Staff Services

Library Orientation

The UI&U Library Tutorial and Treasure Hunt provide a comprehensive and fun introduction to the resources and services available in the library. Librarians are also happy to provide a personal orientation to the library and can be reached by email at

The Chronicle of Higher Education

“The Chronicle of Higher Education has the nation’s largest newsroom dedicated to covering colleges and universities. As the unrivaled leader in higher education journalism, we serve our readers with indispensable real-time news and deep insights, plus the essential tools, career opportunities, and knowledge to succeed in a rapidly changing world.” The Chronicle Website.  The diverse coverage will be of interest to many, with sections devoted to administration, leadership & governance, technology, finance, admissions & student aid, campus spaces, and technology.  The Chronicle also provides a variety of newsletters focused on teaching, educational technology, quick tips, and news briefings delivered on daily or weekly.  As a member of the Union Institute & University community, you have complementary access to the Chronicle of Higher Education using your regular MyUnion username and password.  Note: you can ignore the subscribe/login information in the top, right-hand corner of the Chronicle website.  Creating a personal account is only needed for posting comments and subscribing to newsletters.

The New York Times

“The New York Times is dedicated to helping people understand the world through on-the-ground, expert and deeply reported independent journalism.” -The NYT Website. The paper covers a variety of topics with unsurpassed quality and depth through breaking news articles, blogs, videos and interactive features. In addition, you will be able to share content on social networks, save articles of interest, subscribe to email newsletters, and set up personalized alerts. You can access the New York Times from any location.
To activate your Pass for free access, visit UI&U’s group pass page. Select Create Account. Enter your information and choose a personal account password. You will need to reauthorize your Pass once every 365 days from the UI&U group pass page.  Once activated, your Pass will provide access to New York Times website or mobile apps.

UI&U Group Pass Page (for account set-up and re-authorization every 365 days)
New York Times Website
New York Times Mobile Apps
NYT Overview and Key Subscription Features

Professional Development Ebooks and Journals

The following e-books, journals, and videos can be accessed by copy and pasting the title into the search box on the library homepage.  Search results can be narrowed by publication date (last ten years), source type (journal articles, ebooks), and immediate availability (“no interlibrary loan results”).

General Resources

Administrative Assistant

Admission, Registration & Retention

  • College Student Retention: Formula for Student Success
  • Successful Registrar (journal)
  • Enrollment Management Report (journal)
  • Journal of College Admission (journal)
  • Additional resources

Administration & Leadership

  • Leading Colleges and Universities: Lessons From Higher Education Leaders
  • How to Run a College: A Practical Guide for Trustees, Faculty, Administrators, and Policymakers
  • A Guide for Leaders in Higher Education: Core Concepts, Competencies, and Tools
  • Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education
  • Additional resources

Advising & Counseling

Business Office & Finance

  • Budgets and Financial Management in Higher Education
  • Reengineering the University: How to Be Mission Centered, Market Smart, and Margin Conscious
  • University Business
  • Additional resources

Career Services

Financial Aid

  • College Benchmarks for Tuition Discounting and Financial Aid
  • Journal of Student Financial Aid

Human Resources

  • Achieving Excellence in Human Resources Management: An Assessment of Human Resource Functions
  • Disability and Employer Practices: Research Across the Disciplines
  • HRMagazine
  • Additional resources

Instructional Design & Information Technology

  • Managing Information Technology Projects: Applying Project Management Strategies to Software, Hardware, and Integration Initiatives
  • Understanding by Design
  • A Guide to Online Course Design: Strategies for Student Success
  • Perspectives in Instructional Technology and Distance Education Series
  • Making Online Teaching Accessible: Inclusive Course Design for Students with Disabilities

Student Services

  • College Student Development: Applying Theory to Practice on the Diverse Campus
  • Supporting College and University Students with Invisible Disabilities
  • The Everyday Writing Center: A Community of Practice
  • The Writing Center Director’s Resource Book
  • Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability (journal)
  • Writing Center Journal (journal)
  • Additional resources