Trove helps you find and use resources relating to Australia. It's more than a search engine. Trove brings together content from libraries, museums, archives and other research organisations and gives you tools to explore and build.
Trove is many things: a community, a set of services, an aggregation of metadata, and a growing repository of fulltext digital resources.
Best of all, Trove is yours, created and maintained by the National Library of Australia.
What can you find in Trove? Here's a quick overview:
- These resources are grouped into ten content zones. You can used advanced search or facets to limit your searches to particular content types.
- books and other print materials, like book chapters, reports and conference proceedings
- lots of journal articles – including some major collections from commercial discovery services like Gale and Informit
- theses and data sets to give you an insight into Australia's research effort
- a growing collection of objects – from a stuffed dog called Peter to Lachlan Macquarie's armchair
- plenty of pictures – including photographs and artworks
- music, both printed and recorded, and videos as well
- interviews and other sound recordings – including many ABC Radio programs
- maps and archives
- the full text of articles from many Australian newspapers – mostly 1803 to 1954, but some, like the Canberra Times go further
- the full text of the Australian Women’s Weekly from 1933 to 1982
- archived copies of selected Australian websites from 1996 to the present
- collected information about people and organisations
- lists of resources created by other Trove users
Remember that in most cases what you'll find in Trove is information about resources, or metadata, rather than copies of the items themselves. Depending on the type of item and where the metadata has come from, there'll be various ways for you to get a copy.
In this section
- Trove help videos - short, helpful videos for getting started
- Searching guide - from basic to advanced searching in Trove
- Our policies – why we do what we do
- Presentations & publicity – talking about Trove
Keeping up-to-date – all the latest Trove news