ELP 525 - Student Services in Higher Education: Home


This guide will provide provide links to resources that will be helpful for your research and study in ELP 525.

Required texts:

Note: There are numerous APA style resources available online; none are as comprehensive as the manual itself, but they can help resolve a simple formatting question in a pinch.  Purdue's Online Writing Lab (Purdue OWL)  provides a fairly thorough list of examples for types of cited sources. (Ignore the automatic citation generator, the citation machine.)   The APA Style website provides tutorials, overviews, a blog, and lots of quick answers on APA format style questions.






Professional associations play one of the most significant roles in supporting professionals in their education, their work, and their continuing education. Professional association web sites provide access to association newsletters, standards, publications, all manner of other relevant information and networking. Many organizations publish research journals. Most of those will be indexed in a disciplinary database such as ERIC*, but getting to know a journal (and by extension the issues in the field) by browsing is a good practice.  As well as links to the association web sites, here are links to  PSU Library's holdings of the association journals we subscribe to. These web sites will be very helpful for background knowledge to support your Functional Area Presentation assignment.

American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
journal: Journal of College Student Development

American College Health Association
journal: Journal of American College Health

American Association for Higher Education

American Council on Education

Association of American Colleges & Universities
journal: Liberal Education

Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS)

National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
journal: NACADA Journal

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) 
journal: Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, Journal of College and Character


*ERIC is the database that identifies journal articles and documents related to all aspects of the field of education. See the Articles page in this guide.






A great resource for general awareness and keeping up to date is the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Below is a selected list of education journals of interest for research in student affairs. This list is included here for your convenience and general awareness as you move through your program. Browsing through relevant journals can be a great way to develop awareness of your field. But if you are doing research on a particular topic, it will be more efficient to do a database search (see the Articles page)

Journal About Women in Higher Education

Journal of College Admissions

Journal of College and University Housing

Journal of College Counseling

Journal of College Student Development

Journal of Higher Education

Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice

New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education

New Directions for Student Leadership

New Directions for Student Services




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