The Library is pleased to announce that by popular request, we now subscribe to Ancestry Library Edition. This new genealogy research tool provides instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more. These collections are continuously expanding, with new content added every business day.
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Through January 31, 2022 the library is offering trial access to Stanford University Press ebooks hosted on the De Gruyter platform. The trial contents can be browsed here and includes books on architecture, arts, economics, cultural studies, geosciences, history, religious studies, law, life sciences, linguistics, literary studies, medicine, philosophy, physics, and social sciences.
Please send feedback on this trial to firstname.lastname@example.org
In celebration of Open Access Week, please join the Library for a panel discussion on Open Access (OA) monographs, a publishing model that can help scholarship find a wider audience.
While OA journals have been widely adopted by the academic publishing system, OA monographs are less common and have only recently found substantial support through initiatives such as Knowledge Unlatched, Lever Press, MIT Press Open, and TOME. Book authors Jack Dougherty, Stefanie Chambers, and Alyson Spurgas have each experienced the publication of an Open Access book in different ways. They will discuss how they arrived at Open Access publishing, and how it has been different than print. Katie Bauer, Director of Collections, Discovery, & Access Services, will then lead a discussion around how Library collections budgets can potentially support Open Access monograph publishing.
October 28: 12:15 – 1:15pm Zoom
Open Access Books to be discussed:
- Jack Dougherty and Ilya Ilyankou (Trinity ’18), Hands-on Data Visualization: Interactive Storytelling from Spreadsheets to Code (O’Reilly Media, Inc., 2021), https://handsondataviz.org. See the “About Open-Access Web Edition” for a preview of the key reasons why the authors published an OA edition, as permitted under the book contract.
- Stefanie Chambers, Somalis in the Twin Cities and Columbus: Immigrant Incorporation in New Destinations (Temple university press, 2016).
- Alyson Spurgas, Diagnosing Desire: Biopolitics and Femininity into the Twenty-First Century (Ohio State University Press, 2020).
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!
Navigating the Scholarly Publishing Landscape: A Conversation on developing your research identity and impact
This fall, LITS is hosting a series of Common Hour conversations for faculty on building scholarly identity on the Web. As a faculty author, how do you balance making your work widely available with protecting it? How do you want to present yourself through profiles or social media? What is the best way to feature your publications?
Please join us for any or all of the following sessions, all virtual:
November 2, 12:15 – 1:15 Managing Your Online Presence: Shaping Your Scholarly Identity Through Formal and Social Networks
We will discuss building scholarly profiles, managing different types of author identifiers, and choosing where to build your presence. We will also facilitate a conversation around engaging with social media as an academic. Would social media participation boost your visibility, and if so, which platforms might be relevant for your discipline? What are the downsides? At the end of this hour, you will have learned to better define your identity as a scholar on the Web.
November 9, 12:15 – 1:15 Knowing Your Rights and Options as an Author
What choices do you make as an author and a consumer? In this hour, we will discuss copyright and Intellectual Property, using an author addendum for contracts, Open Access, and repository options for your work.
December 7, 12:15 – 1:15 Collaborating with the Public
How do you want the public to engage your work? In this session, we’ll talk about different strategies for sharing your work with the public and requesting meaningful feedback or interactions. This may include the creation and use of digital community archives on a project site, citizen science projects, social media posts that invite public response on your research, hosting “live” conversations on facebook or instagram, etc.
Questions? Contact facilitators Amy Harrell or Mary Mahoney.
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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 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.
The Library and IT Desk is currently inviting students from the class of 2023, 2024, and 2025 to apply for the Library and IT Desk Student Consultant or similar role within the Library and Information Technology Department. Apply on Handshake today!
- Be able to work a minimum of 6 hours a week
- Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication
- Demonstrate proficiency in technology support and troubleshooting
- Be willing to provide classroom technology support in front of a live classroom
- Be able to work well under pressure and in a fast paced work setting
- Be willing to constantly learn and seek out answers when necessary
- Be resourceful and show initiative
When the library was closed and we were unable to circulate materials, HathiTrust, in response to the COVID-19 emergency, created an Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS). ETAS made 135,137 print titles we hold available in digital format to Trinity College faculty, staff and students. As access to our print collection returns to normal, the conditions for the fair use of digital copies of these materials end and so does our access to this service. After August 12 items that could previously not be loaned due to their inclusion in this program can be borrowed as usual and all access to these titles in digital format through HathiTrust will cease . If you are currently using one of these items in digital format we recommend you make plans to borrow the print book after August 12.
Copyrighted items will be still available for full-text search in the HathiTrust Digital Library and can be helpful in the creation of a bibliography. You may continue to access HathiTrust items in the public domain or available through Creative Commons licensing. These titles are marked “Full view” in the online catalog at https://www.hathitrust.org. Because Trinity College is a HathiTrust member, you may log in to HathiTrust using your institutional login and password and download full PDFs of those items.