Trove Preview - what's the same and what's changed

An overview of upgraded and familiar features

Here’s an overview of what's remained the same and what’s changed in the upgraded Trove.  

The same

  • Newspapers & Gazettes. Our digitised newspapers and Government Gazettes look very similar to current Trove. Search, browse, view, download and text correct to your heart’s content. Some colours have changed, but it works much the same way. 
  • Text correcting also works in the same way, with a few colour changes. New guide information will help more Voluntroves get started with this fun and addictive activity. 
  • Viewers for online digitised Maps, Images, Journals and Sheet Music are functionally the same as current Trove, besides the colour changes common to each page. We’ve moved some navigation tools to make it easier for you to find and explore this content. 
  • All the content you know and love in Trove are still there, plus new material added every day! 
  • Partners are the heart of Trove’s success. Our hundreds of Trove Partner organisations, all across Australia, continue to share their items and collections with our community. 


  • Trove logo, colours and the overall design have been refreshed across all Trove pages. 
  • The homepage is still where you begin searches. But you’ll also find information about how to get started in Trove, as well as the latest news, events, blogs and trivia. 
  • Categories is the new name for zones in Trove. Some categories will be familiar, such as Newspapers & Gazettes, and others like Magazines & Newsletters are new. Categories group different types of material by their format and the names are a result of testing activities with the Trove community. 
  • Search results have a new look. Basic searches across all categories return the top 3 results for each category. You can then choose a category to search further. 
  • Advanced Search now requires you to choose a category before choosing keywords and more filters. This will save you having to select a category later in the search process. 
  • Filters have sometimes been called facets in Trove. They are used for narrowing down search results both in advanced search and searches within categories. Filters include title, date range, location and more. 
  • Records for individual items have been redesigned to highlight actions you can take – such as Read, Borrow, Cite and Buy. These records still contain all the usual information you’d expect to find in a library catalogue.  
  • Trove Accounts are now more customisable. This includes options for changing privacy settings, adding profile information and ways to view and sort the contributions you make to Trove. 
  • Comments are now called Notes, but are otherwise the same. 
  • Lists are now able to be filtered, reordered and downloaded in your Trove Account.