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.
Trinity College dorm room ca. 1875: William Mather (right, 1877) & Joseph Buffington (left, 1875). Mather was donor of Trinity College Chapel and his bequest funded Mather Hall! Buffington created Trinity’s Bantam mascot! For more like this, visit our Digital Collections page for “Trinity College Archival Photos” and other “Image Collections in Shared Shelf Commons”
During October, the Library is offering trial access to Flipster, an app for reading popular magazines via mobile devices. For example, you can read The New Yorker or Rolling Stone cover-to-cover. There are even printable coloring books! The app is available via iTunes or Google Play.
Trinity College Research Librarian Jennifer van Sickle leading a First-Year class discussion.
Each fall, Trinity’s research librarians teach instruction sessions which introduce First-Year students to the research process. Librarians will conduct about forty such sessions this fall. Through these sessions, librarians collaborate with students and their First-Year faculty to engage in lively discussions about the nature of undergraduate research. Students also have an opportunity in the sessions to search for information sources for their seminars’ research-based projects.
These books about politics in the U.S. are new to the Trinity library collection:
HC106.84 .M3973 2016
The authors argue that disruptive effects of technology on employment along with the rise of political power of a small number of wealthy individual and corporations have created a “citizenless democracy” where few people feel their vote matters, and that “the essential economic issues of the time are not the essential political issues of the times.”. They call for new thinking to address the problems, such things as revitalized public education, worker cooperatives and shorter work weeks.
Contents: Introduction: welcome to the future — Into the maelstrom — A jobless economy? — Citizenless democracy — Democratic infrastructure — Overcoming the democratic disconnect — A democratic agenda for a digital age — Statistical appendix / R. Jamil Jonna.
KF384 .C65 2016
Contents: The vision — A marathon, not a sprint : Vermont — One step forward, how many back? Massachusetts — A victory lost and regained : California — Losing forward : Maine — The end game : Windsor and Obergefell — One state at a time — Revisionist history — Federal forums — Supreme recognition — People power — “Completely hopeless” — Korematsu’s legacy — At home abroad — Messages and messengers — Transformative transparency — The Obama difference.
JK2391.T43 N47 2016
Contents: An Unholy Alliance — The Playbook — A Critical Bridge: Ron Paul and the “Patriot” Movement — Smedley Butler, a Fascist Coup, and the American Liberty League — What Drives Charles Koch? — The Man Behind the Curtain — Why David Koch Never Loses — Tobacco Documents Trail — COFIRE — Enough Is Enough — Allied Forces — CART — Get Government off Our Back — The Tobacco Strategy — A Road Map for Antigovernment Anger — Mobilization Universe — The Quarterback — Seamless Transition — Sleight of Hand — Five Pillars — The Sam Adams Alliance — Propaganda “Dressed Up as Journalism” — Capturing the States — Structure of Social Change — A Blueprint Years in the Making — Winning.
Or try one of these novels:
Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
Tells the story of a bounty hunter in an alternative present where the U.S. Civil War never happened and slavery still exists in the “hard four” states.
The Innocent Have Nothing to Fear by Stuart Stevens
PS3569.T4532 I56 2016
A satire about a campaign manager for a sitting vice president at a Republican convention with a right-wing, populist candidate.