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Reg Erhardt Library Digest

September 2022

📚 Borrow books and so much more

  • The Library has a collection of Windows laptops for students and staff to borrow for up to one week.
  • Bored? Come borrow one of the Library’s many board games. We recently added 11 new games to our collection, including Happy Little Dinosaurs, Codenames, and Betrayal at the House of the Hill.
  • Your course textbooks are available to borrow from the Library for up to four hours at a time.
  • You can check your Library Account (using your MySAIT credentials) to see what items you have loaned out and when they were due.

🙇🏽‍♀️ Group study and quiet spaces

ℹ️ We are here to help

  • The Library provides walk-up service for research and citation support at our Information Desk or through online chat. For in-depth research and citation support, you can book an appointment with the library liaison dedicated to your school.
  • Visit the Library FAQ for helpful information about the Library’s space, services, and resources. There are also tip sheets/GIFs, which show you how to use some of our more popular resources.
  • Do you have a suggestion for the Library? Let us know through our online suggestion box.

September 2022 book list: Back-to-school

This month check out some of the Library’s eBooks on student success, health, and study skills to help you plan and prepare for the upcoming academic year.

Search our collection to find additional resources or submit your suggestions for the purchase of new materials!

Cover of the book Learning Online: The Student Experience

Learning Online: The Student Experience (2020)

Author: George Veletsianos

This book presents stories from actual students and shows how diverse their experiences with online learning are. The author hopes that understanding learners better will help instructors design education better. The reader has access to many different situations and stories about students learning in a digital environment. Instructors, academic chairs, and of course, students will appreciate the candidness and real-life details of these students conquering digital learning. 

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Book cover of The Ultimate College Student Health Handbook

The Ultimate College Student Handbook: Your Guide to Everything from Hangovers to Homesickness (2020)

Author: Jill Grimes and Nicole Grimes

This award-winning book delivers mental and physical health information that is credible, accurate, and evidence-based for students to confidently access and make decisions while away from home. Readers will like how the medical information is laid out by body parts and how it covers more than fifty medical and social conditions such as pink eye, test anxiety, hangovers, public washroom panic, nose bleeds, DIY First Aid, and much more. This resource provides reliable answers (sometimes, funny) and solutions to life’s ups and downs at college. 

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Book cover of Study With Me: Effective Bullet Journaling Techniques, Habits and Hacks to be Successful, Productive, and Organized

Study With Me: Effective Bullet Journaling Techniques, Habits, and Hacks to be Successful, Productive, and Organized (2020)

Author: Jasmine Shao and Alyssa Jagan

This is a book to help you with note taking and it will teach you how to select and write more effective notes for studying. Learn how to use easy, bullet journaling methods to capture important points within a book chapter, article, or scholarly paper. Adapt and change notes and ideas to suit particular studying needs. Also, the authors have suggestions and ways for organizing time, arranging and setting up ideas for page and spread layouts on research topics. Beginner and advanced students will find this resource useful because the hacks and tips will help them learn how to note-take and be organized.

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Cover of the book Self-care for College Students: From Orientation to Graduation, 150+ Easy Ways to Stay Happy, Healthy, and Stress-free

Self-care for College Students: From Orientation to Graduation, 150+ Easy Ways to Stay Happy, Healthy, and Stress-free (2019)

Author: Julia Dellitt

This book covers the importance of allotting time for personal wellness in order to be successful at college. Taking advantage of some of these simple self-care tips and gratifying activities will help one tackle and deal with what one is facing. The reader will learn how to spend their time wisely in healthy and stress-free ways while they are attending college.

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Book cover or Letters to a New Student: Tips to Study Smarter from a Psychologist

Letters to a New Student: Tips to Study Smarter from a Psychologist (2019)

Author: Gary W. Wood

Any new or returning student or anyone with interest in lifelong learning will be surprised that this is not just another study skills workbook.  These are letters that describe real life problems with helpful learning strategies and study skills. The best part is that you get to decide how you read it - in any order you choose as it’s laid out in short, enticing tidbits of helpful learning and study tips.

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Book cover of How to be a Successful Student: 20 Study Habits Based on the Science of Learning

How to Be a Successful Student: 20 Study Habits Based on the Science of Learning (2019)

Author: Richard E. Mayer

This book focuses on 20 top study habits to help you learn based on the science of learning. These welcoming suggestions will help you develop valuable ways to study and eliminate unproductive ones in order to be effective and successful. Learning and applying just one study habit will provide you with a sense of achievement and set you in the right direction in your studies.

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Featured resource

PrepSTEP provides you with a wide collection of academic and career-related resources. Brush up basic computer skills, prepare for your math and science tests, practice core English skills, and develop better study and time management skills to help you succeed at SAIT and beyond.

PrepStep contains:

  • tutorials for improving math, science, English and basic computer skills
  • resources to help you improve your study, time management, and information literacy skills
  • preparation and practice exams for TOEFL, TOEIC, and Canadian Citizenship
  • career research resources and strategies to help you communicate and network in a professional environment.

PrepSTEP is available to all current students, faculty, and staff. If prompted, use your mySAIT credentials to log in.

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