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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.

2019/20 Timetable

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) or South Training Room (STR), Basement, Berkeley Library, unless otherwise indicated.

Most classes will last about 50 minutes. EndNote classes, where indicated, will take about 90 minutes.

Library HITS Week 4, 25-28 November: Brush up on your Library and Research Skills





Monday 25

Skills for Academic Success

EndNote Desktop

(STR, 90 mins)

Researching My Literature Review

(115, Tangent Floor, Trinity Business School)

Tuesday 26

Evaluating Journal Research Papers

Library Basics

Citation & Plagiarism

EndNote Online

(STR, 90 mins)

Wednesday 27

Submitting your E-thesis

Researching My Literature Review

An Introduction to Reading, Thinking and Writing Critically

Evaluating Journal Research Papers

Thursday 28

Essay Writing

EndNote Online

(STR, 90 mins)

The Old Library and its Special Collections

EndNote Desktop

(STR, 90 mins)

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.

An 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.

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.

Essay Writing (SLD)

Critical Analytical Writing handout.

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.

Library Basics 1

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

Library Basic 2

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

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.

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 (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.

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.

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.