Myth: Trades students don’t use the library.
Fact: Many do especially to learn WHMIS on our computers, get WI-FI on their personal devices, or ask general questions. Why? We provide a service to help students access the information they need in an approachable manner. This same goal goes into the new Welding guide with information about our welding resources from print to streaming video, perhaps answer a point-of-need question, and maybe serve as a starting point to begin asking those questions. The guide aims to complement the hands-on learning in the shop while pursuing life-long learning.
Find the WELDING guide here:
- Go to library.rrc.ca
- Click on “Your GUIDE is ready“
- Select the subject box – Welding is in the Skilled Trades section – to see all the guides on this subject
- Click the desired guide and you have a great starting point.
Other guides you may find interesting:
- https://rrclibrary.libguides.com/plumbing (https://rrclibrary.libguides.com/plumbing)
- Manufacturing Technology (https://rrclibrary.libguides.com/ManufacturingTech)
- National Research Council Building Codes (Database Instruction) (https://rrclibrary.libguides.com/NRC)
What is a Guide?
Guides are curated web pages created by our library staff. Many people who are starting to explore a topic aren’t sure where to start – there are so many options and it can be overwhelming.
Guides are a starting spot for students looking for more information on a particular topic in the collection. A guide will typically include featured books and journals (both print and electronic), databases, Videos (DVDs and streaming) and websites. They may also include specialized information specific to the topic (i.e. WHIMIS or resources specific to an assignment).
Do not hesitate to contact guide owners (information is on the guide) if you have any suggestions to improve this guide (content or special interest areas) or stop by the library – we would love to hear from you. If you would like to see a specific guide for a particular topic please let us know.
We encourage you to share this resource with your students, include it on your Learn site and help us promote this Library tool.