UNIV 101: Make Your Mark Published Sources

This guide offers resources to help students familiarize themselves with research, writing skills, and the libraries, as well as serve as a repository for information sources and materials used in the UNIV 101 Information Literacy Unit.

Make Your Mark Project

The page can be used as a starting point for your research.  

Organized based on your topic options, these publications could be used as a springboard for further research within your chosen area. Each resource can be accessed by clicking on the title.  

Be aware that if the resource is provided through a KU funded database, you will be required to be logged in to fully access the text. 

Getting Involved

The Estimated Effects of College Student Involvement on Psychological Well-Being (Scholarly Source)

Kilgo, C.A., Mollet, A.L., & Pascarella, E.T. (2016). The Estimated Effects of College Student Involvement on Psychological Well-Being. Journal of College Student Development 57(8), 1043-1049. https://doi.org/10.1353/csd.2016.0098.

Contributing Factors to On-Campus Student Organization Involvment (Scholarly Source)

ABD Veaux, V., Wallingford, V., & Splittstoser, M. (2021). Contributing Factors to On-Campus Student Organization Involvement. http://dx.doi.org/10.33642/ijbass.v7n8p4

 

Choosing a Major

Choice of majors: are women really different from men? (Scholarly Source)

Kugler, A. D., Tinsley, C. H., & Ukhaneva, O. (2021). Choice of majors: Are women really different from men?. Economics of Education Review, 81, 102079. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econedurev.2021.102079

"Since I am from where I am from": How rural and urban first-generation college students differentially use social capital to choose a college major (Scholarly Source)

Sims, L. R., & Ferrare, J. J. (2021). " Since I Am From Where I Am From": How Rural and Urban First-Generation College Students Differentially Use Social Capital to Choose a College Major. Journal of Research in Rural Education, 37(6). DOI:10.26209/jrre3706

Is Choosing a Major Choosing a Career or Interesting Courses?

Gillis, A., & Ryberg, R. (2021). Is choosing a major choosing a career or interesting courses? An investigation into college students’ orientations for college majors and their stability. Journal of Postsecondary Student Success1(2), 46-71. https://doi.org/10.33009/fsop_jpss129052

Managing Money

An Easy Guide to Help College Students Set up Their First Budget

Davis, D. (2022, March 31).  An Easy Guide to Help College Students Set up Their First Budget.  CNBC.  https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/31/an-easy-guide-to-help-college-students-set-up-their-first-budget.html  

15 Money Management Tips For College Students

Giordano, C.  (2016, September 12).  15 Money Management Tips for College Students: Here are Helpful Suggestions, new apps, and web services for the student's finances.  U.S. News & World Report.  https://money.usnews.com/investing/slideshows/15-money-management-tips-for-college-students

Mental Health

Physical Health

Online Learning

Roommates

Where and with Whom Students Live: Impacts on Peer Belonging and Institutional Acceptance

Dumford, Ribera, A. K., & Miller, A. L. (2019). Where and with Whom Students Live: Impacts on Peer Belonging and Institutional Acceptance. The Journal of College and University Student Housing46(1), 10.

10 Tips for Getting Along with your College Roommate

Lucier, K. L. (2018, July 2). 10 tips for getting along with your college roommate. ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/getting-along-with-college-roommate-tips-793353

Living with a College Roommate in a Residence Hall

Smith, & Wallace, H. S. (2019). Living with a College Roommate in a Residence Hall. EDIS2019(2). https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-fy1480-2019

The Science of Roommates

Moore, A.S. (2010, July 23).  The Science of Roommates.  The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/25/education/25roomscience-t.html

 

Making Friends

Making Friends In New Places

Christakis, N.  (2015, July 30).  Making Friends in New Places.  The New York Times.  https://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/02/education/edlife/making-friends-in-new-places.html

10 Ways to Make Friends In College

Goldman, J.  (2012, July 30).  10 Ways to Make Friends in College.  USA Today.  https://www.usatoday.com/story/college/2012/07/30/10-ways-to-make-friends-in-college/37396027/

Juggling School and Work

Working while studying at university: The relationship between work benefits and demands and engagement and well-being (Scholarly Source)

Creed, P. A., French, J., & Hood, M. (2015). Working while studying at university: The relationship between work benefits and demands and engagement and well-being. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 86, 48-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2014.11.002

Working while enrolled in a university: does it pay? (Scholarly Source)

Häkkinen, I. (2006). Working while enrolled in a university: does it pay?. Labour Economics, 13(2), 167-189. doi.org/10.1016/j.labeco.2004.10.003

Avoiding Burnout

Jacobs, S. R., & Dodd, D. (2003). Student burnout as a function of personality, social support, and workload. Journal of college student development, 44(3), 291-303.
 
Saville, B. K., Bureau, A., Eckenrode, C., & Maley, M. (2018). Passion and burnout in college students. College Student Journal, 52(1), 105-117.

Time Management

College Students' Time Management: Correlations with Academic Performance and Stress

Macan, T. H., Shahani, C., Dipboye, R. L., & Phillips, A. P. (1990). College students' time management: Correlations with academic performance and stress. Journal of educational psychology, 82(4), 760.
 
Britton, B. K., & Tesser, A. (1991). Effects of time-management practices on college grades. Journal of educational psychology, 83(3), 405.

Communities on Campus

Improving / Maintaining Grades

How to Get Good Grades in College

Claybourn, C.  (2022, November 3).  How to Get Good Grades in College.  U.S. News & World Report. 

https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/how-to-get-good-grades-in-college

Grades are at the Center of the Student Mental Health Crisis

Eyler, J.  (2023, March 7).  Grades are at the Center of the Student Mental Health Crisis.  Inside Higher Ed.  

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/just-visiting/grades-are-center-student-mental-health-crisis

Planning to Study Abroad

Staying Well

Your First Year of College: 25 Tips to Help You Survive and Thrive in Your Freshman Year

Hansen, R.  (2017, December 15).  Your First Year of College: 25 Tips to Help You Survive and Thrive in Your Freshman Year.  Live Career.  

https://www.livecareer.com/resources/jobs/search/first-year-success

Don't Make These 8 Mistakes as College Freshmen

Wood, S.  (2022, June 27).  Don't Make These 8 Mistakes as College Freshmen.  U.S. News & World Report.  https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/dont-make-these-mistakes-as-a-college-freshman

Support for First-Generation Students

Navigating New Worlds: A Real-Time Look At How Successful and Non-Successful First-Generation College Students Negotiate Their First Semesters (Scholarly Resource)

Morales, Erik E.  (2012).  Navigating new worlds: A real-time look at how successful and non-successful first-generation college students negotiate their first semesters.  International Journal of Higher Education 1(1), 90-101. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1055402.pdf

Parent-Student Communication About College and Freshman Grades in First-Generation and Non-First-Generation Students (Scholarly Resource)

Palbusa, J. A., & Gauvain, M. (2017). Parent–student communication about college and freshman grades in first-generation and non–first-generation students. Journal of College Student Development 58(1), 107-112. doi:10.1353/csd.2017.0007.

9 Ways to Elevate First-Generation Student Support

Esarik, Melissa.  (2022, July 28).  9 Ways to Elevate First-Generation Student Support.  Inside Higher Ed.  https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2022/07/29/first-generation-student-supports-helping-colleges-could-do-more

Support for Commuter Students

What About the Other 85 Percent?

Jacoby, B.  (2020, July 22).  What About the Other 85 Percent?  Inside Higher Ed.  https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2020/07/23/colleges-should-be-planning-more-intentionally-students-who-commute-campuses-fall

What To Know as a Commuter Student

Wood, S.  (2023, June 2)  What To Know as a Commuter Student.  U.S. News & World Report.  https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/what-to-know-as-a-commuter-student

Support for Out-Of-State Students

10 Things Nobody Tells you about Moving out of State for College

Perlman, M. (2020). 10 things nobody tells you about moving out of state for college. College Magazine. https://www.collegemagazine.com/10-things-nobody-tells-you-about-moving-out-of-state-for-college/