Databases contain thousands of scholarly and professional articles from past and present. Use keywords to search for research, reports, and other scholarship about higher education. Please know that some of these databases also contain articles about the K-12 environment, so include keywords like "higher education" or college in your searches. Depending on your program emphasis consider these subject-specific databases in Sports, Business, or Communication.
The Library specially subscribes to these scholarly, academic journals. To access, go to Journals A-Z on the Library Homepage and type in the title name to gain access.
Review of Higher Education
Journal of College and Character
Journal of the First Year Experience New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development
New Directions for Community Colleges
New Directions for Evaluation
New Directions for Higher Education
New Directions for Institutional Research
New Directions for Student Leadership
New Directions for Student Services
New Directions for Teaching and Learning
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Shotton, M. A. (2009). Computer addiction? A study of computer dependency. London, England: Taylor & Francis.
Haybron, D. M. (2008). Philosophy and the science of subjective well-being. In M. Eid & R. J. Larsen (Eds.), The science of subjective well-being (pp. 17–43). New York, NY: Guilford Press.
Journal Article with DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
Blanton, H., Jaccard, J., Strauts, E., Mitchell, G., & Tetlock, P. E. (2015). Toward a meaningful metric of implicit prejudice. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100, 1468–1481. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0038379
Journal Article without DOI
Gill, C. S., Barrio Minton, C. A., & Myers, J. E. (2016). Spirituality and religiosity: Factors affecting wellness among low-income, rural women. Journal of Counseling & Development, 88, 293–302. Retrieved from http://aca.metapress.com/
Colebourn, J. (2014). Want to reduce stress at work? Stop checking those emails. Retrieved from http://www.vancouversun.com/health/stop.html
Brody, J. E. (2017, December 11). Mental reserves keep brains agile. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com
McDonnell, C. [charlieissocoollike]. (2017, May 17). Stop procrastinating [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/charlie#p/u/4/qjIsdbBsE8g
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