Honors Resource Library
The resource library consists of a range of reference materials maintained by the program for the exclusive use of Honors students. The goal is to give Honors students quick and easy access to books they might need to complete class assignments, research graduate schools, or prepare for exams like the GRE, MCAT, and LSAT. Books are available for check-out for a period of 48 hours and are currently located on the third floor of Nunemaker Place, home of the Honors program. Students are encouraged to browse the resource library at any time. If you have specific titles you would like to see added to the resource library, contact the Honors director with the ordering information.
Honors Resource Library Materials Available for Checkout
- Educating the Best and Brightest: Collegiate Honors Programs, by Frank Shushok. A dissertation that examines the various advantages of participation in Honors.
- College Unranked: Affirming Educational Values in College Admissions, ed.Lloyd Thacker. Groundbreaking collection of essays that asks prospective students to consider the fundamental purposes of college.
- Creating Interdisciplinary Campus Cultures: A Model for Strength and Sustainability, by Julie Thompson Klein. A guidebook for bringing interdisciplinary change to college curriculums.
- Interdisciplinarity, by Joe Moran. A discussion about transforming disciplines.
- How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing, by Paul J. Silvia. Identifies the specific tactics and actions that lead to writing productively.
- How to Write the Perfect Personal Statement (4th ed.). Offers practical advice for writers of personal statements for graduate school, grants, and jobs.
- Acing the Interview: How to Ask and Answer the Questions that Will Get You the Job, by Tony Beshara. Loads of practical advice and hundreds of sample questions.
- What They Didn't Teach You in Graduate School: 199 Helpful Hints for Success in Your Academic Career, by Paul Gray and David E. Drew. Helpful, pithy advice for those considering graduate school and a career in academia.
- Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (10th ed.)
- Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus
- Oxford Dictionary of Word Histories
- The 2548 Best Things Anybody Ever Said selected by Robert Byrne
- MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (6th ed.): 2 copies
- The Chicago Manual of Style (14th ed.)
- Great Letters for Every Occasion by Rosalie Maggio. 500 pages of tips about writing letters for every imaginable occasion, from application letters to job letters to fundraising letters, and everything in between. Samples included.
- 1001 Letters for All Occasions by Corey Sandler and Janice Keefe. Over 500 pages of sample letters for every occasion.
- Kaplan's Scholarships 2010: Billions of Dollars in Free Money for College. Lists more than 3,000 scholarships with contact information, deadlines, etc.
- Places Rated Almanac Amazing array of data that ranks 354 metropolitan areas on everything from jobs to transportation to education to climate. An indispensable resource for students considering relocation for graduate schools or jobs.
- Cities Ranked and Rated Evaluation of more than 400 metropolitan areas in 10 comprehensive categories.
- The Real Freshman Handbook: A Totally Honest Guide to Life on Campus by Jennifer Hanson. Great resource about keeping your head above water in college, with tips on managing finances, dorm life, and surviving brutal professors.
- College Survival: College Students Give You the Lowdown by Greg Gottesman & Daniel Baer.
- College: Been There, Should've Done That: 995 Tips for Making the Most of College, by Suzette Tyler. The title says it all.
- Making the Most of College by Richard Light. Awarding winning Harvard University professor shares his findings about what elements make up the most successful college experiences, based on in-depth interviews with 1600 undergraduates.
- Guide to American Graduate Schools (9th ed.) by Harold R. Doughty
- Barron's Guide to Graduate Business School (12th ed.)
- Barron's Guide to Medical and Dental School (9th ed.), including CD-ROM to help you analyze schools
- Princeton Review Complete Book of Medical Schools (2004 edition)
- Medical School Admission Requirements (2005-2006 edition), which includes detailed breakdown of every medical school and comprehensive information about choosing medicine as a career, how to apply, the selection process, and how to finance your med school education.
- Princeton Review Complete Book of Law Schools (2002 edition)
- Game Plan for Getting into Law School by William G. Weaver
- How to Get Into the Top Law Schools by Richard Montauk
- The Grad School Handbook by Richard Jerrard and Margot Jerrard
- Graduate Admissions Essays by Donald Asher, which includes many sample admission essays to graduate school and detailed discussion of whether or not you should attend a graduate program, how to pay for grad school, and how to manage the application process.
- How to Prepare Your Curriculum Vitae, which includes many samples of academic resumes in individual fields for those thinking of attending graduate schools.
- Journal of the MMLA (Fall 2004), which contains a fascinating cluster of articles about the pros and cons of continuing your education at the Master of Arts level. Required reading for anyone thinking about getting an M.A.
- Peterson's Graduate and Professional Programs: An Overview
- Peterson's Graduate Schools in the U. S. (2006 edition)
- Cash for Grad School: The Ultimate Guide to Grad School Scholarships (2004 edition), including detailed instructions about applying to and receiving funding for graduate school
- Kaplan LSAT 180 Preparation Guide (2004-05 edition), including CD-ROM with test analysis, full-length practice tests, personalized study plans, and practice questions
- Kaplan LSAT Guide (2005 edition), including CD-ROM with test analysis, full-length practice tests, personalized study plans, and practice questions
- McGraw-Hill GRE Preparation Guide (2010 edition), including full-length practice tests, personalized study plans, and practice questions
- McGraw-Hill GMAT Preparation Guide (2010 edition), including full-length practice tests, personalized study plans, and practice questions
- GRE Literature in English Test Preparation Guide (2004 edition), including full-length practice tests and study guidelines
- Princeton Review MCAT Preparation Guide (2004 edition), including CD-ROM with test analysis, full-length practice tests, personalized study plans, and practice questions
- Peterson's Guide to Summer Study Abroad (2004)
- The Oxford Dictionary of Classical Myth and Religion. A great reference for students in Humanities I & II.
- The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism Massive anthology of literary theory offers a host of different ways to think about literary texts.
- The Best American Essays of the Century, edited by Joyce Carol Oates. Browse through this collection for some wonderful models of great writing.
- The Encyclopedia of Urban Legends, by Jay Harold Brunvand. Looking to blow off your homework for an hour? Settle into the Honors lounge with this cool collection.
- The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker, edited by Robert Mankoff. See above.
- National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) publications:
- The National Honors Report
- Honors Programs at Smaller Colleges
- Teaching and Learning in Honors
- Peterson's Honors Programs
- NCHC Convention Programs(a great way to get ideas for conference proposals)