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Assessment Resources: Links to Websites, Journals and Databases


Welcome to the Student Retention & Graduation Success Library Guide!
 This guide was created to assist the campus with researching a variety of topics related to Higher Education.


For Training on how to make the most of this guide, please contact Millie Gonzalez at

For Changes to the guide that would better serve the community please contact Lauren Keville at or 508-626-4966



REFWORKS is a database of your saved articles. If you are doing a large amount or research you may find it helpful to store your articles of interest.

Please contact librarian Millie Gonzalez for the group code, username and password.

Key Word Searches for Google Scholar

Copy and past one of the search items below into Google Scholar.  Or click on Google Scholar and add your own search term.  Be sure tyo use "quotes"  around your key words.  

"sense of belonging"

"student retention" "academic advising"

"student retention" "persistence"

"student retention" "class size" success

"student retention" ("first year program" OR "sophomore year program")

"student retention" ("pell grant" OR "financial aid")

"student retention" "first generation"

"student retention" "athlete"

"student retention" ("campus residents" OR "campus residency") commuter

retention "academic standing policies"


Available Databases


RefWorks is being phased out at FSU. Check out Zotero for your citation management needs. Contact Abe Newell at if you have questions.


This collection of associations has been gathered for your consideration while conducting research. 

Please contact Lauren Keville if you would like to add an association or FSU member to the list below.