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Research Common


Research Common

Information on conducting original research and on the supports available for research at Red Deer Polytechnic.

Publishing and Presenting

Researchers disseminate their findings in a variety of different ways, including presenting at conferences and publishing journal articles and/or books.

On the following pages you'll find resources to help you get started with each of these choices.

Digital Repository

Digital Repository

Find scholarly and creative work by Red Deer Polytechnic faculty, staff, and students.

About our Digital Repository

What is a digital repository (AKA institutional repository)?
A digital repository is a place to manage, store, and make discoverable digital content. Content can include journal articles, e-learning objects, and other scholarly, research, and creative works.

What is the purpose of a digital repository?
Many postsecondary institutions have a digital repository; they are especially prevalent in universities. The Library has always collected materials written by RDC/RDP faculty (known as the RDC Authors Collection), primarily in print formats. A digital repository will allow Red Deer Polytechnic to collect scholarly, research, and creative works of faculty, staff, and students in a digital format, making these works more discoverable and accessible.

What is the Red Deer Polytechnic Digital Repository?
The RDP Digital Repository is an open access digital collection of scholarly and creative works by RDP faculty, staff, and students, plus institutional documents.

Contribute to the Digital Repository

To contribute your work to the repository, upload your work through the Submission page or email for more information.