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Library ‘wish list’ items

1885 map of Rockville, CTLate in the fiscal year, the Library reviews ‘wish list’ requests, and makes decisions based on available funds, relevance to student assignments, and faculty teaching & research.  A one-time purchase is preferred, even though it may require an annual service fee.

In Spring 2017, purchases included Caribbean Studies in Video: the Banyan Archive and the Digital National Security Archive.

Current ‘wish list’ items include China Academic Journals (East View; subscription), Communication & Mass Media Complete (EBSCO; subscription) and the Digital Sanborn Maps (ProQuest; subscription or one-time purchase).  All are currently available as a 30-day trial subscription via the A-Z Database list.

For questions or comments about e-resources or journal subscriptions, please contact Jennifer van Sickle at Jennifer.vansickle@trincoll.edu

1885 map of Rockville, CT, from the Sanborn map collection

Changes coming to the Library this summer

This summer will bring some big changes to the Trinity College Library! We are implementing a new library catalog and circulation system, One Search. Beginning July 1, library users will be able to more easily search and request material from Trinity, and other CTW collections. It will be more efficient and streamlined, and we hope it will make the library experience better for faculty, students, visitors, and staff.

Library staff will be very busy implementing and learning the new system this summer. That makes it more important than ever for you to submit your course reserves as early as you can.

Submit your Course Reserves requests here:  http://forms.trincoll.edu/lib/reserve-form/

Incomplete forms, or requests submitted via email, phone, or in person may delay processing. Course syllabi will not be accepted. Please visit http://www.trincoll.edu/LITC/Library/servicesinfo/circulation/reserves/Pages/default.aspx for full details.

Requests received by August 1 will receive priority and will be processed in time for the start of the fall semester. We appreciate your cooperation. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Julie Styles, Access Services Librarian (x2247 julie.styles@trincoll.edu) if you have any questions.

 

Request an online resource

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.

Flipster trial extended

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

Try it out here: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&custid=s1096044&profile=eon

Vote for your favorites or leave feedback on Flipster here: https://trinity.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1YTapCxDCG8Gy8d

Trinity scholarship in the Digital Repository

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Trinity College faculty and students are rich producers of academic and creative publications, and much of this work is openly available online from our Digital Repository.  The goal of the Repository is to capture, preserve, and provide access to “all things Trinity.”

The Faculty Scholarship section includes articles published in journals and magazines. Since publisher policies vary, some of the articles are provided in their manuscript version, rather than the final published edition. A resource called Sherpa/Romeo tracks nearly every major publisher policy so that libraries and authors can obtain guidance on the legal use of previously-published articles. Trinity faculty who deposit their work in the Repository receive readership statistics and increased visibility of their work.

The Repository also collects senior theses. Graduating seniors may opt to archive their thesis or final project in the Repository and choose whether to allow unrestricted or campus-only access. The Repository also provides a permanent URL to use on resumes or job applications.

To submit material to the Repository, please get in touch with Amy Harrell, Digital Projects Librarian.

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.

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!

Congratulations!

 

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

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

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.

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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