Outage for off-campus access to databases

On Wednesday June 22nd at 8:00am, off-campus access to databases will be down due to system maintenance of the EZproxy server. We anticipate this will last no more than one hour.

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Library Exam Period Notes

Over reading days and exams (May 4th-13th), the library will have additional 24 hour study space available on Levels 2 and 3 in the south reading room.  This will be in addition to the normal 24 hour spaces below it on Levels 1, A, and B.

Also note that the library will be closed to visitors during this period.

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Upload your Senior thesis

Finished your senior thesis? Upload it to the Trinity College Digital Repository and get the most out of your work !

Get Noticed 
Works in the Trinity College Digital Repository get picked up by Google and other research tools. Other students and faculty will see the great work you’ve done!

Get Hired
Once your work is uploaded, you’ll have a direct link to it, which you can include on resumes, job applications, and social media profiles.

Get Accepted
Share the link to your work on graduate school applications, and with academic colleagues.

Archiving of senior projects is a free service provided by Trinity College Library. As the author, you retain copyright of your work, and you may set access restrictions.

As of Spring 2016, we require thesis authors to obtain approval from their advisor prior to uploading their work.

Click here to get started!



Please contact Amy Harrell at 860-297-2193 with any questions.

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New library search option: Worldcat Discovery

On Thursday, March 24, the library will launch a new search tool on our home page called Worldcat Discovery.

Worldcat Discovery helps our users quickly start a search for books and articles without knowing all the research databases and catalogs the library offers. Once you search, you can quickly narrow results to the type of material you want. Other benefits include:

  • Perform one search to find a variety of materials and formats, instead of searching the catalog and article databases separately.
  • Use it to request books and other materials from CTW or other colleges and universities.
  • In many cases, you can reach the full text of an article directly from Worldcat Discovery.
  • Easy options to copy or send a formatted citation.

The traditional catalog search and separate research databases are all still available.

Access Worldcat Discovery from the library home page, or by visiting http://trincoll.on.worldcat.org

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New and Notable in Leisure Reading

The library has added several new titles to the Leisure Reading Collection, located in the Current Periodical Reading Room on Level 1. We are starting to add award winning titles to the collection, such as books which either won the Man Booker award last year or were shortlisted for it, and a U.S. National Book Award winner.


Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me.New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2015. Print.

Written as a letter to his fifteen year-old son, Coates gives a very personal account of history and race relations in the U.S. Available in the Trinity College Library.





James, Marlon. A Brief History of Seven Killings : A Novel. First Riverhead hardcover edition. New York: Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2014. Print.

Winner of the 2015 Man Booker award, this is an intense and complex novel about an assassination attempt on Bob Marley (only named as “The Singer”), written in the different voices of the characters, ranging from drug dealers, a ghost, and a CIA operative. Available in the Trinity College Library.


Other recent additions:

McCarthy, Tom. Satin Island : A Novel. First edition. New York: K, 2015. Print.

Obioma, Chigozie. The Fishermen : A Novel.First North American edition. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2015. Print.

Weir, Andy. The Martian : A Novel. First edition. New York: Crowblishers, 2014. Print.


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New Databases to Try

We’ve arranged trials of two databases. We’d like to hear your opinion:

  • Policy Map, an online data and mapping application that gives access to over 15,000 indicators related to housing, crime, mortgages, health, jobs, demographics and education. Through PolicyMap, you can access all data in maps, tables, charts, and reports. Data may be viewed by block group, census tract, zip code, county, city, state, MSA, school districts and political boundaries.  Many of the public files are available for download, proprietary data sets are not. You may also upload your own address level data and share your data and interactive maps with others.
  • Press Reader. An online platform for a variety of newspapers and magazines. Press Reader is mainly being tested as a way to provide timely access to international news. You may find the interface works better if you download the free app and access content on a device such as the iPhone, iPad or Android device.

Please try these databases and let us know if you think the library should consider a purchase by sending email to kbauer@trincoll.edu.


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iCONN library resources rebranded as researchIT CT

As of February 1, 2016, iCONN will become researchIT CT. The name, logo, and web address will change, but the service and content will continue as before.  Access to resources will also continue on as before: automatic login from within the library, school, or academic institution; login with a valid Connecticut public library card number for remote access.  The link http://www.iconn.org will continue to work until the last week of January; after that, the link will change to http://www.researchitct.org.

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January Library hours

The library will be open 8:30 – 4:30 Monday through Friday until classes start on January 25th.

Exceptions include:  Friday, January 15, the library will close at 1:00 p.m. and Monday, January 18, the library will be closed all day for the Martin Luther King Day holiday.

As always, the 24-hour study areas will remain open for those with a Trinity ID.

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Take a break Thursday Dec. 17 !

On Thursday December 17 at 8:00 pm,  take a break from your studying in the library and have some pizza!  Free soda, snacks, and pizza will be available in the Phelan room, Level A in the library,

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Library institutes changes during Finals!

There will be two changes to standard operating procedures in the Library due to Final Exams.   First, we will accommodate your need to study late into the night by expanding the 24-hour zone into the south Reading Room on Levels 2 & 3.  Second, we will not permit visitors into the Library during this time.

These changes are in effect from Sunday, December 13 until December 22, 2015.

Good luck on your finals and papers!




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