Orientation & Academic Support
Welcome to the Bachelor of Creative Arts Library Support
In this section, we provide some key resource supports for beginning your program. We recommend that you at least review the “Basic Library Orientation”. Additional support tools and important information will be added as needed.
- Basic Library Orientation: This is a brief Library Orientation providing you with the basics of Library navigation.
- EBSCO ebooks: A brief YouTube tutorial on how to read EBSCO ebooks.
- Bloomsbury ebook Tutorial: A brief tutorial on how to use Bloomsbury ebooks.
APA Citation Support
- The Concise APA Handbook, 7th edition (Library eBook): This concise handbook is located in our EBSCO ebook collection.
- APA 7th Edition Quick Study Guide (Library eBook): A brief visual guide to most common APA questions from our library.
- APA 7th Edition Supports: A list of key links for APA supports.
- Zotero Bibliographic Software: FREE bibliographic software that allows you to cite in APA 7th edition, create your own research library, and download the citation for any online resource.
Academic Support & Tutoring
- Tutoring via Student Success Centre: Free online tutoring support for writing, math, business, and many other topics.
Statistics & Data
Creative Arts Data Sources
In this section, we provide sources of data on the creative arts, such as Statistics Canada.
- Culture Statistics: This section of the Statistics Canada site provides information/data on Film & TV, Theatre, music, and other performance arts.
- US Bureau of Economic Analysis, Arts & Culture: The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner.
Government Information Sources
In this section, we provide sources of information related to various aspects of the creative arts, such as tax credits in the film industry.
Federal, Government of Canada
- Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit: The Canadian film or video production tax credit (CPTC) encourages both production in Canada and Canadian programming.
- Canadian Council for the Arts: We champion and invest in artistic excellence through our grants, services, prizes and payments to Canadian artists and arts organizations.
- Ontario Arts Council: The OAC’s grants and services to professional, Ontario-based artists and arts organizations support arts education, Indigenous arts, community arts, crafts, dance, Francophone arts, literature, media arts, multidisciplinary arts, music, theatre, touring, and visual arts.
- Ontario Film & Tax Credit: The OFTTC is a refundable tax credit based upon eligible Ontario labour expenditures incurred by a qualifying production company with respect to an eligible Ontario production. The OFTTC is generally “harmonized” with the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.
Canadian Arts Institutions
In this section, we provide links to Canadian educational, and arts institutions.
Art & Photography
- Canadian Photography Institute: From emerging talent to historical archives and established artists, the Canadian Photography Institute is the place to see and study photography in all its forms. (See also, their publications page.)
- National Gallery of Canada: The strength of the National Gallery of Canada lies in its collection of art, especially Canadian art, and its accessibility to the public across the country. The collection opens the way for appreciation of the finest in artistic expression: The works of art reveal the past, celebrate the present, and probe the future.
- National Theatre School of Canada: Provides incomparable training in French and English to actors, directors, playwrights, designers and production specialists to prepare them to work in professional theatre.
BCA Specific Resources
In this section, we provide links to BCA specific resources in our collection and online.
- Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts: (Library has full-text from 2014-present). Artivate publishes original scholarship that engages with arts entrepreneurship in entrepreneurship theory as applied to the arts, arts entrepreneurship education; arts management; arts and creative industries, public policy and the arts, the arts in community and economic development, nonprofit leadership, social entrepreneurship in or using the arts, evaluation and assessment; and public practice in the arts.