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Lunch & Learn at the Library: Bring your lunch and learn a new skill

Bring your lunch and learn a new skill

 

Bring your lunch
and learn a new skill

The Lunch and Learn program is online!
We have uploaded videos of our popular
Lunch & Learn topics to this site.
Links are available below.

The Red River College Library presents an ongoing series of drop-in mini-lectures on a variety of research-based topics and databases. Each 30 min. lunch-time session will feature a focused topic to help you find and access quality information efficiently.

Join us for some of your favourite Lunch & Learn topics, and some new ones, in an interactive environment. Take this opportunity to ask questions and dig a little deeper. Click on the registration links below to save your spot early.

Series Descriptions

Click on links below to view pre-recorded video; download PowerPoint presentations, learn even more by exploring a Library Guide, or register for an online Webinar

Fall Series starts September 2021!

Join us early as part of Red River Ready AND we have also added new content

Getting Started with Research

Introduction to Nursing Databases

Business Research Basics, and

Introduction to Education Databases

Advanced CINAHL (Nursing database)

CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the core research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature with full-text coverage of 770 health journals.  Attend this session if you would like to build better searches, know more about MeSH Subject headings, or just be more successful in your searches.

Advanced CINAHL - Join us for a Live Webinar

Join us and get a look at this powerful database.
This 30-minute webinar will allow time to ask questions. 

Use the registration buttons below to register for this webinar. (Registration will reopen for this session Winter 2022 - in the meantime please enjoy the prerecorded presentation, and PowerPoint notes (above))

Business Research Basics

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We will be taking a closer look at these individual databases in later sessions.

  • View the presentation online (recording) -- coming soon!
  • Get a closer look -- coming soon!

Business Research Basics - Join us for a Live Webinar

Join us for the basics of doing business-related research and working with business databases.
This 30-minute webinar will allow time to ask questions. 

Use the registration buttons below to register for this webinar. 

CLICK AND REGISTER for OCTOBER 5@ 12:15pm

Business Source Complete (Database)

This essential database for business students contains tens of thousands of full-text journal and magazine articles as well as newspaper items and e-books. Find current news stories, case studies, industry reports, market research reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, and more greatly enhance your understanding of the world of business.

Business Source Complete - Join us for a Live Webinar

Join us for a live discussion on EBSCOhost's Business Source Complete database. This 30-minute webinar will allow time to ask questions. 

Use the registration buttons below to register for this webinar. (Registration will reopen for this session Winter 2022 - in the meantime please enjoy the prerecorded presentation, and PowerPoint notes (above))

Crediting Ideas: Resources to Help Avoid Plagiarism

This short overview offers students a chance to learn about citation tools and references to better credit ideas.

Crediting Ideas - Join us for a Live Webinar

Join us for a live discussion on how to credit your ideas and avoid plagiarism. This 30-minute webinar will allow time to ask questions. 

Use the registration buttons below to register for this webinar. (Registration will reopen for this session Winter 2022 - in the meantime please enjoy the prerecorded presentation, and PowerPoint notes (above))

CPS Full Access (Pharmaceutical & therapeutic database)

(Formerly RxTx)

CPS is Canada's authoritative source for prescribing and managing drug therapy, providing online access to evidence-based, reliable Canadian drug, and therapeutic information. In this session, we will explore the multiple facets of the Canadian Pharmaceutical Association’s CPS database.

CPS - Join us for a Live Webinar

Join us for a live demonstration and instruction on how to use CPS Full Access - the Canadian Pharmaceutical Association's therapeutic database. This 30-minute webinar will allow time to ask questions. 

Use the registration buttons below to register for this webinar. (Registration will reopen for this session Winter 2022 - in the meantime please enjoy the prerecorded presentation, and PowerPoint notes (above))

Getting Started with Research

Research can be overwhelming. There is a lot to consider before you ever touch a search engine.

This session will cover the basics of what you need to know to be effective in research.

 

  • View the presentation online (recording) -- coming soon!
  • Get a closer look -- coming soon!

Want more? Check out the related session: Research Skills

Getting Started with Research - Join us for a Live Webinar

Join us for a live discussion on how to get started and stay organized while doing research.
This 30-minute webinar will allow time to ask questions. 

Use the registration buttons below to register for this webinar. 

CLICK AND REGISTER for AUGUST 25 @ 2:00pm

How to be Info-Savvy: Tips for Navigating Online Information

(Formerly named: How not to drown in information)

                            How do we find creditable information without getting overloaded and cynical? Take the time to learn gain learn about the challenges in searching for accurate information online. In addition, develop some techniques to develop a savvy approach to information gathering for the assignment and beyond.

How to be Info-Savvy - Join us for a Live Webinar

Join us for a live discussion on how to credit your ideas and avoid plagiarism. This 30-minute webinar will allow time to ask questions. 

Use the registration buttons below to register for this webinar. 

CLICK AND REGISTER on NOVEMBER 9 @ 12:15pm

IBISWorld (Business database) 

For Business students and anyone researching industry information, IBISWorld is a go-to database. It provides access to Canadian and US industry reports containing trends, market information, industry statistics, competitive landscape, and other industry-related information.

IBISWorld - Join us for a Live Webinar

Join us for a live discussion on how to use IBISWorld to find the information you need to succeed. This 30-minute webinar will allow time to ask questions. 

Use the registration buttons below to register for this webinar. (Registration will reopen for this session Winter 2022 - in the meantime please enjoy the prerecorded presentation, and PowerPoint notes (above))

Introduction to Education Databases

For individuals who want a more focused approach to education topics, this overview looks at the education databases offered by the library. This session will focus on LearnTechLib: The Learning and Technology Library, Teacher Reference Centre, and ERIC for ways to navigate search interfaces and results.

We will be taking a closer look at these individual databases in later sessions.

  • View the presentation online (recording) -- coming soon!
  • Get a closer look -- coming soon!

Introduction to Education Databases - Join us for a Live Webinar

Join us for a live preview of popular Education databases.
This 30-minute webinar will allow time to ask questions. 

Use the registration buttons below to register for this webinar. 

CLICK AND REGISTER for OCTOBER 19 @ 12:15pm

Introduction to Nursing Databases

Knowing which databases are right for your research is important. Get an overview of our most popular nursing and allied health databases in this Library Lunch & Learn. 

We will briefly look at:

  • OneSearch
  • CINAHL
  • PubMed
  • Nursing Reference Center
  • UpToDate
  • Ovid and more

We will be taking a closer look at these individual databases in later sessions.

  • View the presentation online (recording) -- coming soon!
  • Get a closer look -- coming soon!

Introduction to Nursing Databases - Join us for a Live Webinar

Join us for a live preview of popular Nursing and Allied Health databases.
This 30-minute webinar will allow time to ask questions. 

Use the registration buttons below to register for this webinar. 

CLICK AND REGISTER for SEPTEMBER 21 @ 12:15pm

Knovel (Engineering database)

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS!
Civil Engineering, Construction, Electrical & Power Engineering, Electronics & Semiconductors, Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering, Welding Engineering & Materials Joining
Knovel is more than a database of e-books covering a variety of engineering subject areas. This unique database also features interactive tools including Properties Materials Search; Interactive Equations, the browser-based calculation software - Equation Solver, detailed Unit Converter, Steam Calculators, Interactive Periodical Table, and the ability to create and share folders of your saved results and work.
Learn the basics of this powerful tool in a quick lunchtime lecture.

Knovel - Join us for a Live Webinar

Join us for a live discussion on the Knovel Engineering database. This 30-minute webinar will allow time to ask questions. 

Use the registration buttons below to register for this webinar. 

CLICK AND REGISTER for NOVEMBER 2 @ 12:15pm

MarketLine (Business database)

Business and Marketing students need to locate quality business information. Be sure to familiarize yourself with Marketline to access 50,000 industry, company, and country profiles. Profiles offer standardized market data, competitive analysis, and other insights into business organization and function. You will also find socio and macroeconomic insights.

MarketLine - Join us for a Live Webinar

Join us for a live discussion on the MarketLine database. This 30-minute webinar will allow time to ask questions. 

Use the registration buttons below to register for this webinar. (Registration will reopen for this session Winter 2022 - in the meantime please enjoy the prerecorded presentation, and PowerPoint notes (above))

Nursing Reference Center (Database)

Designed specifically for nurses, this resource provides evidence-based information for point of care, continuing education, drug databases, nursing research, and more. Come learn what the Nursing Reference Center (NRC) can do for you.

Nursing Reference Centre - Join us for a Live Webinar

Join us for a live demonstration of this Nursing database.
This 30-minute webinar will allow time to ask questions. 

Use the registration buttons below to register for this webinar. (Registration will reopen for this session Winter 2022 - in the meantime please enjoy the prerecorded presentation, and PowerPoint notes (above))

OneSearch: The Library's search engine

                            The new and improved, OneSearch will search print books, ebooks, as well as 30+ full-text databases simultaneously. Come spend 30 min in the library and learn how to use this powerful tool.

OneSearch - Join us for a Live Webinar

Join us for a live demonstration and instruction on how to use OneSearch - the Library's Search engine. This 30-minute webinar will allow time to ask questions. 

Use the registration buttons below to register for this webinar. 

CLICK AND REGISTER for AUGUST 31 @ 12:00pm

Peer-Review

For many disciplines, peer-reviewed research is required. Not sure if your perfect article is Peer-Reviewed? Check out this session to learn: what is a peer-reviewed (or scholarly) article or journal, how to identify a peer-reviewed article, and where to find peer-reviewed articles.

Peer-Review - Join us for a Live Webinar

Join us for a live discussion on Peer Review.
This 30-minute webinar will allow time to ask questions. 

Use the registration buttons below to register for this webinar. (Registration will reopen for this session Winter 2022 - in the meantime please enjoy the prerecorded presentation, and PowerPoint notes (above))

The New PubMed (Nursing database)

PubMed is an open-access database, created by the National Library of Medicine, that contains more than 30 million citations and abstracts of peer-reviewed biomedical literature. PubMed is used by researchers the world over. In this session, we will explore the multiple facets of the popular PubMed database.

The New PubMed - Join us for a Live Webinar

Join us for a live demonstration and instruction on how to use the new PubMed biomedical database. This 30-minute webinar will allow time to ask questions. 

Use the registration buttons below to register for this webinar. (Registration will reopen for this session Winter 2022 - in the meantime please enjoy the prerecorded presentation, and PowerPoint notes (above))

RefWorks: Reference Management

                            RefWorks simplifies the process of research, collaboration, data organization, and writing by providing an easy-to-use tool for citation, bibliography, and reference management.
Learn the basics of using this web-based tool and make writing your papers that much easier.
For any person who needs to write and cite!

RefWorks - Join us for a Live Webinar

Join us for a live demonstration and instruction on how to use RefWorks - the Reference Management Tool. This 30-minute webinar will allow time to ask questions. 

Use the registration buttons below to register for this webinar. 

CLICK AND REGISTER for OCTOBER 12 @ 12:15pm

Rejuvenate Your Learning: Making the Most of LinkedIn Learning

The learning videos formerly known as Lynda.com have found their way into course work and even our library guides. This session provides a refresher on what it is and navigating the various parts of a LinkedIn Learning Course to take advantage of this powerful tool for learning.

LinkedIn Learning - Join us for a Live Webinar

Join us for a live demonstration of how to make the most of LinkedIn Learning. This 30-minute webinar will allow time to ask questions. 

Use the registration buttons below to register for this webinar. (Registration will reopen for this session Winter 2022 - in the meantime please enjoy the prerecorded presentation, and PowerPoint notes (above))

Research Skills

                            The number one problem students have when searching is creating keywords and building them into useful search strategies.
Join us and learn some more advanced techniques to break down your search question, make finding keywords easier, and using operators to create useful search strategies.

Want more? Check out the new related session: Getting Started with Research

Research Skills - Join us for a Live Webinar

Join us for a live discussion and demonstration of the more advanced search skills. These 30-minute webinars will allow time to ask questions. 

Use the registration buttons below to register for this webinar. 

CLICK AND REGISTER for SEPTEMBER 1 @ 12:00pm

UpToDate: Point-of-care Clinical Database

                            UpToDate is a point-of-care medical and drug database that contains clinical information intended to assist medical professionals in treating their patients.  It is available to students and staff at Red River College from the Library's website and can be accessed via an app from anywhere and at any time on your own mobile device. The database is intended for use in clinical settings specifically to improve patient treatment by delivering current information at the point of need, supporting timely decision making, and ensuring consistent care. Learn more about what this database has to offer and how to access and use it.

UpToDate - Join us for a Live Webinar

Join us for a live tutorial of this popular database.
This 30-minute webinar will allow time to ask questions. 

Use the registration buttons below to register for this webinar. 

CLICK AND REGISTER for OCTOBER 26 @ 12:15pm

Upcoming Webinars

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More information?

If you attended a session (pre-recorded video or live webinar) and you haven't done so already, please fill out our quick survey using the button above. We appreciate your feedback.

If you have comments or feedback about the L&L program, suggestions for topics that you would like to see presented in an upcoming series, or you would like a Lunch and Learn topic presented in your class, please contact Rosemary Woodby at rwoodby@rrc.ca.