Resources on student retention in general
Astin, A. W. (1975). Preventing Students from Dropping Out. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Tinto, V. (1987). Leaving college: Rethinking the causes and cures of student attrition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Resources directly related to libraries and student retention
Barkey, P. (1965). Patterns of Student Use of a College Library. College & Research Library 20(2), 115-118.
Bell, S.J. (September, 2008). Keeping Them Enrolled: How Academic Libraries Contribute to Student Retention. Library Issues: Briefings for Faculty and Administrators 29(1), 1-4.
Blackburn, H. (June 06, 2010). Shhh! No Talking about Retention in the Library! Education Libraries, 33(1), 24-30.
Breivik, P. S. (1974). Effects of Library-Based Instruction in the Academic Success of Disadvantaged College Freshmen. [Doctoral Dissertation]. (UMI No. 7505206).
Collins, E. (July 10, 2012). Library usage and dropping out. Library Impact Data Project. Retrieved from
Emmons, M., & Wilkinson, F. C. (March 01, 2011). The academic library impact on student persistence. College and Research Libraries, 72(2), 128-149.
Hamrick, F. A., Schuh, J. H., & Shelley, M. C. (2004). Predicting Higher Education Graduation Rates From Institutional Characteristics and Resource Allocation. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 12(9), 1-24.
Knapp, J. A., Rowland, N. J., & Charles, E. P. (forthcoming, 2014). Retaining Students by Embedding Librarians into Undergraduate Research Experiences. Reference Services Review, 42(1).
Knapp, P. B. (1966). The Montieth College Library Experiment. New York: Scarecrow Press.
Kraemer, B. A. (1997). The Academic and Social Integration of Hispanic Students into College. Review of Higher Education, 20(2), 163-179.
Kramer, L.A., & Kamer, M. B. (1968). The College Library and the Drop-out. College & Research Libraries, 29(4), 310-312.
Kuh, G. D., & Gonyea, R. M. (July 01, 2003). The Role of the Academic Library in Promoting Student Engagement in Learning. College & Research Libraries, 64(4), 256-82.
Mallinckrodt, B., & Sedlacek, W. E. (1987). Student Retention and the Use of Campus Facilities by Race. NASPA Journal , 24(3), 28-32.
Mezick, E.M. (2007). Return on Investment: Libraries and Student Retention. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 33(5), 561-566.
Miller, W. (2013). Libraries and Student Success. Library Issues: Briefings for Faculty and Administrators, 34(2), 1-4.
Pagowsky, N., & Hammond, J. (November 01, 2012). A programmatic approach: Systematically tying the library to student retention efforts on campus. College and Research Libraries News, 73(10), 582.
Soria, K. M., Fransen, J., & Nackerud, S. (January 2014). Stacks, Serials, Search Engines, and Students' Success: First-Year Undergraduate Students' Library Use, Academic Achievement, and Retention. Journal of Academic Librarianship. 40(1), 84-91.