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Library Training Sessions

Library HITS - Helpful Information for Trinity Students/Staff

If you're new to Trinity or want to brush up on existing skills, join us this year for a series of introductory sessions delivered by the Staff of the Library, and Student Learning Development.

Do you want to know more about writing and research skills to help with your projects and dissertations? Sessions will appear in a calendar below as they are announced.

There is no need to register, however as places are limited for the in-person sessions we will be operating on a first come first served basis. If you scroll down further you will also find recordings of previous sessions in the HITS programme.

We look forward to seeing you!

Feedback from previous HITS classes

"So helpful – exceptionally kind and supportive"

"Very relevant and easy to follow and understand"

"Great presenter! Feel so much more ready after this session!"

Spring Research Clinics

Have you ever thought there must be a better way to organise and manage your research? Or perhaps you want to find out more about tools that can assist you with a literature review or a systematic review? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the Library’s Spring research clinics could be just for you.

During the week of the 4th of March, the Library will deliver a series of one to one, in person clinics tailored to research students and staff.

There are four options to choose from:

  • Talk to a Health Sciences, Computer Science or STEM (Science Technology, Engineering & Medicine) Librarian
  • Talk to an AHSS (Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences) Librarian
  • EndNote
  • Systematic Reviews

You can book one of our 30 minute sessions using the following link:

Click here to book a session on Microsoft Bookings

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Session details - standard offered courses

Advanced EndNote with Q&A

If you have been using EndNote for a while and want to see some of the advanced features then this is the class for you. In addition, if you have run into problems using EndNote, just drop in on this class – preferably with your laptop – and we will do our best to help. Because of the nature of this particular class, a recording is not available.

Defining your Research Question

A session looking at the factors behind, and examples of, the creation of a robust research question - such as you may need to a an essay, thesis, or other capstone project.

Recording - Defining your research question 2022

EndNote for Beginners

How do I manage references for my essay? EndNote is bibliographic management software that can save you time writing your bibliography.

Recording - Introduction to EndNote 20 Desktop 2022

Legacy Recording - Introduction to EndNote X9 Desktop

Essay Writing (SLD)

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.

Join SLD’s Blackboard module to view recording

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.

Introduction to Reading, Thinking and Writing Critically (SLD)

The ability to think critically is an essential skill for successful learning and a key graduate attribute identified by employers. This workshop will introduce you to the concepts and practice of reading, thinking and writing critically.

Join SLD’s Blackboard module to view recording

Library Basics: Getting to Know the Library

Learn how to make the most of Ireland’s biggest library – a general introduction to our resources and services.

Recording - Getting to Know the Library 2022

Publishing and Promoting your Research

Do you want to disseminate your research? Learn about the scholarly publishing landscape and how to maximise the impact of your findings.

Recording - Publishing & Promoting your Research

Reading and Note-Making (SLD)

So much reading and so little time. Learn how to read more efficiently and effectively and make useful notes from reading material and lectures.

Join SLD’s Blackboard module to view recording

Researching Your Literature Review

How do I establish what has already been published on my research question? Learn how to create an effective search strategy.

Recording - Researching for your Literature Review 2022

Skills for Academic Success (SLD)

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.

Join SLD’s Blackboard module to view recording

Smart Searching 1: Finding Full Text

You have your reading list, now what? A guide to finding the text of articles to read in full and getting started looking at topics, using Google Scholar and Stella Search. We introduce you to databases and tell you when you need to use them and why (for databases, we also recommend Smart Searching 2: Searching for Topics Using Databases)

Recording - Smart Searching 1: Finding Full Text 2022

Smart Searching 2: Searching for Topics Using Databases

Need to find information on a topic? That's what our databases are for! We tell you when you should use them (or not) and go into the various techniques needed to look for information in your subject area.

Recording - Smart Searching 2: Searching for Topics Using Databases 2022

PDF - Smart Searching 2: Searching for Topics Using Databases 2022

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.

Recording - Submitting your E-Thesis

Understanding Plagiarism and the Art of Referencing

Worried about plagiarism? Find out what it is, the importance of acknowledging the work of others and how to cite and reference information correctly.

Recording - Understanding Plagiarism and the Art of Referencing 2022

PDF - Understanding Plagiarism and the Art of Referencing

PDF - A great quick guide by Emily Myers from the University of Connecticut


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