Student Learning Centre
The Student Learning Centre (SLC) is an initiative at Heritage, the purpose of which is to equip students for the rigours of postsecondary education. The SLC offers a number of free services, many of which are listed below. College and Seminary students are encouraged to make use of these services. The SLC serves as an extension of the Library, and as a result can be found in the Academic Building. The SLC is headed by our Library and Learning Centre Director, Jordan Senécal.
Get assistance with:
- Formatting a paper
- Improving your writing
- Editing and proof-reading
- Forming a thesis statement
- Managing your assignments
There are various options you can pursue:
- Drop-in during office hours (Weekdays, 9:00am–4:00pm)
- Submit your paper/assignment and we will get it back to you in a timely fashion*
- Contact us to request assistance and we will get back to you as soon as possible
Need extra assistance?
We can help connect you to a private tutor who will work with you one-on-one to achieve your academic goals. (Disclaimer: Private tutors are not included in the services covered by the SLC. Tutors come at an additional cost to the student.)
To get set up with a tutor, please contact Jordan Senécal.
- Writing and Study Guides:
- Heritage Manual of Style [version 1.1] — This document provides you with our formatting and citation standards for all assignments here at Heritage. It has replaced the previous document known as Survivor’s Secrets (Not to be confused with our new Survivor’s Secrets document)
- Survivor’s Secrets — A collection of write-ups and tips to help you succeed as a student here at Heritage. Topics include organization, scheduling, how to study, how to write an essay, how to write a book review, how to write a journal/reflection, as well as others.
- Citation Tools — Zotero and Mendeley (Upgrading to citation software is only recommended for students who have mastered manually citing in Turabian/Chicago!)
- Other citation aids:
- Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (9th ed.; 2018) is available in limited quantities on reserve in the library or for purchase (paperback / kindle)
Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) Online (Note: Turabian and Chicago are the same style.) A copy of CMOS (17th ed.; 2017) is available on reserve in the library.
- For biblical studies, The SBL Handbook of Style (2nd ed.; 2014) is also a helpful resource. You may view/download the Student Supplement, or consult the full edition that is available on reserve in the library.
- Heritage Library Online Catalog
- EBSCOhost – Access to EBSCO eBook Collection, Atla Religion Database with AtlaSerials, Christian Periodical Index (CPI), and SocINDEX databases
- To obtain login credentials, please contact us.
- Digital Theological Library 2 (DTL2)
- Exclusively available to Heritage Theological Seminary students, faculty, and staff (College students and community borrowers must visit library in-person to access; see Library Staff for assistance)
- A massive digital library of religious and theological studies. Access books, articles, journals, databases, and subject guides
- After clicking on a resource, select Heritage College and Seminary from the drop down list and then enter your myHeritage PersonID (how to identify your PersonID)
- ProQuest – Access to Ebook Central, Religion Database, and Public/Open Access Content Database
- This database is only accessible from the computers (“Workstations”) located in the Library (see Library Staff for assistance)
- Other helpful websites:
- Biblical Studies Database (over 45,000 open-access theological journal articles): biblicalstudies.org.uk
- Atla Religion & Theological Digital Library (over 125,000 digitized items): dl.atla.com
- Project Gutenberg (over 60,000 free eBooks): gutenberg.org
- Internet Archive (free archive of over 670 billion items): archive.org
- Google Books (over 10 million free eBooks): books.google.com
- HathiTrust Digital Library: hathitrust.org
As the aim of the SLC is to facilitate student success, we welcome your input as to how best we can achieve that goal. For more information, or to make suggestions, please contact Jordan Senécal.
*We request that submissions be made no later than one week before they are due, in order to provide sufficient time for reviewing and returning the assignment to you. We encourage submissions to be made whenever the paper is ready to be reviewed, however, if it is due less than a week from when you submit it, we may not have sufficient time to get to it and therefore it will not be read/reviewed. We also reserve the right to limit our editing/proof-reading services of major papers to one per semester per student, though this limitation is often not necessary. Thank you for your understanding.