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Author: Amy

About Amy

Amy is the Electronic Resources and Assessment Librarian at TRU.

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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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Stress-Free Zone!

  Posted on: November 17, 2016

Starting Monday November 28th , the TRU Library is once again setting up a “Stress-Free Zone” (#SFZ) for final exams. The #SFZ will run Nov 28th  to Dec 17th on the first floor of the House of Learning. It’s a place for students to take a break from studying, refresh their minds, and have a…

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Long Night Against Procrastination!

  Posted on: October 11, 2016

Writing doesn’t have to be a lonely and isolating chore requiring endurance and fortitude. On November 3rd, get ready for an unorthodox event and join a campus community of writers and academic support services at the Long Night Against Procrastination. Stay up late together, where help and encouragement are available, and put a dent in…

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CRC Handbook now working from off-campus

  Posted on: September 26, 2016

We are happy to report that the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics is once again accessible from both on and off campus. If you experience any further trouble accessing this resource, please email reference@tru.ca

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New Resource: Informit Indigenous Collection

  Posted on: September 12, 2016

Just in time for classes to start, the library has acquired the Informit Indigenous Collection, a key resource for TRU’s Aboriginal Studies program. The Informit Indigenous Collection covers both topical and historical issues within Indigenous studies. It contains over 15,700 full text records from 111 publications going back as far as 1977. The multi-disciplinary and…

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