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Library HITS - Helpful Information for Trinity Students/Staff

If you're new to Trinity or want to brush up on existing skills, join us for a series of taster 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.

This semester, our HITS Classes will take place in person, in the North Training Room, Basement, Berkeley Library and will last 30-40 minutes.

There is no need to register, however as places are strictly limited 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!"

Session details - all 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.

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

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.

Recording - Essay Writing

PDF - Essay Writing

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.

Recording - Introduction to Reading, Thinking and Writing Critically

Library Basics 1

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

Library Basics 2

You have your reading list, now what? A guide to finding the Library resources recommended by your lecturer.

Recording - Finding Material on my Reading List

The Old Library and its Special Collections (Early Printed Books and Manuscripts

Discover and explore unique collections spanning 3,000 years. Find out how you can utilise our Early Printed Books (EPB) and Manuscripts & Archives holdings in your research.

PDF - The Old Library and its Special Collections

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.

Recording - Reading and Note-Making

Researching My 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

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.

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