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Faculty Support at RDP Library

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

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Library Resources

Integrate licensed Library resources into your course (such as ebooks, articles from databases, and streaming videos):

  • Search for articles, ebooks, and streaming video through our Subject Guides.
  • Use stable, permanent links (permalinks) when linking resources in your Blackboard course.
  • Provide students with details on how to access Library resources from off-campus. Suggested wording to include in your course:
To access Library resources (articles, ebooks, streaming videos) from off-campus, use your RDP email address and password. Learn more here.


Open Resources

Consider open and affordable textbooks to ease your students' financial burden:


Consider copyright and Fair Dealing when using resources in your course:

Integrate Information Literacy

Subject Guides

Library Subject Guides provide a starting point for research in a specific discipline:

Information Literacy Classes

We are pivoting online, too! Librarians will teach information literacy through synchronous and asynchronous delivery.

Asynchronous Tutorials

We have a variety of asynchronous tutorials and other learning objects to supplement our information literacy instruction. You can link to these resources in your courses:

  • Citation tutorials (online and downloadable tutorials)
    These APA, MLA, and Chicago style tutorials can be uploaded into your Blackboard course. Alternatively, you may use an online version that generates a "Certificate of Completion."
  • Academic Integrity (online guide with self-assessment)
    This guide covers the definition of academic integrity and academic misconduct, and reviews several practical scenarios. It includes a self-assessment that generates a "Certificate of Completion."
  • Anatomy of a Scholarly Article (online tutorial)
    This tutorial covers the common components of a scholarly article and demonstrates effective strategies for reading scholarly articles. It generates an optional "Certificate of Completion."
  • A Quick Guide to Copyright for Students (interactive video)
    This video introduces the basic concepts of copyright and Creative Commons in Canada (5:41).
  • A Quick Guide to OneSearch at RDP Library (video)
    This video will help you find scholarly sources using OneSearch at RDP Library (3:43).

More videos can be found on RDP Library's YouTube channel.