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Expert Researchers- Information Literacy @ Trinity

This guide serves as a reference point for students at Trinity to become Expert Researchers by incorporating skills and practices central to attaining information literacy.

Expert Researcher Workshops

Want some face-to-face time with a librarian? Come to one of our workshops! Librarians teach targeted workshops throughout the semester on topics important for researchers. These workshops are free and walk-in- no registration required.

Expert Researcher’s Workshop Calendar

FALL 2016
Saturday September 24th 3pm – Graduate Basic Research
Wednesday September 28th 11am – Library Research for Freshman
Tuesday October 4th 3pm – Junior Research Boot camp
Monday October 17th 5pm – Graduate Basic Research
Monday October 24th 5pm – Graduate Advanced Research
Wednesday November 2nd 3pm – Library Research for Freshman
Thursday November 10th 11am – Junior Research Boot camp
Saturday November 19th 1pm– Graduate Advanced Research

Workshop Descriptions

Library Research for Freshman

Meant for those new to Trinity, or for those who could simply use a refresher, this workshop provides an introduction to resources available through the Sr. Helen Sheehan Library. This session addresses why it is necessary to use the deep web for scholarly research, and attendees learn how to navigate the library website, find online journal articles, locate books, and get research help. Registration is preferred and can be done by emailing Trinitylibrary@trinitydc.edu. This workshop takes place in the Sheehan Library, room 201.

Workshop Duration: 50 minutes

Junior Boot Camp

Are you a new transfer student? Or, have you been here since you were a freshman but you’ve never been to the library or to a library workshop? This is your chance to learn how to do research at Trinity, using the library’s amazing resources. Bootcamp is fast-paced and interactive and will help you take on the challenges of basic college research. Registration is preferred and can be done by emailing Trinitylibrary@trinitydc.edu. This workshop takes place in the Sheehan Library, room 201.

Workshop Duration: 50 minutes

Graduate Studies Workshop Series

Basic Research Workshop

This basic session is for grad students with little or no experience in online database searching. Trinity’s library has nearly 50 outstanding subscription databases where you can find scholarly articles without the nuisance of having to pay for them or be distracted by advertisements. In this workshop, you’ll learn about the deep web, the literature review, some basic search strategies in general databases to find books and articles online, and how to customize Google Scholar. You’ll also find out how to get research help in person, online, and when you’re struggling. Registration is preferred and can be done by emailing Trinitylibrary@trinitydc.edu. This workshop takes place in the Sheehan Library, room 201.

Workshop Duration: 50 minutes

Advanced Research Workshop

This advanced session is for grad students who are familiar with online database searching and have used or know about the library’s basic services. In this workshop, we’ll explore more databases and search tools, the research implications of the current information economy, and how to immerse yourself in the literature of your field so that you gain confidence in your subject expertise. Students will learn to cite and manage multiple sources with ease using Zotero, a citation management plug-in that helps make the writing process smoother and more enjoyable. Zotero lets you save valuable full-text sources as you find them, saving you time during the research process. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the basic workshop first. Registration is preferred and can be done by emailing Trinitylibrary@trinitydc.edu. This workshop takes place in the Sheehan Library, room 201.

Workshop Duration: 80 minutes