Archive for the ‘resource of the month’ Category

Don’t Fall Overboard in April…

April 1, 2012

Take a Trip on Career Cruising!

Career Cruising gives you what you need to plan your future:

  • Information on being anything from a Tattoo Artist to an Ecologist
  • Descriptions of programs and training opportunities at colleges and universities across Canada
  • Assessments to help you discover the best career for you
  • Job search advice

Learn more…

Ease Your Pain in March with an E-Book!

March 1, 2012

student with booksTired of the back pain caused by hauling heavy textbooks and library books around?

Need a book to help you write an upcoming term paper?

Only able to do your research late at night?

Check out one of the library’s e-books!  Learn more…

February Freedom

February 9, 2012

ARTstor logo

Tour a world of art with ARTstor, our featured resource for February!

The ARTstor Digital Library is a visual resource collection of more than 1,000,000 images.  Learn more…

Rejuvenate in January

January 10, 2012

Rejuvenate in January

Rejuvenate in January by learning something new!

Check out a book from our Library New Books display.

Titles currently featured in our display will inspire a “new you” for the new year.

Learn More…

Buon dicembre! Learn a New Language with Mango Languages

December 15, 2011

Mexican vacation coming up?
Dos cervezas por favour!

Need to speak Pirate for International Talk like a Pirate Day?
Ahoy, matey!

Could your English be better?

Try Mango Languages, our featured resource this month, and learn a new language today!

Learn More…

Know It All November

November 1, 2011

Have a term paper coming up on a controversial topic?  Curious what the Canadian take is on your subject?  Then check out November’s Information Revelation: Canadian Points of View Reference Centre.

April’s Resource of the Month

April 1, 2011

Graduating soon? Still need access to research?

Try the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) at

The DOAJ provides open access to thousands of scholarly research articles.

What is Open Access?

“Open Access is free, unrestricted access on the Internet to the same type of high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship that is available by subscription.” – Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook by Alma Swan & Leslie Chan

Why does Open Access matter?

• Students’ research does not end when they graduate.
• Students deserve access to scholarly materials regardless of what their educational institution may be able to subscribe to.
• Scholarly research is often paid for with public funds and should therefore be available to everyone.

Open Access 101, from SPARC from Karen Rustad on Vimeo.

To learn more about Open Access, visit the RDC Library Open Resources guide at

For more information on the Directory of Open Access Journals, or any other Resource of the Month, call us at 403.342.3152, email us at, visit the Library Information Desk, or Instant Message us.

March Resource of the Month

March 14, 2011

Researching?  Having trouble keeping track of your books, articles, & websites?  Try RefWorks!

What IS RefWorks?

A web-based tool that can help you gather and manage your research.

Once your information/citations are in RefWorks, create bibliographies of your sources, in any style, in seconds!

Where IS RefWorks?

In the LibGuides:

  • APA/MLA/Chicago citation tab

From the Library’s Website:

How do I get started?

Now what?

As you find useful sources in our Databases (articles), or using WorldCat (books), export your citations to RefWorks.

  • You can also install RefGrab-It on your computer and send web page information straight to RefWorks.

For more information on RefWorks call us at 403.342.3152, email us at, or visit the Library Information Desk.

February’s Resource of the Month

February 3, 2011

Need books? Try the WorldCat Library Catalogue!


  • is a great tool if you need to find books, eBooks, or videos on a particular topic
  • allows you to request books from RDC and other libraries worldwide
  • organizes your search results by library and relevance so that useful items appear first in the list!

Create a free WorldCat account to take advantage of social features such as tagging, adding reviews, saving search results and more!

Exciting feature: Use the Cite/Export tool to create references for items you find in WorldCat.   

Find WorldCat:

If you want to access electronic resources in WorldCat off campus, you can do so using your 13 digit Library barcode number on your iCard and NEOS PIN.

For more information on WorldCat, any other Resource of the Month, or to get your NEOS PIN, call us at 403.342.3152, email us at, or visit the Library Information Desk

January’s Resource of the Month

January 12, 2011

Doing research and not sure where to start? Try Academic Search Complete!

Academic Search Complete:
▪ contains full text articles for almost 8000 journals & magazines.
▪ covers a wide variety of subjects including:

– anthropology – psychology – sociology
– philosophy – women’s studies – communication & media
– music – religion & theology – health and biology
– engineering – physics – chemistry
… and many more.

▪ is a great source for scholarly and peer reviewed articles.

New feature: listen to an audio version or download a MP3 of selected content!

Find Academic Search Complete in any Subject Guide:
▪ In the LIBRARY tab of The Loop, choose your class subject guide from the list under FIND YOUR SUBJECT. On the Find Articles tab, scroll to Multi-Subject Article Databases for Academic Search Complete.

Access Academic Search Complete and other e-resources off campus with your 13 digit Library barcode number on your iCard and NEOS PIN.

Basic search tutorial available (1 min 36 sec) [created by Library Information literacy Online Network]

For more information on Academic Search Complete, any other Resource of the Month, or to get your NEOS PIN, call us at 403.342.3152, email us at, or visit the Library Information Desk.