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Library HITS

Join us for a series of 15 different taster sessions delivered by the Library, and Student Learning & Development (SLD). Most classes last 40 minutes and will take place in the training rooms in the Berkeley Library Basement. There's no need to book but you are advised to come early.

2017 Timetable

All sessions take place in the North Training Room, Berkeley Library Basement, unless otherwise indicated by STR - the adjacent South Training Room.

25 - 29 September

  11:00 13:00 15:00 17:00
Monday 25 Library Basics Reading My Reading List EndNote Online Library Basics
Tuesday 26 EndNote Online Avoiding Plagiarism Reading My Reading List Essay Writing
Wednesday 27 Reading My Reading List Skills for Academic Success EndNote Desktop (STR) The Literature Review Process
Thursday 28 Avoiding Plagiarism Who Needs an Academic Library When We’ve Got Google? Reading & Note-Making Library Basics
Friday 29 EndNote Online EndNote Desktop (STR) Library Basics  

2 - 6 October

  11:00 13:00 15:00 17:00
Monday 2 Reading & Note-Making EndNote Online Evaluating Journal Research Papers Avoiding Plagiarism
Tuesday 3 Critical Thinking Essay Writing EndNote Desktop (STR) Library Basics
Wednesday 4 Avoiding Plagiarism The Literature Review Process Publishing & Promoting Your Research Who Needs an Academic Library When We’ve Got Google?
Thursday 5 The Literature Review Process Early Printed Books & Manuscripts Collections Reading My Reading List Skills for Academic Success
Friday 6 Who Needs an Academic Library When We’ve Got Google? EndNote Online EndNote Desktop (STR)  

9 - 13 October

  11:00 13:00 15:00 17:00
Monday 9 EndNote Online The Literature Review Process Who Needs an Academic Library When We’ve Got Google? Reading & Note-Making
Tuesday 10 Evaluating Journal Research Papers EndNote Desktop (STR) Avoiding Plagiarism Reading My Reading List
Wednesday 11 Submitting Your eThesis Library Basics Critical Thinking EndNote Online
Thursday 12 Essay Writing EndNote Online The Literature Review Process EndNote Desktop (STR)
Friday 13 Avoiding Plagiarism Essay Writing Library Basics  

Session details

Avoiding 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.

Early Printed Books & Manuscripts 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.

EndNote Desktop

How do I manage references for my research? A hands-on workshop recommended for postgrads and staff. Class duration is 60 minutes followed by an optional clinic for attendees.

EndNote Online

How do I manage references for my essay? Save time writing your bibliography. Class duration is 60 minutes 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.

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.

Reading My Reading List

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

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.

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.

Who Needs an Academic Library When We’ve Got Google?

Develop your critical skills and find answers to questions like 'what is the deep web' and 'how do I know what a quality source looks like?'