Trove

17/08/20

Some Trove background Information.

If you are new to local and family history, it is your must know resource focusing on Australia and Australians.
Trove is a free search engine managed by the National Library of Australia (NLA). Trove searches the print catalogues of libraries around Australia but also sound and music files, digitised newspaper collections, pictures including contemporary and historical images, maps and archived websites, diaries, letters and archives, people and organisations and lists created by Trove users.

Trove is an Australian online library database aggregator and service which includes full text documents, digital images, bibliographic and holdings data of items which are not available digitally, and a free faceted-search engine as a discovery tool.

It is hosted by the National Library of Australia in partnership with content providers, including members of the National and State Libraries Australia, it is one of the most well-respected and accessed GLAM services in Australia, with over 70,000 daily users.

Trove may be just 10 years old, but it houses billions of historical resources, dating back hundreds of years.

The National Library's collaboration with partner institutions allowed Trove to provide its collections of digitised newspapers, books, magazines, oral history, maps and images.

All of this is free to search on Trove from anywhere in the world, and one third of Trove visitors are from outside Australia.


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