OneSearch, located on the NWP Learning Commons webpage, is the most comprehensive method of finding resources for research papers. OneSearch allows you to search for...
If the options offered by OneSearch become overwhelming, the Learning Commons has other tools available.
If you are specifically looking for books, our NEOS library catalogue may be a good place to check. It allows you to search for...
To limit your search results to books, click on the "Format" filter on the left, and then "Book."
To limit your search results to books owned by our campus Learning Commons, click on the "Library" filter on the left, and then "Grande Prairie Regional College - Grande Prairie."
If you are specifically looking for journal articles, you may want to use the Learning Commons A-Z Database List. This list allows for direct access to individual databases, limiting irrelevant search results.
The A-Z Database List also allows you to filter the databases by subject, further narrowing your options.
Once you've selected a search result to look at further and clicked on it, you'll see a small toolbar on the right-hand side of the browser window.
This toolbar contains two particularly useful tools for the research process: Permalink and Cite.
Permalink provides a permanent URL that will always lead back to the article you discovered, and the URL will work whether you are accessing the database from home or on-campus.
Cite creates a basic citation for the article in a variety of formats. Please note that you should still double-check the citation against the citation manual you're using (Chicago, APA, etc.), as the capitalization rules and such for cataloguing the item in the database may be different than those required for a citation.
Our Learning Commons staff members are happy to help you request physical materials from other NEOS institutions, and there is no additional charge for this service.
Please note, however, that interlibrary loans take time to arrive at our campus. For that reason, we strongly encourage you to place requests for those materials well in advance of your assignment deadline.