UNIV 101: Articles & Databases

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.

Scholarly Sources in Academic Research

As students pursue higher education, an emphasis will be placed on the use of scholarly sources when conducting research.  The information on this page will provide a good starting point for such research.  


database is a large collection of scholarly articles grouped together by type which you can search by different search criteria. Below you will find some excellent starting points for your research.

Scholarly Articles on First Generation Success

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


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.