far back as 1907 Chemical synthesis information: 1840-present; Journals covered for Chemical AbstractsTM since 1985; Patents covered for CA from 1991 to present Regulated chemicals information: Originally from data in the 1985 TSCA inventory and supplements; U.S. Government Federal Register 1778-1987
Update Frequency: 
Daily or weekly depending on database

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.

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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.

PsycINFO

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PsycINFO provides access to international literature in psychology and related disciplines. Unrivaled in its depth of psychological coverage and respected worldwide for its high quality, the database is enriched with literature from an array of disciplines related to psychology such as psychiatry, education, business, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, law, linguistics, and social work. Nearly all records contain non-evaluative summaries, and all records from 1967 to the present are indexed using the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms.

It provides descriptions (citations) for:

  • articles published in over 1,800 professional journals
  • select book chapters
  • select books
  • reports
  • theses and dissertations.

Links are provided from these citations to the full text when it is available.  Get It! Trent links also search our online resources for further access to full text.

For details on using this database, see:

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This database works with to locate full-text availability.

Coverage: 
1840 - 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.

NOTE: PsycINFO is NOT a full-text database, so a stable url directs a user to the citation page, not the full text.  To link a user to full text, use a durable url for the page where you access the document, rather than the PsycINFO page.

 

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 ProQuest information sheet.

Some ProQuest databases use the doi system to create a stable link. If a doi is provided, check that it links YOU to the full text before using it.

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=

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