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Ophea H&PE Secondary Resources

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Ophea's H&PE Secondary Resources support teachers in helping students acquire the physical and health literacy skills needed to thrive in the 21st century and lead a healthy, active life.

The comprehensive resources include 6 interconnected yet standalone components that provide adaptable content to address diverse contexts, and student needs/interests, and include:

  • Effective Planning in H&PE
  • Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) Sample Unit Plans
  • Movement Competence Posters
  • Approaches to Teaching Healthy Living: A Guide for Secondary Educators 
  • Focus Course Planning Guide
  • Assessment and Evaluation Tools

Ophea Safety Guidelines

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The Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines, managed by Ophea, represent the minimum standards for risk management practice for school boards. They focus the attention of teachers, intramural supervisors and coaches on safe practices, in every activity, in order to minimize the element of risk. The Safety Guidelines include concussion protocols to help prevent and identify suspected concussions and manage a student’s safe return to learning and physical activity.

English Historical Documents

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English Historical Documents Online contains over 5,500 expertly indexed and fully searchable primary documents from 500-1914.
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  • Online version of the standard series of primary source documents in British history, conceived in wartime and with volumes published since 1953
  • Over 5,500 documents from 13 volumes including American Colonial Documents (previously out of print)
  • Documents selected by generations of eminent historians, and their comment provides context for each document
  • Sources include government and cabinet proceedings, military dispatches, newspaper articles, pamphlets, personal and official letters and diaries
  • Covers political and constitutional topics and social, economic, religious and cultural history
  • Each document has been indexed and classified by experts at the Institute of Historical Research
  • Highly discoverable content through Quick and Advanced search
  • Explore content by Subject, Date, People, Place
  • Personalised log-in for individual users: highlight and annotate documents, bookmark entries, save and manage searches
  • All documents are available to print and download for use in coursework
  • Print, share and cite entry tools

Héritage Project

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Héritage Project is a 10-year initiative to digitize and make accessible online some of Canada’s most popular archival collections encompassing roughly 60 million pages of primary-source documents. Chronicling the country and its people from the 1600s to the mid-1900s, this collection represents a vast and unique resource for Canadian historians, students, and genealogists. The types of material in the project include:

  • geneaology material, including immigration records, church records, land records, family histories and papers, voters’ lists, etc.
  • documents relating to Canada's aboriginal peoples
  • records from the core government departments
  • documents related to Canada's military history
  • papers from prominent Canadians and organizations

The project is still in the process of digitizing some material in the H, C or T category of microfilms. You can check Library and Archives Canada's online Mikan database to verify the category of an item. The Conditions of Access area of a catalogue record will list the microfilms that make up a collection. If you find a specific reel or reels that you believe should be on Héritage you can contact LAC at info@canadiana.ca and inquire about the status of the reel. It could be that the reel:

  • has been digitized but is not online yet
  • should have been digitized, but was accidentally missed
  • cannot be digitized due to copyright privacy issues

In either of the first two cases efforts will be made to make digitized reel available as quickly as possible.

Users should note that due to the volume of digitization minimal metadata was used for most of the collection. For a detailed list of which collections have metadata, see here. You can also check Héritage news, or subscribe to our an e-Bulletin, for updates.

On finding aids, note that if there is a finding aid available, Héritage does try to mention this in the cataloguing record. Not all collections have finding aids, and for those that do, many are still only in paper format. Library and Archives Canada is working on digitizing their finding aids and adding them to their Mikan records, available on their site.

For more information see the Frequently-Asked Questions at the Héritage Project website.

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1600s to 1900s
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Material is still being digitized. Check the site for updates.

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.

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  • 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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1979 - current Over 5,000 records added each year.
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Monthly
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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.

 

International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Made available through Science Direct this comprehensive encyclopedia comprises 4,000 articles, commissioned by 52 Section Editors, and includes 90,000 bibliographic references as well as comprehensive name and subject indexes.

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Detailed Subject browsing available.

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Current and comprehensive.
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Revised and updated November 2004

Historical Abstracts

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Historical Abstracts is your complete reference guide to the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered in America: History and Life).

Published since 1954, Historical Abstracts has long been recognized as the leading bibliography for historical study in the world. Currently over 2,000 journals published throughout the world are covered in the database, making this a historical periodical database unmatched in breadth. In addition to including the key historical journals from virtually every major country, Historical Abstracts includes a targeted selection of hundreds of journals in the social sciences and humanities that are of special interest to researchers and students of history.

All abstracts are written in English and are carefully edited for clarity and precision. Article citations carry abstracts of 75-120 words or, particularly for peripheral journals, annotations of one or two sentences.

Historical Abstracts on the Web also includes in-process English-language article entries (those entries for which abstract, subject terms, and chronologies are not yet available) prior to their completion and inclusion in the print and CD-ROM versions.

In addition to articles, each year Historical Abstracts includes approximately 3,000 citations to useful historical books as reviewed by the most prestigious journals in the field and citations to abstracts of dissertations completed worldwide of particular interest for historical research.

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This database works with to locate full-text availability.

Because it's part of the EBSCO group, this database can be searched simultaneously with other databases from EBSCO. See the EBSCO group information.

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1954 to present.
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Ongoing.

EBSCO Business Databases

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EBSCO is a company that provides Trent Library with various databases. There are 2 specific Business databases and some related databases available to us. The link to EBSCO Business Databases provides access to all these databases. At the opening screen you can choose which of these databases you wish to search. If you choose more databases you will find more results but they will likely be less specific/relevant. 

Databases Included:

  • Business Source Complete Database Description
  • Regional Business News 
  • Academic Search Elite Database Description
  • Political Science Complete Database Description
  • Public Affairs Index Database Description
  • Public Administration Abstracts Database Description
  • eBook Collection Database Description

NOTE: If you wish to search only Business Source Complete, you may find the direct link to Business Source Complete more useful because it uses a search engine (interface) more suited to business topics.

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

See mobile access information for EBSCO.

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Varies by database.
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Daily.

Center for Research Libraries

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This is a library collection that can be searched and items may be ordered for loan. A few items are available online through the e-collection.

The Center for Research Libraries makes available more than 4.5 million publications, archives, and collections and one million digital resources to its members libraries to supplement their own humanities, science, and social science holdings. Center materials can be obtained for extended loan periods and at no cost by users affiliated with member libraries. Last year, 92 percent of the Center’s interlibrary loan requests were sent by two-day express within one business day, and 90 percent of copies were delivered within one business day as well.

The Center’s resources include:

  • 6,500 international newspapers, many dating to the 1700s--the largest collection of circulating newspapers in North America
  • 4,500 U.S. newspapers, many dating to the colonial era, including 2,000 ethnic titles
  • Foreign journals that are rarely held in U.S. libraries
  • More than 800,000 foreign dissertations
  • Area Studies - Major microform and paper collections from Africa, Latin America, Middle East, Europe, Asia, Southeast Asia, and more.
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The majority of these resources are in print or on microform. They can be ordered through our ILL department. There is also a growing e-collection.

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Ongoing.

Classical Scores Library

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Classical Scores Library contains hundreds of thousands of pages of the most important classical music scores. Our library has acquired Classical Scores Library, Volume I.

Classical Scores Library contains 400,000 pages of classical scores from both in-copyright and public domain editions. The major composers output is represented, as well as many lesser known composers and works.

Content in the database includes in-copyright material from Boosey and Hawkes and selected material from the University Music Editions microfilm series.

The collection includes works spanning time periods from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Coverage of score types is comprehensive, with full scores, study scores, piano and vocal scores, and piano reductions.

(Source: Classical Scores Library website)

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Available through a CRKN agreement (August 1, 2008 - July 31, 2011).

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