The ASk, or Academic Skills, program provides support for your research and writing as well as instruction in using the library databases and resources.
There are four parts to the program.
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 are offered each semester. They are 45 minutes long and are held on Wednesdays from 11:15-12:00 in the library computer lab. Register by e-mail, by phone at 416 922 5474 or in person at the library circulation desk.
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.
Regis Library Blackboard Community
Accessed through the portal this is a collection of resources, links etc on a variety of academic skills including how to research an essay, how to format citations, plagiarism, critical thinking skills etc.
January 9, 2013
Classroom B 11:15 - 12:30pm
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.
Introduction to the Catalogue
January 16, 2012
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.
January 23, 2013
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?
February 6, 2013
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
February 13, 2013
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
February 27, 2013
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.