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COVID-19 : We're here to help!
COVID-19 Information Sources
Developed by library staff, this guide includes links to important sources of information about the latest COVID-19 pandemic.
College staff are cleaning high contact areas with increased frequency. We ask that each visitor to the library wipe the computer keyboard, mouse and desk surface with the electronic wipes that are provided after each use. Please do NOT clean the monitors, but notify staff when leaving so that we may perform the proper cleaning procedure.
Coronavirus and COVID-19 Prevention and Management (via Safety Hub)
Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that can cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
As a family, coronaviruses are common across the globe. Recently, a new strain of coronavirus was discovered that has not previously been identified in humans. This new coronavirus, sometimes referred to as the novel coronavirus, leads to Coronavirus disease, also known as COVID-19.
This program covers:
Who is at most risk?
How Coronaviruses are spread
What to do if you experience symptoms
The objective of this program is to increase awareness of Coronaviruses in general, and COVID-19 more specifically, and by so doing, increase awareness of the standards for worker responsibility in observing and being active in daily safety procedures.
Following procedures that have been laid down will go a long way to protect you from infection.
RUNNING TIME: 10 Minutes
Online Resources (eResources)
Open Textbooks (eCampus Ontario)
"eCampusOntario and BCcampus have partnered to build an Open Textbook Library website that allows students and faculty to browse, view, and download free open textbooks for use in their courses. The eCampusOntario Open Textbook Library provides digital access for all Ontarians to over 180 open textbooks created by a variety of contributors. Since 2012, the province of British Columbia, in partnership with BCcampus and post-secondary institutions has been developing Canadian editions of open textbooks for use in province-wide teaching and learning programs. Across the spectrum of available open textbooks in B.C. there have been 1,248 adoptions among 33 participating institutions. These adoptions have resulted in approximately $4 million dollars in cost savings for B.C. learners. This has been an amazing start to expanding choice and reducing costs, but many more resources need to be developed in order for all educators and learners to be able to take advantage of open content.
Open textbooks are important to the post-secondary culture in Ontario because they have the potential to;
Make education more affordable and accessible for students
Improve learning experiences by allowing faculty to customize resources, create possibilities for sharing, creating, and collaborating to expand knowledge."
Free access allows you to watch instructional videos, documentaries and Hollywood feature films from the comfort of your home using your myLoyalist login credentials. *note: Kanopy requires users to create a free personal account prior to viewing.
SPECIAL NOTICE REGARDING FOX TITLES VIA CRITERION ON DEMAND:
Normally FOX titles on our Criterion On Demand platform are restricted to on-campus use. The vendor has lifted these restrictions for a limited time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To view any FOX titles, please use the Criterion On Demand platform to search for the video as records in our Catalyst system are not configured to provide off-campus access.
Loyalist Library : Helpful Videos for Successful Research
Creating a Search Strategy
In this video, we'll provide you with tips and techniques to achieve the best search results for your assignments.
Basic Searching with Catalyst
This video is one in a series that explores searching and research skills. In this video, we'll show you how to find information by doing a basic search using Catalyst.
Advanced Searching with Catalyst
This video is one in a series that explores searching & research skills. We'll introduce you to some advanced searching techniques that you can use to find information in Catalyst & library databases. The content in this video presumes you've already watched our Basic Search video and that you know a little bit about using Catalyst to look for information.
Locating Items in the Library by Call Number
This video is one in a series that explores searching and research skills. In this video, we'll show you how to find physical items on the library's shelves using a call number.
Introduction to Peer Review
This video is one in a series that explores searching and research skills. In this video, we'll learn about peer review; what it is, why it's important, and how you can find peer reviewed content using Catalyst and other library databases.
Picking the Right Research Tools
This video is one in a series that explores searching and research skills. We'll introduce you to the different kinds of resources in the library. We'll learn what they are, what kind of information they have, and how you can find them.
Keep Us Current!
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