New Resources

Try our New OneSearch

August 28, 2017 • Written by

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

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.

 

El Bulli and the Genius of Ferran Adrià

March 6, 2015 • Written by
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