By this point in your research, you've discovered which journals have the articles you need for your research.
You probably did this by searching an index, or you found a bibliography or reading list. In any case, you have citations for specific articles within journals.
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 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. A .pdf format is normally the preferred option, since it is an exact copy of the original (printed) article, complete with accurate page numbers.
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.
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".
is a bridge between indexes and our Library holdings.
presents a menu of choices for accessing the article.
The Get It! Trent menu shows:
Use the "Journal Search" option in Omni to find the journal - by title. Screenshot:
When you find the journal, you can:
The journal could be available from different providers for different dates, so check each link to ensure it covers the date you need.
Screenshot of the journal Classical Quarterly:
It's very easy to find an article through Omni - just enter the title, a DOI, or an entire citation and search.
Here's a screenshot of a search for:
WRIGHT, MATTHEW. 2007. December. “COMEDY AND THE TROJAN WAR.” The Classical Quarterly 57 2 (December): 412–431. doi:10.1017/S000983880700047X.
I entered the title only, and it's the first item I find.
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.
A .pdf file means that the article is available in a format that the Adobe Acrobat program can read.
If you want to email this file to yourself, save it as a .pdf file, and then send it as an attachment.
If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer, you can download it for free.
An .html file means the article is in a format a web browser can read - basically, it's a webpage. The page you're reading right now is in .html format.
It's unlikely that this was the original format of a scholarly article, so it has probably been reformatted into .html. If it comes from an online-only journal, however, this might be the original format.
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.