Getting Started with Open Educational Resources (OER)

  Posted on: January 4, 2021

Have your students ever asked you, “Do I really need the textbook?” or “Is a previous edition OK?” With the high cost of textbooks and the transition to alternate delivery models due to the COVID-19 pandemic, using open educational resources (OER) such as open textbooks can significantly increase student learning and success. The Open Education…

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Virtual Stress-Free Zone – December 2020

  Posted on: December 4, 2020

Now that final exams are here, it’s more important than ever to breathe, stretch, and take a break. Join us in the virtual TRU Library Stress-Free Zone to share a pet, learn a craft, play a word game, or answer some fun trivia! Drop in to say hi, stay for a game, or just hang…

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RefWorks Not Being Renewed: Backing up your Account

  Posted on: November 24, 2020

TRU Library’s RefWorks subscription has come up for renewal, and we have decided not to renew the product. Anyone with a RefWorks account has until December 31, 2020 to export their data before the resource becomes unavailable to TRU users. What is RefWorks? RefWorks is a web-based citation management tool; citation or bibliographic management programs…

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Introducing The Virtual LNAP

  Posted on: November 2, 2020

Our writing and research extravaganza is back – virtually! On Thursday November 19, from 6pm to 10pm, join us on BigBlueButton for our first Virtual Long Night Against Procrastination. Writing Centre tutors and Librarians will be available for one-on-one help. Attend academic and wellness mini-workshops, play a fun trivia game, or show off your furry/scaly…

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Open Access Week at TRU Library

  Posted on: October 16, 2020

International Open Access Week is next week, October 19-25. This is a week dedicated to learning about Open Access (OA) publishing and finding OA research. What is Open Access? OA resources are freely available online, with no paywalls or legal concerns. If you have ever come across an article that requires a steep fee to…

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24/7 Hold Pickup Lockers & Book Drop Now Available

  Posted on: September 30, 2020

The Library is now placing materials requested as for “Pickup from HOL” into 24/7 Hold Pickup Lockers located outside the House of Learning entrance closest to the parking lot. If you have used the “Pickup from HOL” option, you will be emailed a locker number & locker code so you can access requested materials from…

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Touchless Borrowing Services Fall 2020

  Posted on: August 31, 2020

TRU Library will be offering a touchless borrowing services including access to reserve materials, books and laptops from first floor of the House of Learning beginning September 8th, 2020. Access to the rest of the House of Learning will be restricted in keeping with campus safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. Reserve Service Effective immediately,…

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TRU Library Launches Course Reading List Service

  Posted on: August 31, 2020

Effective immediately the TRU Library is launching a Course Reading List Service.  This new service will allow instructors and students to have one single online access point for course reading materials while assuring copyright compliance. What is the TRU Library Course Reading List Service? Using the Course Reading List Service, faculty and instructors can add, edit, and…

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TRU Library moves into the House of Learning

  Posted on: August 20, 2020

As part of the TRU Space Allocation Plan the long-awaited move of the TRU Library into its intended home, the Brown Family House of Learning, occurred over the summer. The TRU Library had been located in the Main Library building for nearly 50 years. The Brown Family House of Learning, TRU’s first LEED Gold-certified building,…

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TRU Library is Serving You Online

  Posted on: March 23, 2020

Thank you for bearing with us while information is changing rapidly. Our focus remains on supporting the educational needs of our students and faculty. This will look and be delivered differently during COVID-19, but we are still here. Please frequently check back to libguides.tru.ca/covid19 for updates on any changes, and for links to helpful library…

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