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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
The Trinity Library subscribes to many newspapers so that you can read them free such as
Search for more titles on the Journal Title Search.
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 |
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: email@example.com or call 860.297.2007
The library is now offering pick up services at the Information Services Desk for all physical book requests.
Please contact us with questions/issues requesting items via OneSearch.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 860.297.2007
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 email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
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.
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:
Historical Content, Newspapers and Archives
- AM Explorer
- Trinity Digital Repository Digitized versions of Trinity publications such as the Tripod, and material from the archives.
- African Historical Newspapers and African Newspapers from the British Library
- America’s Historical Newspapers
- Chinese Newspapers; 1852 to 1953
- Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project
- Ebsco Magazine Archive Atlantic, Fortune, Life, New Republic, National Review, Nation, People, Sports Illustrated, Time
- Life Magazine Archive
- Middle Eastern and Northern Africa Newspapers
- Times Digital Archive
- Search here for more by individual newspaper and magazine title. E.g., The Economist, Chicago Defender, Boston Globe, etc. or
- Browse this list of primary resources.
Due to the need for staff to do the majority of their work remotely, digitization services can no longer be offered. Library staff will continue to look for any available digital content to fill course support needs, for both books and videos. In some cases new ebook and film streaming content is being made available free of charge due to the COVID-19 situation. We encourage you to reach out to staff to discuss what options are available to you. Please send questions to email@example.com
The library would like the Trinity community to know that we are prepared to support remote learning and research for as long as needed.
Any fines that may occur for materials due while students remain off campus will be waived. Options are being explored to extend the due dates of materials due before April 5th.
All of the library’s electronic resources are accessible off campus. You do NOT need to sign into the VPN. To access these databases you must do so through a link from any of the following sources:
You will be asked to sign in with your Trinity username and password before accessing the first resource each session.
If you encounter any problems please contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 860-297-2007
Due to the new printing system and the new Canon multi-function devices, we’ve been able to make a few improvements over winter break. We have added 11×17 and legal sized page options, dramatically reduced the cost of color printing, and fixed some of the issues you might have experienced with the new system. We recommend you try the new Canon multi-function printer/copier/scanner in Library’s A level 24-hour zone. We are adding another Canon multi-function machine on the B level very soon as well. These devices cost less and offer more options than the old print release stations. If you would like advice on how to use the new devices to print limited page ranges, add staples, or anything else, please feel free to ask us at the Information Services Desk on Level A or visit our website!