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The Centre de documentation collégiale will be open all summer long. Please make an appointment with us if you want to visit the CDC.

The CDC team wishes you a beautiful summer and happy reading!

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The Association pour la recherche au collégial (ARC), the Centre de documentation collégiale (CDC) and the Association québécoise de pédagogie collégiale (AQPC) invite you to the 18th event in the “Avec un grand R” series : “La mobilité étudiante intraprovinciale, une réalité à considérer pour favoriser la persévérance et la réussite”, based on studies conducted by Éric Richard.

This activity will take place at the AQPC symposium in St-Hyacinthe on Thursday, June 7, 2018, from 3:15 pm to 4:45 pm.

To prepare for this meeting, participants are invited to read the article “La mobilité intraprovinciale des étudiants. Une réalité à considérer pour favoriser la persévérance et la réussite au collégial”, published in the Winter 2018 edition of Pédagogie collégialeThe research reports on which this article is based are available online at the CDC: La mobilité pour études collégiales: enquête provinciale” and “Quand partir est trop difficile : l’abandon d’un projet d’études en situation de migration”.

A complementary bibliography made by the CDC team is available on

The activity will be held in French but questions can be asked in English.

To participate in this meeting, select this workshop (# 705) when registering for the AQPC symposium.




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We wish a good semester to all our patrons!

Since 2014, the CDC is subscribed to LearnTechLib (formally EdITlib), a database that provides access to thousands of articles and abstracts, conference proceedings, theses and dissertations, as well as presentations on the integration of educational technologies, and on online learning.

In 2018, LearnTechLib improves its content offer with a new partnership with the education database ERIC.

When connecting to LearnTechLib from their free CDC account, the patrons will now be able to create documents collections to better save, organize, and share the results of their bibliographic searches.






Here are the available features in LearnTechLib:

–    Simple and advanced search with Boolean syntax

–    Informational content alerts

–    Full-Text Access

–    Compatibility with bibliographic references management software (Zotero, Endnote, etc.)

–    Saving search results for a given query

–    Creation of thematic collections (public or private audience)

The access to LearnTechLib is free with a CDC account. Create your account to benefit from all the resources offered at the Centre using your institutional collegial email, or contact us at 

What are the benefits to having a CDC account?

Of course, you can always search and consult the publications in open access in and borrow books, without prior registration.

But connecting to your account allows you to take full advantage of all the resources available at the CDC:

You can register (it’s free!) on the CDC’s website, under the Log in tab. To quickly process your registration, enter your email from your college institution instead of your personal email.

See the Terms of use for more details.

From left to right: Andrée Dagenais, Gaëlle Tchepelev, Valérie Rioux and Isabelle Laplante. CDC 2017

The Centre de documentation collégiale (CDC) team has welcomed two new members during the last few months. It is with great pleasure that Gaëlle Tchepelev, documentation technician, and Valérie Rioux, liaison librarian with the anglophone colleges, join us.

All CDC resources can be accessed free of charge by Quebec’s college and Cegep personnel, college network partner organizations as well as university students and researchers interested in Quebec’s college network who reside in Quebec. The CDC is proud of its documentary heritage, by and for Quebec’s collegial network: more than 50 years of documentation for the 50th anniversary of the creation of cégeps.

Unique in Quebec,, the open archive of the Quebec college network, collects, retains, and disseminates documents about teaching, learning, and institutional development in Quebec’s Cegeps and colleges. The archive replaced the CDC online catalog (Regard) as of February 2016.

The CDC remains open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, for the fall 2017 semester.

The CDC Team

Isabelle Laplante, professional librarian
514-364-3327 Ext. 1

Andrée Dagenais, professional librarian
514-364-3327 Ext. 2

Valérie Rioux, professional librarian
514-364-3327 Ext. 3

Gaëlle Tchepelev, documentation technician

Information, Loans, and Research
Email :
Phone : 514-364-3327
Fax : 514-364-2627


The Centre de documentation collégiale (CDC) is proud to present this new College Documentation Bulletin’s issue:

The Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Quebec Colleges,

by Alice Havel and Odette Raymond.

Along with the continual growth in the number of students with disabilities in colleges over the past 20 years, the associated challenges have become increasingly more complex. Consequently, there has been a paradigm shift emerging that not everyone is ready to adopt. We are gradually moving towards a Universal Design (UD) approach that allows us to respond to the diverse needs of today’s student population. This bulletin is especially for you, the teachers who daily plan and implement the strategies, methods of evaluation and various measures to ensure that as many of your students as possible can succeed, regardless of their differences.

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The Centre de documentation collégiale (CDC) is proud to present this new College Documentation Bulletin’s issue.

Academic Motivation,

By Isabelle Cabot.

Motivation is a very broad field of knowledge that can be applied to different life contexts to better understand them and influence their course. Cultivating one’s health is one such context. Learning is another. This annotated bibliography addresses the area of academic motivation, a more precise field than motivation alone and yet still extensive. An impressive number of concepts are related to it, among which there is a lot of overlap. Researchers choose some of these elements to express various views of motivation in the form of models. We can then choose the view or views that best meet our needs and use them to build a research plan or a pedagogical strategy. By means of this exercise, my goal is to clarify the main motivational concepts that apply in education while limiting myself to the literature available at the CDC in order for college reader to have access to them free of charge.

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The Centre de documentation collégiale (CDC) is proud to present this new College Documentation Bulletin’s issue.

Summative Assessment,

by Robert Howe.

Summative assessment is almost an everyday topic of discussion. All teachers assess student learning; always in a “summative” way and almost always in a “formative” way. For many, summative assessment is the assessment that “counts,” and formative assessment is the one that “does not count.”

This literature review might seem outdated to some, because almost all the texts that deal with learning assessment are explicitly or implicitly rooted in summative assessment. It is, however, important to go back in order to reconnect with the basic principles of measurement and evaluation. This is what we offer in this selection of documents—references that are all conducive to reflection.

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The Association québécoise de pédagogie collégiale (AQPC) will hold its 36th annual symposium June 8 to 10, 2016 in Québec City.iPad-mini-4-with-overclocked-A8-processor-and-2GB-RAM

Visit the CDC’s librarians in the Exhibitor’s hall at the AQPC (stand #38) to discover, the open archive of the Quebec college network, for a chance to win an iPad mini 4! To participate, you must fill out the form available at the CDC’s stand.

The draw will take place during the break at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 9 in the Exhibitor’s hall.

To learn more about and open access, attend the CDC’s workshop: workshop 802, ÉDUQ: pour le libre accès aux publications du réseau collégial. Consult the program.

You will find renewed resources to explore and a new user-friendly search tool on your college education special library’s website.

We improved our web interface in order to continue to better assist you with the services you need:


A user account at the CDC provides access to specialized databases in Education (ProQuest, LearnTechLib (EdITLib)), ebooks (EBSCO eBook, Ebrary), lets you create alerts to be notified when new documents are available in ÉDUQ and even deposit your publication in ÉDUQ!

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