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Interview with Mellon Institute Students Zoe, Samantha, Ardi, and Hope
Interview with Mellon Institute’s Ardi, Hope, Samantha and Zoe

We asked the 2021 Mellon Institute students to sit down with us and tell us a little about themselves and their research process. Zoe Grout (Trinity ‘22), Samantha Henry (Trinity…

5 Reasons You Need Zotero
5 Reasons You Need Zotero

When you are working on an assignment do you ever wonder, “Gosh, isn’t there an easier way to do this?” Well, if you are asking that question about citing sources,…

Announcing The 2020 The Research Thing Prize Recipients
Announcing the 2020 Research Thing Prize Recipients

One of my joys as coordinator for the library’s annual research awards, now in its 14th year, is seeing the papers, posters, and web projects roll in as the deadline…

Valentine's day postcards - treasures from the Ziperman Collection
Valentine’s Day Postcards

Trinity bricks are red, Mountain laurel smells sweet, When it comes to Valentines, You can’t be beat! People began sending cards to their Valentines in the eighteenth century; these were…

Dear First Year Students - A Look Back at Fall 2020
Dear First Year Students (A Look Back at Fall 2020)

Dear First Year Students, Well, we miss you already. True, those who taught First Year Experience (FYE) are glad to be finished grading, just as you are undoubtedly glad to…

Ada Colbert - The Earliest Known Native Student at Trinity
Ada Colbert: The Earliest Known Native Student at Trinity

Here in Special Collections & Archives, we are often asked questions about Trinity “firsts”: who was the first woman to achieve tenure? Who was the first donor? What was the…

The Mural Project - Interview with Student Peyton Tvrdy
The Mural Project: Interview with Student Peyton Tvrdy

We sat down with Peyton Tvrdy,  Mellon Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow for Summer 2020. With the help of Librarian Elizabeth Poff, Peyton researched, cataloged and created a digital gallery of…

Announcing The Coates Library Research Thing Prizes
Announcing the Coates Library Research Thing Prizes

Celebrating Our Student Researchers and the “Things” They Create I’ve never made homemade biscuits before and might never do it again. Finding myself juggling a different kind of schedule and…

Reading Tugether and Starting Strong
Reading TUgether and Starting Strong
What Our First Year Students Can Teach Us Not very many people know that Trinity’s Class of 2023 completed their first college research assignment before they even stepped foot on...
6 Moments of Research “Failure” and How to Deal With Them

For all the summer researchers taking on bigger projects than they have experienced in their classes so far, for all the incoming first-years who will soon receive more rigorous research assignments than they have previously encountered, I hope this brief catalog of common research “failures” might, if nothing else, do away with some of the unnecessary secrecy.