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Guides for Skilled Trades Students

November 4, 2019

Skilled Trades Guide

A variety of trades are offered at RRC and the Library is here to support trades students as they explore woodworking, cabinetry and carpentry, electrical, plumbing, power engineering and welding.

Find the SKILLED TRADES guides here:

rrclibrary.libguides.com/Trades

or

  1. Go to library.rrc.ca
  2. Click on “Your GUIDE is ready
  3. Select the subject box – SKILLED TRADES – to see all the guides on this subject
  4. Click the desired guide and you have a great starting point.

Guides in this collection include:

Related guides of interest

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.

Professional Baking and Patisserie Guide

October 28, 2019

Are you baking breads, pastry, shortbreads, cakes and desserts? This guide will help you find information to improve your technique and expand your palate.

Included in this guide is a special section on special occasion cakes, wedding cakes and the special techniques required to decorate these edible works of art.

Find the PROFESSIONAL BAKING AND PATISSERIE guide here:

rrclibrary.libguides.com/ProfessionalBakingandPatisserie

or

  1. Go to library.rrc.ca
  2. Click on “Your GUIDE is ready
  3. Select the subject box – PROFESSIONAL BAKING AND PATISSERIE is in the Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Tourism section – to see all the guides on this subject
  4. Click the desired guide and you have a great starting point.

Other guides you may find interesting:

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.

Drug Information for Nurses, Paramedic and Allied Health Students Guide

October 21, 2019

Nursing, Paramedic and Allied Health Students! Are you doing your clinical study and need drug information? Are you doing dosage calculation or studying pharmacology? This is the guide for you.

Find here books (and ebooks) on these topics as well as shortcuts to instructions for the best databases in our collection to get the information you need.

Find the DRUG INFORMATION FOR NURSES guide here:

rrclibrary.libguides.com/drug_information

or

  1. Go to library.rrc.ca
  2. Click on “Your GUIDE is ready
  3. Select the subject box – the  DRUG INFORMATION FOR NURSES, PARAMEDICS AND ALLIED HEALTH STUDENTS guide is in the Nursing, Allied Health & Life Sciences section – to see all the guides on this subject
  4. Click the desired guide and you have a great starting point.

Other guides you may find interesting:

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.

Employment Skills Guide

September 25, 2019

Resumes, Interviews, and interpersonal skills, oh my! Even if you don’t get the movie reference, the last part echoes the concerns of our students of all ages and backgrounds. Our employment skills guide connects people to a variety of resources, including our own Student Employment Services. Great as a compliment to course work or a starting point in the process.

Find the EMPLOYMENT SKILLS guide here:

rrclibrary.libguides.com/Employment_Skills

or

  1. Go to library.rrc.ca
  2. Click on “Your GUIDE is ready
  3. Select the subject box – EMPLOYMENT SKILLS is in the Student Success section – to see all the guides on this subject
  4. Click the desired guide and you have a great starting point.

Other guides you may find interesting:

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.

Paramedicine and Primary Care Paramedic Guide

September 18, 2019

This guide can assist you in exploring topics about emergency medicine and about the skills that every successful paramedicine practitioner uses and needs.  Discover a wealth of evidence based clinical resources on prehospital care in both electronic and print formats, including book titles, streaming videos, sources for journal articles, and useful websites.  And learn practical research tips and techniques, as well as helpful advice on writing papers and citing your sources.

Find the PARAMEDICINE & PRIMARY CARE PARAMEDIC GUIDE here:

RRCLibrary.libguides.com/paramedicine

or

  1. Go to library.rrc.ca
  2. Click on “Your GUIDE is ready
  3. Select the subject box – PARAMEDICINE & PRIMARY CARE PARAMEDIC is in the NURSING, ALLIED HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES section – to see all the guides on this subject
  4. Click the desired guide and you have a great starting point.

Other guides you may find interesting:

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.

Lunch & Learn at the Notre Dame Campus Library

September 17, 2019

Bring your lunch and learn a new skill

The Notre Dame Campus Library will be presenting a series of drop-in mini-lectures in our classroom this year. Each session will feature one topic to help you find and access quality information efficiently. Topics include:

  • OneSearch (new and enhanced!)
  • Specialty databases such as eCPS, CINAHL, Knovel, Nursing Reference Centre, and UpToDate
  • Research topics such as identifying Peer-Reviewed Journals and preventing information overload by using Google, Wikipedia and the Web effectively

Location: Notre Dame Campus Library Classroom

Date: every second Thursday starting in October

Time: 12:15-12:45pm

2019/2020 Series Schedule

Date Time Topic Facilitator
Oct 3 12:15-12:45pm OneSearch (new and improved) Rosemary
Oct 17

POSTPONED

12:15-12:45pm How Not to Drown In Information Fatima
Oct 31 12:15-12:45pm UpToDate (database) John Mark
Nov 14
date change
12:15-12:45pm eCPS (database) Rosemary
Dec 5
date change
12:15-12:45pm CINAHL Plus Joan
Dec 12
date change
12:15-12:45pm Peer-Reviewed Journals 101 Rosemary
Jan 16 12:15-12:45pm OneSearch (new and improved) Rosemary
Jan 30 12:15-12:45pm Knovel (database) TBD
Feb 13 12:15-12:45pm How Not to Drown In Information Fatima
Feb 27 12:15-12:45pm Nursing Reference Centre (database) Joan
Mar 12 12:15-12:45pm Research – Getting started Rosemary
Mar 26 12:15-12:45pm TBA TBD
Apr 9 12:15-12:45pm TBA TBD

The schedule is subject to change – always check the Events Calendar at Library.rrc.ca for current sessions.

Series Descriptions

OneSearch (new and improved)

The library has upgraded its Online Catalogue! The new and improved, OneSearch will search print books, ebooks and a variety of databases simultaneously. Come spend 30 min in the library and learn how to use this powerful tool.

How Not to Drown In Information

Forget information overload, we often feel like drowning in information with nobody throwing us a lifeline to shore. From CRAAP to RADAR, pick up some quick tips to evaluate information while researching for an assignment and learn how Google/Wikipedia can work with library resources not against.

  • Handouts (links will be added after the presentation)

UpToDate

UpToDate is 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.

Peer-Reviewed Journals 101

For many disciplines, peer-reviewed research is required. Not sure if your perfect article is Peer-Reviewed? Check out this session to learn: what is a peer-reviewed (or scholarly) article or journal, how to identify a peer-reviewed article and where to find peer-reviewed articles.

  • Handouts (links will be added after the presentation)

CINAHL Plus

CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the core research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature with full-text coverage of 770 health journals.  Attend this session if you would like to build better searches, know more about MeSH Subject headings, or just be more successful in your searches.

  • Handouts (links will be added after the presentation)

eCPS – the Online Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS)

Looking for drug monographs? Need information on medications before you go on your clinical? This lecture will talk about the online CPS and all the features available through this powerful database including monographs, glossaries, calculators and CPS notifications and advisories.

  • Handouts (links will be added after the presentation)

More Information

Visit library.rrc.ca for more information about specific dates and topics. Stay tuned to your student and staff news for updates in your inbox.

If you have suggestions for topics that you would like to see presented in the 2020 series please contact Rosemary Woodby at rwoodby@rrc.ca.

Intercultural Competence and Diversity Guide

September 11, 2019

Our community is composed of people from diverse cultural backgrounds, including different national or ethnic affiliations, language, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical and cognitive abilities, spiritual beliefs, marital/parental status. Our intent with this guide is to offer a starting point in an understanding of our cultural identities and building on the skills to bridge cross-cultural differences. These resources may also help enhance intercultural communication, a key ingredient in an expanding world. This guide also offers resources to help enhance our awareness about gender and sexual diversity and understanding of how gender and sexual identities are unique, fluid and complex.

Find the INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE & DIVERSITY guide here:

RRCLibrary.libguides.com/Intercultural_Competence_Diversity

or

  1. Go to library.rrc.ca
  2. Click on “Your GUIDE is ready
  3. Select the subject box – INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE & DIVERSITY is in the https://rrclibrary.libguides.com/StudentSuccess section – to see all the guides on this subject
  4. Click the desired guide and you have a great starting point.

Other guides you may find interesting:

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.

Welding Guide

May 7, 2019

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:

RRCLibrary.libguides.com/welding

or

  1. Go to library.rrc.ca
  2. Click on “Your GUIDE is ready
  3. Select the subject box – Welding is in the Skilled Trades section – to see all the guides on this subject
  4. Click the desired guide and you have a great starting point.

Other guides you may find interesting:

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.

Civil Engineering Guide

March 6, 2019

There are multiple facets to being a Civil Engineer.

Did you know that Red River College Library has many great resources on the design, construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, canals, dams, airports, pipelines, structural components of buildings, and more?  Check out our guide on Civil Engineering for links to many resources (print and electronic).

Find the CIVIL ENGINEERING guide here:

RRCLibrary.libguides.com/civil_engineering

or

  1. Go to library.rrc.ca
  2. Click on “Your GUIDE is ready
  3. Select the subject box – Civil Engineering is in the Engineering and Construction Technology section – to see all the guides on this subject
  4. Click the desired guide and you have a great starting point.

Other guides you may find interesting:

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.

Family Nursing Guide

February 5, 2019

Family Nursing Guide

The interactions between families and health is an important aspect of being a nurse.

Did you know that RRC Library has many great resources for family centered care?  Check out our guide on Family Nursing for links to many resources (print and electronic).

Find the FAMILY NURSING guide here:
RRCLibrary.libguides.com/Family_Nursing

or

  1. Go to library.rrc.ca
  2. Click on “Your GUIDE is ready.”
  3. Select the subject box – Family Nursing is in the Nursing, Allied Health & Life Sciences section – to see all the guides on this subject
  4. Click the desired guide and you have a great starting point.

Other guides you may find interesting:

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.