RDC Library provides many resources and services to support students in the School of Arts & Sciences which includes the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Career and Academic Preparation, Open Studies, and Social Work programs.
Credo Reference serves as a great starting point for many assignments as it allows you to search hundreds of encyclopaedias and dictionaries simultaneously! In addition, the Library has a large variety of reference works specific to particular subject areas, such as the DSM-5 for Psychology or the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics.
We also host popular databases such as MLA International Bibliography (English), ScienceDirect (Sciences), PsycINFO (Psychology), and America: History & Life (History). These resources represent only a few of the options available at the Library to support students in their research.
If you haven’t already, you may want to check out our large selection of online videos. Collections such as Films on Demand include a large array of titles of interest to students in the Arts and Sciences. Sample titles include:
- Big mama
- The brain and violence: Secrets of your mind
- Decoding Neanderthals
- Battle of the bag: Deconstructing a consumer culture icon
New print and eBook titles are added to our collection on an ongoing basis. Drop by the Library with your iCard to sign out print books or view eBooks online! Some recently added titles include:
- Einstein relatively simple: Our universe revealed in everyday language
- Encyclopedia of the zombie: The walking dead in popular culture and myth
- Everyday calculus: Discovering the hidden math all around us
- From the front lines: Student cases in social work ethics
- Growing resistance: Canadian farmers and the politics of genetically modified wheat
- The last laugh: Folk humor, celebrity culture, and mass-mediated disasters in the digital age
- Mindfulness for the next generation: Helping emerging adults manage stress and lead healthier lives
- Unbalanced: The codependency of America and China
- Understanding Minecraft: Essays on play, community and possibilities
- Writing witch-hunt histories: Challenging the paradigm
The Library is a great place to come if you need to check out devices such as camcorders, flip video cameras, or StressEraser portable biofeedback devices. These are all available from the Reserves collection at the Library Desk.
If you want more information on resources for your program area, check out our Library Subject Guides! Each guide highlights resources relevant to a particular area of study. We also have citation guides which can assist you whether you’re citing an article for a Biology lab or trying to quote a line of Shakespeare for your English project.
RDC Library provides learner-centred resources and services to all students, staff, and faculty, as well as our community. For more information, please contact Teneil Vuori, Librarian for the School of Arts & Sciences. For information on Library support for other Schools at RDC, please check out our previous blog posts!