MACP, Finding Empirical Research

MACP, Finding Empirical Research Identifying types of research involves a combination of both knowledge of database features, as well as experience and education.  Here are some considerations. Database Functions The easiest way to identify types of research is by using available database features, such as those in EBSCO Academic database.  For example, when you conduct […]

Problem Linking to Course Readings

Problem Linking to Course Readings Sometimes a link from a course site (syllabus) can be problematic for any number of technical reasons. In such cases, we ask students to do the following:  Right click the link, and open in a different tab. Try using a different web browser. Clear the browser’s ‘cache’ ( you can […]

MACP, Finding General Information in Journal Databases

MACP, Finding General Information in Journal Databases The search for general information for a presentation or project can be challenging in Journal databases. Journal databases are not like books, encyclopedias, or general glossaries. They tend to address specific interventions, developments, treatments, etc.  However, you do have strategies for finding an array of information within such […]

MACP First Term Books

MACP First Term Books Please note,  we cannot guarantee books for courses more than a term ahead (note that the first required book for 6104 “Foundations of Professional Psychology” is available for free in our online library in “EBSCO Academic” database). Please read carefully the What? Where? And When? concerning textbooks. Review the specific Counselling […]

Learning Accessibility Technology & Options

Learning Accessibility Technology & Options This brief entry provides information on current Learning Accessibility technology, such as Text-to-Speech functionality.  For specific information on accessibility strategies, please contact the Accessibility Office [email protected]. Select here for the list: Accessibility Technology

Accessing an Ebook

Accessing an Ebook Yorkville University has a small but growing list of ebooks. All but one are universally accessible. Here are some key instructions for accessing an ebook. 1) Searching for an Ebook using Discovery The primary way to identify an ebook is by means of a simple search of our Discovery Service search option. […]

Bookstore, eBook Purchase

Bookstore, eBook Purchase When you purchase an eBook from the university bookstore, please note the following: Even a purchase of an eBook may require the bookstore to process the request, which can take up to 12-24 hours during normal business hours. If you purchase an eBook over the weekend, it may take until Monday morning […]

BBA Online, BUSI 2063 Marketing (Access to MindTap)

BBA Online, BUSI 2063 Marketing (Access to MindTap) Students using books from Cengage/Nelson publishers sometimes wish to have access to their online resources, such as ebooks, videos, etc.  This brief entry provides a way to access the online resources for the current book, MKTG 4th edition. For access, you need the Course Link and Course […]

APA 7th Ed., Key Links

APA 7th Ed., Key Links Our academic departments are slowly making the transition to the APA 7th edition, for those departments and students already using the newest 7th edition, here are some general support sites. Ask the APA Style experts on Twitter Ask the APA Style experts on Facebook A free Academic Writer® tutorial: Basics […]

English is Not My First Language

English is Not My First Language The English language can be challenging at times for a native English speaker. When English is your second or third language it can seem nearly impossible. However, with hard work and practice it is possible to have a good handle on your writing skills. Before you begin writing your […]

Using Articles

Using Articles In Grammar, Articles are special modifiers that appear before nouns or noun phrases. Like other adjectives, they help clarify the meaning of the noun in your sentence. There are only two articles in the English language: the and a (and its variant an, used before a word that starts with a vowel sound). […]

Affect vs. Effect

Affect vs. Effect The majority of the time you use affect with an a as a verb and effect with an e as a noun. When Should You Use Affect? Affect with an a means “to influence,” as in, “The D in Math affected Bill’s GPA,” or “The rain affected Amy’s hairdo.” Affect can also […]