Trove

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Trove is a new discovery experience focused on Australia and Australians. It supplements what search engines provide with reliable information from Australia's memory institutions.

If you are researching in the fields of the social sciences, literature, local or family history, or need inspiration for your school assignment, then this is the tool for you.

Trove was designed to:

  • provide a single point of access to the resources of the deep web

  • facilitate access to a significantly greater range of resources from major sources

  • support searching of, and access to, full-text content

  • ensure that information is not missed by providing one gateway to all databases


  • For example if researching images relating to Edmund Barton, our first Prime Minister, results will include descriptions such as people, book, manuscript, map and newspaper articles. A researcher searching for information on Nellie Melba will be presented with a range of results including biographies, pictures, music, newspapers, books etc.

    Trove covers the records in the Australian National Bibliographic Database (including the Register of Australian Archives and Manuscripts, and Music Australia), Picture Australia, Australian Research Online, Australian Newspapers 1803-1954, PANDORA and some external data sources.

    Number of users allowed


    Trove allows an unlimited number of concurrent users

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    Last Updated:03rd December 2009
    Updated By: Michelle Down