With a generous donation from the Student Government Association the library is now able in some cases to purchase resources that will support junior or senior research projects. Examples of the types of resources we might be able to provide you:
- research database
- data set(s)
- digital archive
Applying for help is simple. Just tell us what your project is and what you need in this form. We’ll do some research and see if it is possible to provide you access. We’ll also need to get sign off from your faculty advisor.
Funds will be limited to be sure to apply early!
The library’s licensed resource Docuseek offers films tracing the history of Afghanistan and offering a perspective on the past four decades in that country. For example:
Afghanistan 1979: The War that Changed the World focuses on the Soviet invasion, starting a war which lasted ten years and played a role in the collapse of the Soviet Union; Return to Kandahar offers an unique perspective from Canadian-Afghan actress Nelofer Pazira, star of the movie Kandahar, who returns to Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban in 2003 to seek out her childhood friend Dyana, whose story inspired that film; and A Home Called Nebraska introduces viewers to refugees who escaped war, torture and persecution in countries such as Afghanistan and Syria, and the Nebraskans who welcomed them and aided them in their transition to life in the United States.
Our Sixties, by Paul Lauter
The Trinity College and Watkinson Libraries were honored on April 20, 2020 to host (virtually via Zoom) Paul Lauter, Allan K. and Gwendolyn Miles Smith Professor of Literature, Emeritus, at Trinity College. To put it mildly, Paul led an interesting life in the 1960’s, when he was “fired, busted, published, and tenured .”As many have requested, we are happy to provide a link to his talk. Listening to Paul talk about how literature and archives influenced his thinking about civil rights, while simultaneously hearing the Chauvin verdict in the murder of George Floyd, was a moment that many of us will not forget.
We have prepared a guide where you will find material related to the talk, especially about Paul’s archives at the Watkinson.
Paul Lauter’s book, Our Sixties, An Activists History, was published by the University of Rochester Press in October 2020.
April 4 marks the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s denunciation of the Vietnam war in his speech “Beyond Vietnam.” Delivered at the Riverside Church in New York City, King urged his audience to work toward a revolution in values that would say of war “This way of settling differences is not just.” Linking opposition to the war to the battle for racial equality, King was widely condemned for his anti-war views. There will be an online reading of his talk this Sunday.
Related reading in the Trinity Library Collection:
King, Martin Luther, and Cornel West. The Radical King . Boston: Beacon Press, 2015. Print. Main Collection E185.97.K5 A5 2015
“Vietnam War (1964–1973).” Not in Our Name. Pennsylvania State University Press, 2012. 131–. Web.
Due to very heavy demand and limited staff in the Raether Library and Information Technology Center, processing of faculty video requests for course reserves may be delayed by as much as two weeks, and could be longer if we need to purchase a new DVD. Please submit requests well in advance of class need. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.
The Library is experiencing a much heavier than normal number of digitization requests for course support. Video support is especially staff time-intensive, and all course reserve work has been slowed down by Covid-19 restrictions. Staff work as hard as possible to fill requests, but to avoid delays and to be sure that materials will be ready when you need it, please allow a minimum of two weeks processing time. Fill out a ticket today to get the process started.
Trinity College Library and IT staff have been working hard and will be on holiday from Monday December 21 until January 4, 2021. During our break, we will have a student staff person checking emergency requests, ID and door problems. Interlibrary loan, CTW borrowing and digitization for course reserves will be suspended during this time.
Have a safe and wonderful holiday.
Still image taken from a video testimony.
The library is proud to announce that the Trinity now has access to the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies. Painstakingly recorded and transcribed over thirty years, the archive presents over 4400 first-person narratives from those who witnessed Nazi persecutions as survivors, observers, or liberators.
Hartford Collection, part of the Trinity Collection on JSTOR.
JSTOR has embarked on an ambitious project to link digitized academic collections to their journal and book searches. As part of this project Trinity has added more than 14,000 images to JSTOR’s Trinity Collection, with more texts to follow soon. Collections include
Books of Hours: 100 images of Renaissance manuscripts.
Hartford Collection: 1500 images of people and places in Hartford.
Trinidad Carnival: 400 images from Trinity in Trinidad Global Learning Site, c. 1998.
The Trinity Library subscribes to many newspapers so that you can read them free such as
Search for more titles on the Journal Title Search.