What Is "TREN.com"?


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TREN.com is the website for the Theological Research Exchange Network, a library of over 21,089 theological thesis and dissertation titles representing research from as many as 132 different institutions, according to the Southern Evangelical Seminary and Bible College. This information is current as per the TREN website updates in 2014.

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Portland, OR based TREN was founded in 1989. It is a privately held company with three employees. It presently has an estimated annual revenue of $70,000.

TREN makes available papers presented at the annual meetings of several academic academies, including the Evangelical Theological Society, the American Society of Church History, the Society for Pentecostal Studies, the North American Patristic Society and the American Catholic Historical Association. Content providers for TREN sign a Distribution Agreement.

Thesis and dissertation titles can be ordered from TREN in three different formats. They are available in print, microfiche, and most recently as downloadable, digital e-docs. At Tren.com, the TREN bookstore is linked to Amazon.com. In an open letter on the TREN website, Amazon founder and president Jeff Bezos asserts that Amazon has agreed to ship books and to provide customer service for orders that it receives through the special links set up on the TREN website.

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