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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. 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 and 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.

  • 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. Note we could not find econtent for all print reserves.
  • JSTOR; Multidisciplinary resource for ebooks and articles.  Journals are generally not available for the last three years.
  • Project Muse: Journals and ebooks, some publishers are adding new resources during Covid19.
  • SpringerLink: Journals and ebooks. You may purchase a print copy of any Springer ebook in the collection for $25.

Free 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 only. 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. Trial.
  • 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

If you are looking for a specific article and have trouble finding access, we recommend you try Google Scholar. There are often free versions of articles, sometimes preprints. In addition, the library has turned on a Document Delivery service which will deliver a copy of an article to you (the library will be charged a fee). To see these options you must use the Trinity link for Google Scholar.  You will see a form asking you to request access.

Order form for Get It Now

Get It Now order form

A digital copy will be sent to your email address.

 

 

 

 

 

The library is still processing interlibrary loan requests. Fulfillment times may be slower than normal due to restrictions at other institutions.

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.

Blind Date with a Book

Book wrapped in brown paper, red heart decoration

Have a blind date with a book.

Winter blues got you down? Why not try a one night stand with a book? Staff and students working in Information Services have recommended some of their favorite reads for you! The catch is you have to take a bit of a leap of faith and try something new–our books are wrapped up so you won’t know the title and this will be a blind date. But as always at the library, the book is free to you, so you have literally nothing to lose.  And unlike a person blind date, you won’t need to plan an exit strategy.

The books are available now in the library atrium. Join us Friday February 7, 2020, 1 to 3pm in the atrium of LITC for cupcakes and candy to celebrate having a Blind Date with a Book!

Don’t miss emails that are sitting in your “Other” tab in Outlook!

A number of people have mentioned that they haven’t been receiving notifications from our IS Desk ticketing system. We found that sometimes these notifications end up in your “Other” tab within Outlook. If you ever find one of these notifications sitting in your “Other” tab, you can move them into your “Focused” tab. Once you do this, future emails from our ticketing system will be directed to your focused tab.

To find more information on your focused and other tabs or to remove these options from your inbox, please see the following: Microsoft Outlook Article

If you have any questions, please contact the IS Desk:

Self-Service: Submit a help request!

Email: helpdesk@trincoll.edu

Students: 860-297-2007
Faculty and Staff: 860-297-2100

A Warm Cozy Fireplace

When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing better than sitting by a cozy fire. 

You may already know how to reserve a study space in the library, but did you know that the library now features a cozy spot with a real burning fireplace? This nook is so much better than any 12-hour video of fireplace crackling sounds, and offers the true warmth someone needs to stay up all night and study.

You can’t book these comfortable seats in advance, but the fire will burn 24-hours a day for library patrons that are faced with late nights and early mornings. When you’re contemplating your next study space, look no further.

Find this warm and cozy fireplace on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the 24-hour zone of the library, in the DiBenedetto Reading Room. Enjoy!

Laptop/Cell Phone Charging Station on Level A

In addition to the cell phone charging station located near the scanners on Level A, we now have a charging station for Mac laptops and IPhone and Android cell phones. (Unfortunately, Windows computer chargers are very specific to the individual manufacturer and may damage devices, so we are unable to provide those.) Just look for the signs on Level A like the one below or ask for help at the Information Services Desk.

Trinidad Carnival Images from Trinity’s Trinidad Global Learning Program!

Photo by Jeffrey Chock for Trinity in Trinidad Global Learning Site

Nearly 400 photographic slides of Trinidad Carnival dating from about 1998 were produced in association with the Trinity College in Trinidad Global Learning Site.  These have been digitized and published online by our Digital Collections and Services staff and are publicly available to view as the Trinidad Carnival Images collection in our licensed Artstor image repository.  The images document Carnival activities, participants, and many traditional characters and costumes.   https://library.artstor.org/#/collection/10003682. Continue reading

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