Red Deer Polytechnic Library recognizes that our catalogue and resource descriptions contain language that reflects the biases, norms, and perspectives of the time in which they were created. In particular, for resources about persons and groups, this language is often outdated and harmful. These descriptions also incorporate controlled vocabularies, such as the Library of Congress Subject Headings, which include some headings (e.g., Indians of North America), that are offensive or inappropriate. We use international standards for description, but support and actively participate in efforts to update and change these practices as we strive for descriptions that are inclusive, respectful, and do not cause harm. We acknowledge the critical importance of community consultation in these efforts, and as residents on Treaty 7 and Treaty 6 territories and Métis Region 3 we commit to working together with our local communities to make these changes.
Find Books on the Shelf
Like most academic libraries, RDP Library's collection is organized by subject using the Library of Congress classification system. When you find a print book on the shelf, you can look at the books around it as they might be helpful, too.
Each item has a unique call number. Call numbers are a combination of letters and numbers that tell you the book’s location in the library. Watch this video to learn how to read a call number and find your book on the library's shelves.
At RDP Library, many books on topics related to Indigenous research can be found in E 98 and HV 6250.