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RefWorks Review

March 5, 2020

Everyone who has written an academic paper knows that citing research is easier said than done. It’s a complicated process of not only finding all the required information but formatting it correctly.

Books, print periodicals, articles from databases, web resources, videos, photographs, you name it. All have their own citation requirements, and all are formatted slightly differently from one another. Thus, making citations all the harder to do. 

So, I get it; it’s complicated, not intuitive, and seems to change every year-to-year; what if I could tell you that there’s an easier way? 

Let me introduce you to RefWorks.

RefWorks is online software that simplifies the process of research, collaboration, data organization, and writing by providing an
easy-to-use tool for citations, bibliographies, and overall reference management.

Luckily for us, RefWorks is provided to students through the Red River College Library.

If you’re interested, the Red River College Library has created a RefWorks Guide that provides a step-by-step tutorial on how to set-up and use RefWorks. If at any point you have a question not answered on the guide, there are library staff ready to help either in person or online.

I, for one, am taking this opportunity to jump on this fantastic tool. If you’re one of the many who also find themselves struggling with citations, I hope you will as well!

By a fellow student,
Matthew

RefWorks: For Anyone Who Needs to Write and Cite

February 19, 2020

RefWorks Could Be Your New Best Friend

RefWorks logoWe all know that writing a paper has its headaches, especially the task of tracking and citing sources. RefWorks, now offered by RRC Library, is a reference management service that streamlines the research and citation process for you. It will store your sources and generate authoritative citations and bibliographies in whatever format you need so you can focus writing your paper. RefWorks also coordinates with Word and Google Docs, allowing you to quickly insert and edit citations and add them to your bibliography as you go.

If you are in the process of conducting research, compiling sources and creating citations, RefWorks will be a lifesaver.

RefWorks: For anyone who needs to write and cite

LEARN MORE…

  • Visit the RefWorks guide for more information.
  • Attend the RefWorks Lunch and Learn session at NDC Library on Thursday, February 27, 12:15-12:45.
  • Contact us or visit one of our service desks for one-on-one assistance.

Portable chargers now available for loan

January 23, 2019

portable chargers available for loan

Simply present a Red River College Identification card to borrow a portable charger.

Library Services now offers portable chargers for most mobile devices (micro-USB, lightning and USB-C). If you are a staff member or student at the College, simply present your ID card to borrow one for up to a day.

They are available at the Exchange District Campus Library Service Desk or at Notre Dame Campus Library, AV Services (down the hall toward the back of the Library).

 

Posted by  Linda Fox — RRC Library,  AV Services

Lynda.com at Red River College

October 12, 2018

Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. All students, faculty, and staff at Red River College now have access to Lynda.com, giving them unlimited access to 6,000+ videos and courses.

Lynda.com can complement your classroom learning via topics such as software, interpersonal skills, web development, business, communication, leadership, design, preparing for the workplace, and more.

More information: https://www.rrc.ca/tltc/support/lynda/

Accessing Lynda.com

Desktop Computer
The easiest way to access Lynda.com is through HUB. Go to hub.rrc.ca and click on Applications and then Lynda.com. If prompted, login with your Red River College email address and password and you’re ready to start!

On a Mobile Device
Lynda.com is available via an app that is distributed for Apple and Android devices. All you have to do is download the app. When asked to login, select “Organization,” and then provide the organization URL “rrc.ca.” When asked to login, use your Red River College email address and password.

Getting Started

RRC has published a few playlists to get you started. These expertly curated playlists are designed to help you move through your personal and professional learning paths:

  • For Students   Includes a variety of Academic Development and Career Readiness
  • For Faculty      Includes Teaching Resources, Educational Technology and Professional Development topics!
  • For Leaders     Includes Values and Ethics, Vision-Setting, Applied Management, Coaching and related Leadership Competencies
  • For All Staff    Includes Effective Communication Skills, Office 365 Essential Training, Understanding Self and Others, Career Development and more!

Faculty Use

Are you Faculty? Find out how to use Lynda.com in your course:
https://www.rrc.ca/tltc/using-lynda-com-in-your-course/

Also, the Red River College Library can help you find appropriate videos/playlists for your course.

Support Links

Getting Help

For immediate Lynda.com support, call the Lynda support line at 1-888-335-9632.

For further RRC technology support, please create a Caselog  >  Software > Lynda.com.

Try our New OneSearch

August 28, 2017

Would you like to be able to search for books, articles, videos and eBooks in one place?  The Red River College Library now has OneSearch.

OneSearch is the name of the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) which searches the print material and audio/visual resources owned by the Library.  It also searches the thousands of EBSCOhost ebooks and journals to which the Library has access.

Reference: OneSearch Library Guide

Look for OneSearch in a brand new red search box on our home page, or click the link on the left to be taken directly to the OneSearch search page.

The benefit of OneSearch is finding everything, regardless of the format, which is relevant to your needs.  Of course, should you want to search the resources individually, such as the Library catalogue for print books, or a subject specific database for articles, you can choose to do that.

More detailed OneSearch instructions may be found here: OneSearch Library Guide

El Bulli and the Genius of Ferran Adrià

March 6, 2015

12.- Exposició "Ferran Adrià i elBulli. Risc, llibertat i creativitat"

12.- Exposició “Ferran Adrià i elBulli. Risc, llibertat i creativitat” (Fotografia: Vanessa Miralles, Palau Robert 2012 – Used under Creative Commons License)

Like many of you perhaps, my first exposure to Ferran Adria came courtesy of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations​. Apart from the work I do in helping to select books and resources for the library, my exposure to the world of restaurant kitchens has really been limited to friends who cook. It seems to be a tough business; long hours, low margins, high probability of failure, high staff turn over, often unpleasant, stressful working conditions – I could go on.

So, El Bulli looked nothing like the restaurants I’d come to know through stories, though – to be clear – nothing ​about it looked easy. First up, There was the menu: 30-50 courses over 5+ hours. Interesting… Then it was seasonal; and by seasonal I don’t mean that they served strawberries in the summer. I mean, when it closed for the Winter the staff left the 52 ticket restaurant in a small cove on the Costa Brava and the kitchen retreated to a Barcelonan lab for the Winter to invent.​ Say what..?

They assembled to be under the tutelage of the man who arguably is the most important of the modern conception of chefs-as-brand and the Godfather of Molecular Gastronomy: Ferran Adrià​. ​ ​

​Perhaps because his work has been so consistently inventive and so highly praised it has been documented religiously. We purchased our first of the catalogues: ​ElBulli 2005-2011 this year and will collect another each year until we have the full set. Gorgeous books, well worth exploring