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Faculty Support at RDC Library

Services and resources to support teaching and research at RDC.

Support for Research and Scholarly Activities

The Research Common is a place where faculty, staff, and students can get assistance with research and scholarly activities, including:

  • getting started on a research project
  • connecting with other researchers and/or the community for a project
  • designing an ethical research project
  • conducting literature searches
  • writing a research grant or proposal
  • understanding grant requirements (budget, course release, hiring, etc.)
  • presenting or publishing research, including Open Access publishing

RDC's Research Common is located in the Library Information Common.

To connect with someone from the Research Common, send an email to researchcommon@rdc.ab.ca

Digital Repository

RDC Digital Repository

Find scholarly and creative work by RDC faculty, staff, and students.


About the RDC Digital Repository

  • What is a digital repository (aka institutional repository)?

A digital repository is a place to manage, store, and make discoverable digital content. Content can include journal articles, e-learning objects, and other scholarly, research, and creative works.

  • What is the purpose of a digital repository?

Many postsecondary institutions have a digital repository; they are especially prevalent in universities. The Library has always collected materials written by RDC faculty (known as the RDC Authors Collection) in primarily print formats. A digital repository will allow RDC to collect scholarly, research, and creative works of faculty, staff, and students in a digital format, making these works more discoverable and accessible.

  • What is the RDC Digital Repository?

The RDC Digital Repository is an open access digital collection of scholarly and creative works by RDC faculty, staff, and students, plus institutional documents.

Contribute to the RDC Digital Repository

To contribute your work to the repository, upload your work through the Submission page or email librarian@rdc.ab.ca for more information.

Research and Citation Managers

Wikipedia provides an extensive comparison list of all available reference management software currently available.

New Journal and Article Alerts

Journal Alerts - Receive an email whenever a new issue of that journal is added. Get the table of contents along with links to each new article from these providers: 

Article Alerts - Search for articles on a subject, then receive an email whenever new articles on that subject are added. You can get alerts as an e-mail or RSS feed. Registration/account creation may be required.

Suggest Items for Purchase

If there are items you would like to see in our collection that you believe would benefit the research and scholarly activities of faculty on campus, send suggestions to your School Librarian.

Library Databases

As a faculty member at RDC you have access to all our library materials, including our subscription databases. There are two main ways to explore the databases:

If you have any questions about the resources we have available in your discipline, please contact your School Librarian.