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Library Digest

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The Library Digest highlights what’s happening and what’s coming up at your Library.

What’s Happening at your Library

  • Our laptop and camera loans have changed. Effective immediately,  laptops and cameras (along with associated accessories) can be borrowed for up to 1 week by SAIT students and staff.
  • Did you know that you can borrow items like textbooks for your courses, laptops, phone chargers, calculators and 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 or group use. On Level 1, there is a choice of study carrels, tables, and comfortable seating. The lower level of the library (Level 0) is designated for individual quiet study. Both areas have computers that students can use. We have also designated areas around the Library for social distanced studying.
  • The Library provides walk up service for research and citation support at the Information Desk or via chat and for more in-depth research and citation support, book an appointment with a library liaison dedicated to your school.
  • Our Library FAQ incudes helpful information to assist you with your research and citation questions as well as tip sheets/GIFs which show you how to use some of our more popular resources. We also provide more details about how we’ve adapted to provide COVID-19 safe services in the Library.
  • Learn more about Jessica Norman, our OER (Open Educational Resources) Librarian and Library Liaison for the School of Construction and the School of Manufacturing and Automation in the “Meet Your Library Staff” blog.
  • Our Featured Resource, Gartner, is a global leader in providing accurate and current research for the IT industry. It delivers vital business and IT resources that support your research, business proposals, and projects.
  • Our current New and Notable Resource List focuses on e-Resources about diversity, equity and inclusion. These resources will widen your perspective and help you gain additional skills to navigate our diverse world.
  • Your Voice Matters! Our Library homepage now includes a “Make a Suggestion” form for open feedback about library services, spaces, and resources. All responses are anonymous unless you choose to provide an email address for follow up.

Resource Cancellation Notice:Westlaw Next Canada

Last Day of Access: November 30, 2021

Reasons for Cancellation:

  • Usage: This resource has seen declining usage and overall low use relative to its cost
  • Stakeholder Feedback: The Library consulted all Legal faculty, as well as other stakeholders. Responses were in favour of the cancellation

Alternate Resources:

  • CanLII, the Canadian Legal Information Institute, maintains a freely available database of cases, legislation, and commentary

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Collection Development Librarian, Luke Malone .

Library Research Tips from the Pros – Reading Newspapers Online

Have you ever clicked on a news article and it asks you to pay – or worse, disable your adblocker? 

You don’t have to! The Library subscribes to Canadian and international newspapers that are available the same day of publication, including Globe and Mail, Calgary Herald, Toronto Star, New York Times, The Guardian, and more. Past issues are available with dates varying depending on the publication.

Use a keyword search to locate a specific publication, browse current and past issues or create RSS feeds so you can stay up to date no matter where you are.

You can also search Canadian Newsstream for urban, rural, and community daily and weekly newspapers. This database provides access to the full text of over 400 Canadian news sources from Canada's leading publishers. Most titles are updated daily and some backfiles date as far back as the late 1970s.

Check out the Library FAQ for more details and links to some of the more popular publications.


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