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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:

 

 

 

 

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

Library Now Offering Contactless Pickup

As you get ready for the fall semester the library would like to make the print collection available to you. We were trying delivery  to offices, but staff shortages made that difficult.  Library staff are now providing contactless pickup services for all print requests. After requesting an item in OneSearch, read the email you will be sent for more instructions.

Please contact library staff to make alternative arrangements if necessary: library.circulation@trincoll.edu or call 860.297.2007

 

New login for library resources

The old logon screen for library resources. If you see this when you log in to a library resource, try clearing your browser history.

The library has changed how we provide remote access to electronic resources.  When logging in to a library resource from off campus, you will now see a Microsoft logon screen, as shown here.  This is the same credential you use when you log in to your Office 365 account. You will log in using your email username@trincoll.edu and your Trinity password. If you still see the old logon screen,  you may need to clear your browser history. If you still have trouble, please contact the Information Services Desk for assistance, either by creating a help request online or calling 860-297-2100.

Library Resources for Remote Learning and Research

The Trinity Library has a robust collection of over a million ebooks, ejournals and databases for use anywhere in the world. To help support remote teaching and learning we’ve also set up new trials and a few free offers (generally through May, but please check with library staff for end dates ) that will supplement what we already have. What you will find here are highlights–remember more is available to you. To see everything use

Looking for a resource not covered here? Just ask through feedback@library.trncoll.edu . We can tell you what we have or  try to arrange access to new resources. To get in-depth advice  about the resources that will work best for your specific need, please make an appointment for a Zoom meeting with a librarian.

One important note about physical resources: Due dates are being extended and fines and fees will not accrue while Trinity is teaching remotely.

Major Resources for Online Books

We have supplemented the Trinity ebook collection with more resources from Project Muse. We have licenses to more than a million ebooks which can be found:

  • Onesearch: A good place to start. search by title. Any ebooks we have purchased will be available here, including some recently purchased to replace print reserves. Just search by book title and limit to ebooks.
  • HathiTrust: We are happy to announce Trinity’s membership in this online book service. Additional log in required for full access.
  • JSTOR; Multidisciplinary resource for ebooks and articles.  Journals are generally not available for the last three years.
  • Project Muse: Journals and ebooks, plus some publishers are adding new resources during Covid19.
  • Proquest Theses and Dissertations. 
  • SpringerLink: Journals and ebooks. Faculty and students may purchase a print copy of any Springer ebook in the collection for $25.

Free and Trials, Online Books

Major Resources for Journals

These eresources will link you to millions of journal articles and books. Use these links! They will route you through EZProxy so you are given access to licensed resources.

  • Journal Finder : The best place to find access to journals licensed by Trinity. Search by title or browse by first letter of title .
  • Academic Search Premier: Fulltext journal search.
  • Google Scholar: Multipdisciplinary, ejournals source. Look for Trinity College designation to see all available fulltext. This is a good place to find Trinity licensed articles, free articles, and document delivery services provided by Trinity (see Ordering Articles below).
  • HeinOnline. Government, politics and law.
  • JSTOR; multidisciplinary ebooks and articles.  Journal articles from the last three years are generally not available.

Many major publishers are making all Covid19 related articles available free.

Ordering Articles

The library is still processing interlibrary loan requests. Fulfillment times may be slower than normal due to restrictions at other institutions. If you have trouble finding what you need please contact us and we will try to help find it or request from a partner library.

Streaming Video

Many courses have made films available through Moodle, so check there for links. If you are faculty looking to add additional resources send a request to Information Services Help Desk . We’ll search for content and make it available if we can. Note that individual films are  sometimes purchased on one-year licenses. Ask staff to check date that access will end.

You can also search these video resources:

News Sources

Historical Content, Newspapers and Archives

 

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