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Amanda Matava: Library Guides

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Citing Your Sources

Trinity College Writing Center

  • Writing is one of the most important skills you can learn in college. All students, regardless of major or area of study, will have to write something, sometime, and it's important to take those skills with you into a career. 

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Research Guides

Here is a short list of subject guides that can help get you started with your research, especially if you are doing research in a subject that's new to you! To view all research guides by topic or subject, go the library's catalog & select "Research Guides and Citing." 

Will Working with a Librarian Help Me?

Will Working With a Librarian Help Me?

We think that our work with students helps them to accomplish their research more quickly and efficiently, to enjoy their research, and to feel more confident when they’re doing it. But you don’t have to take our word for it; here is what some Trinity students have said:

  • "Instead of spending hours sifting through information that may not be helpful, research librarians have given me the skills to be efficient and effective in my research and writing." 
  • "One of the first pieces of advice I received upon coming to Trinity was to make use of the library and the research librarians. To this day, that is still the most important piece of advice I give to any students."
  • "Every single time I work with a research librarian, I feel much more confident about my research, have stronger sources, and ultimately a better paper."

Get more out of your OneSearch

  • Default to Advanced Search to set parameters from the beginning. 
  • Use a Boolean Search. 
  • Use "Refine my Results" on the left to filter parameters, such as "full text online," date, resource type, or subject. 
  • Read the abstracts of articles you think might be pertinent. They will give you an overview of the content and its relevance to you.