Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN)

Timeline: Annually (Sept 11, 2023 Deadline) 

Discount available for access to a library of over 25,000 theological thesis/dissertation titles representing research from as many as 150 different institutions. Subscription model available.

TREN is a library of over 25,789 theological thesis/dissertation titles representing research from as many as 152 different institutions. This resource is part of the OCLC WorldCat Knowledgebase and is now available in EBSCO’s Discovery Services.

How can I save on TREN? 
CLC members receive a discount on TREN’s annual subscription model. This is a full-text product subscription that allows 500 downloads over 12 months. The discount rate starts at 10% but could increase based on the number of participating libraries, which will be determined after the September 1, 2023 deadline. Once the participation level discount is determined, invoices will be sent out by ACL with a 30-day net term. The subscription year runs from Sept 15, 2023, to Sept 15, 2024. For 2023 pricing details and to subscribe, please see the TREN ORDER FORM.

“Full-text digital dissertations from TREN are available directly through our WorldCat catalog. Tyndale University College & Seminary has contributed and subscribed to TREN for many years. In 2013 we migrated our catalog to OCLC WMS. Now that we use WorldCat as our local catalog all we had to do is select TREN in the OCLC Knowledgebase. Now when our patrons search our catalog and find TREN records, a “View Now” link appears. This link goes directly to the full-text record in TREN and the PDF of the thesis can be downloaded instantly. This functionality has made our TREN resources much more accessible to our users. I love it!”

Hugh Rendle, Director of Library Services
Tyndale University College & Seminary