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Textbooks at the Library

In recognition of prodigious textbook costs that can create a barrier to student learning, the library has purchased over forty texts assigned this semester and placed them on permanent physical reserve!  We encourage everyone to review the list below and use any of the available titles.

Thanks to an extremely generous donation made by the Trinity Student Government Association the library was able to purchase all required textbooks costing more than $50.00 to rent or buy from the Trinity bookstore that do not include a unique electronic access code to additional materials and that the library does not already own.  To see if the library already owns a copy of an assigned textbook you can search for the title in our electronic catalog, OneSearch.  Any book located in Trinity Library Course Reserves can be checked out and used in the library for 3 hours at a time.  A replacement fee equivalent to the cost of the textbook will be charged for books checked out and not returned.

If faculty have additional titles they would like the library to make available for print or electronic reserve please let us know as soon as possible!  Library staff are working hard to process course reserve requests as they come in.  Instructions for placing a course reserves and digital media request can be found here.

New Textbooks on Reserve Edition Publication Date
A concise introduction to logic 13th ed. 2018
A writer’s reference 10th ed. 2021
Abnormal psychology 10th ed. 2018
Abstract algebra 3rd ed. 1999
Adolescence 12th ed. 2020
American constitutionalism : powers, rights, and liberties 2015
An economic history of development in sub-Saharan Africa : economic transformations and political changes 2019
Animal physiology 4th ed. 2016
Biochemistry : the molecular basis of life 6th ed. 2016
Campbell biology 12th ed. 2021
Cinéphile : intermediate French language and culture through film 3rd ed. 2018
Corporate finance (Global edition, may not match assigned textbook exactly) 5th ed. 2020
Database system concepts 7th ed. 2020
Differential equations 4th ed. 2010
Economics 11th ed. 2020
Engineering mechanics. 14th ed. 2016
Engineering mechanics. 14th ed. 2016
Essential Soil Science 2013
Film art : an introduction 12th ed. 2020
Foundations of behavioral neuroscience 10th ed. 2020
Introduction to robotics : mechanics and control 4th ed. 2018
Introductory econometrics : a modern approach 7th ed. 2020
Introductory statistics for the behavioral sciences 7th ed. 2012
Judicial process in America 11th ed. 2020
Linear algebra and its applications 5th ed. 2016
Macroeconomics 8th ed. 2021
Microelectronic circuits 7th ed. 2015
Nuovo Espresso 1 : libro dello studente e esercizi : corso di italiano A1 2014
Philosophy of sport : critical readings, crucial issues 2002
Physics for scientists and engineers : a strategic approach with modern physics 4th ed. 2017
Political science research methods 8th ed. 2016
Psychology 13th ed. 2019
Psychopharmacology : drugs, the brain, and behavior 3rd ed. 2019
Public finance and public policy 6th ed. 2019
Soil Sciences Simplified 5th edition 2013
Soils and Geomorphology 3rd Ed 2013
Soils Genesis and Geomorphology 2013
The Oxford history of Western music 2nd ed. 2019
The study of law : a critical thinking approach 5th ed. 2020
Vertebrate life 10th ed. 2019
Voces de Hispanoamérica : antología literaria 5th ed. 2016

Seniors: Thesis Carrel Information

A limited number of study carrels (with lockers) on Level 3 can be reserved for one academic year by senior thesis writers. Thesis Carrels are given out on a first-come, first-served basis to current Senior Thesis writers in the beginning of each fall term.

Study carrels without attached lockers may not be reserved, officially or unofficially, by any student.

The Thesis Carrel application for the 2021-2022 academic year will go live on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 at 7AM. When the application is live, you may click here to apply for a Thesis Carrel.

Welcome Kristen Eshleman!

Kristen EshlemanLITS welcomes Kristen Eshleman as Trinity’s new Vice President for Library and Information Technology Services (LITS). Kristen will provide leadership of our merged LITS organization, and collaborate with fellow cabinet members and the President, as well as with faculty, staff, and students, to advance our strategic goals. 

Kristen joins us from Davidson College in North Carolina, where she has worked for 20 years in roles related to academic technology and digital learning. Most recently she has spent the last two years as Director of Innovation Initiatives, in which she was responsible for operational leadership of innovation strategy, process, and projects for the college. 

See the official campus announcement for additional information about Kristen. She can be reached at kristen.eshleman@trincoll.edu. 

Seniors: Upload your thesis or capstone project to the Digital Repository

Preserve and share your hard work!

  • Upload your thesis or senior project
    The Digital Repository is Trinity’s online archive and can accept theses, multimedia projects, images, posters, and more.
  • Share with others
    Your thesis or project will be discovered by Google and other research tools, and you’ll get statistics on who is reading your work. A permanent link can be included on applications, resumes, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Retain copyright
    When you submit your work to the Repository you retain all copyrights and you choose what to share and under what conditions. You can restrict download access to the Trinity campus if desired.
  • Get started
    Go to the Digital Repository and read our submission guidelines to get started. Please contact Amy Harrell (amy.harrell@trincoll.edu) with any questions.

Holiday Library and IT Services

Staff are on HolidayTrinity 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.

 

New Library & Information Technology Services Website

On December 14 Library & Information Technology Services will begin using a new website at https://www.trincoll.edu/lits/.  A “frozen” version of the old site will still be available at https://www.trincoll.edu/LITC/ through January 14, 2021.

The new site offers the following benefits:

  1. A streamlined, unified portal to all of the services and resources offered by the Library, Information Technology, and Watkinson Library & Archives.
  2. A design that is ADA accessible and responsive to various devices, hosted on a more secure platform.
  3. More technical flexibility and function, provided by the college’s web content management system WordPress.

Note that there are no longer separate pages for the library and IT.  Most content that existed on the current website has been moved and merged into the new site.

Please use our feedback form to submit comments and suggestions on the new website. We will continue to improve the site after it launches, utilizing your feedback and usability testing studies.  We appreciate any input you’d like to give.

Preview our new website!

Library & Information Technology Services (LITS) invites you to preview a new website design. We are releasing this “beta” version of the new site to the campus community to gather feedback before we launch it officially in mid-December 2020.

The new site offers the following benefits:

  1. A streamlined, unified portal to all of the services and resources offered by the Library, Information Technology, and Watkinson Library & Archives.
  2. A design that is ADA accessible and responsive to various devices, hosted on a more secure platform.
  3. More technical flexibility and function, provided by the college’s web content management system WordPress.

Note that there are no longer separate pages for the library and IT.  Most content that existed on the current website has been moved and merged into the new site.

Please use our feedback form to submit comments and suggestions on the new website. We need your help reviewing and fine-tuning the new site before it goes live. We appreciate any input you’d like to give.

 

Announcing Trinity Collection on JSTOR

Hartford Collection page in JSTOR

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.

Expiring Streaming Films

Trinity Swank videos

Recently added videos to the Trinity Swank collection

Many classes use library streaming video resources, and we expect this fall will be no different. Films from Kanopy and Swank are on one-year licenses with expiration dates throughout the year. If you’ve used a film in the past, or even checked it recently, it might expire before the class starts.  Records in OneSearch list expiration dates and you may look there or ask us to check for you.

The films below have recently expired or will expire soon. The number of times the film was viewed last year is also indicated. Please check and let us know if there is a film you need to use in the fall so that we can renew the license.

Title Views Provider
A Better Life (2011) 16 Swank
A Bridge Too Far (1977) 32 Swank
Chinatown (1974) 8 Swank
Coming of Age in Aging America – Exploring the Social Impacts of an Aging Population 0 Kanopy
Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter – The Academy Award nominated Doc on Alzheimers 2 Kanopy
Holy Motors (2012) 17 Swank
La Haine (1995) 19 Swank
Monster in the Mind – Investigating the Untruths of Alzheimer’s (playlist) 2 Kanopy
Post Truth Times: We The Media – Navigating Information in a Post-Truth Media Landscape 1 Kanopy
Rocky IV (1985) 26 Swank
Still Doing It 5 Kanopy
The Big Sleep (1946) 12 Swank
The Little Mermaid (1989) 12 Swank
The Manchurian Candidate (1962) 143 Swank

Why Don’t We Live Forever?

0 Kanopy

The films below expired earlier this summer.

Video Title  Provider
Bed and Board  Kanopy
Scottsboro  Kanopy
Scanners  Kanopy
Kedi  Kanopy
People Like Us  Kanopy
A Man Escaped  Kanopy
Killing Us Softly  Kanopy
Donovan’s Reef  Swank
Eye in the Sky  Swank
Margin Call  Swank
Rio Bravo  Swank
The Big Red One  Swank
The Truman Show  Swank
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