The Research, Instruction, Technology group provides support for students, staff and faculty for projects, tools and initiatives that are not directly related to instruction. Explore the resources listed below for more information and contact us if you have any questions.
Office 365 is Microsoft’s integrated cloud, desktop and mobile app business suite, which includes the standard Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Teams collaboration software, synchronized OneDrive file storage, Bookings appointment calendar, and much more. Look through some of our recent tutorials below:
Teams – Using video in Microsoft Teams
Bookings – Getting started
The Financial Research and Technology Center, also know as the Bloomberg lab, is located on level A of the library and hosts 11 Bloomberg Professional terminals. Bloomberg Professional is the industry leader in providing real-time data on financial markets, along with breaking news and in-depth research and analysis. For information on how to get started on the terminal, go to http://commons.trincoll.edu/frtc. Students are encouraged to become Bloomberg certified by completing the 12-hour online asynchronous Bloomberg Market Concepts course through the terminal. The terminal can also be used to help with job searches and recruitment.
Trinity has two platforms where students, faculty and staff can create a personalized website. We recommend starting with Domain of One’s Own, at http://domains.trincoll.edu, where you can create and customize your own domain using WordPress, Drupal or any other content management system. Look through the Domains documentation to get started plus check out a sample WordPress site created by a Trinity alum. The second platform is our multi-site WordPress install, located at http://commons.trincoll.edu. This platform is useful for creating a shared web spaces among Trinity users, and you can request a site at https://commons.trincoll.edu/request-a-site/. For help with either of these platforms, stop by the Student Technology Assistant desk on level 1 of the library, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or make an appointment.
We support digital scholarship, which is any scholarly process or product that utilizes digital tools, technologies, research methods, or platforms. It can be individual or collaborative, simple or complex, and may result in physical or digital output. Examples include textual analysis, 3D printing, data visualization, mapping, websites, video, and audio projects. Completed and in-progress projects are hosted on our Incubator site, and in the spring, the Day of Digital Scholarship is a chance to showcase your project to the Trinity community.
The Research Librarians partner with Trinity faculty and students to support a wide range of research projects, as well as the cultivation of information literacy skills. Students are encouraged to make a one-on-one appointment with a Research Librarian.