Digital Display: Welcome to MacEwan 2023/2024

Tuesday, Sep 5, 2023

Welcome to MacEwan! These online library resources include strategies and tips to help you succeed as well as a few college-themed movies to help you decompress. Be sure to also check out our corresponding physical book display at the John L. Haar Library.

To Read:

Studying and Test Taking

The Dyslexia, ADHD, and DCD-Friendly Study Skills Guide: Tips and Strategies for Exam Success

Eat That Frog! for Students: 22 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Excel in School

Teach Yourself How to Learn: Strategies You Can Use to Ace Any Course at Any Level

To Watch:


Life of the Party

Student success series: A student's guide to getting back on track

Introducing BrowZine

Wednesday, Aug 30, 2023

BrowZine is a new product recently added to the library’s database offerings that will be of particular interest to third- and fourth-year students and faculty. It provides a great way to browse online through most of the library’s scholarly journals published since 2005 in one easy-to-use interface. Try searching for the title of your favourite journal or create a list of all the journals in a specific subject area. 

You can even set up journal alerts to never miss a new issue again. BrowZine will also allow you to: 

  • Sign up for a free account to personalize your experience (not required for basic use)
  • Search for journals by title, subject, or ISSN 
  • Save articles and organize them in lists (referred to as “shelves” in a “bookcase”) 
  • Download and view articles in PDF 
  • Export articles to EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, and more 
  • Switch between universities if you’re affiliated with more than one 
  • Find an article if the only piece of information you have is its DOI at 
  • Share links to specific articles using email or social media platforms 
  • Download an app for even easier access BrowZine is updated daily and includes access to some articles in press. 

At this time, BrowZine will not allow you to search for articles by topic or keyword, like you may be accustomed to in our other databases. Try using the library search on our main page for those inquiries. BrowZine is available on the library’s website under “Databases,” which are organized alphabetically. Questions may be directed to Roxy Garstad at Look for more information on our website, including videos, over the next few months.

Digital Display: Indigenous History Month

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2023

June is National Indigenous History Month! Every year, we celebrate Indigenous History Month, which falls around National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21st). This is an opportunity to learn more about the history of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people, who have lived on this land since time immemorial. To coincide with festivities, which run throughout the month, MacEwan Library has put together a number of films and books about Indigenous peoples and their histories.


To Read:

‘Métis’: Race, Recognition, and the Struggle for Indigenous Peoplehood by Chris Andersen

A Knock on the Door: The Essential History of Residential Schools from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Edited and Abridged by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

A National Crime: The Canadian Government and the Residential School System by John S. Milloy

Arrows in a Quiver: From Contact to the Courts in Indigenous-Canadian Relations by James Frideres

Canada’s First Nations and Cultural Genocide by Robert Z. Cohen

Canadian Indigenous Literature and Art: Decolonizing Education, Culture, and Society by Carol A. Mullen

Carrying the Burden of Peace: Reimagining Indigenous Masculinities Through Story by Sam McKegney 

Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Indigenous Life by James W. Daschuk

Disinherited Generations: Our Struggle to Reclaim Treaty Rights for First Nations Women and Their Descendants by Nellie Carlson and Kathleen Steinhauer

From Treaties to Reserves: The Federal Government and Native Peoples in Territorial Alberta, 1870-1924 by D. J. Hall

Gathering Places: Aboriginal and Fur Trade Histories by Laura L. Peers and Carolyn Podruchny

Histories of Indigenous Peoples and Canada by John Douglas Belshaw, Sarah Nickel, and Chelsea Horton

Indigenous Poetics in Canada by Neal McLeod

Indigenous Toronto: Stories that Carry This Place by Denise Bolduc, Mnawaate Gordon-Corbiere, Rebeka Tabobondung, and Brian Wright-McLeod

Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis, & Inuit Issues in Canada by Chelsea Vowel

Let the People Speak: Oppression in a Time of Reconciliation by Sheilla Jones

Metis Pioneers: Marie Rose Delorme Smith and Isabella Clark Hardisty Lougheed by Doris Jeanne MacKinnon

Rekindling the Sacred Fire: Métis Ancestry and Anishinaabe Spirituality by Chantal Fiola

Spirits of the Grassroots People: Seeking Justice for Indigenous Survivors of Canada’s Colonial Education System by Raymond Mason, Jackson Pind, and Theodore Michael Christou

What the Eagle Sees: Indigenous Stories of Rebellion and Renewal by Eldon Yellowhorn and Kathy Lowinger


To Watch:


In the Footsteps of the Inuit: The History of Nunavik

Kwa’nu’te’: Micmac and Maliseet Artists

Pow wows & Exhibition

Truth and Reconciliation: The Legacy of Residential Schools in Canada

Digital Display: Pride Month

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Tomorrow, June 1st, marks the beginning of Pride month! To kick off the month here at MacEwan, we've made a digital display of items that you can read or watch that showcase the history and purpose of Pride, and that celebrate LGBTQ2S+ stories, perspectives, and scholarship. Learn more about Pride in Edmonton here.


To Read:

LGBTQ Fiction and Poetry from Appalachia by Jeff Mann and Julia Watts

Love After the End: An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction by Joshua Whitehead

Pocket Guide to LGBTQ Mental Health: Understanding the Spectrum of Gender and Sexuality by Petros Levounis and Eric Yarbrough

Queer Images: A History of Gay and Lesbian Film in America by Harry M. Benshoff and Sean Griffin

Supporting Transgender Students by Alex Myers and E. Quincy McLaughlin

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community by Laura Erickson-Schroth

Trans Power: Own Your Gender by Juno Roche

Trans Voices: Becoming Who You Are by Declan Henry

Transgender Voices: Beyond Women and Men by Lori B. Girshick

Transgender Youth: Perceptions, Media Influences and Social Challenges by Mya Vaughn


To Watch:

American Experience: Stonewall Uprising

LGBT Rights Around the World

Love, Simon

The Year We Thought About Love

Digital Display: National Nursing Week

Monday, May 8, 2023

Hey MacEwan, May 8th to 14th is National Nursing Week! According to the Canadian Nurses Association, “The week draws attention to nurses, increasing the awareness of the public, policy-makers and governments of the many contributions of nursing to the well-being of Canadians.” To celebrate nurses' hard work, both on and off the MacEwan campus, the library has compiled a list of nursing-related items for you to enjoy!


To Read:

301 Careers in Nursing by Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, Emerson E. Ea, and Laura Stark Bai

Best Practices in Nursing Education: Stories of Exemplary Teachers by Joyce J. Fitzpatrick and Mary Jane Smith

Capstone Coach for Nursing Excellence by Linda Campbell, Marcia A. Gilbert, and Gary Robert Laustsen

Community Health Care Nursing by David Sines, Mary Saunders, and Janice Forbes-Burford

Empowerment Strategies for Nurses: Developing Resilience in Practice by Margaret McAllister and Donna Lee Brien

Fast Facts for Making the Most of Your Career in Nursing by Rhoda R. Redulla

Fast Facts for the Student Nurse: Nursing Student Success in a Nutshell by Susan Stabler-Haas

Feel the Pull: Creating a Culture of Nursing Excellence by Gen Guanci

Fundamentals of Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! by Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

How to be a Great Nurse – the Heart of Nursing by Julie Santy-Tomlinson and Carolyn Franklin-Mackintosh

More than Medicine: Nurse Practitioners and the Problems They Solve for Patients, Health Care Organizations, and the State by LaTonya J. Trotter

Nurse’s Pocket Guide: Diagnoses, Prioritized Interventions, and Rationales by Marilynn E. Doenges, Mary Frances Moorhouse, and Alice C. Murr

Nurses and Nursing: The Person and the Profession by Pádraig Ó Lúanaigh

Nursing in Criminal Justice Services by Ann Norman and Elizabeth Walsh

The Invisible Work of Nurses: Hospitals, Organisation and Healthcare by Davina Allen

The Nurse in Popular Media: Critical Essays by Marcus K. Harmes, Barbara Harmes, and Meredith Harmes

Toward a Better World: The Social Significance of Nursing by Mark Lazenby

When Chicken Soup isn’t Enough: Stories of Nurses Standing Up for Themselves, Their Patients, and Their Profession by Suzanne Gordon

Digital Display: May the 4th be with you…and more!

Monday, May 1, 2023

May the Fourth be with you, MacEwan community! MacEwan Library has a galaxy (far far away) full of materials on Star Wars, Star Trek, and all things Sci-Fi. If you are looking to escape with space-themed ebooks, movies, or music…in for a treat you are!


To Read:

Animating the Science Fiction Imagination by J. P. Telotte

Cyberculture, Cyborgs and Science Fiction: Consciousness and the Posthuman by William S. Haney

Fan Phenomena: Star Wars by Mike Elovaara

Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek: The Original Cast Adventures by Victoria Amador, Douglas Brode, and Shea T. Brode

Identity Politics in George Lucas’ Star Wars by John C. McDowell

Interpreting Star Wars: Reading a Modern Film Franchise by Miles Booy

Myth, Media, and Culture in Star Wars: An Anthology by Douglas Brode and Leah Deyneka

Sex, Politics, and Religion in Star Wars: An Anthology by Douglas Brode and Leah Deyneka

Star Trek: A Cultural History by M. Keith Booker

The Light and Dark Sides of Star Wars by Serhat S. Serter

The Science of Science Fiction by Matthew Brenden Wood and Tom Casteel

The Star Trek Universe: Franchising the Final Frontier by Jonathan Alexandratos, Douglas Brode, and Shea T. Broder

The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy: You Must Unlearn What You Have Learned by Jason T. Eberl and Kevin S. Decker


To Listen:

Music from Solo, a Star Wars Story

Music from The Mandalorian, a Star Wars Story

Music from the Star Wars Saga: The Essential Collection

Star Wars and Other Sci-Fi Classics


To Watch:

Star Trek: Generations

Star Trek: Insurrection

Star Trek: Into Darkness

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

The Mythology of Star Wars with George Lucas and Bill Moyers

Digital Display: Study Skills

Tuesday, Apr 4, 2023

Congratulations MacEwan community, you’ve officially made it to the last day of classes for the Winter 2023 semester! Now all that stands in your way are final exams, and to help you prepare for them, the library has curated a list of items about academic success and study skills. Good luck!


To Read:

Academic Success by Cristy Bartlett, Tyler Cawthray, and Linda Clark

Blueprint for Success in College and Career by Dave Dillon, Linda (Bruce) Hill, Alise Lamoreaux, Phyllis Nissila, and Thomas Priester

Dear Teacher: Expert Advice for Effective Study Skills by William H. Peltz

Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, and Mark A. McDaniel

Nursing: The Ultimate Study Guide by Nadia R. Singh

Pass Your Exams: Study Skills for Success by Andrew Holmes

Student Success: An Invaluable Resource for College and University Students by Mary Shier

Study Skills for Business and Management Students by Barbara Allan

Study Skills for Psychology Students by Jennifer Latto and Richard Latto

Study Smarts: How to Learn More in Less Time by Judi Kesselman-Turkel and Franklynn Peterson

Studying and Test Taking by Nina Simone Mosley

Teach Yourself How to Learn: Strategies You Can Use to Ace Any Course at Any Level by Saundra Yancy McGuire and Stephanie McGuire

The Guide to Learning and Study Skills: For Higher Education and at Work by Sue Drew and Rosie Bingham

The Return to Study Handbook: Study Skills for Mature, Distance, and Workplace Learners by Chloe Burroughs

University 101: Study, Strategize and Succeed by Christina Page

Digital Display: Book of the Year

Monday, Mar 20, 2023

This week we’re celebrating MacEwan’s Book of the YearEveryone Knows Your Mother is a Witch, and on March 24th you can join Book of the Year author Rivka Galchen at an author reading and Q&A!

To help you prepare for this event, the library has created a digital display of thematically similar items for curious and interested readers.

To Read:

A Defence of Witchcraft Belief: A Sixteenth-century Response to Reginald Scot’s Discoverie of Witchcraft by Eric Pudney

A History of Witchcraft in England: From 1558 to 1718 by Wallace Notestein

Beyond the Witch Trials: Witchcraft and Magic in Enlightenment Europe by Owen Davies and Willem de Blécourt

Cautio Criminalis, or, a Book on Witch Trials by Friedrich von Spee and Marcus Hellyer

Crime and Culture in Early Modern Germany by Joy Wiltenburg

Embracing the Darkness: A Cultural History of Witchcraft by John Callow

Eradicating the Devil's Minions: Anabaptists and Witches in Reformation Europe, 1535–1600 by Gary K. Waite

Invoking the Akelarre: Voices of the Accused in the Basque Witch-Craze, 1609-1614 by Emma Wilby

Magic As a Political Crime in Medieval and Early Modern England: A History of Sorcery and Treason by Francis Young

Rat Rule 79: An Adventure by Rivka Galchen and Elena Megalos

The Astronomer and the Witch: Johannes Kepler's Fight for His Mother by Ulinka Rublack

The Devil's Art: Divination and Discipline in Early Modern Germany by Jason P. Coy

The Malleus Maleficarum: Theology and Popular Belief by Hans Peter Broedel

The Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft and Magic by Owen Davies

Witch Craze by Lyndal Roper

Witchcraft Continued by Willem de Blécourt and Owen Davies

Witchcraft Narratives in Germany: Rothenburg, 1561-1652 by Alison Rowlands

Witchcraft, Gender, and Society in Early Modern Germany by Jonathan B. Durrant

Witches: The History of a Persecution by Nigel Cawthorne

Witches and Demons: A Comparative Perspective on Witchcraft and Satanism by Jean La Fontaine

Digital Display: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Week

Monday, Mar 20, 2023

March 20-24 is Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Week at MacEwan University, and this digital display was created to help celebrate! To learn more about the workshops, panel discussions, and networking events taking place at MacEwan this week to promote diversity and equity, visit this page.

To Read:

A Positive View of LGBTQ: Embracing Identity and Cultivating Well-Being by Ellen D. B. Riggle and Sharon S. Rostosky

Creating Safe and Supportive Learning Environments: A Guide for Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth and Families by Emily S. Fisher and Karen Komosa-Hawkins

Different Croaks for Different Folks: All About Children with Special Learning Needs by Midori Ochiai

Diversity and Inclusion Matters: Tactics and Tools to Inspire Equity and Game-Changing Performance by Jason Thompson

Gender Identity, Sexuality and Autism: Voices From Across the Spectrum by Eva A. Mendes and Meredith R. Maroney

How to Listen and How to Be Heard: Inclusive Conversations at Work by Alissa Carpenter

Inclusion in Action: Practical Strategies to Modify Your Curriculum by Nicole Eredics

Mixed Experiences: Growing up Mixed Race – Mental Health and Well-being by Dinah Morley and Cathy Street

Multiracial Parents: Mixed Families, Generational Change, and the Future of Race by Miri Song

Queer Freedom: Black Sovereignty by Ana-Maurine Lara

Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race by Derald Wing Sue

Seeking Sanctuary: Stories of Sexuality, Faith and Migration by John Marnell

Sisterlocking Discoarse: Race, Gender, and the Twenty-First-Century Academy by Valerie Lee

Special Stories for Disability Awareness: Stories and Activities for Teachers, Parents and Professionals by Mal Leicester

Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary People with Disabilities or Illnesses: A Good Practice Guide for Health and Care Provision by Jennie Kermode

Teaching About Diversity: Activities to Start the Conversation by Melissa J. Marks

The Innocent Classroom: Dismantling Racial Bias to Support Students of Color by Alexs Pate

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

Digital Display: MacEwan Pride Week

Thursday, Mar 2, 2023

This year, Pride Week at MacEwan runs from March 6-10! This year’s theme is Queer Joy—a radical act of resistance and a way to build community and resilience. Events will be held around campus all week in celebration, including the Billeh Nickerson Poetry Reading on March 7 from 11am-12pm in Room 7-269 (Multipurpose Room) and Over the Rainbow Storytime, which will be held in the Library on March 8 from 10am-11am.


In honour of Pride Week, the Library has compiled a list of books and films about LGBTQ+ history and identity that you can check out below!

To Read:

A Positive View of LGBTQ: Embracing Identity and Cultivating Well-Being by Ellen D. B. Riggle and Sharon Scales Rostosky

Becoming Who I Am: Young Men on Being Gay by Ritch C. Savin-Williams

Fat and Queer: An Anthology of Queer and Trans Bodies and Lives by Miguel M. Morales, Bruce Owens Grimm and Tiff Joshua TJ Ferentini

Global Gay: How Gay Culture is Changing the World by Frédéric Martel, Michael Bronski and Patsy Baudoin

Holy Wild by Gwen Benaway

Legislating Love: The Everett Klippert Story: A Play by Natalie Meisner, Jason Mehmel, Kevin Allen and Tereasa Maillie

Lesbian Communities: Festivals, RVs, and the Internet by Esther D. Rothblum and Penny Sablove

LGBTQ+: Support and Care. Part 1, Combatting Stigma and Discrimination by the American Academy of Pediatrics

LGBTQAI+ Books for Children and Teens: Providing a Window for All by Christina H. Dorr, Liz Deskins and Jamie Campbell Naidoo

Others of my Kind: Transatlantic Transgender Histories by Alex Bakker, Rainer Herrn, Michael Thomas Taylor and Annette F. Timm

Pride Parades: How a Parade Changed the World by Katherine McFarland Bruce

Queer Festivals: Challenging Collective Identities in a Transnational Europe by Konstantinos Eleftheriadis

Queer People of Color: Connected But Not Comfortable by Angelique Harris, Juan Battle, Antonio Jay Pastrana Jr. 

Rainbow Warrior: My Life in Color by Gilbert Baker and Dustin Lance Black

Soar, Adam, Soar by Rick Prashaw

Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus by Rachelle Lee Smith

Transitions: Our Stories of Being Trans by Various Authors


To Watch:

Gender Matters - Transgender Youth

I Am the Queen


Queer Japan

Southern Pride