By this point in your research, you've discovered which journals have the articles you need for your research.
Next, you need to access those journals. This page explains how to do that.
Depending on the article's availability (and where you got your citation), your options are:
The gold tabs at the top of this box explain each of these options.
When articles are available online, you may also have a choice of file type.
If you're working from off-campus, you'll need to login to our proxy server in order to access our restricted online journal databases.
One way to get to journals is directly from your index citation. Many indexes go beyond providing a basic citation and an abstract - they connect you to the article when they can.
If you see a link to the full article somewhere in the citation; click on it to access the article. That's probably the quickest, easiest way.
Here's what the links to full text look like in EBSCO databases:
Here's what the links to full text look like in Web of Science:
If there is no direct link to an online article within the citation, use to find our online journals. Almost all our indexes have this icon link in each citation. Use it to connect with our full text providers to get the article you need.
The Trent Library subscribes to over 30,000 online journals. Access to these journals can sometimes be confusing, because of who owns the information.
It's not easy to know where to access a specific issue of a particular journal. That's why we maintain a database service for e-resources - called "Get it! Trent".
The Get It! Trent menu shows:
What if the index you're using doesn't provide any links? Or if you're not using an index but you have a citation?
Here's a screen capture of the search screen for E-Journals A-Z.
You'll see a list of journal titles that match your search. Click on the title you want.
If the journal is available online, you're presented with a selection of providers/sites. It may be available from only one site, or several.
Here are the results for Classical Quarterly.
Once you connect to the journal site:
When an article is available online, you sometimes have a choice between file types: .pdf or .html. Each type has features that you should understand, so that you can choose which you want, based on your needs.
Online resources are rarely free; the Trent Library pays hundreds of thousands of dollars a year for the right to access them.
All the links to external resources on our website route you through our proxy server.
The only login screen is Trent's, which looks like this:
Use your myTrent username and password from this point.