From the Stacks: Notes from your Library

February 26, 2013 - Stay up-to-date on holidays, current events, and library goings-on. We’ll do our best to cover a wide range of topics, whether they’re directly related to the library or not. After all, it’s our job to connect you with the information you want! – – – Do you have a library-related question you want to see answered in this blog? Send us an email with the subject line “Blog” and we’ll try to address at least some of your concerns. Let the whole Trinity community benefit from your curiosity! Continue reading
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EBSCO Opens DynaMed Ebola Information

November 4, 2014 - EBSCO, one of our more popular providers of articles and databases, has opened up DynaMed’s Ebola page, which is an excellent source of information on the virus. Though it is harder to contract Ebola than a strain of flu virus, the former seems to have captured the United States’ public’s imagination. It might make for a good research topic, hint hint.  In parts of western Africa, however, the virus has killed more than 4,500 people. To learn more about how to combat the spread of Ebola and save lives, please visit Medicins Sans Frontieres.  Continue reading
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National Book Festival: Saturday, Aug. 30, Free! Amazing Authors!

August 6, 2014 - Mark your calendar for an amazing, free event: The 14th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, August 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and there’s a terrific line-up of authors and events. It’s a month earlier than usual and has moved from the National Mall to the Convention Center (read: Air conditioned splendor in August!). The Washington Convention Center is conveniently located at the Mount Vernon Square Metro subway station on the Yellow/Green lines. Author Pavilions:  From 10:00 a.m. until … Continue reading
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National Library Week means more resources

April 15, 2014 - From Sunday, April 13th to Saturday, April 29th, it’s National Library Week, and publishers and vendors are celebrating by giving us access to resources.   Oxford University Press’s online resources are free to use this week. ProQuest has opened many of its research portals and databases as well.   More information on National Library Week is available through the American Library Association. Continue reading
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More Free Resources! Oxford Edition

October 8, 2013 - Social Explorer is an excellent replacement for the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census. Please see below. Free access to Oxford content during the government shutdown The current shutdown in Washington is limiting the access that scholars and researchers have to vital materials. To that end, we have opened up access for the next two weeks to three of our online resources: Oxford Reference, American National Biography Online, and the US Census demographics website, Social Explorer. Oxford Reference is a collection of over 125 core academic subject, language, and quotations dictionaries providing carefully vetted quick results that users can … Continue reading
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Free Access to SAGE Databases This Month

October 7, 2013 - For the month of October, the good folks at SAGE are offering free access to a variety of resources. There’s a catch, though: you have to register with them. SAGE Journals (SJ) is one of the largest and most powerful collections of social sciences, business, humanities, science, technical, and medical journal content in the world! Register for access to more than 1,000,000 articles across 750+ journals! To register for the following databases, please click here. SAGE Knowledge (SK) is the ultimate social sciences digital library for students, researchers, and faculty. With more than 2,700 titles, it includes an expansive range … Continue reading
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The Impact of Government Shutdown on Research Resources

October 1, 2013 - We at the library want to give you a head’s up about how the current federal government shutdown might impact your ability to do research. Here is a list of known outages: Bureau of Economic Analysis ERIC (Education Resource Information Clearinghouse) Federal Trade Commission Library of Congress website NASA National Archives NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) National Park Service USATradeOnline USDA “PubMed has been designated to be maintained with minimal staff during the lapse in government funding. The information on this website will be kept as up to date as possible, and the agency will attempt to respond … Continue reading
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Khaled Hosseini, Natasha Trethewey, Patrick Ness and More.

September 20, 2013 - Do you have plans for the weekend, besides studying for classes? Visit the National Book Festival on the National Mall. Continue reading
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Treasure Hunting in the Library

August 13, 2013 - Our collection has a wide range of materials on a variety of subjects and books that represent all 116 years of our existence. Continue reading
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Authors We Love: Neil Gaiman

July 22, 2013 - What's Amanda been reading lately? Find out here! Continue reading
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Authors We Love: Jacqueline Carey

July 14, 2013 - Like a little romance and adventure? You'll love Valerie's author pick! Continue reading
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