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Study Skills
Ten Traps of Studying – Improve Your Studying Skills (UNC, Chapel Hill)
Mind Tools – Essential Skills for Career Success
Study Skills Guide
Study Skills Self Help Information
Study Guides and Strategies
Learning Strategies Center, Study Skills Resources (Cornell)
The StudyStack
What is Guided Imagery?

Critical Thinking
Tim van Gelder’s Critical Thinking on the Web
Strategies for Success: Critical Thinking

Learning Styles
Vark: A Guide to Learning Styles
Learning Styles/Multiple Intelligences
Learning Styles

Distance Learning
Am I Ready?
Tips for Success in Distance Learning
Michigan Virtual Learning Collaborative Tips for Success
Distance Learning Blog

Career Decision Making

Interviewing Information –
Virtual Interview
America’s Career Infonet
JobStar Central Guides for Specific Careers
Career Planner – Online Advising and Educational Planning
Transferable Skills Survey
Skills Search
The Work Ethic Site

Personal Development

Stress Management
Coping With Holiday Stress
Six Myths About Stress
The Different Kinds of Stress
The Road to Resilience

Anger Management
Controlling Anger Before it Controls You
Strategies for Controlling Your Anger

Personality Types


Motivation & Creativity
Journal of College and Character
Unboxed Brain
MAPP – Motivational Appraisal of Personal Potential

International Students, Cross-Culture

Social Customs and Cultural Differences
Education USA: International Students

Conflict Resolution

Conflict Resolution Skills: 12 Skills Summary

Self Esteem
National Association for Self Esteem
Better Self Esteem


Digital Videos
Further Approaches to Learning
Multiple Intelligence
Strategic Learning
Reading Improvement
Stress Management
Time Management
Career Evaluation
Planning Your Career
Constructive Communications: Talking your way to Success
Effective Listening Skills: Listening to What You Hear
Writing for Results: The Winning Written Report
Business Communication: Speaking
Business Communication: Writing

Full Text Journals
About Campus
Education and Urban Society
Journal of Career Development
Journal of College Student Development Motivation and Emotion
New Directions for Community Colleges

Other Full Text Sources

Careers and Colleges

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Community College Review

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Community College Review

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Community College Week
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Educational Leadership

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Article Lists

Results of Subject = Note Taking
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Results of Subject = Test Taking Skills
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Off Campus Link

Results of Subject = Critical Thinking and College Students
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Results of Subject = Critical Thinking and College Students
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Off Campus Link

Results of Subject = Anger Management
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Results for Subject Search = Stress Management and College Students
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Interesting Articles
Alan, Castle. “Demonstrating Critical Evaluation Skills using Bloom's Taxonomy.”
            International Journal of Therapy & Rehabilitation. 10.8 (2003): 369.
On Campus Link
Off Campus Link

Vardin, Patricia A. "Montessori and Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences."      
    Montessori Life 15.1 (2003): 40.
On Campus Link
Off Campus Link

More Full Text Resources

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Curriculum Trends: A Reference Handbook
Encyclopedia of Conflict Resolution
Higher Education in the United States: An Encyclopediaview
Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Literacy and Learning: A Reference Handbook
Literacy in America: An Encyclopedia of History, Theory and Practice
Standards and Schooling in the United States: An Encyclopedia
Students Rights: A Reference Handbook

Finding Articles

Academic Search Complete
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Off Campus Link

Education Full Text
On & Off Campus Link

Education Research Complete
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Off Campus Link
On & Off Campus Link 

SOC Index
On Campus Link
Off Campus Link

Vocational and Career Collection
On Campus Link
Off Campus Link

Career Exploration: Print Resources

Bolles, Richard Nelson. What Color is Your Parachute? Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed
        Press,  2007. (updated annually)

Barron-Tieger, Barbara. Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You
       Through the Secrets of Personality Type. Boston: Little Brown, 2001.

Communication Skills
Tannen, Deborah. You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation. 
         New York: Quill, 2001.

Ury, William. Getting Past No: Negotiating With Difficult People. New York: Bantam
         Books, 1991.

Goleman, Daniel. Emotional Intelligence. New York: Bantam Books, 1997.

Goleman, Daniel. Working With Emotional Intelligence. New York: Bantam Books, 2000.

Goal Setting
Gawain, Shakti. Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Imagination to Create What
         You Want in Your Life. Novato, CA: Nataraj Publishers, 2002.

Chopra, Deepak. Unconditional Life. (2 titles)

Chopra, Deepak. Creating Affluence and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

Covey, Stephen. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring the Character
          Ethic. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1989.

Bennis, Warren. On Becoming a Leader: The Leadership Classic.  Cambridge, MA:  
          Perseus, 2003.

Silva, Jose. The Silva Method: Think and Grow Fit. Franklin Lakes, NJ: Career Press,

Hagerman, Frederick. Making the Grades: How You Can Achieve Greater Success
         with Less Stress in School and Beyond. Berkeley, CA: Rising Crescent, 1995.

Dyer, Wayne. The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-Create Your World Your Way.
          Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, 2004.

Learning Styles
Armstrong, Thomas. In Their Own Way: Discovering and Encouraging Your Child's
          Multiple Intelligences. New York: JP Tarcher/Putnam, 2000.

Gross, Ronald. Peak Learning: How to Create Your Own Lifelong Education Program
         for Personal Enlightenment and Professional Success. New York: JP
        Tarcher/Putnam, 1999.

McCarthy, Bernice. The 4Mat System: Teaching to Learning Styles with Right/Left
          Mode Techniques. Barrington, IL: EXCEL, Inc. 1997.

Armstrong, Thomas. 7 Kinds of Smart : Identifying and Developing Your Multiple
          Intelligences. New York: Plume, 1999.

Armstrong, Thomas. Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom. Alexandria, VA:
          Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2000.

Lazear, David G. Seven Pathways of Learning: Teaching Students and Parents about
        Multiple Intelligences. Tucson, AZ : Zephyr Press, 1994.

Campbell, Linda, et al. Teaching and Learning Through Multiple Intelligences. Boston:
         Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, 2004.

Memory Techniques
Adler, Bill. The Student’s Memory Book. New York: Doubleday, 1988.

Lapp, Danielle. Don’t Forget!: Easy Exercises for a Better Memory. Reading, MA:
          Addison Wesley, 1995.

Buzan, Tony. The Mind Map Book: How to Use Radiant Thinking to Maximize Your
          Brain’s Untapped Potential. New York: Plume, 1996.

Study Skills
Tyler, Suzette. Been There Should’ve Done That: 505 Tips for Making the Most of
          College. Haslett, MI: Front Porch Press, 1997.

Ellis, David. Becoming a Master Student: Tools, Techniques, Hints, Ideas,
          Illustrations, Examples, Methods, Procedures, Processes, Skills,
          Resources, and Suggestions for Success. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2003.

Pauk, Walter. How to Study in College. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005.

Kanar, Carol. The Confident Student. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001.

Martin, Donald. How to be a Successful Student: A Complete Summary of Tools, Tips
        and Techniques for Becoming a Master Student.  San Anselmo, CA: Martin
        Press, 1988.

Gardner, John N. and Jerome Jewler. Your College Experience, Strategies for
       Success. Belmont, CA : Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2003.

Schmitt, David E. The Winning Edge: Maximizing Success in College. New York:
           Harper Collins, 1992.

Baker, Sunny and Kim Baker. College after 30: It’s Never Too Late to get the Degree
           You Need! Holbrook, MA: Bob Adams, 1992.

Shepherd, James. College Study Skills. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998.

Marshall, Brian. The Secrets of Getting Better Grades: Study Smarter Not Harder.
          Indianapolis, IN : Park Avenue Publications, 2002.

Ramsland, Katherine. The Art of Learning: A Self Help Manual for Students. Albany,
          NY: State University of New York Press, 1992.
Availability (electronic copy available)

Downing, Skip. On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and Life.
        Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2005.

Helfgot, Steven R and Marguerite McGann Culp, editors. Promoting Student Success
        in the Community College. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 1995.

Stress Management/Health and Wellness
Stein, Diane. Essential Reiki: A Complete Guide to an Ancient Healing Art. Freedom,
            CA: Crossing Press, 1995.

Barnett, Libby, Maggie Chambers and Susan Davidson. Reiki Energy Medicine.
           Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 1996.

Naparstek, Belleruth. Health Journeys Series Audio Tapes

Davis, Martha, Matthew McKay and Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman. The Relaxation and
          Stress Reduction Workbook. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2000.

Time Management
MacKenzie, Alec. The Time Trap. New York: AMACON, 1997.
Electronic Book Availability

Siebert, Al and Mary B. Carr. The Adult Student’s Guide to Survival and Success.
          Portland, OR: Practical Psychology Press, 2003.

Sapadin, Linda. Beat Procrastination and Make the Grade: The Six Styles of
         Procrastination and How Students can Overcome Them. New York: Penguin
         Books, 1999.  
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