OneSearch, launched this summer helps you easily find library books, articles and other resources including, CTW collections.
We have some tips that will make OneSearch even easier to use. We’ll share them in a series of 20 minute workshops. No registration required!
Drop In Workshops (all in the Phelan Room on the A Level of the Library) October 9, 10 and 11 at 10am, 12pm and 3pm
Now is the perfect time to make an appointment with a research librarian for guidance on your final papers and projects or theses! Want to brainstorm a research strategy? Have to find articles, books, data or other information? Need guidance on incorporating research sources into your paper? Or on formatting your bibliography? You can find research librarians on level A in the library—and you can make an appointment using the Library Scheduler. We look forward to working with you!
Trinity College Research Librarian Jennifer van Sickle leading a First-Year class discussion.
Each fall, Trinity’s research librarians teach instruction sessions which introduce First-Year students to the research process. Librarians will conduct about forty such sessions this fall. Through these sessions, librarians collaborate with students and their First-Year faculty to engage in lively discussions about the nature of undergraduate research. Students also have an opportunity in the sessions to search for information sources for their seminars’ research-based projects.
During J-Term, history professor Jennifer Regan-Lefebvre taught a class on the historical contexts of Downton Abbey, and the students come into the Watkinson twice in one week to look at maps of London, books on etiquette and house architecture, British war (WWI) propaganda posters, view stereoscope photographs of the front (a sort of “3-D” picture process popular in the 1920s), and to listen to the music of the time on one of the phonographs we have in the Watkinson.
Image by Nomadic Lass via Flickr
Do you want to be great at researching information for your courses and field of interest? 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 2015 course and learn the tools and concepts to become an expert researcher!
- Fridays, 1:15-2:30 pm
- ½ credit course
- Open to first-years, sophomores, juniors
- Useful to ALL majors
- Taught by librarians
Contact Erin Valentino (email@example.com) in the Library for more information.
Only 5 days until the deadline for applications for 2012-2013 Research Associates! What do Research Associates do? A variety of things, including:
- Developing expertise in one major library database & offering peer instruction
- Participating in a service or project of your own design, with the counseling of a Library Mentor
- Assisting with FY Library tours
- Being available for feedback, outreach, or on-call assistance
Research Associates will take a .5 credit course in the spring, Research Methods and Information Resources. Upon completion of the course, they will be eligible for paid RA positions, receiving a stipend of $500 for 50 hours of work over the course of the semester, and working under the guidance of a Librarian Mentor.
Interested? You should apply online! Follow the link and click on the “Want to Apply?” section for an online application.
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Our Research Associates are ready and eager to help guide students at all stages of their research process, and they are holding Office Hours in the Library Consultation Room, on Level A. Drop in to meet with them, or make an appointment online using the Library Scheduler!
Monday, 7-9 pm Beck Prigot
Wednesday, 10 am – Noon Eddy Oketch
Wednesday, 8-10 pm Erica Bertoli
Thursday, 6-8 pm Patrick Kane
Sunday, 8-10 pm Beck Prigot
**You can also find Research Associates at the Service Desk (the desk at the library’s entrance with the giant question mark!)
Service Desk Hours:
Monday, 6-8 pm Beck Prigot
Wednesday, 6-8 pm Sarah Watson
Sunday, 2-4 pm Mariah Wachtman
Sunday, 6-8 pm Niru Pokharel
Erica Bertoli – EconLit
Patrick Kane – America: History & Life; Historical Abstracts
Eddy Oketch – PAIS
Niru Pokharel – PubMed
Beck Prigot – JSTOR
Mariah Wachtman – CINAHL
Sarah Watson – Omnifile, Oxford Journals
Reserve a Study Room?
You can book study rooms online with our Library Scheduler at http://libraryscheduler.checkappointments.com/. From the main library page, you can quickly get here by looking under the “Meet the Research Librarians” block on the right and clicking on “Make an appointment.”
Follow the steps on the webpage to select your room, the duration of the reservation (study rooms can be reserved for up to 3 hours), and the date/time you wish to use it (only available times will be shown). Provide your name and email, and you will receive a confirmation email for your room reservation shortly. Group study rooms are for use by groups of 2 or more students. Each contains a whiteboard, network and power jacks, and a table with 4 chairs.
Further questions? You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or chat with us online through the library website.
How can we work with you?
The Library announces the launch of Learning Connections, a one-stop web site that shows how librarians and faculty collaborate to develop classroom activities that encourage student learning and research.
The projects listed cover different topics and skills sets and are just a few examples of how faculty and staff can work together to improve output on student assignments.
You can view these examples on the Learning Connections site:
Please contact us to let us know how we can work with you and your class to create productive and successful learning connections for your students.
Rachael Barlow, the social sciences data coordinator, wants to provide students and faculty with multiple ways to contact her. Please feel free to try instant messaging her via AIM or GoogleTalk. Her username for both services is rachdata. She looks forward to hearing from you!