Services for Graduate Students

See the Library Study Rooms Guidelines.

Research Assistance

  • Consult with a Librarian
    • Every academic department at Trent has a Learning & Liaison Librarian who can work with you to develop effective information search strategies.  Find your librarian here.
    • Be sure you know the basics first: see our Library Skills Tutorials.
  • Ask a Question
    • Send us a comment or question.  We usually respond the same working day.
  • Citation Management
    • See our guide for options to replace RefWorks.

Services for Graduate Students

  • Graduate Student Study Room: BL 408 
    • On the 4th Floor there is a room for quiet study for Graduate Students only.
  • Private Study Carrels
    • lockable carrels on the 3rd and 4th floor can be reserved by Graduate Students.
  • Borrowing Regulations


Omni Search

  • Omni searches all library material available through the Trent Library, whether it's online or physically in the library.
  • Omni offers the option to search beyond the Trent Library, to other Ontario university libraries, or the world. See the Omni guide.
  • Search Omni from any library webpage.

Databases A-Z Page

  • A list of all our online indexes & databases, by title.

Library Research Guides

  • Lists of indexes and resources by subject.

Media Collection

  • Information on our website about finding, booking, borrowing, and viewing media.


  • Information on our website about finding dissertations and theses.

Trent University Archives

  • Trent University Archives is a regional repository for historical papers and records relating to the Trent Valley area and beyond, with special emphasis on those subject areas which complement undergraduate and graduate teaching at Trent.

Spatial and Statistical Data 

  • Databases available through the Maps, Data and Government Information Centre (MaDGIC).

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.
  • Material 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.

Search Other Library Catalogues with WorldCat

  • 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.

Links to Helpful Pages on our Website

This guides and help pages might be useful: