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FYS Getting Schooled: The Promise and Problems of College in America: Start Here

Library resources for Dr. Sievers' FYS.

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Credo is an academic alternative to Wikipedia. Check out the Topic Page and Mind Map for Higher Education.

Where to find articles

Database searches yield the best results for articles. They allow you to search just for articles, and even to limit your results to scholarly sources. You can learn more about databases on the Research Hub

The databases listed here are particularly useful for this course.

Searching all library resources

Go to the library at to search the catalog [WorldCat@SU] and databases. Bookmark the site for future use. Also find the library in the Academic Life section of the SU app.

Create a list of words or concepts related to your topic and use them to search the catalog. Search results will include books, media, articles and more. To find just books, use the Search Tools to limit Format to Books. The Description in a book's record includes contents and subject headings. Click on a Subjects link to find other books on the topic. You can also Browse the Shelf for related titles. 

Books at SLC: click on the cover to find it in WorldCat@SU

The Gatekeepers: inside the admissions process of a premier college
Tearing down the Gates: confronting the class divide in American education
What the Best College Teachers Do
A Larger Sense of Purpose
Making the Most of College
Affirmative Action Is Dead: long live affirmative action
Working in Class: recognizing how social class shapes our academic work
The Purposeful Graduate
The Power of Privilege: Yale and America's elite colleges
College (Un)Bound
Experiencing Racism
Save the World on Your Own Time
The Diversity Bargain
Between Citizens and the State
Priests of Our Democracy
Take Back Higher Education
Latinos and Education
College: what it was, is, and should be
Our Underachieving Colleges
My Freshman Year

Avoid plagiarism: document your sources

Always cite your sources! Providing a citation credits sources you use, helps other readers locate a source, and is an important element of academic honesty. 

Purdue OWL covers the basics of MLA formatting and style. For the most complete information, use the Handbook, available in the Research Commons and on Reserve.


Clicking the SU Bike icon will take you to the Research Hub.