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Library HITS - Helpful Information for Trinity Students/Staff

If you’re new to TCD 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.

2018 Timetable

This year the HITS classes will take place over three modules:

  1. Getting Started -10-14 September and 17-21 September
  2. Writing and Research Skills - 15-18 October
  3. Brush up on your Library and Research Skills - 26-30 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.

15-18 October: Writing and Research Skills

  11:00 13:00 15:00 18:00
Monday 15

Essay Writing

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

  11:00 13:00 15:00 18:00
Monday 26

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    

Session details

Citation and Plagiarism

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

Critical Thinking

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.

Essay Writing

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.

From my Reading List to the Library Catalogue

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

Library Basics

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

The Literature Review Process

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

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.

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.

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 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.