Books about higher education available at Cardinal Meyer Library:
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Academic Search Premier*
A multi-disciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles.
Chronicle of Higher Education
The No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.
Credo is an easy-to-use tool for research projects and homework. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 100 videos.
Directory of Open Access Journals
Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering many subjects and languages.
Dissertations & Theses: Global
Comprehensive global collection of full text dissertations and theses.
Dissertations & Theses @ Marian University
A subset of ProQuest Dissertations and Theses – Full Text.
Search multiple EBSCO databases simultaneously. Custom select any number of databases from the library’s complete list available through EBSCO.
Education Research Complete*
EBSCO’s most comprehensive collection of full-text education journals.
Educational Administrative Abstracts*
Includes bibliographic records covering areas related to educational leadership, management and research.
Indexes education journals and documents with links to full-text ERIC documents.
Accesses online journals and institutional repository/ self-submitted scholarly articles.
Full text articles from journals published by the APA and allied organizations.
SAGE Journals in Communication Studies, Criminology, Education, Health Sciences, Management & Organization Studies, Materials Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Urban Studies & Planning.
* = Access provided by BadgerLink
Films on Demand
Multidisciplinary documentary film resource.
Videos from Films on Demand:
College, Inc. (56:28)
This edition of Frontline takes a closer look at the booming business of higher education. It’s a $400 billion industry fueled by taxpayer money. But what are students getting out of the deal? Critics say a worthless degree and a mountain of debt. Investors insist they’re innovators, widening access to education. The program follows the money to uncover how Wall Street and a new breed of for-profit universities are transforming the way Americans think about college education.
Too Many Kids Go to College: A Debate (1:41:07)
Do too many people go to college? The belief that college is essential to reaching one’s full potential is under fire. Student loan debt has surpassed credit card debt, unemployment for those with bachelor’s degrees is at an all-time high, and entrepreneurs like the founders of Microsoft and Facebook prove that extraordinary success is possible without graduating college. But recent studies show that college is economically beneficial even to those whose jobs don’t require it. Is it still the best way to ensure social mobility, or is America’s love affair with higher education unjustified?
College Life: Perspectives from Students and Instructors (51:51)
In this documentary, students talk about the ups and downs of higher education and the costs of obtaining it at community colleges, state universities, and private institutions. Topics include diversity, the proliferation of digital tools and distractions, the rise of prescription medication abuse, gaining or lacking a clear sense of purpose in college, and the likelihood—or lack thereof—of finding fulfilling work after graduation. In addition, professors and business leaders discuss what they’d like to see in today’s college students and job candidates.
Shattering the Silences: The Case for Minority Faculty (1:26:25)
Across America, campus diversity is under attack: affirmative action programs are shut down, ethnic studies departments defunded, multicultural scholarships severely slashed. Faculty of color remain less than 9.2 percent of all full professors, and minority student enrollment is dropping. In this program, eight professors of color—African-American, Latino, Native American, and Asian-American—discuss the special pressures minority faculty face in majority-white institutions. The eight point to special pressures such as being tapped to provide diversity on faculty committees and in scholarly organizations, being advisors for all the students of their ethnicity, and their work being held to higher standards than those of their white colleagues.
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