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Author: Amy

About Amy

Amy is the Electronic Resources and Assessment Librarian at TRU.

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Long Night Against Procrastination is Back!

  Posted on: October 11, 2017

The Library and Writing Centre are collaborating once again to host TRU’s 6th Long Night Against Procrastination! Writing doesn’t have to be a lonely and isolating chore requiring endurance and fortitude. On Nov 2nd, join a campus community of writers and academic support services at the Long Night Against Procrastination. Stay up late together, attend…

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New Database Trial: Statista

  Posted on: October 10, 2017

TRU Library has started a trial to the Statista database, an online statistics aggregator providing business, marketing, demographic and economic statistics. Statista also provides company dossiers, topical reports and high-quality infographics. During the month of October, you are encouraged to use this database for your student assignments, and any other research you might be doing….

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Library Hours for Thanksgiving

  Posted on: October 4, 2017

Main Library and House of Learning Library will be closed for Thanksgiving on Monday October 9th.  If you are looking to get some studying done over the weekend, Main Library will be open Saturday October 14th, 9am to 5pm and Sunday October 15th, 12pm to 9pm. Check the website:  https://tru.ca/library/hours to keep up to date…

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Services for Evacuees

  Posted on: July 10, 2017

BC Wildfire Evacuees in Kamloops are welcome to TRU library services. We have: computers wi-fi access air conditioning comfortable seating DVDs, as well as players (there is a selection of popular choices on a cart in the front lobby) books, including a large selection of children’s books The library is open from 8am-5pm Monday to…

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New Database Trial: LexisNexis Academic

  Posted on: April 4, 2017

Until the end of April, TRU Library has trial access to LexisNexis. LexisNexis Academic is a full text database, focusing primarily on Business, Legal, and News resources. Included in the database are company filings, journal and newspaper articles, broadcast transcripts, and law reports. Coverage is international in scope. Access LexisNexis at any time during the…

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Tomorrow: Gail Anderson-Dargatz Reading at HOL Library!

  Posted on: April 3, 2017

Internationally-acclaimed chronicler of the Thompson Shuswap region returns to TRU Award-winning author (and former TRU student!) Gail Anderson-Dargatz will read from and discuss her first novel, The Cure for Death by Lightning, and her latest novel, The Spawning Grounds, on Tuesday, April 4 from 11AM to noon on the third floor of TRU’s House of…

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12th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference!

  Posted on: March 27, 2017

The 12th annual Undergraduate Research & Innovation Conference is this Friday March 31 and Saturday April 1. The program is now available at www.tru.ca/urc Students (and their faculty supervisors) have put a lot of time and effort into their presentations; we encourage everyone to come out and give them an audience. The conference is FREE…

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Join us for a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon!

  Posted on: March 6, 2017

Have you ever wanted to know more about how content is created for everyone’s favourite free reference source? Ever wished for an entry that wasn’t there? In partnership with iDays, join the TRU Library from 3-6pm on Wednesday, March 8 for a session of adding and improving Wikipedia entries for women and other under-represented minorities….

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Long Night Against Procrastination is back!

  Posted on: February 27, 2017

Writing doesn’t have to be a lonely and isolating chore requiring endurance and fortitude. On March 16th, join a campus community of writers and academic support services at the Long Night Against Procrastination. Stay up late together, attend academic and wellness workshops throughout the night, and put a dent in your assignments! Registration isn’t required,…

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We’re going Fine Free!

  Posted on: February 1, 2017

The TRU Library is following in the footsteps of libraries like Vancouver Island University and getting rid of overdue fines. “The real goal is not to be punitive but to get items back on the shelves,” said Katherine Watmough, Access and User Services Librarian. “When people are subject to fines they are afraid to return items….

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