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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. We look forward to seeing you online!

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!"

Join the sessions by using the links in the calendar below. We don't expect you to have your video turned on, or that you need to speak during the session. We may have some participative elements where we ask you to type responses.

Library HITS Week 2, 12-15 October: Next Steps

11:00

13:00

15:00

18:00

Monday 12

Essay Writing - click to join

 

Introduction to EndNote - click to join

 

Tuesday 13

Library Basics 1 – Getting to Know the Library - click to join

 

 

 

Wednesday 14

 

Library Basics 2 – Finding Material on My Reading List - click to join

Understanding Plagiarism & the Art of Referencing - click to join

 

Thursday 15

Introduction to Reading, Thinking & Writing Critically - click to join

 

 

Introduction to EndNote - click to join

Library HITS Week 3, 2-5 November: Writing and Research Skills

11:00

13:00

15:00

Monday 2

Essay Writing

Researching my Literature Review

Introduction to EndNote

Tuesday 3

 

Evaluating Journal Research Papers

Understanding Plagiarism & the Art of Referencing

 

Wednesday 4

Submitting your E-thesis

Publishing & Promoting your Research

Skills for Academic Success

Thursday 5

Reading & Note-Making

Introduction to EndNote

 

Library HITS Week 4, 30 November-3 December: Brush up on your Library and Research Skills

11:00

13:00

15:00

18:00

Monday 2

Skills for Academic Success

 

Evaluating Journal Research Papers

 

Tuesday 3

 

Publishing & Promoting your Research

Understanding Plagiarism & the Art of Referencing

Introduction to EndNote

Wednesday 4

Submitting your E-thesis

Researching my Literature Review

 

 

Thursday 5

Essay Writing

Introduction to EndNote

 

 

Session Details

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

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 EndNote

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 Desktop

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.

Recording - 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