Loyola University Chicago

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Academic Services

Center for Tutoring and Academic Excellence

The Center for Tutoring and Academic Excellence (CTAE) offers a collaborative learning model for small group tutoring, tutor-led study halls, academic support workshops, and academic coaching. Currently, CTAE offers online tutoring for PSYC 304 in the RN-to-BSN program. Students can e-mail tutoring@luc.edu with any questions.

Library Tools for Distance Education Students

Requesting Library Materials
Distance Education students may request home delivery of books that are available at Cudahy and Lewis Libraries and scanned copies of articles and book chapters from libraries worldwide. All requests for books, book chapters, and articles should be made using ILLiad. Select “Distance Education” as your pickup location and provide the address where you would like your materials delivered. You can update this information at any time by logging in to your account and clicking "Change Contact Information." Articles and book chapters will typically be sent to you as PDFs and books will be sent by US priority mail to your home or office, all free of charge. You will be notified if we are unable to fill your request.

Due to the large volume of requests we receive, we cannot take requests over the phone or by e-mail. If you have difficulty accessing ILLiad, contact the Interlibrary Loan department.

Returning Library Materials
Books from the LUC libraries will arrive stamped with a due date. Books must arrive at the library on or before this due date, so please allow sufficient time if you are returning your books by mail. You are responsible for the timely and safe return of library materials. Return all books in person or by US mail using the original packaging and enclosed postage-paid mailing label to:

Interlibrary Loan
Cudahy Library
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660

Renewing Books
Renewals may be requested before the due date by logging in to your library account (not ILLiad).

Fines
Regular fines apply to overdue materials.

Limitations
The following item types are not available for home delivery: Reserves, Reference, and other non-circulating material; AV (CDs, DVDs, VHS); Popular Reading collection; Interlibrary Loan books; titles that are available in the library’s ebook collection. Students may request up to 20 books per semester.

Research Assistance

Research Guides
Research Guides are available for a wide variety of subject areas and courses. You’ll also find tips for using research tools such as WorldCat Local, RefWorks, and citation guides.

School of Education Cohorts
For tips on finding books, articles, and other materials related to your topic, see the Cohorts section of the library’s Education Research Guide or contact Tracy Ruppman, Subject Specialist for Education, at truppman@luc.edu or 312.915.6949.

Call, e-mail, or text a reference librarian for help (http://libraries.luc.edu/ask) with research or off-campus access to online resources.

For any other questions contact: Jennifer Stegen at 773.508.6022 or jstegen@luc.edu.

Student Advising

Please contact directly the department or program offering your online program.

Writing Center

The Writing Center provides online tutoring for all students. Anyone with a Loyola user ID and password can sign up for an appointment to meet with an online tutor. When making an appointment, the student can choose either the Lake Shore Campus or the Water Tower Campus, and will then be given the option of signing up for an online session.

The Writing Center also has many online writing resources and guidelines available through their website that apply to all stages of the writing process, from getting started and pre-writing to drafting, revising and editing. Their website also contains links to other helpful resources, such as Purdue’s Online Writing Center and MLA and APA guides to citing and documenting sources.

The Writing Center uses WC Online for its online tutoring sessions. With WC Online both the student and tutor can view the document and any changes made to it in real time, and communicate with each other via chat. The chat bar keeps a record of the session that is accessible to the student for the duration of the semester. WC Online has audio-visual capability as well. Visit the Writing Center webpage for more information.

Contact: Amy Kessel at 773.508.2682 or akessel@luc.edu.