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
We offer the following services:
- Drop-in during office hours (Fall and Winter semesters: Weekdays, 9:00am–4:00pm)
- Submit your paper/assignment and we will return it to you in a timely fashion (See the submission disclaimer at the bottom of this page.)
- 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.
Library and Writing Resources
Heritage Writing & Citation Guides
- Heritage Manual of Style [version 2.0] — 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.
Writing & Citation Helps
- Reference Management Software — Zotero and Mendeley (Upgrading to reference management software is only recommended for students who have mastered manually citing in Turabian/Chicago!)
- Purchase a copy of 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. (Note: purchasing this book as a kindle book also has the benefit of being fully text-searchable, making it much easier to find what you are looking for!)
- Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) Online. A copy of CMOS (17th ed.; 2017) is available on reserve in the library. (Note: Turabian and Chicago are the same style.)
- 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.
- Purdue OWL: Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed.
- SBTS Writing Center: The Writing Center at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has provided a vast array of resources to help students with academic writing. We commend this website to you and we are very thankful to the SBTS Writing Center for making this material available to the public. (Note: Keep in mind that SBTS has their own writing style that, while similar to Heritage, does differ. Please be sure that you are following the Heritage Manual of Style instead of another style when writing your papers.)
- Purdue OWL: ESL Resources
Databases for Journal Articles & eBooks
- 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) — A large digital library of religious and theological resources. Access books/eBooks, articles, journals, databases, and subject guides.
- Instructions on how to get access: After clicking on a resource, select Heritage College and Seminary from the drop-down list and then enter your myHeritage PersonID (Note: Your PersonID is not the same as your Student ID: Instructions on how to identify your PersonID)
- Exclusively available to Heritage Theological Seminary students, faculty, and staff (Alumni, College students, and community borrowers must visit the library in person to access this database. See Library Staff for assistance)
- Those without permission to access the DTL2 can make use of the Open Access Digital Theology Library (OADTL): A curated digital library of high-quality content in religious studies and related disciplines from publisher websites, institutional repositories, scholarly societies, archives, and stable public domain collections. Access over 198,000 books, 10,000,000 articles, 6,200 journals, 85 databases, and 5 research aids
- ProQuest – Access to Ebook Central, Religion Database, and Public/Open Access Content Database
- This database is only accessible on the school’s network. Patrons may use the computers (i.e, “workstations”) located in the Library (see Library Staff for assistance)
Other Helpful Websites for Research
- Biblical Studies Database: Over 45,000 open-access theological journal articles.
- Atla Religion & Theological Digital Library: Over 125,000 digitized items.
- Project Gutenberg: Over 60,000 free e-books.
- Internet Archive: Free archive of over 670 billion items.
- Google Books: Over 10 million free e-books.
- Google Scholar: A simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other websites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.
- HathiTrust Digital Library: A partnership of academic and research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.
- Christian Classics Ethereal Library: A digital library of hundreds of classic Christian books.
- Best Commentaries: Reviews and ratings of works in biblical and theological studies, including biblical commentaries, systematic theologies, and monographs.
- WorldCat: Holdings from over 10,000 libraries worldwide.
- Index Theologicus: An international bibliography of theology and religious studies.
- Bavinck Review: A peer-reviewed electronic journal published annually in the spring by the Bavinck Institute at Calvin Seminary.
- Christian Reformed Church Periodical Index: This database contains over 100,000 records and provides access to bibliographic citations for the Banner and other CRC-related publications.
- Calvinism Resources Database: This database provides bibliographic information for articles, essays, and lectures produced from the 16th century to the present which deal with John Calvin and 16th century Calvinism.
- Post-Reformation Digital Library: This is a select database of digital books relating to the development of theology and philosophy during the Reformation and Post-Reformation/Early Modern Era (late 15th-18th c.). Late medieval and patristic works printed and referenced in the early modern era are also included.
- Digital Library of Abraham Kuyper: A collaborative project of the Princeton Theological Seminary Library and the Free University’s Historical Documentation Center for Dutch Protestantism.
- The Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University: A comprehensive, fully searchable, critical, annotated online edition of the papers of Jonathan Edwards, a corpus of some 100,000 pages of sermons, notebooks, letters, and treatises. It is integrated with Scripture citations, primary sources—referenced by Edwards—and relevant scholarly books and articles.
- Princeton Theological Seminary’s Digital Collections: More than 150,000 digital pages of monographs and serials, in addition to portraits and photographs. See especially the Theological Commons.
- Perseus Digital Library: Online collection covering the history, literature, and culture of the Greco-Roman World. Includes both texts (original language and translations) and digital images.
- The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Entries from specialized philosophers around the internet.
- Canadiana: A database of digitized documents related to Canadian history and heritage.
- The Canadian Encyclopedia: Over 19,000 articles and entries on Canadian people, places, events, and ideas.
- Search the library collection using the Heritage Library Online Catalogue.
- Visit the Library homepage
Submission Disclaimer: 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.