Resources for students

Library resources

In Arts First classes, you might meet and work with a librarian. Librarians, and the Library itself, are important resources on campus to support you in your academic work. Librarians can help you choose academic materials, act as information experts, and teach students how to conduct introductory research in the university setting.

Research guide

A librarian can provide a subject guide with recommended resources specific to your class and can meet with you individually or in small groups to help you with your questions.

Who is my librarian?

Librarians at the University of Waterloo work with specific academic programs as they have specialized research expertise in those areas. Your librarian’s information may be listed on your class guide, or a listing of librarians by their areas of specialization.

Writing and Communication Centre

Check out the wide range of academic support provided by the Writing and Communication Centre:

Student Success Office

Connect with the Student Success Office to take advantage of the numerous study skills tips and workshops they offer.

Current Students portal

Visit the Current Students website for more resources to support your academic success and opportunities to get involved.

AccessAbility Services

Whether you have a known or unknown disability, illness, or condition, AccessAbility Services can help you develop an individualized academic accommodation plan for all components of your academic career.

Ask your instructor!

Contact your instructor or visit them during office hours. Check your syllabus for office hour times and locations.