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New Student Guide: Helpful Resources

This LibGuide is designed for the purpose of supporting students new to Yorkville University in their understanding of the library and its resources.

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Student Success and Support

Yorkville University takes your mental health seriously. The Student Success Centre's Mental Health and Wellness section has established a number mental wellness supports for its students. These include numbers for crisis support hotlines, appointments with our mental health and wellness counsellors in person or online, a Mindfulness podcast by MACP graduate Alex Duz, and a selection of tip sheets for quick support for a variety of situations. 

Studiosity is a 24/7 online academic support service available to all students providing math and writing support including ESL writing. This personalized study support connects students to Studiosity specialists around the world, for individualized, just-in-time support. All at no additional cost to students. All students have 9 interactions (3 writing feedback, 9 connect-live), every 6 months, with a Studiosity specialist through:

  • Connect-Live session, working immediately with a Subject Specialist in the interactive classroom, using chat, a collaborative whiteboard, and file sharing.
  • The Writing Feedback service, submitting a file to be reviewed with constructive academic writing feedback coming in less than 24 hours.

The Accessibility and Accommodations Team at Yorkville University should be contacted in the event that you require academic accommodations for a variety of reasons, included but not limited to barriers to access due to disability or faith-based accommodations, in both classroom and testing settings. The Accessibility and Accommodations Team supplies a list of some but not all accommodations for accessibility on their website, as well as a list of resources that may help reduce technology-created access barriers. You can consult these resources here, contact them by email for more information, or book a confidential appointment through PHIPA-compliant software. 

Program Advisors are the first line of communication for students. They are always available to provide resources and information to assist with any challenges students may be faced with in their courses. They can explain your plan of study and provide options that will help with work-life balance. If you are experiencing challenges, speak to your program advisor.

You can get in touch by phone by going to the following pages:


Alternatively, submit your question/request via AskYU and your advisor will get in contact with you.


YU LibGuides

There are three types of guides at YU:

  1. Program Pages

Program Pages are guides that specifically focus on a program of study at YU, whether it is the BBA, the MACP, or another of the many programs YU offers! These guides offer links to reference sources, link to helpful eBooks in the library catalog, and share resources that will be helpful to students as they navigate their program. If you are searching the LibGuides site by type, these will appear in the Subject Guides.

  1. General Guides

General guides provide information on mostly broadly applicable academic skills; for example, the Research 101 guide will help students in all programs develop online research skills that will help them answer DQs and find material for their papers.

  1. Learning Pathways

Learning Pathways are more specific than the other two types of guides. These step-by-step guides will lead students through a particular assignment, or type of assignment, from beginning to end. They may also address other step-by-step learning opportunities, like troubleshooting library access issues. If you are searching the LibGuides site by type, these will appear in the Topic Guides. 

LibGuides of Note

Helpful Guides

The guides in the list below are particularly helpful guides for new students at YU looking to familiarize themselves with library services, the online library and its databases (as well as how to search in them!), and APA 7, the mandatory citation style at YU.

Finding the Librarians

Steeles Campus, Ontario

You can ask questions in person on the Steeles Campus! Find library staff members Sarah Van Sickle, our resource management librarian, or Melissa Discola, our library technician, in office 143.

New Westminster Campus, British Columbia

Meetings in person with New West's campus librarian, instruction and academic support librarian Nell Beaudry McLachlan, are by appointment in office 369. Contact her by email here in order to set up an appointment.