Resources for Online: Learning

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

We invite and encourage both prospective and enrolled students to learn more about available services by visiting the Office of Accessibility Resources and Services website or calling our office at (501) 450-3613 to make an appointment with a member of our staff.


Citation Resources

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
This is a reputable website that provides resources for appropriately conducting research and citing sources.  It includes extensive guides for using APA, MLA, Chicago, and AMA formatting styles.

UCA Center for Writing and Communicationlogo for CWC Center for Writing & Communication
The mission of the Center for Writing and Communication is to guide students through the composing process for any writing project or oral presentation, for any class, at any stage of the process.

APA Basics
This webpage is based on the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, published in October of 2019.


Office of Student Success

The Office of Student Success at UCA supports students through services such as academic workshops, tutoring, and student success coaching. We can help you reach your academic goals through:

  • The teaching of better study strategies,
  • Instruction in goal-setting and time management skills,
  • Access to tutoring and academic support,
  • Support from peer coaches and mentors, and
  • Use of online resources and communication tools.

In addition to in-person academic workshops, the Office of Student Success also offers the following online workshops through StudentLingo.  Each workshop includes a Certificate of Completion. Available workshop topics include:

  • Success Strategies
  • Academic & Career Exploration
  • Learning to Learn
  • Reading & Writing Strategies
  • Personal Management


Torreyson Library: Off-Campus Access

The Torreyson Library website gives access to a plethora of library materials. Access to most of our resources (library databases, eBooks, online full-text journals, etc.) is available when you are doing your research off-campus.

  • Most library resources are reserved for UCA students, faculty, and staff and you will be asked to log in when using resources away from campus. 
  • When you select a database from the library’s A-Z Databases a login screen will appear. Log in using your myUCA username and password. 
  • Once logged in, you will be redirected to the selected database and will remain logged in until you close your browser, even if you switch databases. 

Note: When you are on campus, our system will recognize you and grant immediate access.

If you have difficulty with this process, please call the Reference Desk at (501) 450-5224.


Online Learning Readiness

The eLearnReady survey is a free tool for helping students determine their readiness for online learning. The 43 question survey measure strengths and weaknesses in nine different areas. It can be taken online or on a mobile device.

Once the survey is complete, students will receive a graphical report that includes study tips and videos for being a successful online learner. This report can be shared with their instructors as well, who can use this information to further support their students.