Resource of the Month
August 2006


Each month WSU Libraries' Department of Collection Development features a "Resource of the Month" designed to highlight some of the library's new, interesting, under-used, large, unique, or otherwise noteworthy collections and resources.  You can learn more about the "Resource of the Month" on this website, from the display in the reference area, by attending a workshop (if available), or by contacting the Reference Desk at 978-3584.

If you are interested in learning more about a previous "Resource of the Month," check the archive.

CollegeSource Online is a virtual library representing over 34,557 complete cover-to-cover, original page format College Catalogs.  The catalogs are from 2-year, 4-year, graduate, professional and international schools. 

Upcoming Workshops

No workshops are scheduled at this time.

How Do I Access CollegeSource Online?

There is a link on the WSU Libraries' website under Electronic Resources / Electronic Databases.  You have the option of looking for it under the subject links or the alphabetic links (http://library.wichita.edu/colldev/electrondatabase.htm).  If you are accessing CollegeSource Online from off-campus you will be prompted to enter your Shocker Card number and PIN number for authentication purposes.

Why Should I Use CollegeSource Online?

CollegeSource helps make searching college catalogs simpler and more convenient.  Compare colleges and college programs online.  Advanced searching allows users to find colleges by major, tuition, state, enrollment, degrees, and affiliation.    Links to college home pages, international college home pages, career information, and financial aid information are also listed.

CollegeSource also features a profile of every accredited college in the U.S.  Other useful information includes a link to the college's website, a map from where you are to the college using Expedia.com, and if applicable a cross reference link.  The cross reference link displays any information regarding institutional name changes, common aliases, and institutional mergers.

Features of CollegeSource Online

  • Over 34,000 college catalogs
  • Hyperlinked Table of Contents and Index
  • Full printing capability
  • Updated Weekly

Related Websites

For assistance with CollegeSource Online, contact Wichita State University Libraries' Reference Desk at 978-3584.


Updated: December 05, 2008     Contact Dept of  Collection Development    Collection Development Home Page