Library HITS - Helpful Information for Trinity Students/Staff
This year the HITS classes will take place over three modules:
- Getting Started -10-14 September and 17-21 September
- Writing and Research Skills - 15-18 October
- Brush up on your Library and Research Skills - 26th-30th November
While there is no need to book it is advisable to arrive on time to ensure a place.
All training sessions will take place in the North Training Room (NTR), Basement, Berkeley Library, unless otherwise indicated by STR - the adjacent South Training Room, or Global Room - located in the Watts Building near the Science Gallery.
All classes - with the exception of EndNote Desktop - will last about 50 minutes. EndNote Desktop classes will take about 90 minutes.
10-14 September: Getting Started
|Monday 10||Library Basics||EndNote Online||Library Basics (Global Room)||From my Reading List to the Library Catalogue|
|Tuesday 11||EndNote Online||Citation & Plagiarism||Library Basics||Essay Writing|
|Wednesday 12||From my Reading List to the Library Catalogue||Essay Writing||EndNote Desktop (STR, 90 mins)||The Literature Review Process|
|Thursday 13||Citation & Plagiarism||Special Collections (Early Printed Books & Manuscripts)||Reading & Note-Making||From my Reading List to the Library Catalogue|
|Friday 14||EndNote Online||EndNote Desktop (STR, 90 mins)|
17-21 September: Getting Started
|Monday 17||Essay Writing||Publishing & Promoting your Research||Library Basics (Global Room)|
|Tuesday 18||From my Reading List to the Library Catalogue||Citation & Plagiarism||EndNote Desktop (STR, 90 mins)||Library Basics|
|Wednesday 19||Citation & Plagiarism||Library Basics||EndNote Online||The Literature Review Process|
|Thursday 20||The Literature Review Process||Special Collections (Early Printed Books & Manuscripts)||From my Reading List to the Library Catalogue|
|Friday 21||EndNote Desktop (STR, 90 mins)||EndNote Online|
15-18 October: Writing and Research Skills
|The Literature Review Process||Evaluating Journal Research Papers||EndNote Online|
|Tuesday 16||Evaluating Journal Research Papers||Library Basics||Citation & Plagiarism||Critical Thinking|
|Wednesday 17||Submitting your E-thesis||Promoting & Publishing your Research||Skills for Academic Success||The Literature Review Process|
|Thursday 18||Citation & Plagiarism||EndNote Online||Reading & Note-Making||EndNote Desktop (STR, 90 mins)|
26-30 November: Brush up on your Library and Research Skills
Skills for Academic Success
|EndNote Desktop (STR, 90 mins)||The Literature Review Process|
|Tuesday 27||Evaluating Journal Research Papers||Library Basics||Citation & Plagiarism||EndNote Online|
|Wednesday 28||Submitting your E-thesis||The Literature Review Process||Critical Thinking||Evaluating Journal Research Papers|
|Thursday 29||Essay Writing||EndNote Online||Special Collections (Early Printed Books & Manuscripts)||EndNote Desktop (STR, 90 mins)|
|Friday 30||Citation & Plagiarism||Essay Writing|
Worried about plagiarism? Find out what it is, the importance of acknowledging the work of others and how to cite and reference information correctly.
Why do you need to think critically? This session will provide you with tips on what critical thinking is and how you can apply it to your learning assessments.
EndNote Desktop/EndNote Online
How do I manage references for my essay? EndNote is bibliographic management software that can save you time writing your bibliography. EndNote Online is suitable for undergraduates and taught postgraduates. EndNote Desktop is more advanced and is aimed at research postgraduates, staff, and those intending to make a career in research.
Class duration is 50 minutes for EndNote Online or 90 minutes for EndNote Desktop. Both classes are followed by an optional clinic for attendees.
Essays are a common form of assessment in TCD. Come along for tips on the stages of the writing process, how to structure an essay, how to answer the question and build an argument.
Evaluating Journal Research Papers
It’s not all about books and websites. Evaluate the quality and impact of research published in academic journals in your discipline.
You have your reading list, now what? A guide to finding the Library resources recommended by your lecturer.
Learn how to make the most of Ireland’s biggest library – a general introduction to our resources and services.
How do I establish what has already been published on my research question? Learn how to create an effective search strategy.
Do you want to disseminate your research? Learn about the scholarly publishing landscape and how to maximise the impact of your findings.
Reading and Note-Making
So much reading and so little time. Learn how to read more efficiently and effectively and make useful notes from reading material and lectures.
Skills for Academic Success
Work smarter not harder to get the most out of your study time in College. Learn how to prioritise tasks, manage your time and get advice on how to improve your academic performance.
Discover and explore unique collections spanning 3,000 years. Find out how you can utilise our Early Printed Books (EPB) and Manuscripts & Archives Research Library (M&ARL) holdings in your research.
Submitting your E-thesis
Find out how to use Trinity’s Research Support System (RSS) and TARA, our Open Access Repository. We'll also advise on commercialisation, copyright and publishing.