E-book Trials in April



The Library is running two e-book trials through April, from Harvard University Press and the American Psychological Association.

The Harvard University Press e-books collection offers access to 2014 HUP imprints online: Trial Access until April 28th

PyscBOOKS offers access to the entire collection of e-books from the APA: Trial Access until April 30th

Please explore these resources and send your feedback to library.feedback@trincoll.edu.

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New Online Exhibit: 100 years Ago at Trinity College

The Trinity College Digital Repository  has grown to become a rich and vast archive of materials that tell the history of the college. This spring, the Library is launching a new way to feature these materials in the form of online exhibits. Using the Omeka platform, we have built an inaugural digital exhibit on Trinity College in 1914, titled “100 Years Ago at Trinity.

Items in the exhibit are taken from the Trinity Tripod, and the Trinity Ivy, and include articles, photographs, advertisements, and other pieces that when grouped together paint a picture of life in the academy in 1914. The exhibit is organized around themes such as student life, the curriculum, the physical plant, and athletics.  We hope this new presentation of digital objects will help uncover and bring life to Trinity archive materials.


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Cambridge Database Trials


The Library has three Cambridge databases on trial for the Trinity community until April 30, 2014:

All three trials can be accessed on the “Reference Tools” page, through the Digital Collections tab on the Library home page.

Further information about each is below. Please explore these resources and send your feedback to library.feedback@trincoll.edu. We want to know what you think!

Cambridge Companions Online: Subject or theme based collections of content, covering literature, philosophy, religion, classical civilization, music, and art history.

Cambridge Histories Online: Historical reference compendium allows instant access to the renowned texts of the Cambridge Histories series. Access to the most up to date and authoritative scholarly content.

Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson: Complete reappraisal of this major Renaissance writer, complementing and extending the seven-volume print edition of Jonson’s works published in 2012.


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Leisure Reading Additions

The Library has added a set of new leisure reading titles to our collection, thanks to your suggestions. The Leisure Reading shelf is on Level 2 in the Grand Reading Room, and titles can be checked out for 2 weeks at a time with one renewal. Come see our new titles and take out a book for Spring Break!


  • Tell the Wolves I’m Home: A Novel by Carol Rifka Brunt
  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  • Lamb by Christopher Moore
  • Sacre bleu by Chrisopher Moore
  • Redwall by Brian Jacques
  • Mossflower by Brian Jacques
  • Mattimeo by Brian Jacques
  • Mariel of Redwall by Brian Jacques
  • Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy by E.L. James
  • Artemis Fowl boxed set by Eoin Colfer
  • Watchmen by Alan Moore
  • V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett


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Research Highlight: Web of Science!


The Library now subscribes to Web of Science, the best known database for cited reference searching.  It includes Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index.  The library has just purchased the complete backfiles, so dates of coverage are from 1900-present (SCI, SSCI) and 1975-present (A&HCI).  In addition, our subscription to BIOSIS now runs on this platform.

To find out more about WoS, see this link or contact Jennifer van Sickle, Serials Librarian and Sciences Coordinator (Jennifer.vanSickle@trincoll.edu).


Credits: Thomson Corporation. Cited Reference Searching: An Introduction. The Thomson Corporation, 2004. Web. 6 February 2014.

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Need to Relax?

Check out our Leisure Reading shelf on Level 2 in the Grand Reading Room, and see this guide for more tips on how to find fun reading in the library. From Game of Thrones to graphic novels, we have a variety of fiction, memoir, and non-fiction to enjoy!

Leisure Reading Books can be checked out for two weeks at a time, with one renewal.

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We’re adding to the Leisure Reading shelf, so send your suggestions to library.feedback@trincoll.edu with the Subject “Leisure Reading” — or write on the whiteboard on Level A of the Library!

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Need a Phone Charger or External Drive?

The Library has a number of accessories on reserve to support your mobile devices. We have chargers for iPhones, Android phones, and iPads. We also have external DVD and CD drives that you can hook up to your laptop or tablet. Stop by the Circulation Desk on Level A and check one out today.

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New Spring Course! COLL-220 Research Methods


Image by Nomadic Lass via Flickr

Do you want to be great at researching information for your courses? If your answer is yes, then you should take this course.

Information is everywhere. But, let’s face it – it’s not always easy to find the exact information you need, when you need it.

Sign up for this Spring 2014 course and learn the tools and concepts to become an expert researcher!

  • Fridays, 1:15-2:30 pm
  • ½ credit course
  • Useful to ALL majors
  • Taught by librarians

Contact Erin Valentino (erin.valentino@trincoll.edu) in the Library for more information!

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Fall 2013 Library Newsletter


Read about the latest programs and activities at Trinity College Library, now available online via the Digital Repository! http://digitalrepository.trincoll.edu/libnews/21/

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Looking for a Study Spot?

Check out this interactive Library Study Spaces Guide. We have a variety of spaces, suited to everything from silent study to social interaction. Find the space that works for you!

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