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Library HITS

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 - 26th-30th 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.

10-14 September: Getting Started

  11:00 13:00 15:00 18:00
Monday 10 Library Basics EndNote Online Library Basics (Global Room) From My Reading List to the Library Catalogue
Tuesday 11 EndNote Online Citation & Plagiarism Library Basics Essay Writing
Wednesday 12 From My Reading List to the Library Catalogue Essay Writing EndNote Desktop (STR) The Literature Review Process
Thursday 13 Citation & Plagiarism Special Collections Reading & Note-Making From My Reading List to the Library Catalogue
Friday 14 EndNote Online EndNote Desktop (STR)    

17-21 September: Getting Started

  11:00 13:00 15:00 18:00
Monday 17 Essay Writing Publishing & Promoting Your Research Library Basics (Global Room)  
Tuesday 18 From My Reading List to the Library Catalogue Citation & Plagiarism EndNote Desktop (STR) Library Basics
Wednesday 19 Citation & Plagiarism Library Basics EndNote Online The Literature Review Process
Thursday 20 The Literature Review Process Special Collections From My Reading List to the Library Catalogue Skills for Academic Success
Friday 21 EndNote Desktop (STR) EndNote Online    

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)

Session details

Citation & 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 undergraduate and masters level. EndNote Desktop is more advanced and aimed at postgraduates, staff and those aiming 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 & 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 & 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

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 eThesis

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.