Library Digest March 2021
The Library Digest is published in the second half of each month and highlights what’s happening and what’s coming up at your Library.
What’s Happening at your Library
- Register for a Library workshop – These sessions will guide you through the workings of the APA and IEEE citation style guides and answer any questions you may have about sources that are confusing and unclear.
- Learn more about our OER resources , and be sure to register for our workshop on Copyright and Licencing for Open Educational Resources on March 25.
- In the March edition of Meet Your Library Staff, we are featuring Danica Dixon, an Acquisition Selection Specialist from our Collection Development team.
- Check out our New and Notable Resource List for e-Resources which focuses on resources that recognize the challenges and contributions that women have made in modern times in honour of International Women’s Day on March 8..
- Our latest edition of LibLights “If These Guides Could Talk” highlights our LibGuides (a teaching and learning support tool created by the Library for our students, faculty, and staff). If you are just beginning to prepare your research strategies or you have an assignment and you are not sure where to begin, there may be a LibGuide that can help motivate you!
- The Library recently launched a new Distance Delivery service for students and staff who are studying and working from outside of Calgary and within Canada.
- Students can now request items from CTC (Course Textbook Collection) and Reserve books with our Curbside Pickup service. Visit COVID-19 Library Service Information for more information on our services and if you need help using many of the library resources check out our tip sheets on the Library FAQ.
Library Research Tips from the Pros: Google Scholar
Google Scholar is a free academic search engine that can be used to find primarily academic literature but also a variety of other sources. Google Scholar indexes academic articles, conference proceedings, theses, books, abstracts, case law, patents, and more from academic publishers, online repositories, universities and scholarly websites.
In Google Scholar, you can refine your searches and customize your settings to find more relevant information.
- Click on the menu in the upper left corner (look for the three horizontal lines) and to go to " Settings" and select your preferred settings.
- Set up a library connection to highlight items which are available through the Reg Erhardt Library’s subscriptions by selecting " Library links " on the left-hand side of the page and searching for SAIT (or another library you have access to).
- Use the side bar controls to adjust your search results. Using the options in the left-hand side of the search page, you can further refine the search results. Use the date range to view publications that have been created since a particular date or within a certain time frame. You can also adjust your results to be sorted by date as opposed to relevance.
- You can limit the results by including or excluding patents and citations.
- If you want to continue to be updated on a particular subject, then use the "Create alert" function to set up email alerts for newly published articles/books matching your search criteria. Manage or delete your alerts at any time on the "Alerts" page of your profile.
Although it is free to search in Google Scholar, not all of the content is not freely available. If you find an article that is not available through the Reg Erhardt Library, then submit an Interlibrary Loan request.
For more information on Google Scholar, consult our Researching with Google Scholar LibGuide.
Feature Resource– IBISWorld
IBISWorld provides trusted, accurate, and current business information that is thoroughly researched by economists and industry experts who study economic, government, and demographic data. The Reg Erhardt Library subscribes to Canada, US and US specialized industry reports which includes current financial data on over 400 Canadian and 1300 Americanindustries. Each report provides you with:
- new Canadian financial ratios
- key trends and statistics (including the economic impacts that COVID-19 has had on Canadian industries and sectors)
- analysis on market conditions
- competitive landscapes and major industry participants
- operating conditions and industry growth rates
- current and future forecasts
Reports are updated regularly and are searchable by both industry and major company. Both Canada and the United States follow the North American Industry Classification System (commonly known as NAICS). Their NAICS collection analyzes industries at the 5-digit level offering the most up to date content on Canada’s most important industries.
IBISWorld is a great resource for Business students needing up to date economic, demographic, and market data on Canadian and American industries.