Faculty Services: Research Assistance

Open Access Publishing

See our series of webpages on publishing in OA journals.

Omni Search Tool

Our library catalogue is encorporated into the Omni search tool - searchable from any library webpage. Search it to find all material available through the Trent Library, and use options to narrow your results or expand them beyond our library's resources.

Databases A-Z List

A list of all our online indexes and databases - alphabetically by title. This is the quickest way to get there if you know the title.

Library Research Guides

Lists of indexes and resources by subject. We welcome your comments and suggestions for these, and we are happy to create a pages for your course.

Canadian Statistical Databases

Databases for the MaDGIC unit.

Center for Research Libraries

The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) 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. See more information. Center materials can be obtained for extended loan periods and at no cost by users affiliated with member libraries. Trent is a member. Use RACER to request a loan from CRL.

WorldCat: Search Other Library Catalogues

WorldCat describes itself as "the largest library network in the world. WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their free resources on the Web, where most people start their search for information" (from the website). WorldCat allows you to search a database of the holdings of thousands of libraries worldwide. It's an excellent tool for finding out what is out there. Once you know a book exists, you can order it on RACER.