Given to Watkinson Library by Nathan H. Allen in 1916, the collection comprises nearly four hundred 18-19th Century British theater playbills for performances in London and other locations. Plastered about town, playbills displayed a wealth of information promoting upcoming shows. Our collection may be searched by title, name, or terms such as “ballet,” “opera,” “pantomime,” or “comedy,” for example. Visit our Digital Collections page for this and other collections published to Shared Shelf Commons and Trinity College Digital Repository.
The Trinity College Internet Connection will be down for an upgrade on Saturday, February 18th, from 6am-9am. This upgrade should increase our internet capacity tenfold and alleviate many of the networking issues we are currently experiencing.
We had originally scheduled this changeover for spring break, to work best with the academic calendar. Over the last few weeks it has become clear the upgrade could not wait that long. Information Services staff have been doing everything possible to get things ready and perform this upgrade as soon as possible.
Thank you for your patience, and please look forward to a smoother network experience this weekend!
In the meantime, if you are having trouble accessing library resources (such as research databases) while on campus, try removing ezproxy.trincoll.edu from the URL. Also be sure to reload your browser once or twice.
Fred Korematsu, born on this day 1919, defied orders to imprison Americans of Japanese descent during World War II. His conviction for evading internment was upheld by the US Supreme Court in Korematsu v. United States. In dissent, Justice Frank Murphy wrote
All residents of this nation are kin in some way by blood or culture to a foreign land. Yet they are primarily and necessarily a part of the new and distinct civilization of the United States. They must, accordingly, be treated at all times as the heirs of the American experiment, and as entitled to all the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution.
Read about Fred Korematsu in Enduring conviction : Fred Korematsu and his quest for justice online from the Trinity Library, or one of these other books about Japanese internment.
We are excited to announce that we now have a site license to The Chronicle of Higher Education. There are no limits on the number of simultaneous users, no special logins, and no more need to use the ProQuest archive or wait for the print version.
Did you know the Library maintains an ongoing ‘wish list’ for e-resources? By faculty request, new online resources this semester include Encyclopedia of Race and Racism and Vital Statistics on American Politics 2015-2016. During the academic year, we review and set priorities, depending on available funds. Faculty may inquire with their library liaison or directly to Katie Bauer or Jennifer van Sickle. Review the wishlist here.
Trinity graduate Colin Gigl (English and Computer Science) has published a novel, The Ferryman Institute. Check it out from the library’s Leisure Collection in the Engelhardt Reading Room.
Now is the perfect time to make an appointment with a research librarian for guidance on your final papers and projects or theses! Want to brainstorm a research strategy? Have to find articles, books, data or other information? Need guidance on incorporating research sources into your paper? Or on formatting your bibliography? You can find research librarians on level A in the library—and you can make an appointment using the Library Scheduler. We look forward to working with you!
The Flipster trial has been extended until November 27th (Thanksgiving weekend). Download the app here and read available popular magazines cover-to-cover online via your computer, tablet or phone. Printable coloring books are also part of the trial. The app is available via iTunes or Google Play.
More information here: https://flipster.ebsco.com/about
Vote for your favorites or leave feedback on Flipster here: https://trinity.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1YTapCxDCG8Gy8d
The Trinity Library has just launched a new 3M™ SelfCheck™ System. Located near the library’s entrance, the SelfCheck machine allows you to check out books quickly and easily.
To use the machine, slide your Trinity ID under the barcode scanner, then slide each book under the barcode scanner. The machine will check the books out to your account and de-sensitize the book’s security strip. Step-by-step instructions are displayed on the screen. Check it out today!
Many of us like to use Google Scholar. It is a good supplement to other library research databases and has convenient links to digital copies of articles. When material is freely available GS will show it automatically, but to see articles that Trinity purchases you need to set up GS correctly. It’s only a few steps and it pays off in convenience and saved time later.
Configure Google Scholar Settings
Find the Settings link at the top of the page in Google Scholar and select Library Links. Here do a search for Trinity College.
This search will return two matching items to select: Trinity College Library – Online-Trinity College and TRINITY COLLEGE -Proquest Fulltext.
I also like to search and select Worldcat. With this option you’ll see if Trinity has a print copy of books found in GS. With these two or three options checked save your selections, and then when you search in GS you’ll see a slightly different display.
Display Changes in Google Scholar
Once you’ve configured GS and do a new search you’ll see additional links displayed for Trinity College licensed digital copies on the right side of the display. The example below shows three citations: in the second PDF is shown for licensed digital content available to the Trinity community. This link is only shown when you’ve configured settings for Trinity content.
The first citation above has a small More option displayed in the line for citations and related articles. Under More you’ll find another useful function for In print-Trinity College.
Use In print-Trinity College to request that Trinity Library get a copy for you when you cannot find digital content. This request may take a few days for a print copy to be located and scanned for you.
The configuration changes you’ve made will still be there the next time you use the same browser, provide you have cookies turned on. You don’t need to be on the Trinity network, but you will be routed through the proxy server for the Trinity links to full text. These settings should help make Google Scholar even more useful.