General Collections

2 Academic Success

Last update: Aug 18/20

Ancillary Resources

Independent Research Guide (CC BY-NC-SA)

This guide to independent research is intended to help students and scholars who lack institutional support, or anyone who might otherwise be looking for some guidance into how to conduct research. It is aimed primarily at philosophers, although several of the points outlined below may be more broadly applicable. The guide is split into three main sections: Finding academic material, critically engaging with texts, and presenting your research.


Reading Texts: An Interactive Workshop This is a Canadian created resource(CC BY-NC-SA)

Reading Texts: An Interactive Workshop guides you through a series of videos and exercises to help you read efficiently and purposefully. The workshop as a part of the Academic Skills Workshop series developed by the KPU Learning Centres.

This is a Canadian created resourceUVic Libraries Research Toolkit (CC BY-NC)

A collection of modules designed to help a student plan and construct a research paper or project.


B.C. Open Textbook Collection: Academic/Career Success This is a Canadian created resource(Various CC licences)

A collection of open textbooks relating to topics on academic and career success.

Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research (CC BY )

Engaging graphics, compelling examples, and easy-to-understand explanations make Choosing and Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research, your most valuable, open access resource for completing research-based writing assignments and projects.

College Success Reading and Learning Objectives (CC BY)

Students first discover what they want from their education, then build a plan to get there. This content takes students through the steps to successfully navigate their journey in higher education. Topics include planning for success, choosing a career path, setting and attaining goals, understanding financial management, developing critical thinking skills, making healthy choices, using effective communication, managing time, developing learning strategies, developing meaningful relationships.

A Different Road to College: A Guide For Transitioning To College For Non-traditional Students (CC BY)

This book is designed to introduce students to the contextual issues of college in the United States. Non-traditional students have an ever-growing presence on college campuses, especially community colleges. This open educational resource is designed to engage students in seeing themselves as college students and understanding the complexity of what that means to their lives.

This is a Canadian created resourceLibrary Skills for 2nd Year Biological Sciences (CC BY)

This tutorial covers the library skills required for students in 200-level Biological Sciences courses with these objectives:

  • Understand the difference between popular and scholarly sources and know the different types of scholarly sources
  • Know how to read a scholarly article
  • Learn how to effectively search for articles and access library material from home
  • Know how to properly cite sources and avoid plagiarism


In Your Own Words – Avoid Plagiarism (CC BY)

Learn to avoid plagiarism pitfalls in this video co-created by staff and students of the University of Edinburgh.

University Skills Video Series This is a Canadian created resource(CC BY)

The KPU Learning Centre’s YouTube channel with video collections on writing skills, time management, reading skills, and critical thinking.

Media Attributions


Icon for the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

OER by Discipline Directory by BCcampus is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Share This Book