New Resources Trial: China: Statistics and Journals

The library has access to trials for two products from the China National Knowledge Infrastructure project, the most comprehensive gateway of knowledge for China.

China Academic Journals Full-text Database

Resources in English covering over 7000 academic journals in natural science, engineering and technology, agriculture, philosophy, medicine and social science published in China, content covers Trial Ends 30.11.19

Try and Win – Access to China Official Statistics & Top Journals

Tip: For English version of website: At the “CNKI” toolbar (top of page) use down arrow head to select “English” from dropdown menu.
Resources in English covering the development of contemporary Chinese society.
1,083 statistical yearbooks from all provincial divisions of Chinese mainland. Trial Ends 30.11.19

Link via our A-Z database page, let our subject librarians know what you think

Student Secondhand Booksale 2019

It’s almost time for the Student Secondhand Booksale!

The 2019 Student Secondhand Booksale will be held on Wednesday 16 October 2019 in Goldsmith Hall. This mini-booksale is aimed at cash-starved students in need of book bargains in history, law, the sciences, English lit., classics, business, etc. etc. and used text books. Books for students at student prices.

Goldsmith Hall from 10.00am to 3.00pm, Wednesday 16 October.


New Resource: SciFinder-n

Studying Chemistry, Biochemistry, Genetics, Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Sciences?

The library has access to SciFinder-n, a new interface to SciFinder Scholar.

Current SciFinder users should login with their established SciFinder username and password.
Top Tip: Current users should migrate their saved answers and alerts (Keep Me Posted) from SciFinder to SciFinder-n. Click the Bookmark icon to access the migrate feature found on the Saved Answers page.

SciFinder answer files exported to an external drive in the .akx file format must be imported and saved to SciFinder before they can be migrated to SciFinder-n.
Note: Descriptions are not migrated and some answers may not fully migrate.

New Resource Trial: Nineteenth Century Collections Online: European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection.

Thanks to the eccentric buying of Victor Amadeus, of Castle Corvey, the collection contains the best selection of popular fiction in English between 1798 and 1834 to be found anywhere. There are many rare and several unique works. Novels which were generally treated as ephemera were here preserved virtually untouched for two centuries.Gothic fiction poster boy and TCD Alumnus Charles Maturin is represented, natch! Who can you find?

Trial runs until mid October, let us know what you think.Visit:
and sign in with your TCD credentials

Novels and Gothic Novels
Short Stories
Short Prose Forms
Dramatic Works

New Resource Trials: Papers of Sir Austen Chamberlain and Winston Churchill Archive

We announce trial access to two political archives.  View the papers of Sir Winston Churchill held at Cambridge University, and of Sir Austen Chamberlain, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Leader of the House, held at Birmingham University. The Chamberlain archive provides access to documents covering domestic policies and the development of foreign affairs during the World Wars. With personal correspondence and Chamberlain family history in Wiltshire and London in 18th and 19th C. Correspondence of his siblings, his wife and with Mary Endicott Chamberlain Carnegie, 1864-1957.

The Churchill Archive can be explored by topic, place, people and period. View Churchill’s personal correspondence and official exchanges. See his first childhood letters, wartime speeches, historical writings. Themed document portfolios offer insight into the workings of the British Empire between, 1874 and 1965. Both archives are in the New/Trials panel on our A-Z database page. Login with your Trinity College credentials.

London, 1929 Austen Chamberlain, Stanley Baldwin, Winston Churchill

New Resource Trial: LGBT Magazine Archive

Six decades of the history and culture of the LGBT community now accessible on our A-Z database page. The history and activism of the LGBTQ+ community was most comprehensively covered in these publications, traditionally not collected by libraries.

Our trial of LGBT Magazine archive offers backfile access to 26 publications including, from the US, The Advocate, which predates the 1969 Stonewall riots, and Gay news and Gay Times from the UK.

This material also serves related disciplines such as sociology, political science, psychology, health, and the arts.  Send subject librarians your evaluation


Pratchett Project Events

Fan of Terry Pratchett? Love the Discworld? Looking for the L-Space?

This September, we might have just the things for you!

On Culture Night, Friday 20th September, celebrate Pratchett’s life, work, and his connections with Trinity in an interactive event at the Trinity Long Room Hub. Researchers from diverse backgrounds, including children’s literature, translation studies, computer science, and brain health, will illustrate how they are approaching Pratchett’s work and legacy afresh, and how he has influenced them. This is a drop-in event.

The following day, Saturday 21st September, members of the public are invited to a Hackathon with the aim of compiling the ultimate knowledgebase on the publication history of Pratchett’s works. This will be accompanied by interviews with Pratchett’s literary agent, Colin Smythe and with Pratchett’s personal assistant, Rob Wilkins. It will also take place at the Trinity Long Room Hub; registration is required.

Finally, Thursday 26th September is the European Day of Languages. In recognition of Pratchett’s global, multi-lingual success, four of Pratchett’s translators will explore the fun challenge of translating Pratchett’s idiosyncratic humour into other languages, and other cultures. Pratchett Translated is a free event in Trinity’s Exam Hall; prior registration is advised.

Who is behind these events?

In 2018, a multi-disciplinary team of researchers in Trinity, in collaboration with the Library, called to life the Pratchett Project, which has gained significant traction during 2019. Pivoting on the Library’s comprehensive collection of works by British cult author and former Trinity Associate Professor of English, Terry Pratchett (1948-2015), this Project is building both innovative digital resources and an international network of researchers.



New Resource: Routledge Performance Archive

Just in time for Dublin Theatre Festival 2019! we host a trial of

Routledge Performance Archive

Routledge say it provides “exclusive access to an unprecedented and continually expanding range of streamed video and audio footage”
  • interviews with key figures in performance history and contemporary practice;
  • masterclasses with specialist performance trainers from around the world;
  • footage direct from legendary practitioners;
  • excerpted and full-length contemporary productions and experiments;
  • documentaries previously unavailable to global audiences:

This trial runs until November 2019.

Please review and give your subject librarians some feedback!

You can find this resource on the Databases and Ebooks link on the Library home page.