Library and Academic Services

Library Lunch and Learn Fall Schedule

September 7, 2021

Are the Library’s Lunchtime Mini-Lectures For You?

Do you ever get overwhelmed when looking for materials in the Library’s collection? Do you feel clumsy about research or wish it was easier? If you answered yes, then our lunchtime mini-lectures are for you! At Library Lunch and Learn, you’ll get an overview of our subject-specific databases and learn ways to improve your research and citing skills.

All sessions are half an hour long and free for RRC staff and students!

When is Library Lunch and Learn?

Tuesdays, 12:15-12:45 pm (CT) from Sep 21 – Nov 9, 2021

Where are the sessions? How do I access them?

Sessions are online. A WebEx link is emailed to individuals after they sign up for a session. Links to register are provided in the descriptions below.

How can I contact the Library?

Connect with us by clicking on the Ask Us button at We’d love to hear from you!

Fall Schedule: Session Titles, Descriptions, and Registration Links

library lunch and learn - nursing databases, and introduction

Sep 21 | Introduction to Nursing Databases

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Presenter: Rosemary Woodby

Knowing which databases are right for your research is important. Get an overview of our most popular nursing and allied health databases in this Library Lunch & Learn. We will briefly look at:

  • OneSearch
  • PubMed
  • Nursing Reference Center
  • UpToDate
  • Ovid
  • and more

library lunch and learn - crediting ideas, resources to avoid plagiarism

Sep 28 | Crediting Ideas: Resources to Avoid Plagiarism

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Presenter: Fatima DeMelo

Feeling anxious about accidental plagiarism? Need citations tools? Join us for an overview of challenges to crediting ideas in a paper and the tools to help cite your sources during the writing process.

Oct 5 | Business Research Basics: An Introduction to Business Databases

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Presenter: Lynn Gibson

Join us to learn about the many sources of Business Information the Library provides. Explore the Business Source Complete database which contains articles and detailed reports on industries, companies, current trends, news and more; learn to find Canadian Industry statistics and information in IBISWorld, and be introduced to MarketLine for industry and market statistics.

library lunch and learn - refworks, reference management

Oct 12 | RefWorks: Reference Management Software

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Presenter: Rosemary Woodby

For any person who needs to write and cite!

RefWorks simplifies the process of research, collaboration, data organization, and writing by providing an easy-to-use tool for citation, bibliography, and reference management.

Learn the basics of using this web-based tool and make writing your papers that much easier.

library lunch and learn - education databases, an introduction

Oct 19 | Introduction to Education Databases

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Presenter: Fatima DeMelo

For individuals who want a more focused approach to education topics, this overview looks at the education databases offered by the library. This session will focus on LearnTechLib: The Learning and Technology Library, Teacher Reference Centre, and ERIC for ways to navigate search interfaces and results.

library lunch and learn - uptodate, point-of-care clinical database

Oct 26 | UpToDate: Point-of-Care Clinical Database

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Presenter: John Mark Allen

UpToDate is a point-of-care medical and drug database that contains clinical information intended to assist medical professionals in treating their patients.  It is available to students and staff at Red River College from the Library’s website and can be accessed via an app from anywhere and at any time on your own mobile device. The database is intended for use in clinical settings specifically to improve patient treatment by delivering current information at the point of need, supporting timely decision making, and ensuring consistent care. Learn more about what this database has to offer and how to access and use it.

library lunch and learn - knovel, engineering database

Nov 3 | Knovel: Engineering Database

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Presenter: Rosemary Woodby

Civil Engineering, Construction, Electrical & Power Engineering, Electronics & Semiconductors, Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering, Welding Engineering & Materials Joining

Knovel is more than a database of e-books covering a variety of engineering subject areas. This unique database also features interactive tools including Properties Materials Search; Interactive Equations, the browser-based calculation software – Equation Solver, detailed Unit Converter, Steam Calculators, Interactive Periodical Table, and the ability to create and share folders of your saved results and work.

Learn the basics of this powerful tool in a quick lunchtime lecture.

how to be info-savvy, navigating online information

Nov 9 | How to Be Info-Savvy: Tips for Navigating Online Information

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Presenter: Fatima DeMelo

Finding information online can seem overwhelming. Learn about the challenges to finding credible information on the web. This session also covers three frameworks to build a foundation for thoughtful searching online.

More Information

A calendar view of the Library Lunch and Learn schedule is available here >> Workshops/Events Calendar

Additional Library Lunch and Learn topics, accompanying materials, related guides, and recordings are available here >> Library Lunch and Learn page