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.

Curbside Pickup for Faculty & Graduate Students is available starting June 23rd.

Trial: Montaigne

Posted on: February 3, 2014

Connect here.

Available February 3 - March 3, 2014

We've arranged a one-month trial of this resource, most useful to French literature studies.  It is a French database, with only some English content.

From the Classique Garnier (the publisher) website:

This Corpus Montaigne is the result of twenty years’ dedicated research: it contains all the different editions of the works of Montaigne in the 16th and 17th centuries, published from the manuscripts and the printed originals.  These editions offer three different levels:

  1. The diplomatic editions in text-mode, exact copy of the printed originals (several typographical fonts were created to this end). Diplomatic editions are the only way to ensure safeguard and exploitation of all the data contained in the original texts.
  2. The critically established text, in text mode (correction of abbreviations and misprints, critical editing of the text).
  3. Modernised editions (modernised spelling).

Please send any comments about this trial to