Trent University Library & Archives continues to offer electronic collections and virtual services. As part of the University’s limited and reduced campus presence, Bata Library and the Durham GTA Campus Library & Learning Centre are closed and physical collections are unavailable. Virtual services and support are available by contacting 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.

Coming Soon

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 Truly global in scope, LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 features historical documents published in more than 35 countries, with over 15 languages represented.”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.”

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

In light of many universities and colleges closing and/or moving to online classes in response to the COVID-19 virus, many of the publishers and vendors through which we purchase our resources are extending temporary access to their collections. A number of these will not be discoverable through OMNI (for technical reasons). If you need something, please try the vendor platforms directly via our Databases A-Z list.  Below are a few examples of what's become available. We'll do our best to bring the most relevant collections to your attention, updating this list as they're identified.

Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press is making higher education textbooks in HTML format free to access online during the coronavirus outbreak. Over 700 textbooks, published and currently available, on Cambridge Core are available regardless of whether textbooks were previously purchased. Free access is available until the end of May 2020

Duke University Press
Duke University Press is providing free 90 day access to any of their e-collections (e-books, e-journals, Euclid Prime).

Elsevier Textbooks
The 256 textbooks currently on ScienceDirect will be automatically entitled to all active ScienceDirect customers (including those journals customers who do not currently have books) for a period of 90 days.

JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments)
JoVE is offering free access until June 15 to their Science Education videos and related materials. Subjects include Biology, Chemistry, Clinical Skills, Environmental Sciences, Physics, Psychology. If you need assistance embedding these materials into Blackboard, please contact us.

Loeb Classical Library
Thanks to Harvard University Press, access to this collection is freely available until June 30th. Over 520 volumes of Latin and Greek poetry, drama, oratory and more, together with English translations.

Proquest Ebook Central
ProQuest Ebooks has partnered with more than 50 publishers to support libraries in providing unlimited access to current holdings. For many of the Proquest Ebooks we currently have where access was limited to a single user, an unlimited number of users will now be able to access the book. This change will go into effect on Ebook Central early next week. Participating publishers include: ABC-CLIO, Bloomsbury Publishing, Cambridge University Press, Elsevier Health Sciences, Harvard University Press, IGI Global, Nova Science Publishers, Rowman & Littlefield, Springer Nature, Taylor & Francis/CRC Press, The University of Toronto Press, World Scientific, and more.

COVID-19 related resources made available by publishers

Clarivate Analytics

Elsevier's Novel Coronavirus Information Center

JAMA's COVID-19 Resource Center

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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