Michigan State University

Collection Development Policy Statement: College Guides

Statement provided by Anita Ezzo on 8 March 2000.

College Guides

The College Guides Collection contains a wide variety of English-language materials to assist users in the identification, evaluation, and pursuit of higher educational opportunities at home and abroad. Included are:

  • Directories of college, university, vocational and technical school programs, including specialized directories for specific fields of study (e.g. psychology, medicine, law, etc.) and for specific groups of people (e.g. learning-disabled, women, minorities, etc.)
  • Directories of alternative and non-traditional programs of study, including distance-learning, virtual-university and correspondence programs
  • Guides to overseas study programs
  • College program evaluations, ratings, and rankings
  • Guides to college majors
  • College application and admission guides
  • Graduate and professional school test preparation resources

Excluded are:

  • Directories of elementary and secondary educational institutions
  • College "survival" guides such as how-to-study manuals

Financial aid and internship directories are located nearby in the Funding Center. Copies of U.S. college catalogs are available via CollegeSource; foreign catalogs are available on microfiche in the PRR/Microforms Library.