Archive for September, 2006

fun with feeds

September 29, 2006

An earlier post mentioned using a news feed or aggregator to subscribe to our blog. Another neat thing you can do with feeds is to perform a search and then add this search to your aggregator!

FindArticles, an article search engine, offers this capability. Here’s what to do:
1. head on over to the findarticles.com search engine.
2. type in your search. Try to be as specific as possible as findarticles.com contains loads of articles!
3. Note that you can limit your search to only the free articles or to specific subject categories.
4. Click Search.
5. At the top of your search results, you’ll see an orange RSS button. Click the button to get the URL that you can add to your aggregator!

Now you don’t need to come back to findarticles.com again and again to see what has been newly published in your area. Yahoo news offers a similar feature…simply enter your search and grab the feed to plug into your aggregator!

Fly Me to the Moon!

September 29, 2006

One day you may be visiting your “not-so-local” library on the moon. Follow this link to New Scientist magazine and learn all about the possibility of a lunar library.

Are You an Author? Donate Your Publication to the RDC Library

September 29, 2006

In the fall of 1986, at the suggestion of the Group in Support of Excellence and with the support of the KITE program, the Red Deer College Library established the Red Deer College Author Collection.

This collection was established to bring together publications by Red Deer College staff, both past and present, and to recognize the contributions made to scholarly research by these staff members. In February 1988, the Library issued a bibliography listing all the items in the collection. At that point, the collection consisted of 90 items authored by 32 individuals. Currently, our collection consists of close to 500 items authored by more than 100 individuals. The list includes monographs, theses, periodical articles, and audiovisual items. (more…)

Events @ the Library

September 25, 2006

Homegrown presents a lecture by Jim Martens…

“Portage and Main, 50 Below:” Myth and Reality of
Winnipeg Rock in the 1960s
A Lecture by Jim Martens
Thursday, October 5, 2006
7:30 PM
Room 2006F (upstairs in the Library)

Admission is free and snacks will be served.

Dr. James Martens is Head of History at Red Deer College. In addition to teaching students about ancient civilizations, Jim has a keen historical interest in popular culture, music and sport. He grew up in Winnipeg in the 1960s and can boast to having seen Neil Young and the Squires at a local dance.

For more information visit the Library’s News & Events page http://library.rdc.ab.ca/news_events/index.html

New eResources @ the Library

September 18, 2006

Abstracts in Anthropology (citation only) Covers significant, current anthropological topics from several hundred periodicals in the areas of Cultural Anthropology, Physical Anthropology, Archaeology & Linguistics.  

ACM (Association of Computer Machinery) Digital Library The ACM DL is a vast collection of citations and full text from ACM journal and newsletter articles and conference proceedings.  

Education Research Complete (full text) The definitive online resource for education research. This is not only the world’s largest and most complete collection of full text education journals, it covers areas of curriculum instruction as well as administration, policy, funding, and related social issues.  

Philosopher’s Index Bibliographic database covering scholarly research in all areas of philosophy going back to 1940 and includes journal articles, books, book chapters, and book reviews   

SPORTDiscus (now full text) The world’s most comprehensive source of full text for sports & sports medicine journals. Provides the full text for more than 415 with more than 700,000 full-text articles dating back to 1985.

E-Books: We now have over 30 000 electronic books available via eBrary and 2000 titles available via the Canadian Publishers Collection. These books are accessible and available for reading electronically through the library catalogue.

We have also subscribed to e-CPS (the electronic version of the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties) .