Month: March 2008

New database for Environmental Sciences

GreenFILE is a new database for searching the literature in envrionmental sciences.  It indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports. Includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and recycling.

Try Our New Top-Ten Database Search!

You can now search our top ten databases at once from the library home page or from the main page of Trinity Online Resources (TOR). Searching multiple databases brings back results quickly and can suggest alternative avenues of research in resources that you might not have considered using initially. The Top-Ten search can also offer some guidance if you’re not sure which database is the best place to start your research  For more specific results, try a Top-Ten Advanced Search

Trinity Subscribes to Roper’s iPOLL

As of March 1, 2008, Trinity College is a member of Roper Center Public Opinion Archives.  This means that we now have access to two important products:

  • iPOLL: “The best finding aid to locate national US public opinion polls rich in a particular subject, iPOLL contains nearly half a million survey questions and answers asked in the US over the last 65 years by more than 150 survey organizations. And now it is possible to access the catalog and questionnaire directly from iPOLL.”
  • Roper’s Survey Dataset Collection: “The Center acquires, preserves and makes accessible thousands of individual-level datasets based on surveys conducted since the 1930s. The collection provides opportunities for researchers to conduct detailed secondary analysis to discover new insights years after the original survey was released.”

To access these items, visit here.  If you need help access or analyzing Roper data, please contact Rachael Barlow, Trinity’s Social Sciences Data Coordinator.

Spring Break Library Hours

The Library will close Friday, March 14, at 4:30 PM and will reopen on Monday, March 17, at 8:30 AM.  Hours for the week of March 17-21 are 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  The Library will be closed Saturday, March 22.  Normal hours will resume Sunday, March 23, when the Library opens at 10:00 AM.

Watkinson Library in the news . . .

A recent feature in the Hartford Courant highlighted the current exhibition in the Watkinson Library — “Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang”: Bird Extinctions Around the World Since 1600.  The exhibition will run until June 9, 2008.  For more information, consult the Watkinson Library web site or call 297-2268.

Webster Book Prize

We are now accepting applications for the annual student book collectors contest known as the Webster Book Prize.  Interested undergraduates should contact Jessica Smith for more information: 297-2256 or