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Nursing Community Assessment Guide

April 8, 2020

A Mine of Demographic and Statistical Information

Developed in consultation with RRC Nursing instructors, the Nursing Community Assessment Guide is a valuable aid for nursing students completing the Community Health Assessment paper. As you gather information about communities to analyze health issues and health needs from a population perspective, it will give you a starting point to help focus your research.

While created specifically for Nursing students, this guide addresses a variety of community perspectives and is useful for anyone looking for demographic or statistical information about Winnipeg. This guide will help you identify and write about the following topics related to a community health assessment:

  • Purpose, target group and location
  • Community history and perception
  • Population
  • Physical environments
  • Socioeconomic environments
  • Education and healthy child development
  • Culture and religion
  • Health regions and social services
  • Transportation
  • Government and politics

We Are Here For You

While the Library’s physical doors are closed, the online service desk is still running and ready to serve you. Staff are online during the following hours (day-by-day Library hours are available at library.rrc.ca):

Monday – Thursday  7:30am – 8:00pm
Friday  7:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday  8:30am – 4:00pm

During this time, a staff member is available to chat or answer your email. Simply visit library.rrc.ca and click on the Ask Us bubble or send an email to library@rrc.ca.

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Adjusting Study Habits During COVID-19

April 7, 2020

The Challenges of Changing your Study Habits 

We all know that change can be difficult, especially during a time of so many unknowns. 

As Red River College shifts to an online course environment, that means we need to change our study habits and change the way we access resources. 

Helpful Tips

In response to the changes to Red River College’s learning environment, the Academic Success Centre and the Library have created an Adjusting Study Habits During COVID-19 document with tips to help students adapt the way they study.

The tips in the document include how to:

  • Stay OrganizedAvoid multitasking diagram: you'll remember less, you're more likely to make mistakes, assignments take longer
  • Avoid Multitasking
  • Make the Most of Video Lectures
  • Set a Schedule 
  • Develop New Strategies
  • Do Remote Team and Group Work
  • Stay Connected to Others

As we are all adjusting to an online course environment, our advice is to be patient and to take care of your wellbeing first, then try out the suggested tips.

We Are Here For You

While the Library’s physical doors are closed, the online service desk is still running and ready to serve you. Staff are online during the following hours:

Monday – Thursday  7:30am – 8:00pm
Friday  7:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday  8:30am – 4:00pm

During this time, a staff member is available to chat or answer your email. Simply visit library.rrc.ca and click on the Ask Us button or send an email to library@rrc.ca.

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Working From Home Guide for RRC Students

April 6, 2020

The Challenges of Learning and Studying from Home

Many people find learning and studying from home a challenge, and this is magnified by the stresses associated with COVID-19. If you are not accustomed to learning and studying at home, you may be coping with some of the following difficulties:

  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Time management
  • Disruption of plans and goals (graduation, work placements, etc.)
  • Lack of structure
  • Fear and uncertainty
  • Technological problems
  • Distractions

A Timely Guide for StudentsPicture of a RRC student in class

In response to the stress placed upon RRC students at this time, the Library has developed the Working from Home – Students guide. This compilation features refreshing ideas, tips, resources, supports, services and links to help ease the stress of learning and studying from home. We also hope to save you time and energy by providing information you urgently need right now.

Online Service Desk Hours

While the Library’s physical doors are closed, the online service desk is still running and ready to serve you. Staff are online during the following hours:

Monday – Thursday  7:30am – 8:00pm
Friday  7:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday  8:30am – 4:00pm

During this time, a staff member is available to chat or answer your email. Simply visit library.rrc.ca and click on the Ask Us button or send an email to library@rrc.ca.

Working From Home Guide for RRC Faculty and Staff

March 30, 2020

The Challenges of Working from Home

Many people find working from home a challenge, and this is magnified by the stresses associated with COVID-19. If you are not accustomed to working at home, you may be coping with some of the following difficulties:

  • Time management
  • Digital miscommunication
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Burnout
  • Technological problems
  • Distractions
  • Lack of structure
  • Work-life imbalance
  • Fear and uncertainty
  • Disruption of plans and goals

A Timely Guide for RRC Faculty and Staff

Image of laptop on desk - working from home

Photo by bongkarn thanyakij from Pexels

In response to the stress placed upon RRC faculty and staff at this time, the Library has developed a Working from Home Guide. This compilation features refreshing ideas, tips, resources, supports, services and links to help ease the stress of working from home. We also hope to save you time and energy by providing information you urgently need right now.

Online Service Desk Hours

While the Library’s physical doors are closed, the online service desk is still running and ready to serve you. Staff are online during the following hours:

Monday – Thursday  7:30am – 8:00pm
Friday  7:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday  8:30am – 4:00pm

During this time, a staff member is available to chat or answer your email. Simply visit library.rrc.ca and click on the Ask Us button or send an email to library@rrc.ca.

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In these uncertain times when many of us are unexpectedly isolated in work and study, RRC Library wants you to know that we care and are still here to assist you.

 

RRC Library and ASC are Online and “Ready to Serve”

March 19, 2020

RRC Library Online

Online Service Desk Hours (Chat and Email)

While the Library’s physical doors are closed, the online service desk is still running and ready to serve you. Staff are online during the following hours:

  • Monday – Thursday  7:30am – 8:00pm
  • Friday  7:30am – 4:30pm
  • Saturday  8:30am – 4:00pm

During this time, a staff member is available to chat or answer your email. Simply visit library.rrc.ca and click on the Ask Us button or send an email to library@rrc.ca.

Contact a staff member directly

To reach a specific individual, please consult our Library Staff Directory (email only). All staff are monitoring email and most are available to meet through WebEx at their virtual office link and/or by appointment.

Examples of Services

Through online chat and email, we can assist you in…

  • Gathering together online course materials, whether from the Library collection or external sources such as websites and open source videos
  • Troubleshooting technical issues related to electronic resources and applications
  • Addressing copyright concerns related to transferring courses to an online environment
  • Locating sources for an assignment or other research
  • Obtaining electronic resources from other academic institutions using Inter Library Loan
  • Learning how to use online collections and databases
Check our COVID-19 FAQ page for more information about our services.

RRC Library Online Collections and Guides

Our extensive selection of e-books, e-journals and streaming videos are available 24/7. If you would like assistance finding materials or accessing these resources, our friendly online staff can assist you during our regular hours.

The Library guides include selections of electronic resources curated by our own information experts and are a great starting place for any subject. Please note that our physical collection is currently unavailable. To create a list of favourites for future reference, check out the Favourites section of our OneSearch guide.

NEW! Working from Home Guides

In response to the stress placed upon the Red River College community at this time, the Library has developed two Working From Home guides – one for FACULTY & STAFF and one for STUDENTS. Featuring a compilation of ideas, tips, resources, supports, services and links, these guides were designed to help ease the stress of working from home. We also hope to save you time and energy by providing information you urgently need right now.

Academic Success Centre Online

The Academic Success Centre (ASC) is developing online alternatives to providing students with academic support. Visit the Online Academic Supports section of ASC’s website for information. Check back daily for updated information.

Examples of supports that ASC is developing for online delivery are:

  • Weekly reviews
  • Help desks
  • Individual and group tutoring
  • EAL supports
  • Academic coaching
  • Study skills training
  • Diversity training

Additional Online Resources from ASC

  • Student Success Skills (strategies for reading, writing, time management, study skills, test taking)
  • Student Blog (strategies for anxiety, dealing with emotions, mindfulness)
  • STEM Centre (worksheets and videos for different courses and subjects)

In these uncertain times when many of us are unexpectedly isolated in work and study, RRC Library and ASC want you to know that we care and are still here to assist you.

Written Assignments: Supports To Get You Through

January 28, 2020

Online Guide: Writing College Papers

Assignments can be demanding, especially ones that involve writing. It takes time to settle on a topic, and then hunt for suitable sources. A few hours in and you’ve only just begun. You still need to decide on your main points, develop an essay structure, format your text and citations, and make sure everything is grammatically correct. Your Library staff and tutors know how tough this can be, and they are here to support you!

If you are working on a written assignment, Writing College Papers is for you! No matter what stage you are at, there is something in this guide to help you get your feet off the ground and finish that paper.

In Person: One-on-One Supports for Students

Academic Success Centre offers a Communications Skills Help Desk at NDC and EDC. They offer drop-in assistance with oral and written assignments.

RRC Library offers one-on-one guidance in locating suitable sources. Whether you are new or experienced with research and writing, there are likely great sources you have overlooked. Library staff are experienced at finding information, and want to support your coursework. To take advantage of research help, stop by in person, call, email, or go to library.rrc.ca and use our chat service.

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Guides for Computer and Information Systems Students

January 27, 2020

From information security to building websites to running network cable – the Guides have you covered. The systems we use to stay interconnected are constantly evolving – stay connected with Library resources to get the most out of your time with RRC.

Find the COMPUTER & INFORMATION SYSTEMS guides here:

RRCLibrary.libguides.com/COMPUTER

or

  1. Go to library.rrc.ca
  2. Click on “Your GUIDE is ready
  3. Select the subject box – COMPUTER & INFORMATION SYSTEMS – 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:

  • Application Development (https://rrclibrary.libguides.com/appdevelopment
  • Information Security(https://rrclibrary.libguides.com/infosecurity
  • Networking(https://rrclibrary.libguides.com/networking)
  • Web Site Development(https://rrclibrary.libguides.com/websitedevelopment)

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.

Indigenous Culinary Arts Guide

January 20, 2020

Come explore the Indigenous Culinary Arts guide for resources on this latest trend in the culinary field.  Whether you are exploring your Indigenous heritage or want to cook healthier, more traditional meals, this guide has something for everyone.  Want to become more land based in your lifestyle, consider planting a Three Sister Garden next summer or harvesting wild rice in this great province.  This guide has something for everyone.

Find the INDIGENOUS CULINARY ARTS guide here:

RRCLibrary.libguides.com/Indigenous_Culinary

or

  1. Go to library.rrc.ca
  2. Click on “Your GUIDE is ready
  3. Select the subject box – INDIGENOUS CUINARY ARTS is in the INDIGENOUS EDUCATION 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:

  • Food and Kitchen Safety(rrclibrary.libguides.com/FoodKitchenSafety)
  • Restaurant Management(libguides.com/restaurant)
  • Culinary Arts (rrclibrary.libguides.com/Culinary)

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.

Guides for Engineering and Construction Technology Students

January 13, 2020

From Construction Management to Civil engineering to Electronic and Electrical Engineering to CAD and Mechanical Engineering – the Guides have you covered. The systems we use to stay interconnected are constantly evolving – stay connected with Library resources to get the most out of your time with RRC.

Find the ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY guides here:

RRCLibrary.libguides.com/Engineering

or

  1. Go to library.rrc.ca
  2. Click on “Your GUIDE is ready
  3. Select the subject box – ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY – 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.

APA 7th ed. Highlights GUIDE

January 6, 2020

The newest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association was published in October 2019. Commonly known as “APA”, this citation style is used by many departments at RRC, especially those in the Allied Health disciplines.

This guide will assist you in navigating the new 7th edition of the APA. There are a lot of changes but here are the most important that students and faculty need to know.

Find the APA 7th ed. HIGHLIGHTS guide here:

rrclibrary.libguides.com/APA7

or

  1. Go to library.rrc.ca
  2. Click on “Your GUIDE is ready
  3. Select the subject box – APA 7th ed. HIGHLIGHTS guide 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.