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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.

2018/9 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), Basement, Berkeley Library, unless otherwise indicated.

All classes - with the exception of EndNote Desktop - will last about 50 minutes. EndNote Desktop classes will take about 90 minutes.

Week 1: Monday 14 – Thursday 17 January

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
13:00 Library Basics Citation & Plagiarism


Citation & Plagiarism

Week 2: Monday 21 – Thursday 24 January

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
13:00 EndNote Online

Essay Writing Class given by Student Learning & Development

Citation & Plagiarism




  EndNote Online

Essay Writing Class given by Student Learning & Development

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 (SLD)

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 (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.

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 (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.

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.

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.

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.