Library Digest October 2021
The Library Digest is published monthly and highlights what’s happening and what’s coming up at your Library.
What’s Happening at your Library
- The Library provides walk up service for research and citation support at the Information Desk or via chat. For more in-depth research and citation support, book an appointment with the library liaison dedicated to your school.
- Students can borrow textbooks for their courses, laptops, phone chargers, calculators and much more for short term loan at the Information Desk.
- There are a variety of study spaces available at the Library. Most of these spaces are first come first serve, but students can book study spaces for individual use or in pairs, Students are required to social distance and wear masks in the Library. Our room capacity for study rooms is limited due to new COVID-19 restrictions. Food is currently not allowed in the Library either. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope we can open up our space more in the near future.
- The Library is hosting two online Open Access, Open Education Workshops for faculty and staff. Registration is required at the links below.
- Basics of Open Access (October 25 at 12:10pm) :This webinar is an introduction to Open Access for faculty and staff who are unfamiliar with the topic.
- Copyright and Licensing for Open Educational Resources (November 18 at 12pm) : This session will introduce faculty and staff to copyright and open licensing basics, as well as provide a simple workflow to help identify and use Creative Commons licensed works.
- Our featured Resource for October is ProQuest’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) collection. It is a comprehensive subscription which examines race, gender, religion, physical ability, age, political persuasion, sexual orientation, and much more.
- Learn more about the Instruction and Communication team in the September/October “Meet Your Library Staff” blog .
- Check out our New and Notable e-resources which features back-to-school resources to help you plan and prepare for the upcoming academic year.
Library Research Tips from the Pros – LibGuides
As a researcher, you have many tools at your disposal when searching for information. Sometimes, the vast amount of information can get overwhelming. The Library has created guides for schools, programs, courses, and topics to a serve a variety of purposes and needs.
LibGuides (Lib is pronounced like liberty, not library) are a teaching and learning support tool created by library staff for our students, faculty, and staff. They are used in a number of ways – to direct you to the best resources, to list everything the Library subscribes to for a certain discipline and to provide you with guidance when researching.
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 for you! We have many different types of LibGuides to connect you with:
- Writing and research guides containing valuable information to help you develop your research strategy and help you find and use images or design posters for presentations and other projects
- Course guides to help prepare you for assignments such as Creating a Manufacturing and Automation Relative Merits Report or guides to support research in Capstone courses such as Civil Engineering Technology PROJ 386 & 387 and Automotive Service Technology Capstone Project PROJ 348.
- Program/School guides such as the well-used Dental Assisting guide or the Electrical Engineering Technology
- Instructional guides on topics related to research, such as the Research Tutorial as well as the APA, IEEE, and Vancouver citation style guides
- Guides on special collections, events, and services such as our Standards and Codes, Open Educational Resources, Chinook Lodge: Personal Librarian, Indigenous Resources and Women in Trades and Technology guides.
Whether you need help with the research process, want to discover curated resources for your course or program, or need guidelines on how to cite sources, the Library has you covered.