September 2016

Celebrate Ally Week

September 26, 2016 • Written by
Ally Week Display at the Notre Dame Campus Library

Ally Week Display at the Notre Dame Campus Library

Today we begin our annual recognition of Ally Week here at Red River College.

  • Ally Week is a time for us at Red River College to acknowledge all 325 of our College Allies, along with an additional 73 community Allies.
  • Ally week is a time to thank our Allies for who they are and for helping to make our College and our communities a welcoming space for all of us, not just some of us.
  • Ally week is also a time for us to commit to being better Allies.

Friday Sept 30th is Orange Shirt Day

orange-shirt-day-600-300One way Red River College is celebrating Ally week is by working with Indigenous Education and Student Support to recognize Orange Shirt Day. Orange Shirt Day occurs annually on Sept 30th and recognizes the harms done to our Indigenous communities, friends and family by the Residential School System.

Allies interrupt oppression whenever they see it, hear it or experience it. Residential Schools were tools of oppression. During this time of truth & reconciliation Red River College can take the day to affirm our Ally’ship with our Indigenous & Two Spirit communities.

Learn More

Drop by and check out the displays at the libraries both at the Exchange District & Notre Dame Campuses.

For information on Ally Week, visit : http://www.glsen.org/allyweek
For information on Orange Shirt Day, visit http://www.orangeshirtday.org/

Contact

For information on becoming an Ally or our LGBTT* Initiative please contact  the Red River College Diversity Initiatives Coordinator, Bradley West.  bcwest@rrc.ca,  204.632.2016

UpToDate at Red River College

September 26, 2016 • Written by

up-to-date-iconUpToDate is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource which clinicians trust to make the right point-of-care decisions. More than 6,300 world-renowned physician authors, editors, and peer reviewers use a rigorous editorial process to synthesize the most recent medical information into trusted, evidence-based recommendations that are proven to improve patient care and quality.

How Should You Access UpToDate?

RRC Students and Faculty should access UpToDate through a special link located on the Library website:

  • Go to http://library.rrc.ca
  • On the left hand side of the home page access the link titled “View our Available Databases“.
  • Look for “UpToDate” within the alphabetical list of resources.
  • On the RRC instruction page access UpToDate through this link: UpToDate (User Account Access)
  • When you first use this link, you will be asked to register a user profile at UpToDate.com. When you continue to use this link in future sessions, you will be automatically logged-in.  Note, you will be asked to register a profile the first time you access UpToDate via this link.  If you choose not to register the first time, you can always choose to register at a later date.  Registering allows you to access the site via the UpToDate App.

Direct Access to UpToDate

Once a user registers a personal account with UpToDate they may continue to access the site directly, without going through the RRC Library website. However, after 90 days they will be required to refresh their eligibility for access by returning to the RRC Library website and clicking the link labelled UpToDate (User Account Access).

Using the UpToDate App

Individual subscribers can answer their clinical questions anytime, anywhere by downloading an App for iOS or Android. To use the UpToDate App on your mobile device:

  1. UpToDate App Login Screen

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    You must first login to UpToDate through the RRC Library web site via theUpToDate (User Account Access link.  This initial step is critical for UpToDate to link your account with access granted through Red River College.

  2. Register a personal account with UpToDate. Remember the username and password you have set with UpToDate. Note: The first time you login, the registration box will appear. On subsequent visits you may click the “Register” link on upper right of the site.
  3. Download the *Free* UpToDate app from your app store. It is available for both Apple and Android devices.
  4. Open the UpToDate App and login using the personal account you have created at the UpToDate web site. (See image on the right)
  5. You will be granted continuous access through the UpToDate App, however you will be required to refresh your eligibility for access every 90 days by returning to the library website and clicking the link labelled UpToDate (User Account Access.

Extending Direct Access Availability

Once users register an account with UpToDate they may continue to access the site directly.However, after 90 days they will be required to refresh their eligibility for access by returning to the RRC Library website and clicking the link labelled UpToDate (User Account Access).

Questions?

  • The RRC Library maintains an UpToDate Help guide. Consult this guide for the latest in technical information and troubleshooting information.
  • You may contact Mark Nelson for technical support.

 

How to Search for Journals

September 22, 2016 • Written by

Do you want to know if the RRC Library has access to a certain journal?  Start with the Library’s Full Text Finder!

Just type in the title of a journal and Full Text Finder will tell you if the Library has the journal and where you can find it. The Library is continually adding new journals to our collection and Full Text Finder is the one place you can look to check all our journals.

Searching with Full Text Finder

Want to learn how to search in Full Text Finder?  Let’s search for the June 2014 issue of the journal Early Human Development to see if we can access the full text of an article.

  • Start at the Library Home page.
  • Click on Find a Journal by Title (Full Text Finder) link. (Log in using your RRC username and password.)
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  • Type the journal title in the Search Box and click on Search.
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  • Click on the plus sign under the title Early Human Development. This journal is available in ScienceDirect College Edition – Health & Life Sciences Journal Collection – 01/30/1995 to present.
  • Click on the ScienceDirect link and you will be taken directly to the online journal.
  • Search the Open Access Articles to locate the June 2014 issue and click on it to find the article you want.
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Questions?

Stop by the Library for a demonstration or to ask questions.

Farewell and Best Wishes to our Library Director, Paddy Burt!

September 16, 2016 • Written by

We would like to take this opportunity to wish Paddy Burt, Library Director, warm wishes as she retires from Red River College and starts a new phase in her life. We thank you for all you have done to advocate for the Library and lead us in the right direction. You certainly will be missed.

Here are some photos of Paddy’s retirement party, held on Sept. 15, 2016:

 

Books to Help You Succeed in Your Studies

September 6, 2016 • Written by
Welcome Window Display September 2015

Notre Dame Campus Library Welcome Window Display – September 2016

It’s time to get started on the new term, and who doesn’t want to know the secret to success? Check out the Notre Dame Campus Library “Welcome” window display, which highlights books to help you succeed in your studies and in life. To view the list of books in the display click hereor check out some of the items we have listed below.

Focus on college and career success

focus-college-career-successUniquely equipped to turn the tides with regard to retention among first year college students. Visually appealing, research-based, and highly motivational, this text thoroughly engages students with direct applications and immediate results. Constance Staley, one of the best-known names in the field of motivation and student engagement, provides a wealth of tools to help students of varied learning styles succeed in their first year of college and beyond. Steve Staley has been teaching at Colorado Technical University for 30 years and is intimately familiar with the specialized student needs of career and technical students. Thoroughly researched, the text covers the topics most important to student success and incorporates the underlying themes of motivation and self-discipline throughout. Rather than talking down to students or speaking over their heads, this book initiates a personal and informal conversation with readers, directly connecting them with and drawing them into text discussions.

Drive : the surprising truth about what motivates us

driveThe secret to high performance and satisfaction in today’s world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. As Daniel H. Pink explains in his new and paradigm- shattering book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today’s world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does–and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it’s precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today’s challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: a) Autonomy: the desire to direct our own lives; b) Mastery: the urge to get better and better at something that matters; and c) Purpose: the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves. Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward.

Why zebras don’t get ulcers

zebras-ulcersCombines cutting-edge research with a healthy dose of good humor and practical advice to explain how prolonged stress causes or intensifies a range of physical and mental afflictions, including depression, ulcers, colitis, heart disease, and more. When we worry or experience stress, our body turns on the same physiological responses that an animal’s body does, but we usually do not turn off the stress-response in the same way — through fighting, fleeing, or other quick actions. Over time, this chronic activation of the stress-response can make us literally sick. This thoroughly updated third edition, which features new chapters on sleep disorders and addictions as well as new sections on gender differences, anxiety, weight gain, post-traumatic stress disorder, and stress management, is richer than ever with insights into how the nervous system responds to stress and how those responses can be controlled.

How to simplify your life : seven practical steps to letting go of your burdens and living a happier life

simplify your lifeYou don’t have to put up with the complications and hassles of an overwhelming daily grind! The international bestseller How to Simplify Your Life will show you how to clear off your desk, clean up your life, and make room for the things that really matter. Packed with practical techniques for simplifying work, money, health, and relationships, this seven-step program gives you the tools you need to lead a fulfilling life. When you learn to throw off the burdens and drudgery that hold you down, you may find yourself growing wings! The practical techniques in this book will help you eliminate the chaos, jettison your self-defeating habits, and take control of every aspect of your life. You will discover and achieve the things that are most important to you.

 

Keys to success : building analytical, creative, and practical skills

keys to successResearch indicates that intelligence isn’t fixed: it can grow. No matter what your individual strengths and weaknesses are, Keys to Success will help you build your intelligence with its integrated focus on critical, crative and practical thinking skills.

 

Mini-golf Highlights: September 1, 2016

September 2, 2016 • Written by

Check out our photo highlights of yesterday’s mini-golf tournament at Red River College Library, Notre Dame Campus. A big thank-you goes to Bettina Allen for planning the event and to all of the staff who volunteered. This was a lot of fun and we look forward to hosting mini-golf again.

Highlights of RRC Library Mini-golf Event (Slideshow)