Build Your Skills

Resources in the Library

Student Learning Services
Attend a workshop or structured study session, access online resources and more support for your learning.

Workshops
We offer undergraduate and graduate level workshops throughout the fall and winter semesters. Check the schedule and register today to reserve your spot. 

Library Research Guides
Discover recommended resources for your subject and guides to help you improve your academic skills.

Writing Help 
Get free, one-on-one writing help, online or in person, at any stage of your project. 

Math & Stats Help
Bring your homework for drop-in help. Primarily for first year and introductory math courses.

Study Skills Help
Attend workshops or sign up for one-to-one consultations on topics such as time management, note taking and exam prep skills.

Grad Help
Get information and resources especially for graduate students including thesis help, publishing your work, student-supervisor relationships, and more. 

Assignment Planner 
Use this online tool to plan your academic assignment. Enter you start and due date for your research paper and this tool will walk you through each step of the process. 

Learn how to

Develop your topic
A great paper or assignment begin with a strong topic. Learn how to understand your assignment and develop a topic that will set you up for success. 

Formulate a search strategy
Get the most out of your online searches - whether in USearch, the Library catalogue, journal databases, or Google - by developing a solid search strategy. 

Evaluate sources
Not all information sources are created equal. Learning to evaluate the information you find in books, journals, and online will help you identify sources that are appropriate for your work. 

Use citation styles and reference management tools
Learn how to cite sources in your research paper using APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, ACS and ASA. This guide also provides information about citing legal and government publications, data and statistics, and archival materials. Discover how using reference manager tools can save you time and keep your resources organized.