Resources for College Students


Library Resources


Gale Academic One File -- Complete source for peer-reviewed scholarly articles across all academic disciplines


Gale OneFile Business -- Articles on accounting, marketing and management, and related fields


Gale OneFile Educator’s Reference Complete -- Academic articles, reports, news, book reports, and more in the field of education


ProQuest Research Companion -- Tools to support finding, evaluating, and using information


Proquest Science (accessible from listing of Library Databases) -- Full-text articles in the applied and general sciences


Other Resources Scholarships and Resources for Single Parents in Grad School

ASL1 and ASL 2 Classes


ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) -- Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, ERIC provides access to more than 1.5 million citations to journal and non-journal literature since 1996

    How to use ERIC


Google Scholar -- A search engine that provides links to full-text articles. Full-text access may not be available without a university login, but many articles are made freely available by the publisher.  Features a “cited by” tool that shows other authors that have cited the article you are viewing.


Hathitrust – A digital library repository of millions of digitized print books and documents in the public domain


Pubmed -- A service of the National Library of Medicine, Pubmed contains more than 30 million citations and abstracts of peer-reviewed biomedical literature, including access to MEDLINE.

    How to use Pubmed


Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) -- Offers guides on how to properly cite sources when writing reports in MLA, APA, Chicago, and other citation styles


Student Financial Assistance has created a comprehensive guide for students to provide them critical information about the cost of college and how to reduce their college loan debt. The Average Student Loan Debt by State guide was designed to explain the basics of student loans and help students make sound financial decisions about their college journey. This guide offers in-depth information in several areas, including:

  • Overview of student loans and student loan repayment plans
  • The difference between federal and private loans
  • A breakdown of the average student loan debt by region and state
  • Tips for how students can avoid taking out student loans

The Ultimate Guide to Financial Aid and FAFSA for College Students 


Office of Student Financial Assistance of the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education -- Resources on paying for a college education, including information on grants, scholarships, and other awards 

The newly released guide offers answers to all of the questions frequently asked by students and helps with simplifying the process of applying for FAFSA,  including (but not limited to):
  • Am I eligible for financial aid through the FAFSA?
  • How can I apply for the FAFSA?
  • How will COVID-19 impact the FAFSA?

Consider online databases at your college that are available with your student email account. Also check your college library’s website -- they likely have LibGuides in your area of study and for help with research and citations.