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E-book Trials in April



The Library is running two e-book trials through April, from Harvard University Press and the American Psychological Association.

The Harvard University Press e-books collection offers access to 2014 HUP imprints online: Trial Access until April 28th

PyscBOOKS offers access to the entire collection of e-books from the APA: Trial Access until April 30th

Please explore these resources and send your feedback to

Cambridge Database Trials


The Library has three Cambridge databases on trial for the Trinity community until April 30, 2014:

All three trials can be accessed on the “Reference Tools” page, through the Digital Collections tab on the Library home page.

Further information about each is below. Please explore these resources and send your feedback to We want to know what you think!

Cambridge Companions Online: Subject or theme based collections of content, covering literature, philosophy, religion, classical civilization, music, and art history.

Cambridge Histories Online: Historical reference compendium allows instant access to the renowned texts of the Cambridge Histories series. Access to the most up to date and authoritative scholarly content.

Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson: Complete reappraisal of this major Renaissance writer, complementing and extending the seven-volume print edition of Jonson’s works published in 2012.


Research Highlight: Web of Science!


The Library now subscribes to Web of Science, the best known database for cited reference searching.  It includes Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index.  The library has just purchased the complete backfiles, so dates of coverage are from 1900-present (SCI, SSCI) and 1975-present (A&HCI).  In addition, our subscription to BIOSIS now runs on this platform.

To find out more about WoS, see this link or contact Jennifer van Sickle, Serials Librarian and Sciences Coordinator (


Credits: Thomson Corporation. Cited Reference Searching: An Introduction. The Thomson Corporation, 2004. Web. 6 February 2014.

Library Systems Maintenance Monday 1/7 and Tuesday 1/8

Please note that the Library Catalog will be unavailable Monday January 7th and most of Tuesday January 8th while we perform some scheduled systems maintenance.  We expect it to be fully functional again by Wednesday.

As an interim measure, you can still identify what titles we hold using our OCLC “WorldCat” Catalog link ( ).  But you will need to see a staff member to identify our local call numbers.  Please stop by the Library Services Desk for assistance.

Chicago Manual of Style Online

The library has a trial to the Chicago Manual of Style Online through the end of January 2013. You can access it under Reference Tools in the Digital Collections tab of our homepage.

The Chicago Manual of Style Online includes the content of the 16th and 15th editions of the print work, as well as extras such as the Chicago Style Q&A, Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide, and a Tools section featuring guidelines for manuscript preparation, a list of proofreaders’ marks, and more.

We welcome your feedback and invite you to try out this convenient online resource for yourself!

SciFinder Scholar (Chemical Abstracts)

The Library is very pleased to announce that we now have  a subscription to  SciFinder Scholar, the premiere index to chemical literature.  Access is web-based and has no limit on number of simultaneous users.

All new users must first visit this page to create an individual account using a valid Trinity e-mail address. Once registered, sign in at .

Questions may be directed to Jennifer van Sickle (x2250).

Proquest outage

Proquest is experiencing temporary service interruptions. We apologize for this inconvenience and assure you that Proquest is working on this top priority to restore service as soon as possible.

Ebsco Outages

EBSCO is experiencing temporary service interruptions for EBSCOhost databases.  We apologize for this inconvenience and assure you that EBSCO is working on this top priority to restore service as soon as possible.

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