Online resources

Do you like to learn things on your own, on your own time? Or perhaps you want to ask for help, but no one is available? Our comprehensive list of online resources should keep you busy for a while.

Learn valuable strategies and information by selecting any of the resource topics. Whether you are looking to improve your skills, reach new goals, or try something different, our online resources can provide strategies and tips to help you grow.


Explore the resources below to enhance your learning.

  • Quizlet: Create and print vocabulary flashcards with pictures
  • Creates vocabulary tests; includes plain language dictionary specializing in academic and business vocabulary; usage examples include books and periodicals
  • Wordsmyth Glossary Maker: Create your own glossary
  • Language Guide: Vocabulary grouped by topic, beginner level




  • Mathwords: Defines, illustrates, and exemplifies terms and formulas from beginning algebra to calculus

ESSAYS & Citation Styles:

  • Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL): The essential online resource for all questions regarding academic writing, including essay formats, academic writing style for different disciplines, grammar, and citation styles.

The UBC Okanagan Calendar defined plagiarism as a form of academic misconduct in which “an individual submits or presents the oral or written work of another persona as his or her own”. Plagiarism is when there is no recognition of sources, other authors, etc. People are sometimes unaware of the necessity of citing every source, how much overlap between texts would be considered plagiarism, or simply careless about the information they are including in their paper.


When you use the words or ideas of others in a paper or presentation, you must remember to reference your sources.