Resources for Online: Learning

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 UCA Center for Writing & 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 6th edition, second printing, of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association published in August of 2009.

Office of Student Success

The Office of Student Success at UCA is here for our students.  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.

Common services this office provides include academic workshops, tutoring services, and student success coaching.

In addition to the 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 StudentLingo video workshop topics include:

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

Torreyson Library: Accessing Resources Off Campus

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 myUCAusername 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 Circulation Desk at (501) 450-3174 or Reference Desk at (501) 450-5224.

Hint: You will still need a Library PIN to access your Library account to see what books you have checked out and recheck as needed.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

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

Is Online Learning For Me?

Making the decision to become an online student is an important one.

At UCA, we want you to make the most informed decision possible. Our goal is your success! The short quiz below will help you to determine if online learning is right for you. Your score will be automatically calculated at the end of the quiz. You will also find a scoring rubric at the end of the quiz to help you make a sound decision. The quiz should take you no longer than 5 minutes to complete.