Resources to Support your Success this Semester
As the new semester begins, it’s a great time to familiarize yourself with resources that will support your success. At the University of Guelph Library, we’re here to support you every step of the way with resources tailored to your unique needs, whether you’re an undergraduate student, graduate student, or faculty member.
Library Services During COVID-19
The library is open for you this semester! A few things to know about using the library:
- Masks must be worn at all times
- Physical distancing guideline of 2m is in effect on all floors except the third and fourth floors, which are designated for group study (group study space is classified as instructional space as per ministry guidelines)
- Food is not permitted (Covered drinks are allowed)
- Access is restricted to vaccinated students, faculty, and staff
- Seating is available on a first come, first served basis
- All book stacks are open for browsing
- Group study rooms can be booked for individual study
- Computers on the second floor and lower level are available
Find out more and keep up to date with changes to library services by visiting our Library Services During COVID-19 page.
Online Appointments and Consultations
Our online appointments and consultations connect you with a staff member or peer consultant who will assist you with a variety of topics. When you book an online appointment, you’ll receive individual, personalized support for your needs. All our appointments are free and confidential.
At an online appointment, we can:
- Provide feedback on your writing in all stages of the writing process
- Support you in developing strategies for organizing your ideas and structuring your thesis, papers, and chapters
- Assist you in controlling procrastination and perfectionism to complete your assignments on time
- Support you in working with data, such as finding the datasets you need for your assignments, research projects, thesis, or dissertation
All our workshops this semester will be online and will support you in developing your academic and professional skills. Some upcoming workshops you may be interested in are:
- Science Communication Toolkit: Impactful Presentations
- Thriving in Action: Connections
- Open Scholarship Series: Open Access, Open Data, and the Tri-Agencies
- Brain Food Online: Graduate Thesis Workshops
Learning Focused Programs
Supported Learning Groups (SLGS)
SLGs are online peer-led study groups held on a weekly basis.
Attending SLGs will give you the opportunity to:
- Gain an in-depth understanding of course content
- Meet other students in your class
- Test your knowledge before tests and exams
Academic Action Program
A semester-long program designed to enhance your academic potential.
Apply for the program to:
- Meet with an academic coach three to six times per semester
- Build a program designed to fit your academic needs
- Balance academics and the rest of your life
Learn more about the Academic Action Program. Think the Academic Action Program may be for you? Applications are accepted through September 30 but may close earlier if capacity is reached.
Online Library Guides
Library guides are custom online guides that bring together relevant resources for a specific topic. Some library guides that may be useful as you start your semester are:
- *New* Writing in the Sciences: Practical guidance on how to use clarity and precision in scientific writing through online, self-directed modules
- Online Learning Guide: Information about learning and studying online, and resources related to motivation, presentations, writing tests, and taking exams
- Writing A-Z: Helpful tips and resources so you can effectively manage your time.
- Study Effectively Guide: Information about how to build effective study habits, edit your notes, and more
Explore all library guides.
Ask us. We’re here to help!