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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: 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.

In Case You Missed It: 1960’s Activism, Archives and the Now: A Talk by Paul Lauter

Our Sixties book cover

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.

Trinity Library Now Part of JStor’s new Open Community Collections!

Driver Training, Hartford, 1957

Trinity Library is excited to  partner with JStor and a select few institutions in an  initiative for sharing local digitized collections. The new JStor Open Community Collections platform now hosts a growing number of Trinity College digitized image and text collections sourced from Trinity College Archives and Libraries.  Totaling over 20,000 items and spanning more than a century, it includes Ivy yearbooks, Tripod newspapers, archival photos, postcards, playbills, prints, manuscripts, and more. The collections which are public may be accessed directly on our Trinity College portal in JStor, but Trinity users may choose to authenticate for access also to other JStor content. Searches of our collections can be conducted from the Trinity portal or from the JStor database, with search capabilities to expand in future.

Browse more Open Community Collections or read the JStor blog post celebrating 350 collections and highlighting among them our Watkinson Library’s Book of Hours and British Theater Playbills collections.

Carnival, Trinidad: Young Girls in Costume, ca. 1998.

Tripod Jan.31, 1930.

 

 

Interlibrary Loan COVID-19 Initiative

In April 2020, the ILL staff opted to join an emergency COVID-19 initiative that our resource sharing partner, Rapid ILL, had set up. This initiative was to help support libraries across the world that may not have the same funding or access to resources as we do. Collectively, this helped to support the resource sharing efforts of over 200 libraries in 30 countries. These libraries were able to obtain materials for their users that would have been difficult, if not impossible, to obtain otherwise. At the end of the project, nearly 35,000 requests were filled for non-Rapid ILL libraries. Trinity alone was able to process 233 of these requests between April and August on top of our own normal request load.  Much of this effort is attributed to the work done by our ILL staff members: Marcelino Velez, Jose Pena, and Josef Riccio. Thank you to everyone involved in this effort!

Timely Reminder–Get Course Reserve Requests In Now for Spring

Media 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.

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.

 

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.

Book Chapter Digitization

We know it is difficult to visit the library,  especially for faculty and students who are working remotely due to Covid-19. Our staff would like to offer everyone the opportunity to make digitization requests, and we want to make it as easy as possible. Please know that we will fulfill requests as quickly as possible, but we have a very limited staff schedule. Some requests could take up to a week to be fulfilled.

Digitization requests are available for Trinity owned items, and patrons may request up to 1 chapter or 10% of an item’s contents.  Fair use provisions covering digitization of library materials have limitations on the amount or type of material that may be copied. Requests will be shared digitally via email or One Drive. Please contact Rose Beranis at rose.beranis@trincoll.edu or x2477 with any questions.

How to make a digitization request:

  • Browse OneSearch 
  • Click on “Request”
  • Write your digitization request in the “Comment” field

Click the image below to see an example request:

 

 

 

 

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