The MacKimmie Library is the main library for the University of Calgary. It houses books and other resources for Graduate Programs in Education.
Essentially resources focusing on the how to teach are located in the Doucette Library and those resources focusing on the whys of teaching are located in MacKimmie Library.
Circulation Desk: 403.220.5963
Accessing Library Databases from Off Campus
Almost all of the library's research databases can be accessed from off campus. In order to gain access you need the numbers from your UofC ID card. On this page you will find several short tutorials, including one that will walk you through the authentication process.
Education Article/Research Databases
Follow this link for a listing of all Education-related research databases at the UofC. Some of these include the full text of articles; others will only provide you a citation to the information you're seeking. If you're only able to locate a citation, follow the Find It / SFX link to see if the full text can be found in another source.
Education Research Support Guide
The Education Research Support Guide will help you navigate and discover research resources essential to your graduate work.
Alix Hayden, PhD
Alix Hayden is the Education Librarian. She has expertise in Education-related information sources, and can assist you in learning how to effectively and efficiently search through the vast resources available to students. She can also assist you in exploring new topic areas, and relevant research methodologies for education. Alix obtained her PhD from the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary in 2003. She understands the nature and rigour of graduate level research.
Online tutorials, both internal (developed just for GDER students) and external online tutorials are useful in learning how to search our various resources.
Distance Education Librarian
Jennifer Lee, MISt
Jennifer Lee is the Interim Distance Education Librarian. Jennifer can also provide research assistance. If you have trouble obtaining your student ID card, accessing resources, obtaining copies of print resources, or library problems of a technical nature, Jennifer can help you
Library Connection is a service that exists to serve the library needs of students enrolled in distance courses. Yours is one such course, so even if you're in the Calgary area, you're enrolled in a distance course and are thus entitled to our services.
Visit the website for further details, but in a nutshell we offer research assistance (we won't do your research for you, but we will help you get started or help you refine your research) and document delivery services. If you locate a citation for an item you can't find full text online, follow the instructions on the document delivery link and we'll track down the book or article and ship it to your door. No cost :-)
Library Connection News
There are a couple of good ways you can keep up to date with library-related happenings for distance students. If you use RSS, you can subscribe to the Library Connection RSS feed.
The Doucette Library of Teaching Resources is primarily an undergraduate resource for the Faculty of Education and does hold curriculum resources, theses and dissertations, and offers drop-in computer access. Please contact the Doucette directly for 24-hour computer lab access cards, printing accounts, technology assistance. Laptop computers and audio-visual equipment are also available for loan at no charge.
Doucette Library of Teaching Resources
Education Block, 370
Technology Help Desk: 403.220.6052
The Information Commons is a joint Information Resources/Information Technologies center with the following services:
2nd Floor MacKimmie Library Block