Veterans’ Week #RememberThem

November 1, 2016 • Written by

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Veterans know the price paid for our freedom and they want all Canadians to share in this understanding. They are passing the torch of remembrance to us, the people of Canada, to ensure that the memory of their efforts and sacrifices will not die with them, and that an appreciation of the values they fought for will live on in all Canadians.

Are you planning a social media tribute?

Every year in November, we stop to remember, salute and honour Canada’s Veterans and active duty personnel. This year, we hope that Canadians from coast to coast will join in to pay tribute to our heroes for their service and sacrifice. Let’s start a social media movement that tells our Veterans we #RememberThem.

poppy-iconYou can even dress up your online profile with social media ready pics and graphics:

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/get-involved/remembrance-day/social-media/acts-of-remembrance

Notre Dame Campus Window Display

Check out the Notre Dame Campus Library window display, which highlights books and materials chosen to help you to learn more about this topic. We have included a sample of the items below, however to view a complete list of books in the window display click here: http://library.rrc.ca/Search/Window-Display.aspx

first-world-warThe First World War

The origins of the First World War, both diplomatic and social, are discussed thoroughly examined. The reader is then taken through the major battles on the Eastern and Western fronts, and is given insight into the eventual Allied victory. The war at sea, on the home front, and in distant theaters is carefully examined. The war as it was experienced by the men in the trenches is also explored.

http://icarus.rrc.ca/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=80305

 

 

suicide-batallionSuicide battalion

Meet the men of the 46th Canadian Infantry (South Saskatchewan) — the raw recruits who would earn a reputation as the finest fighting soldiers of the First World War. Over 91 percent would be killed or wounded, They would never retreat, and they would never fail their country.

http://icarus.rrc.ca/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=13944

 

 

war-ended-peaceThe war that ended peace : the road to 1914

The First World War followed a period of sustained peace in Europe during which people talked with confidence of prosperity, progress, and hope. But in 1914, Europe walked into a catastrophic conflict that killed millions, bled its economies dry, shook empires and societies to pieces, and fatally undermined Europe’s dominance of the world. It was a war that could have been avoided up to the last moment—so why did it happen?

http://icarus.rrc.ca/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=122467

 

Learn More Through Streaming Video

Front Lines (National Film Board)

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A tribute to the combatants in the First World War, this film traces the conflict through the war diary and private letters of five Canadian soldiers and a nurse. Hearing them, the listener detects between the lines an unspoken horror censored by war and propriety. The film mingles war footage, historical photos and readings of excerpts from the diary and letters. The directorial talent of Claude Guilmain breathes life into these 90-year-old documents and accompanying archival images so that we experience the human face and heart of the conflict.

 

Billy Bishop Goes to War (Curio)

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More than 30 years after first mounting their celebrated stage production of Billy Bishop Goes to War, Eric Peterson says he and musical accompanist John Gray have lost none of their ardour for the war hero’s tale. Nearing the end of his life, an aged Bishop (Peterson) recounts the triumphs and horrors of The Great War, “the war to end all wars”. Through raucous stories, haunting memories, and vibrant song, Bishop traces his journey to becoming the top flying ace of the British Empire. A story of the human cost of war on a scale the world had never seen before, this is an intimate and powerful portrait of a man who continues to capture the imagination.

 

Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear (Curio)

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For Canada the stakes are unprecedented. More than a billion dollars in aid has been promised to Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban regime. And with close to 100 Canadian soldiers killed, the military mission in the war-torn country has exacted a considerable human toll. As the mammoth task of rebuilding Afghanistan continues, it’s time to address a contentious question: is all of this effort making a difference to the lives of Afghans? Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear takes viewers into the heart of a country that has been the subject of such intense debate and asks whether or not the lives of ordinary citizens are improving. In order to gain unique access to Afghans living in remote and particularly dangerous areas, the CBC engaged local journalists and camera crews. Through a series of intensely personal stories delving into a range of topics, the program examines the big issues: is the country descending into further instability? Or is real progress being made?

 

Consider these EBSCOhost e-Books

canada-in-world-war-i-outstanding-victories-create-a-nationCanada in World War I : Outstanding Victories Create a Nation

This fascinating book describes Canada’s coming of age during World War I on the battlefields and at home. When Britain declared war on Germany, it meant that Canada was at war, too. Most Canadians supported the war, but the government faced opposition about conscription from French-speaking Canadians who did not feel a particular loyalty to Britain. In the air, the incredible feats of Canadian flying ace Billy Bishop made him a hero back home. On the battlefield, Britain came to rely on Canadian soldiers, who had a formidable reputation for taking and holding military objectives when other troops had failed. Find out how the victories of Canadian “shock troops” in battles at Ypres (where they faced mustard gas poisoning), the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, and Passchendaele helped give Canada a presence on the world stage.

https://login.athena.rrc.mb.ca:2047/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=787152&site=ehost-live

 

padresPadres in No Man’s Land, Second Edition : Canadian Chaplains and the Great War

Padres in No Man’s Land is the compelling story of brave and deeply committed army chaplains who brought faith and courage to Canada’s troops during one of history’s most devastating wars. Tracing the growth of the Canadian Chaplain Service from its chaotic and controversy-ridden early days to its maturation as an efficient field force, Duff Crerar highlights both the role of the Service on the battlefield and the personal experiences of the chaplains. Refuting the widely held view that chaplains serving overseas were cloistered from front-line realities, Crerar describes the padres’experiences in camps, hospitals, and on the battlefield. He examines how they maintained their faith in the face of death and destruction, and explores the bonds forged between chaplains and troops. Padres in No Man’s Land concludes in the postwar era with the decline of the chaplains’hopes for spiritual renewal upon their return to Canada – their dreams dashed not by the war, but by the subsequent peace.

https://login.athena.rrc.mb.ca:2047/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=831053&site=ehost-live

 

ghost-of-heroes-pastGhost of Heroes Past

Thirteen-year-old Johnny Anders is something of a misfit, with no friends and a poor school record, but all this begins to change when he is awakened one night to find a soldier-ghost in his bedroom. Johnny is taken back to meet a series of unusual heroes in Canada’s war history. These include Joan Bamford Fletcher, who commandeered Japanese soldiers to take hundreds of wounded civilians to safety through the jungles of Indonesia, and the much-decorated Raymond Collishaw, through whom Johnny learns that Canada played a role in the Russian Revolution. Even as he is making his discoveries, Johnny becomes close friends with Casey Collishaw, the great-granddaughter of Raymond Collishaw. Together the pair set about uncovering why it is that Johnny has been chosen to be a witness to Canadians at war.

https://login.athena.rrc.mb.ca:2047/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=608040&site=ehost-live

 

News in Review on CURIO: A Closer Look at Current Events

October 25, 2016 • Written by

CBC News in ReviewCBC News in Review is a news feature that analyzes the top 4 CBC News stories every month, from September through April and provides a 15-minute documentary for each topic. Crafted for students, but appropriate for curious minds of all ages, this series gives you deeper insight into current events as they are happening. Check out the News in Review, October edition by clicking on the images below (RRC network log in required).

News in Review, October Edition

 U.S. Election 2016: Trump and the Evolution of the GOP

U.S. Election 2016: Trump and the Evolution of the GOP“U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is a strong contender for the White House. To his supporters he is a self-made man who tells it like it is. To his detractors he uses paranoia and personal attacks to make impact statements lacking credibility. His style and tactics have polarized the “Grand Ole Party” with many Republicans coming out against him. …” (from News in Review | Current Edition on CBC Curio.ca)

The Cross Lake Experiment: Reaching Indigenous Kids

The Cross Lake Experiment: Reaching Indigenous Kids“Suicide rates among Indigenous youth in Canada, who are five to six times more likely to take their own lives than non-Indigenous teens, are reaching epidemic proportions. The CBC’s Nick Purdon follows cultural awareness teacher Kerry Muswagon on a goose hunt with students from Mikisew school in Cross Lake, Manitoba. He believes if he teaches the students about their culture, …” (from News in Review | Current Edition on CBC Curio.ca)

Syrian Refugees: Resettling the Farwans

Syrian Refugees: Resettling the Farwans“In late 2015 to 2016, Canada opened its doors to more than 31,000 Syrian refugees fleeing their war-torn homeland. Many newcomers left everything behind to get their family to safety. The Farwans are one such family who resettled in Lethbridge, Alberta. Mother, father and eight children are starting life over in a foreign land. The CBC’s Adrienne Arsenault spent time …” (from News in Review | Current Edition on CBC Curio.ca)

Black Lives Matter: Activism in the Face of Racism in the U.S.

Black Lives Matter: Activism in the Face of Racism in the U.S.“The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement was formed in 2013 to bring attention to the plight of black people in America and to campaign against violence and systemic racism. African-Americans are five times more likely to be killed by police than white men in the U.S. The summer of 2016 saw still more black men shot by police. Activists responded …” (from News in Review | Current Edition on CBC Curio.ca)

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CINAHL Database Drop-in Library Instruction Session

October 18, 2016 • Written by

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Are you a Nursing student? Would you like to learn how to find Peer-reviewed research articles for your Nursing assignments? Drop-in to the Notre Dame Campus Library on Friday 21 October 2016 from 1:00-1:45PM for a library instruction session.
  • Who:  Any Nursing students in any year are welcome to attend the Library Instruction session on the CINAHL database for Nursing.
  • What:  It will cover how to access CINAHL, what it is, why it is important, searching for articles, viewing patient care sheets and more.  Learn about our other databases for health research.
  • When:  Friday, October 21st, 2016, 1 pm – 1:45 pm.
  • Where:  Library Classroom, Library, room CM29
  • Why:  Learn to find Peer-reviewed research articles for your Nursing assignments.

For any questions please contact Lynn Gibson at the Notre Dame Campus Library.

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 17, 2016 • Written by

breast-cancer-awareness-monthOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

Breast cancer is a complex disease with no known single cause. In 2015, it is estimated that 25,000 women and 220 men in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and that 5,000 women and 60 men will die from the disease.

To learn more about Breast Cancer please visit the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation website.

Notre Dame Campus Window Display

Check out the Notre Dame Campus Library window display, which highlights books and materials chosen to help you to learn more about this topic. We have included a sample of the items below, however to view a complete list of books in the window display click here: http://library.rrc.ca/Search/Window-Display.aspx

 

What you need to know about breast cancer : diagnosis, treatment and beyond

what-you-need-to-know-about-breast-cancerAn indispensable guide to a disease that continues to occur at an alarming rate. Each year, more than a quarter of a million women in North America learn that they have breast cancer. The good news is that survival rates are improving. Today, four out of five of those women are alive, five years after diagnosis. What You Need to Know about Breast Cancer offers a unique look at the sometimes baffling world of diagnosis, treatment, and healing. Written by breast cancer survivor and activist Pat Kelly and medical oncologist Mark Levine, the book’s honest, compassionate text combines practical medical information with first-hand experience and advice.

 

 

A woman’s decision : breast care, treatment & reconstruction

a-womans-decisionA Woman’s Decision has been the “go-to” reference for doctors, nurses, and patients as they deal with the physical and emotional trauma surrounding breast cancer and reconstruction. Co-authored by renowned surgeons and a noted publisher and medical editor, this popular and authoritative book has become a trusted resource and valuable patient education tool. Featured on numerous national talk shows (including Oprah), the authors candidly discuss the full range of breast care, breast cancer treatment, and breast reconstructive options.

 

 

Dr. Susan Love’s breast book

breast-bookWomen all over the country and the doctors and nurses who care for them have established Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book as the standard reference on its subject. Dr. Love has now revised her book to reflect every new development in breast care, screening, diagnosis, treatment, and research. Every chapter has been brought up to date, including new information on silicone implants, imaging techniques, genetics, risk factors and prevention, hormone use, bone marrow transplants, tamoxifen, immediate reconstruction, and treatment for metastatic breast cancer.

 

 

 

Only if you really want to know : breast cancer coping hints and treatment side effects

only-if-you-reallyHappy days await breast cancer patients after making the passage through treatment. This book is a welcome guide for that journey. Breast cancer strikes one in seven women in America. Thanks to great advances in medicine, most patients can survive and live to enjoy life for many years after diagnosis. This book is based on the recent experience of a cancer survivor and walks patients through the unfamiliar and often intimidating world of diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy, raditation therapy and eventual recovery. The discussion is frank, open, and factually portrays the reality of what modern breast cancer treatment means to the patient, her family, and friends.

 

Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 3, 2016 • Written by

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Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is an annual national public education campaign designed to help open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness. The week was established in 1992 by the Canadian Psychiatric Association, and is now coordinated by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) in cooperation with all its member organizations and many other supporters across Canada.

One of MIAW’s major initiatives is the Faces of Mental Illness campaign, a national outreach campaign featuring the stories of Canadians living in recovery from mental illness. Thousands of pieces of MIAW posters, brochures, and bookmarks featuring the Faces are disseminated to hundreds of organizations across Canada in an effort to raise awareness and end the stigma associated with mental illness.

Learn More:
http://www.camimh.ca/mental-illness-awareness-week/about-miaw/

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Notre Dame Campus Window Display

Check out the Notre Dame Campus Library window display, which highlights books and materials chosen to help you to learn more about this issue. To view a list of books in the window display click the link below:

http://library.rrc.ca/Search/Window-Display.aspx

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
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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.