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Trent University Library & Archives continues to offer electronic collections and virtual services. Please contact us at to access virtual services and supports. Check for updates regularly on our COVID-19 Alert Page.

New Acquisitions and Temporary Free Access to Electronic Resources

New acquisitions

Films on Demand: Master Academic Collection and Entertainment 
Master Academic Collection: 25,000 Streaming educational videos on a variety of academic areas of study provided by many producers (BBC, National Geographic, PBS, etc.). 
Entertainment: provides access to over 600 titles ranging from comedies to drama.

Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History Since 1940, Part I
“This unique fully-searchable collection brings together approximately 1.5 million pages of primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world.. Truly global in scope, LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 features historical documents published in more than 35 countries, with over 15 languages represented.”

Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History Since 1940, Part II
“Fully searchable periodicals, newsletters, manuscripts, government records, organizational papers, correspondence, an international selection of posters, and other primary source materials for this milestone digital program were selected by an advisory board consisting of leading scholars and librarians in sexuality and gender studies.”

Indigenous Peoples of North America
“Indigenous Peoples of North America sources collections from Canadian and American institutions, providing insight into the cultural, political and social history of Native Peoples from the seventeenth into the twentieth century. Including diverse manuscripts; book collections; newspapers from various tribe and Indian-related organizations; materials such as Bibles, dictionaries and primers in Indigenous languages all enable students' examination of important primary source materials.”

Coming Soon

ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research)
“ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences. It hosts 21 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.”


Vendors/Publishers offering temporary free ACCESS to online resources

Library Resources Freely Available During COVID-19

COVID-19 related resources made available by publishers

Clarivate Analytics

Elsevier's Novel Coronavirus Information Center

JAMA's COVID-19 Resource Center

LexisNexis Canada Coronavirus Law Guide

Oxford University Press

Sage Publishing

Springer Nature

The Lancet's COVID-19 Resource Centre

The New England Journal of Medicine


Wolters Kluwer

Other resources

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