The Library supports Green Week

Together we can do more is the theme for Green Week 2018, February 12th-16th

College Green Week will be launched Monday 12th February at 13:00 on the Steps of Exam Hall, Front Square.

College Green Week events

In the Library, a selection of Library Green-themed resources are on display in the Orientation Space of the BLU.

You can find more by searching the Library’s collections

Arts: Search: 19th & 20th century art and design: a Library-supplied e-Resource

Arts: Search, formerly, designinform, has four databases:

  1. Design Abstracts Retrospective (DAR), a new ongoing abstracting and indexing service;
  2. Design ProFILES (DP), a comprehensive dictionary of design and designers;
  3. ReVIEW, a full text database of decorative and fine arts journals (140 + titles) published in Europe and the USA during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; and,
  4. Research Sources; 1st topic: THE POSTER (1890s and the 1920s).

Research Sources (added in 2017) will focus in depth on a series of art and design history topics.

1st topic: THE POSTER.  It includes a 364-page Bibliographical and Internet Survey of the History of the Poster; an International Directory of Poster Collections; and digitisations of most of the significant books, exhibition catalogues and journals on the Poster published between the 1890s and the 1920s with biographical data on the artists whose work is discussed or illustrated. There are 33 ebooks in this collection at present.

PhilPapers – online from the Library

A new addition to the Library’s online resources for Philosophy is PhilPapers: Philosophical Research Online.

PhilPapers is a comprehensive index of philosophy books and articles. PhilPapers offers features such as real-time indexing of pre-prints, fine-grained classification by topic, email alerts, reading lists, advanced search functionality, and discussion forums.

You can find this resource on the New Resources page, or on the A-Z of the Databases and E-Books section of the Library website. At the Library Website, you can also search by title in Stella, the Library discovery system.

Please remember to use the link on the Library record for PhilPapers to access the resource off campus.

Drama: Routledge Performance Archive – trial online access

Routledge Performance Archive (video and audio).

The Library is currently hosting a trial of the online resource: Routledge Performance Archive.

The streamed audio-visual resource is available to all TCD-affiliated readers via the Library website until 19 May 2017. Please note that you must be ON CAMPUS to gain access.

The Routledge Performance Archive provides streamed audio-visual material, spanning more than fifty years of documented work by practitioners of performance.

The material spans many different subjects, including: European Theatre and Performance; South African Theatre and Performance; African American and African Diaspora; Theatre/Design; Shakespeare, Race, and Performance; Political Performance; Devised Performance; Theatre Masks; and Musical Theatre.

There are interviews on theatre history and contemporary practice, master classes with actor trainers, and both full-length, and excerpts from, contemporary productions and documentaries.

This is a developing resource and the content is updated and expanded every three months.

You can find this resource on the Library’s Trial Databases page or on the A-Z of the Databases and E-Books section of the Library website.

Please contact the Subject Librarian for Drama and Film with any comments or observations on this resource.

Orbis Europe – online from the Library

Orbis Europe

Orbis Europe is a Bureau Van Dijk (BvD) product added to the collection of the Library’s online resources earlier this year.

Orbis Europe is a subset of BvD’s global ‘Orbis’ tool. It holds information on public and private banks, insurance and industrial companies across 48 European countries. It contains over 85 million companies on the system and is updated weekly. It is replacing Amadeus, an abbreviated European database, in TCD Library’s collection of subscription databases.

You can find this resource on the New Resources page, or on the A-Z of the Databases and E-Books section of the Library website. At the Library Website, you can also search by title in Stella, the Library discovery system.

Please remember to use the link on the Library record for Orbis Europe to access the resource off campus.

StareDecisis – online from the Library

StareDecisis: law reports at your fingertips

TCD Library has taken out a subscription to StareDecisis.

STARE DECISIS: The legal principle by which courts are obliged to respect the precedents established by prior decisions. [StareDecisis site]

StareDecisis, also known as, Stare Decisis Hibernia, provides up-to-date law reports for all the superior courts in the Republic of Ireland, since 2011.

It includes updates on all recently published judgments of the Irish superior courts (Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court and previously the Court of Criminal Appeal).

In StareDecisis, you can search cases by Keyword, Subject Matter, Court, or Judge, separately or in any combination

All judgment summaries are written by practising barristers specialising in specific areas.

All judgments are reported within 7 days. Updates normally appear within 5 days of being posted on the Courts Services web site.

You can find this resource on the New Resources page, or on the A-Z of the Databases and E-Books section of the Library website. At the Library Website, you can also search by title in Stella, the Library discovery system.

Please remember to use the link on the Library record for StareDecisis to access the resource off campus.

Chicago Defender (1910-1975) – online from the Library

The Chicago Defender (1910-1975).

Chicago Defender, Front page, Weds., Dec 24th 1969.

Front page, Weds., Dec 24th 1969.

Thanks to the generosity of the School of Histories & Humanities, Trinity College, the Library is now providing access to the newspaper archive of the African-American newspaper, The Chicago Defender, available on the ProQuest platform: ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Defender (1909-1975).

THE CHICAGO DEFENDER has been a leading voice of the black community well beyond the Windy City, with more than two-thirds of its readership outside Chicago. The newspaper was a proponent of The Great Migration, the move of over 1.5 million African-Americans from the segregated South to the industrial North from 1915 to 1925. It reported on the Red Summer race riots of 1919, and editorialized for anti-lynching legislation and the integration of blacks into the U.S. military. This newspaper also supported the aviation career of Bessie Coleman, the first African-American female pilot, and promoted the writing of Langston Hughes and Gwendolyn Brooks, poet laureate of Illinois. (ProQuest website)

Find the Chicago Defender on the A – Z (Databases by Title) on our Library Databases and E-Books page, (or search Stella directly, using the newspaper’s title) and access the database via the link on the catalogue record.

The New York Times with Index (1851-1993) – online from the Library

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times with Index (1851-1993)

Thanks to the generosity of the School of Histories & Humanities, Trinity College, the Library is providing access to the newspaper archive of the New York Times with Index, available on the ProQuest platform.

The Historical New York Times with Index (1851-1993) provides historical local, regional, national and international coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. The resource provides search capability using subject terms in combination with searchable full text, full page, and article-level images from the Historical New York Times. Coverage: 1851 – 2013.

Find the New York Times with Index on the A – Z (Databases by Title) on our Library Databases and E-Books page, (or search for the database title in Stella) and access the database via the link on the catalogue record.   ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times with Index (1851-1993)

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New online resource: Goodman Manuscripts (free resource)

Goodman Manuscripts FREE resource, launched October 2016.laoidh-na-buadhachta-beag

James Goodman (1828-1896), a native of Dingle, Co. Kerry, was a student and later, the Professor of Irish (appointed in 1879), at Trinity College Dublin. He was also a canon of the Church of Ireland. During his lifetime he compiled an exceptional collection of Irish traditional music and song and four manuscripts were deposited in TCD Library following his death. A further two manuscripts came to light more recently, and they too have been deposited in TCD Library.

In collaboration with TCD, the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) has digitised, and made freely available online, the six manuscript volumes now kept in TCD Library. The manuscripts contain over 2,000 melodies and upwards of 80 songs or poems. These were compiled by Canon Goodman from the oral, manuscript and printed sources at his disposal in mid-19th century southern Ireland.

This digital project enhances the published scholarly editions Tunes of the Munster Pipers Volume 1 and Volume 2 edited by Hugh and Lisa Shields (ITMA, 1998 & 2013)

There is interactive score access via Port

There is access to the Goodman Manuscripts from the Library’s Databases and E-Books page and also under the section, New Resources there.

Read the Music Librarian, Roy Stanley’s article on the Goodman Manuscripts on the M&ARL blog.