Streaming Films

Many classes use library streaming video resources, and we expect this fall will be no different. As faculty plan to use films in classes, we remind everyone that 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, let us know if you need to have them renewed for the fall:

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

 

Information Services Statement Supporting Anti-Racism

The unjust deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, and so many other people of color through police brutality and other symptoms of systemic racism, have devastated our communities. In response, Information Services at Trinity College affirms that Black Lives Matter. It is our responsibility as citizens to eliminate all forms of systemic racism that pervade our society and, as a result, our campus. This work will be neither quick nor easy. Indeed, precisely because of this difficulty we must take it up, recognizing that the work of education cannot be complete until all are free.

As a first step, we express our support for and agreement with President Joanne Berger-Sweeney’s call to action, as well as the Oberlin Group Statement Against Racism, the ALA’s Libraries Respond: Black Lives Matter Plan for Action, and Educause’s Statement on Racial Justice and Recent Events. Although libraries and IT organizations ought to be, and often have been, engines for social change, we have also too often reinforced and even exacerbated the injustice in society writ large. Moving forward, we must work constantly to facilitate social justice. We take that mission seriously.

We look forward to joining in this work with students, faculty, staff, and the broader Trinity community, and encourage members of that broader community to reach out with any ideas on how we can become a more inclusive, equitable institution. We’ve begun with our Antiracism Reading List, and we pledge to support further research into Trinity’s own history and archives. We look forward to working with the Umoja Coalition, whose demands we support. In particular, we commit to diversifying Information Services staff and partnering with Black student organizations to combat systemic racism in our organization.

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

 

Digitization Services

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 library.feedback@trincoll.edu

Remote Learning and Research Support

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 library.feedback@trincoll.edu
or call 860-297-2007

Public Printing Improvements

Picture of Canon multi-function printerDue 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!

 

Elsevier Science Direct

All pay-per-view access to unsubscribed content from Elsevier’s ScienceDirect has been discontinued.  All requests, including our Elsevier print holdings, will be filled via regular ILL.

The Library subscription to our current ScienceDirect journal collection remains active.

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