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.
Overview of video content offered by Trinity Library
Trinity Library offers a vast selection of films for teaching and learning. In addition to a rich DVD collection, the Library subscribes to several subscription packages of film content. These include:
- Kanopy – Over 2,000 educational and feature films from major producers including California Newsreel, Criterion Collection, Green Planet Films, Kino Lorber, and others.
- Films on Demand – Over 30,000 educational and documentary videos from Films Media Group and content producers such as news broadcasting networks , HBO, NOVA, BBC, National Geographic and more.
- Swank – A small but growing collection of feature films.
Any title from the above subscription packages can be conveniently provided to students in a course by embedding a direct link into a course Moodle page. Please see this post for tips.
Please note: Both Kanopy and Swank provide their titles via 12-month license. This means it is possible a license could expire in the middle of the semester. For any title you intend to use throughout your course, it is important to check the catalog record in OneSearch. There is a date next to the availability information that will tell you how long we have it. If necessary, please ask library staff to renew the title.
Additionally, the Library can provide streaming video access to DVDs via Moodle by faculty request. Visit this page for more information on Kaltura streaming video services.
Discovering content in OneSearch.
The most effective way to search in OneSearch is to begin with a title or keyword and then apply filters on the results screen.
The screen shot below shows the results of a keyword search for “marriage.” To find video content, select Trinity College under Institution, and use the additional filters on the left side in the following ways:
| To Find
||Apply the Filters
|Films in Kanopy, Films on Demand, or Swank
||Under Resource Type, click “Show more” and select Audio and Video (Streaming). Note this will also include audio.
||Under Resource Type, click “Show more” and select Video (DVD/VHS).
For additional assistance finding film content or using it in classes, please contact your instructional technologist or a research librarian.
Many of us like to use Google Scholar. It is a good supplement to other library research databases and has convenient links to digital copies of articles. When material is freely available GS will show it automatically, but to see articles that Trinity purchases you need to set up GS correctly. It’s only a few steps and it pays off in convenience and saved time later.
Configure Google Scholar Settings
Find the Settings link at the top of the page in Google Scholar and select Library Links. Here do a search for Trinity College.
This search will return two matching items to select: Trinity College Library – Online-Trinity College and TRINITY COLLEGE -Proquest Fulltext.
I also like to search and select Worldcat. With this option you’ll see if Trinity has a print copy of books found in GS. With these two or three options checked save your selections, and then when you search in GS you’ll see a slightly different display.
Display Changes in Google Scholar
Once you’ve configured GS and do a new search you’ll see additional links displayed for Trinity College licensed digital copies on the right side of the display. The example below shows three citations: in the second PDF is shown for licensed digital content available to the Trinity community. This link is only shown when you’ve configured settings for Trinity content.
The first citation above has a small More option displayed in the line for citations and related articles. Under More you’ll find another useful function for In print-Trinity College.
Use In print-Trinity College to request that Trinity Library get a copy for you when you cannot find digital content. This request may take a few days for a print copy to be located and scanned for you.
The configuration changes you’ve made will still be there the next time you use the same browser, provide you have cookies turned on. You don’t need to be on the Trinity network, but you will be routed through the proxy server for the Trinity links to full text. These settings should help make Google Scholar even more useful.
Research Librarians will be available 1-9 pm to provide individual research assistance on the following three Sundays:
11/30 Erin Valentino
12/7 Katy Hart
12/14 Rob Walsh
Textbooks on reserve can be checked out for short 2-3 hour loan periods.
We know you’re running all day – that’s why we have Course Reserves right at our Circulation Desk for you!
Textbooks, required readings, and even DVDs can be checked out for limited loans, so you can get your work done without leaving the library. Book scanners are available on Level A and Media viewing rooms on Level 1 can be checked out, so you can scan and view what you need for your classes. You’ll be in and out with a lighter load!
You can search through Course Reserves by using the Course Reserves link on the main library page and browsing by professor or course title. Textbooks are listed under course title: LIBR 108-01 Textbook Reserves. If you have any questions, ask online or at the front desk.
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 (Jennifer.vanSickle@trincoll.edu).
Credits: Thomson Corporation. Cited Reference Searching: An Introduction. The Thomson Corporation, 2004. Web. 6 February 2014.
Image by Nomadic Lass via Flickr
Do you want to be great at researching information for your courses? If your answer is yes, then you should take this course.
Information is everywhere. But, let’s face it – it’s not always easy to find the exact information you need, when you need it.
Sign up for this Spring 2014 course and learn the tools and concepts to become an expert researcher!
- Fridays, 1:15-2:30 pm
- ½ credit course
- Useful to ALL majors
- Taught by librarians
Contact Erin Valentino (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Library for more information!
Check out this interactive Library Study Spaces Guide. We have a variety of spaces, suited to everything from silent study to social interaction. Find the space that works for you!
Do you love information and research? Do people turn to you for help with research problems because you’re the one who will just figure it out? Would you like to get paid to help other students with their research?
If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then maybe you’d like to be a Research Associate–a highly trained peer mentor for library research.
Use these links to:
Find out more
Apply to be a Research Associate
Writing Center Satellite Location on Level A
Starting 9/17, Writing Associates will be available to help with your work in the Library, on Level A, from 4-8 pm. They will be stationed at the old Reference Desk every Tuesday from 4-8 pm, with the Consultation Space available for use. Writing Associates can help you at any stage of your writing, from planning to polishing, and you can either stop by or make an appointment in advance using their online scheduling system at http://trincoll.mywconline.com/.