Open Access Week

Open Access Week

  Posted on: October 22, 2023

The Open Access (OA) movement seeks to provide academic information freely and openly online. An OA publication can be read, downloaded, and used for free legally. This is in contrast to subscription publications, which readers (or libraries!) must pay to access. International Open Access Week (#OAWeek) takes place in October every year to raise awareness…

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October is Canadian Library Month

  Posted on: October 13, 2023

During this month, libraries and library partners across Canada are raising awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians’ lives. More than just a place to find books, libraries promote cultural awareness, engage in the community, provide educational programs, support freedom of expression and so much more. To find out about TRU Libraries and…

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Show your Pride! Take a Shelfie

  Posted on: September 20, 2023

TRUSU is hosting the TRU Pride Parade on Wednesday, September 27th from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. In support of 2 Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual, (2SLGBTQIA+) students and the TRUSU Pride Parade, the TRU Library invites you to take a Pride Shelfie. During the week of September 25th to 29th,…

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Store your research data in TRU’s data repository!

  Posted on: September 6, 2023

TRU Library has recently launched a secure research data repository for TRU faculty, students, and staff through Borealis: What is Borealis? Borealis, the Canadian Dataverse Repository, is a bilingual, multi-disciplinary, secure, Canadian research data repository, supported by academic libraries and research institutions across Canada. Borealis supports open discovery, management, sharing, and preservation of Canadian…

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Laptop & Equipment Lending

  Posted on: August 24, 2023

Starting September 5th, 2023  laptops can be borrowed for the entire semester from the TRU Library. Seventy laptops are available on a first come first served basis with no renewals (i.e. they can only be borrowed for one semester during the academic year).  For the Fall 2023 term, laptops must be returned on or before…

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Two New Librarians Join the TRU Library

  Posted on: August 4, 2023

Two new librarians recently joined TRU Library as Research and Instruction Librarians in two-year limited term positions. Stirling Prentice began as a Research and Instruction Librarian on April 3, 2023 with a contract until March 31, 2025.  He has a Master of Library and Information Science (University of Western Ontario, 2009), Master of Arts in…

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Dr. Benjamin Mitchell is the Williams Lake Campus Librarian

  Posted on: July 13, 2023

Dr. Benjamin Mitchell is the new Williams Lake Campus Librarian at Thompson Rivers University.  Ben joins us as a tenure track bipartite assistant librarian. Ben is a librarian, educator, public historian, and scholar. They have a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from York University (2016); a Master of Arts in the History and Philosophy…

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Proquest – New Online Electronic Resource

  Posted on: April 3, 2023

Recently the TRU Library added the Proquest Dissertation and Theses Global database to its collection of online electronic resources. The search interface provides keyword, subject, title, and author searching of 5 million North American dissertations and theses. Over 250,000 new records are added to the database each year.  Dissertations and theses from depositing universities are…

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New Online Electronic Resource

  Posted on: March 31, 2023

Recently the TRU Library added the Taylor & Francis Social Sciences and Humanities journal packages to its collection of online electronic resources. This collection of nearly 1500 journal titles enhances full-text journal access to a range of disciplines including: • Arts & Humanities• Business, Management & Economics• Criminology & Law• Education• Geography, Planning, Urban &…

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Come Celebrate Undergraduate Research at TRU

  Posted on: March 14, 2023

The TRU Library is excited to be hosting the 18th annual TRU Undergraduate Research & Innovation Conference March 20-24, 2023. The conference is an opportunity for TRU undergraduate students from any year of study to share their work from any program on campus. This year students are sharing work from Biology, Chemistry, Computing Science, Engineering,…

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