APA is the citation format that Oak Point requires students to learn and understand for all research assignments.
The Library has a station with physical handouts of paper format examples, citation FAQs, and more. Download and view all APA materials on the Writing Guide! Need writing help? Utilize TutorMe! This is located in Brightspace. It is free and unlimited for all students needing writing assistance.
The library offers earplugs to muffle your classmates' noises and the Wicker Park campus library has a QUIET ROOM in the back.
Noise complaints will be taken seriously. There is no eating or talking allowed in this area.
Q: Can I eat in the Resource Center?
A: Yes! But if you spill it, please clean it up.
Q: Where do I find Professor Such and Such?
A: Employees at the main desk in either location can help you locate specific professors, IT, Computer lab, Sim lab, phone numbers and email. All staff and faculty members have this contact list. Don’t feel shy. Just ask.
Q: Can I check out more than one book?
A: Yes! You can check out as many books as you can carry. You can only check out books if previously checked out books are not late.
Q: Can I take a Required Textbook book out of the Library?
A: Only into the lounge. Since the library staff holds your ID hostage, we know how to track you down if books are not returned. Mwahahaha.
Q: I forgot my password to ____/I can’t access my ______ account. Can you help?
A: Unfortunately, no. Library staff members do not have access to those accounts. The IT department can help!
Q: How do I get an ATI book?
A: Two ways: All ATI books are accessible online via the ATI testing website or available for download on every course guide that has an ATI. Go here to view the tutorial! The second way is to come to the library and check out a copy from the circulation collection. There are only a few copies of each book.
Q: When do ATIs start?
A: At the end of your second term. Look at the table to see which classes have ATI exams.
Q: Why can’t print this PowerPoint from Brightspace?
A: Because you have to download it to the computer first. Download it anywhere on the computer, then open the file. Then click the “Enable Editing” button. Now you can print.
Q: Can I print double sided?
A: Yes! The Chicago Resource Center printer does print double sided.
Q: Do I have to reserve the Silent Area to use it?
A: No. Just go on in, but please be silent. No food and no talking, please.
Q: A student is being loud and I’m having a hard time concentrating. Can you help?
A: Absolutely! Library staff members have no problem reminding people that they need to be quiet.
Q: I got an awful grade on my test. What do I do?!
A: Library staff members locate better materials to explain your subject matter, but you should definitely visit the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) and utilize the peer tutors as well! Peer tutors have been through the same program as you and they know all the tricks of the trade to successfully pass your class! That's why they were hired as peer tutors.
Q: Does the Chicago Resource Center have remote printing?
A: Unfortunately, no. If the computers are all taken, (and you ask nicely) a library staff member might print something out for you if that’s what you need.
Q: How much does printing cost?
A: It's free!! Woo! But don't print out ATI books or other books. That's our only big printing rule because it's a copyright violation (aka the law).
Q: I need to go somewhere quickly (bathroom/cafeteria) and I don’t want to bring all of my stuff with me. Can you watch it for me?
A: Yes, but you have to bring it to the library main desk if it’s not in a library staff member's line of vision.
Q: Where’s the lost and found?
A: The main desk at the front of the building when you enter. If items are lost in the Resource Center, at the end of the day, they are turned into the main desk at the front of the building.
Q: The Resource Center is packed and the lounge is too noisy. Can I study somewhere else?
A: Yes! There are two campuses and lots of spaces! Please feel free to take some earplugs to help you!
1) The library staff members are here for you! We are available for research assistance, locating materials, and helping you with various assignments. We do our best to assist and answer any university-based question.
2) Student IDs are a must to check out books, textbooks, DVDs and other materials. Books can be checked out for a three week period and are renewed for the rest of the term if no one has requested the checked out item. Hot Pink labeled books can only be used in the library. Physical journals can be copied at the photocopier or scanned in as PDFs.
3) Food and covered drinks are allowed!
4) The library is a quiet zone! We encourage group work next door in the student lounge.
5) Do not write in any library books, including all ATI books. Any markings made by highlighters, pencils, or pens will are immediately noted when books are returned and your student account be charged a replacement fee of the entire material.
The library staff members are here for you! We are available for research assistance, locating materials, and helping you with various assignments. We do our best to assist and answer any university-based question.
To access all library online resources, please use your database login:
Password: lowercase and given in orientation
To download any pdf on the library's guides, use the database login password. It needs to be all lowercase.
Printing is FREE!
Print double sided, please!
Send print jobs to FOLLOWME then use your badge to release the job your convenience.
There are four computers in the center of the library and two computers in the Quiet Room.