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Higher Education & Student Affairs Leadership   Tags: education, higher_education, research, student_affairs  

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Last Updated: May 29, 2014 URL: http://libguides.unco.edu/HESA Print Guide RSS Updates

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Search journal articles, books, dissertations, ERIC documents, and other online resources using Summon on the Libraries homepage, http://library.unco.edu/

Results are listed by relevance so make use of Publication Date limiter, along with Content type and Subject limiters to reduce number of results.  Note the 'Cited by' feature for journal articles included in Web of Science Social Sciences Citation Index to lead you to more recent articles.

Sources about Tests

Check on the Articles & More tab in the 'Resources by Subject' area under Resource types: Tests for more resources.

  • Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print  
    Produced by the Buros Institute, this resource provides descriptions and reviews of commercially produced tests
  • PsycTESTS
    Contains thousands of actual test instruments and test items (surveys and questionnaires) that are available for immediate download and use in research and teaching.

Searching for books, media, and government publications

Use the Books & More tab to search UNC Libraries' catalog or select another library catalog to search.  The Classic Catalog 'Advanced Search' permits combining of terms with Boolean operators and limits by location, material type, language, year and publisher.

  • The Source Library Catalog  
    Index to UNC Libraries Michener and Music library holdings; suggested subject headings - college students; education, higher; universities and colleges; student affairs administrators; community colleges
  • Prospector  
    Unified catalog of about 40 academic, public, and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming
  • WorldCat  
    Catalog of items held in libraries worldwide; found through the Articles & More tab

Searching for dissertations and theses

Resources found on the UNC Libraries' Articles & More tab in the 'Resources by Subject' area under Resource Types:  Dissertations and Theses

  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: Full Text
    Contains citations to dissertations and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997, including those from UNC.
  • PQDT Open
    Provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge.


Cover Art
Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research - John C. Smart (Editor); Michael B. Paulsen (Editor)
Call Number: LB2324 .H54 v.27eb
ISBN: 9789400729490
Publication Date: 2012
Published annually since 1985, the Handbook series provides a compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of research findings on a selected topic, critiques the research literature in terms of its conceptual and methodological rigor, and sets forth an agenda for future research intended to advance knowledge on the chosen topic.

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Selected print reference sources:

The following books can be located in the Michener Library Reference Collection located on the main floor:

Higher Education in the United States:  An Encyclopedia - LA 225 .H54 2002

Historically Black Colleges and Universities:  An Encyclopedia - LC2781 B755 2011

Women in Higher Education:  An Encyclopedia - LC 1569 .W66 2002

Minorities in Higher Education Status Report - LC 3727 .A47a ed. 24 2010  (earlier editions in Michener stacks)


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Statistical sources

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