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Online Catalogs

Search for books, ebooks, media, and journal titles (but not specific articles) at Rolfing Library, books at other I-Share libraries, and books at libraries around the world.

TrinCat search box

Search TrinCat for books in Rolfing Library:

Finding and Using Ebooks

  • Ebooks can be found by searching TrinCat:
    • After you search, limit to "Electronic" on the right side of the page.
    • To get the full book, click on "ebook full-text."
  • For Ebook Central, you can read the books online and download portions as pdfs.

Finding Articles

Searching all EbscoHost Databases

Search multiple databases at one time. Check the "Full Text" box to limit to online articles.

Borrowing from Other Libraries

Requesting Books from Other Libraries

If we do not have a copy of the book you need, or if our copy is checked out, your first request option will be I-Share. If I-Share does not have a copy, or if all I-Share copies are checked out or in transit, you may request a copy through WorldCat. Please note that we do not borrow required textbooks through WorldCat. 

Requesting Articles from Other Libraries

If we do not have a journal article you need in either print or electronic format, you may request a copy of that article through WorldShare. There is no charge for journal articles. Articles will be delivered in electronic format to your WorldShare account.

Using I-Share

Before you can use I-Share, you will need to create an account. Go to the I-Share screen, click on "Login" and then "Create New Account." Your Borrower ID is just your Trinity ID number. Once you have an I-Share account, you can search the I-Share catalog for the book you want, then click on "Request this item" and complete the process. You may have the book sent from any I-Share library to any other I-Share library, if you live closer to another library than Trinity. You will get an email when the book is available for pick up. Note that most ebooks from other libraries are not available to you and journals are also not lent through I-Share. You may also walk in to any I-Share library and check out a book directly using your Trinity ID card.

Using WorldShare

You will use WorldShare to request books not available at Trinity or through I-Share and to request articles not available in either print or electronic format at Trinity. Before you can use WorldShare, you will need to set up an account. Fill out the form, and then you will receive an e-mail letting you know that your account has been approved and you can begin placing requests!

  • To request an article you find in a database, first click on "Find It" to make sure we do not have it in print or online, then click on "Request through WorldShare," log in to your WorldShare account, and submit the request.

  • To request a book through WorldShare, find the book you need in WorldCat, then click on "Search the catalog at Rolfing Library of TIU"  to make sure we do not have it, then click on "Request through WorldShare," log in, and submit the request.

 

  • You may also request an article, essay, book, or other item by logging in to your WorldShare account, clicking "Create a Request," and filling out the request form. For further information, click here.

Writing Helps

Zotero

Zotero is a free bibliographic management program that one can use with any of these three browsers: Firefox, Chrome, or Safari. It allows one to download references from TrinCat, I-Share, WorldCat, and most of our databases, including ATLA, Academic Search Premier, and PsycInfo. After downloading references, Zotero can be used with its corresponding Microsoft Word (or Open Office counterpart) plugin to create parenthetical references/footnotes and bibliographies in many different citation styles. See our page here for help with Zotero.

APA citation guides

The Thrive Center

The Thrive Center (formerly the USSC) helps students with their writing needs. You will need to schedule an appointment with a tutor. You can call the Thrive Center at (847) 317-8193 or email them at thrive@tiu.edu.

APA Basics tutorial

Print APA guides in the library

Pocket guide to APA style Call Number: BF76.7 .P47 2007

Concise rules of APA style  Call Number: BF76.7 .C66 2010

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association   Call Number: BF76.7 .P83 2010

       Revisions to APA Manual (6th edition 1st printing):
       Corrections to errors in Style Rules
       Corrections to Samples

APA Style Guide to Electronic References Call Number:  BF76.7.A632x 2007

Tutorials

Library Tutorials

This guide provides tutorials for a variety of topics and in a several formats. If you have any questions or need help with your library research, please contact us.

Library Resources

Distance Research

Evaluating websites

Writing a Paper

Plagiarism

Citations

Word Formatting

Tutorials for class credit

 

Guides to doing library research

Study skills

IDS 105

Identifying plagiarism

Identifying plagiarism

Three acts of plagiarism:

1)   Not citing a quotation or borrowed ideas

2)   Not putting borrowed language in quotation marks

3)   Not putting summaries and paraphrases in your own words

Examples

A) “Joe Blow was a happy man, who often walked down the road whistling and singing” (Scrivener, 2001, p.33).

B) Joe Blow was a happy man who often walked down the road whistling and singing (Scrivener, 2001, p.33).

C) According to Scrivener (2001), Joe appeared happy and enjoyed whistling and singing to himself (p.33).

D) Joe Blow was a merry man who often strolled down the path singing and whistling.

References

Scrivener, J. (2001). Joe Blow: his life and times. New York: Random House.

 

These examples are taken from:

Lipson, C. (2004). Doing honest work in college. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.