Academic Skills (ASk) Program

The ASk, or Academic Skills, program provides support for your research and writing as well as instruction in using the library databases and resources.

Orientations & Tours

Regis College Student Orientation includes a library orientation as well as academic reading and writing presentations.

TST Library Tour.  Monday September 10, 2012 from 3:00 – 5:00. Meet in front of the TST building at  47 Queens Park Crescent East

This tour introduces students to all the TST libraries.

Tours and Orientations for specific groups, individuals or on specific topics are available on request

Workshops

Workshops are offered each semester. They are 45 minutes long and are held on Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:15 in the library computer lab.  Register by e-mail, by phone at 416 922 5474 or in person at the library circulation desk.

Introduction to the Catalogue
Time Management
Searching ATLA
Cite it Right – Citations in Turabian Style
RefWorks – citation management program
E-Resources – What? How? Where?
 

Librarian Consultations

Individual consultations with a librarian are available on a wide range of topics from research help and strategies to any of our workshop topics. For brief questions feel free to drop in. For longer topics please make an appointment by e-mail.

Workshop Descriptions

 
Introduction to the Catalogue
September 12, 2013 9:30 - 10:15
Using "love" as your example you will learn to find books and e-resources anywhere in the University of Toronto library system. Search authors, subjects, etc, manage your results so there are not too many or too few, find citation information, save and export your results. Workshop includes time for hands-on practice and a handout for future reference.
 
Searching in ATLA
September 19, 2013 9:30 - 10:15
Learn how to find, articles, essays and book reviews, how to connect to full text journal articles, grow your bibliographies, expand or narrow your search topic, and how to find your citation formats, and save and export your results. Workshop includes time for hands-on practice and a handout for future reference.
 
E-Resources What? How? Where?
September 26, 2013 9:30 - 10:15
E-resources are everywhere. E-books, E-journals and websites can be excellent and convenient resources for your papers and assignments. Learn how to find and use academic e-resources, and how to cite them in your notes and bibliographies. Workshop includes time for hands-on practice and a handout for future reference.
 
Cite it Right - Citations in Turabian Style
October 3, 2013 9:30 - 10:15
When and why do you need to cite your sources of information? Learn this as well as how to format footnotes, and bibliographies for all kinds of print and e-resources in Turabian style as required in most Regis College courses. Handout included.
 
RefWorks  - Citation Manager
October 10, 2013 9:30 - 10:15
Discover how using citation management software can help you save time, increase accuracy, and reduce stress when you are researching and writing long assignments – e.g. term papers and theses.  This basic orientation to RefWorks citation management software will show you how to organize and store references discovered during the research process as well as how to create formatted bibliographies.
 
Time Management Seminar
not offered Fall 2013
Where has the time gone? If you are overwhelmed by deadlines and competing priorities or struggling to make your schedule work and to reflect your values and priorities, this two part seminar will provide solutions. You will learn how to discern what your use of time reveals about your values and priorities, and you will learn to work SMART not hard.