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Reference Services and Library Instruction

Ask Reference Staff to help you:

  • Search for information using OneSearch and databases from the Articles and Databases list.
  • Find resources for your assignment or research paper.
  • Find specialized information such as statistics, construction, technical standards, medical care, or engine repair.

Connect with Library Reference staff through the Ask Us chat service on the Library website, by email at, or virtually through WebEx, or Microsoft Teams by appointment.

Library Guides

Library Instruction

Following Red River College’s Flexible Online Delivery Model, the Academic Success Centre and Library have developed a suite of Hybrid LEARNing Modules featuring self-directed tutorials in LEARN.  The Library Basics course is an ideal way for faculty to introduce students to the RRC Library with modules including:

  • An introduction to Library Services
  • Research Skills basics
  • Using OneSearch to find Library resources

More Information

Live Sessions

The Library also delivers live sessions led by Library Reference staff, customized to your student’s needs. Live sessions are delivered in WebEx, Teams, and in-person when permitted. If you are looking for support for specialized library research topics we are interested in hearing from you and helping find new ways to support your students, such as creating videos for use in LEARN. 

Topics covered in live library instruction sessions often include:

  • An introduction to the Library
  • Creating effective searches
  • Choosing the most effective search tools
  • Searching the Library’s OneSearch discovery tool and using its specialized features
  • Searching specialized online databases
  • Searching & evaluating suitable Internet resources
  • Answering student’s questions 

When booking your session:

  • Please notify us at least two weeks in advance to ensure the availability of staff and time to prepare.
  • If there is an assignment related to the library instruction session, please provide a copy. This will allow us to make the session more relevant to the students’ specific needs.

How to book Library Instruction

Library instruction sessions can be booked, either when requesting the Library Basics LEARN course, or by contacting:

Bettina Allen
Reference & Circulation Coordinator