University of Rhode Island

Picture of Library

University of Rhode Island Libraries
HELIN Catalog
Find Articles
User Guides
InfoRhode Tutorials
E-Journal List
My Library Account About the Libraries About the Libraries Give to the Libraries

University of Rhode Island Libraries Web Site Header

Libraries HomeLibrary hoursSite IndexContact Information

University Libraries

Last updated: 9/01/06

What’s New:
Lobby Display:
Itís All Here! Welcome to the University Library

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!

student and books
©2006, Communications Office, University of York @

Selected Bibliography
Here are books, websites, and other resources with strategies, advice, and tips for success.

Books: 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 Mifflin, 2002.

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, 2005.

Z719 .L36 2000
Lane, Nancy D. Techniques for student research. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2000.

LB2343.32 .M87
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.

LB2343.32 .W67
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.


E-Books: URI 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 @ 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 free.

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 (OWL) @

Another excellent online resource is the Writing Center from the University of Wisconsin at Madison @

Compiled by:
Kate Cheromcha, MLIS
Reference Unit, University Library 

University of Rhode Island Libraries

URI Logo

Copyright © 1994-2005 University of Rhode Island. All rights reserved. Disclaimer.  For comments about this page, please email