College Success Tip #6
Academic Resources
 
What are academic resources? 
Academic resources include all resources from which college students may benefit.  At College of the Canyons, these resources include the library; the Tutoring, Learning, and Computing Lab; and the Zone.  These resources help students conduct research, write papers, and complete tests and assignments successfully. 
 
Why are academic resources important? 
Taking advantage of these academic resources at College of the Canyons promotes success in the classroom.
 
Examples of academic resources
At College of the Canyons, the library provides useful websites, research guides (by subject), MLA and APA guidelines, an online class called Library/Media Technology 100: Introduction to Research, assistance from resource librarians, access to online data bases and computers, and library orientations for entire classes.  Passwords allowing students to access online databases from off-campus are available from instructors and librarians. 
 
The Tutoring, Learning, and Computing (TLC) Lab and the Zone offer free tutoring in most disciplines, computers, and a variety of workshops. 
Tips for employing academic resources
Stay current with technology
  • Consider taking CIT 110: Keyboarding and Document Processing to increase typing speed and understanding of document creation. 
  • Consider taking Counseling 070: Becoming a Successful Distance Learning Student to prepare to take online classes. 
Stay current with success strategies
  • Consider taking Counseling 111: Introduction to College and Strategies for Success
  • Consider taking Counseling 150: College Success
  • Consider taking Library 100: Introduction to Research
Internal links
See links above.
 
External links
Online Databases available through College of the Canyons.
 
Sources:
  1. The Community College Experience by Amy Baldwin (Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2005).
  2. Cornerstone: Building on Your Best, 4th Ed., by Robert M. Sherfield, Rhonda J. Montgomery, and Patricia G. Moody (Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2005).
  3. Becoming a Master Student, 10th Ed., by Dave Ellis (Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003).
  4.  Study Guides and Strategies, http://www.studygs.net/index.htm.
  5. Dartmouth’s Academic Skills Center, http://www.dartmouth.edu/~acskills/success/index.html.