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EBSCO Databases Currently Unavailable

Our EBSCO databases (CINAHL, PsycINFO, and many others) are currently unavailable. There is a server problem on the vendor’s end and these databases will be down until further notice.

Please contact the library at 780 539 2822 or use our AskUs service (http://libanswers.gprc.ab.ca) for help finding articles in our other databases.

Sorry for the inconvenience,

GPRC Library


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Meet the New Librarian @ GPRC Library!

The Library would like to welcome Jeff Strain as the new Access Services Librarian.  Jeff will be filling a sabbatical leave replacement until the end of July, 2012.   Originally from St. Albert, AB.  Jeff recently completed a library practicum at MacEwan University.  In his new role at GPRC Library you may see Jeff’s friendly face at the  reference desk and providing library instruction to classes.  If you see him around, please join us in welcoming him to the GPRC family!


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Go beyond Wikipedia. Check out these e-Reference sources!

So you know Wikipedia isn’t the most credible or reliable source to use for your academic papers, but don’t know where else to turn to find that quick background information and a quick stat or two for your paper?  Check out these reliable reference items available through the library!

World Book Advanced
Online version of the renowned encyclopedia set, this resource also incorporates multimedia, e-book and primary source materials, along with dictionary, atlas, research guides and much more.

Canadian Points of View Reference Centre
Provides students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.

Canadian Reference Centre
Provides access to regional content found in magazines, newspapers and reference books.

Canadian Student Research Centre
Provides a graphical interface similar to Student Research Center (SRC), but with subjects and content tailored for the research needs of Canadian students.

Health Reference Center Academic
Covers literature related to nursing and allied health.

Career Cruising
This comprehensive resource offers: a personal Portfolio Tool with a built-in Resume Builder; an Employment Guide and Job Search Tool; An Interest Based Assessment Tool; A Skills Assessment A Learning Styles Inventory; Over 550 Career Profiles; Information on Colleges, Universities, and Appreticeship Training.

Need help using any of these resources?  Ask Us!


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Libguides to the rescue!

What are libguides? These are internet guides created by us to help you find everything you are looking for on a particular subject/service at the library. Think of them as “one-stop-shopping” for GPRC Library services and resources.

To name a few:

Here is the complete list of our Libguides: http://libguides.gprc.ab.ca/

Think of a topic that should be covered? Drop us a line at refdesk@gprc.ab.ca