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Recommended Print Resources

  • Bowell, T., & Kemp, G. (2005). Critical thinking: a concise guide. New York, NY: Routledge.  (B809.2 .B69 2005)
  • Buzan, T., & Buzan, B. (2010). Mind map book: unlock your creativity, boost your memory, change your life. New York, NY: Pearson BBC Active.  (BF408 .B8918 2010)
  • Campayo, R. (2010). Maximize your memory. Franklin Lakes, NJ: Career Press.  (BF385 .C26 2010)
  • Fry, R. (2005). How to study. Clifton Park, NY: Thomson Delmar Learning.  (LB1049 .F74 2005)
  • George, M. W. (2008). The elements of library research. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.  (Z710 .G44 2008)
  • Lipson, C. (2006). Cite right: a quick guide to citation styles – MLA, APA, Chicago, the sciences, professions, and more. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.  (PN171.F56 L55 2006)
  • Marshall, L., & Rowland, F. (2006). A guide to learning independently. Frenchs Forest, N.S.W.: Pearson Longman.  (LB2395.2 .M37 2006)
  • Mather, P., & McCarthy, R. (2005). The art of critical reading: brushing up on your reading, thinking, and study skills. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill.  (LB2395.3 .M27 2005)
  • McVay Lynch, M. (2004). Learning online: a guide to success in the virtual classroom. New York, NY: RoutledgeFalmer.  (LB1028.5 .L85 2004)
  • Moore, B. N., & Parker, R. (2009). Critical thinking. Boston, MA: McGraw Hill Higher Education.  (B105.T54 M66 2009)
  • Pritchard, A. (2008). Studying and learning at university: vital skills for success in your degree. London, England: SAGE Publications.  (LB1049 .P748 2008)
  • Reid, S. (2002). How to think: building your mental muscle. London, England: Prentice Hall.  (BF441 .R45 2002)
  • Wong, L. (2006). Essential Study Skills. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Co.  (LB1049 .W624 2006)


  • “Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.”

    Mark Twain

  • “I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.”

    Winston Churchill

  • “The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.”

    Mortimer Adler

  • “Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.”

    Vernon Howard

  • “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “Be observing constantly. Stay open minded. Be eager to learn and improve.”

    John Wooden

  • “Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.”

    Abigail Adams

  • “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”

    Henry Ford