University of Rhode Island Libraries
Welcome to the University Library, everyone!
Discover what's available, what's new, and what's better than ever. For
starters, you'll find new Reference Databases, more computer terminals, and
new HELIN catalog search screens. Here also are guides to using the library,
finding what you need, success strategies, and more. When it comes to
information, it's all here! Have a great semester!
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Here are books, websites, and other resources
with strategies, advice, and tips for success.
Search in the HELIN catalog, using "college student orientation", "study
skills", "college students" for both keyword and subject heading searches.
Books from other HELIN libraries can be borrowed through interlibrary loan.
LB2343.32 .K45 2005
Kennedy, David. How to ace your way through college - and still have a
life!. Broomfield, CO: Wellness Research Publishing, 2005.
LB2343.32 .H36 2002
Hanson, Jennifer. The real freshman handbook. Boston: Houghton
LB2343.32 .C66 2005
Conley, David. College knowledge: what it really takes for students to
succeed and what we can do to get them ready. San Franscisco: Jossey-Bass,
Z719 .L36 2000
Lane, Nancy D. Techniques for student research. New York: Neal-Schuman,
Murray, Thom and Wiley, Linda. Staying power: how to get the B.S.* out of
college* or the B.A. or the degree of your choice. Denton, TX:
University of North Texas Press, 1994.
LB2343.32 .N48 1996
Newman, Richard. The complete guide to college success: what every
student needs to know. New York: New York University Press, 1996.
Z710 .W64 1999
Wolf, Carolyn. Basic Library Skills. Jefferson, NC: McFarland &
Company, Inc., 1999.
Worthington, Janet Farrar and Farrar, Ronald. The ultimate college
survival guide. Princeton, NJ: Peterson's, 1995.
LB2343.32 .W47 2000
Westheimer, Ruth and Lehu, Pierre. Dr. Ruth's guide to college life.
Lanham, MD: Madison Books, 2000.
LB2343.3 .C62 2005.
Cohen, Harlan. The naked roommate: and 107 other issues you might run
into in college.Naperville, Il: Sourcebooks, Inc, 2005.
LB2395 .N545 2003
Nist, Sherrie and Holschuh, Jodi P. College success strategies. New
York: Longman, 2003.
LB2331 .L44 2002
LePore, Ernie and Leslie, Sarah-Jane. What every college student should
know. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2002.
LB2343.32 .R6 1999
Rollins, Joan H. and Zahm, Mary. Secrets of Success in College and Life.Providence,
RI: Rhode Island College, 1999.
access to these electronic books is through the HELIN catalog. Search by
author or title; access is directly from the catalog webpage.
Fry, Ronald. The great big book of how to
study. Boulder, CO: NetLibrary, 2000.
Fry, Ronald. The great big book of personal
productivity. Boulder, CO: NetLibrary, 2000.
Rogak, Lisa. Smart guide to managing your
time. New York: Cader Books, 1999.
Bly, Robert W. 101 ways to make every second
count: time management tips and techniques for more success with less
stress. Franklin Lakes, NJ: Career Press, 1999. NetLibrary, 1999.
Right here on campus:
The Academic Enhancement
Center at URI
At the Academic Enhancement Center, we support academic achievement for all
URI students. Our trained staff of peer tutors, academic skills counselors,
and writing instructors combine subject area expertise with an understanding
of the demands of university life to provide an approach to academic
learning that is supportive, challenging, and fun.
The URI Writing center @
http://www.uri.edu/aec/wc/index.php is open and free to all members of the
University of Rhode Island community and is available to all writers, all
levels, all disciplines -- at all stages of writing! Any student may bring
any piece of writing at any stage to the Writing Center for feedback for
Web Sources worth your while:
Online Writing Labs are terrific aids,
offering all types of guidance and advice for tackling writing assignments.
One of the best is the Purdue University Online Writing Lab
Another excellent online resource is the
Writing Center from the
University of Wisconsin at Madison @ http://www.wisc.edu/writing/
Kate Cheromcha, MLIS
Reference Unit, University Library