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Faculty Support at RDP Library

Services and resources to support teaching and research at Red Deer Polytechnic.

Support for Research and Scholarly Activities

The Research Common is a place where faculty, staff, and students can get assistance with research and scholarly activities, including:

  • getting started on a research project
  • connecting with other researchers and/or the community for a project
  • designing an ethical research project
  • conducting literature searches
  • writing a research grant or proposal
  • understanding grant requirements (budget, course release, hiring, etc.)
  • presenting or publishing research, including Open Access publishing

Red Deer Polytechnic's Research Common is located in the Library.

To connect with someone from the Research Common, send an email to

The Teaching Professor

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The Teaching Professor is a monthly newsletter which provides ideas and insight to educators who are passionate about teaching. 

Access to The Teaching Professor is exclusive to Red Deer Polytechnic faculty, staff, and students.
To receive the unique URL, please contact your subject librarian or email

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.

Research and Citation Managers

Wikipedia provides an extensive comparison list of all available reference management software currently available.

New Journal and Article Alerts

Journal Alerts - Receive an email whenever a new issue of that journal is added. Get the table of contents along with links to each new article from these providers: 

Article Alerts - Search for articles on a subject, then receive an email whenever new articles on that subject are added. You can get alerts as an e-mail or RSS feed. Registration/account creation may be required.

Suggest Items for Purchase

If there are items you would like to see in our collection that you believe would benefit the research and scholarly activities of faculty on campus, send suggestions to your Subject Librarian.

Library Databases

As a faculty member at Red Deer Polytechnic you have access to all our library materials, including our subscription databases. There are two main ways to explore the databases:

If you have any questions about the resources we have available in your discipline, please contact your Subject Librarian.