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FYSM -143 American Conscience (Hager): Start your research here
Doing Academic Research
The Research Process
Academic research is a dynamic process in which the researcher discovers, analyzes, and evaluates information from primary and secondary sources. Throughout this process, the researcher is also reading, writing and developing and refining arguments and analysis. The researcher engages with a diversity of information from a wide range of sources.
At the Trinity Library you have access to a diversity of sources to help you in your own research process. There are books, journal articles, images and much more.
You also have search tools and people to assist you in finding this information.
Steps to take if you have questions or need assistance
Ask for help if you get stuck at any place in the research process
You'll need the call number to locate a print book on the shelf. Use this map to find call numbers in the Library, or ask a librarian for assistance! EBooks may be accessed by clicking on the link from the OneSearch record.
Best Bets--Article Databases
Search these databases for scholarly secondary source articles, book chapters, and electronic books.
For a full listing of our databases and linked resources see our A-Z Databases page.
Archive of past issues of scholarly journals from all areas of study. Includes full runs of covered journals, excluding content from the past 2-5 years. Includes full runs of covered journals. NOTE: Internet Explorer is no longer supported by JSTOR. See 'More Info' re: browser troubleshooting.
1. Free access to the Security Studies and Sustainability collections is available through June 30, 2022. 2. Chrome may not work well with JSTOR. Be sure to use the latest version, and clearing cache/cookies 'for all time' may solve the problem.
Full text of all journals of the John Hopkins University Press as well as some other selected university publishers. An important academic resource for the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Coverage generally from 1990s forward. See 'More Info' about e-books
By popular request, the library has re-activated our e-book subscription. Books are available to download without DRM (digital rights management) restrictions.
Focuses on the evolution of the women's movement and the changes in gender roles. Publications include academic and scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, booklets and more.
Scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects.
From ResearchIT CT
News sources can provide helpful current and historical information about your cultural artifact and it's place within society.
Nexis Uni™ features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources
from LexisNexis®, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to
1790, with an interface that offers quick discovery across all
content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved
searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and
Formerly LexisNexis. Vendor reports known problem with broken links in OneSearch. Use the Journal Finder or A-Z list if links are broken or if prompted to log in from on campus. Ask a librarian if you need further assistance.
A full-text news resource consisting over 11,000+ local, regional, national and international sources (6,800+ US and almost 4,200 international sources). Updated daily, it offers primary source information on today’s issues and events from newspapers, newswires, transcripts, video clips, web only, and blogs.