Student Welfare Books, Student Welfare and Study Skills Collection, New College Library, Oxford
“We provide carefully chosen resources to help with your welfare, well-being, and study skills at New College.”
These books are held in the Group Study Room on the Library’s Lower Floor.

Purpose and Use of the Collection

The Library’s Student Welfare and Study Skills Collection held in the Group Study Room is a joint initiative between Daniel Harkin, New College’s Salvesen Fellow and the Library.  The Collection is based on a scheme that has run successfully in other universities.  All New College students and staff can borrow these books in the normal way.  Alternatively, the Cox or Salvesen Fellows, College Nurse, College Doctor, or a peer supporter might recommend a book to someone who comes to see them with a personal problem.

Reading has been shown to be very effective in managing and responding to personal difficulties or challenges.  Many of the books in the Collection contain useful exercises or questionnaires - but please do not mark or write in the books themselves.  The Collection has been assembled in consultation with the Oxford University Counselling Service and the College GPs.

The books may be helpful on their own, but reading a book can also be the first step to identifying or tackling a problem.  This may prompt a student to seek further advice and support from the College’s Welfare Team, the Counselling Service, or a doctor.  This is particularly important if reading the books leads to strong or difficult feelings.

The resources also provide practical information and guidance to help you study and research effectively and rewardingly.

Provide Feedback and Suggest New Resources

If you would like to make a comment about the Student Welfare and Study Skills Collection, or you wish to suggest new books to be added to the Collection, you are warmly encouraged to contact Daniel Harkin.  You may also contact him with regard to welfare issues you may be experiencing.

Other Assistance

The Library Office is staffed 8.30 am till 5.00 pm, weekdays.  Library staff are pleased to assist you in making the most of all the Library’s collections and services; please ask us for help at any time.  An online guide is also available: Library Assistant is specially designed for Oxford Freshers and will work on smartphones and tablets.  

Classification

These resources are broadly classified into two sections: Student Welfare books have a shelfmark beginning WEL/, and Study Skills books one which begins STU/.  All these books may be borrowed by New College students.

Resources are currently listed under the following headings:


List of Resources with Links to the Catalogue

Abuse
WEL/AIN Breaking Free: Help for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
WEL/BAS The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
WEL/HER Overcoming Traumatic Stress: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques
WEL/ROT 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing
Adjusting to University
STU/BUR Essential Study Skills: The Complete Guide to Success at University
WEL/MAC Fresher Pressure: How to Survive as a Student
WEL/PAL Coping with Stress at University: A Survival Guide
Adoption
WEL/VER The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
WEL/CAR Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Stop Smoking: Be A Happy Non-Smoker for the Rest of Your Life
WEL/FAN The Addiction Workbook: A Step-By-Step Guide to Quitting Alcohol & Drugs
WEL/HEA Let’s Drink to your Health!: A Self-Help Guide to Sensible Drinking
WEL/SPA Overcoming Problem Drinking: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
Anger Management
WEL/DAV Overcoming Anger and Irritability: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques
WEL/LIN Managing Anger: Simple Steps to Dealing with Frustration and Anger
WEL/POT Angry All the Time: An Emergency Guide to Anger Control
Anxiety
WEL/ANT The Shyness & Social Anxiety Workbook: Proven, Step-By-Step Techniques for Overcoming Your Fear
WEL/BUR The Feeling Good Handbook
WEL/BUR When Panic Attacks: A New Drug-Free Therapy to Beat Chronic Shyness, Anxiety and Phobias
WEL/BUT Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
WEL/DUB Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety: A Guide to Successful Stress Management
WEL/JEF Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway
WEL/KEN Overcoming Anxiety: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
WEL/MEA Overcoming Worry and Generalised Anxiety Disorder: A Self-Help Guide to Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
WEL/SAN Overcoming Phobias
WEL/TAL How To Stop Worrying
WEL/WIL Overcoming Anxiety, Stress and Panic: A Five Areas Approach
WEL/WIL Overcoming Health Anxiety: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
Asperger’s and Autism
WEL/DUB Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety: A Guide to Successful Stress Management
Assertiveness
WEL/DIC A Woman in Your Own Right: Assertiveness and You
WEL/LIN Assert Yourself
WEL/SMI When I Say No, I Feel Guilty: How to Cope -- Using  the Skills of Systematic Assertive Therapy
Bereavement
WEL/ABR When Parents Die: Learning to Live with the Loss of a Parent
WEL/LUK Silent Grief: Living in the Wake of Suicide
WEL/MOR Overcoming Grief: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
WEL/RAN How to Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies
WEL/WAL Facing Grief: Bereavement and the Young Adult
WEL/WER A Special Scar: The Experiences of People Bereaved by Suicide
Bipolar Disorder
WEL/BAS The Bipolar Workbook: Tools for Controlling Your Mood Swings
Body Image
WEL/WOL The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women
Depression
WEL/BUR The Feeling Good Handbook
WEL/GIL Overcoming Depression: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
WEL/GRE Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think
WEL/SCO Overcoming Mood Swings: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
WEL/STR The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Depression: Using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy to Move Through Depression & Create a Life Worth Living
WEL/WIL The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness
Dyslexia and Dyspraxia
WEL/COL Living With Dyspraxia: A Guide for Adults with Developmental Dyspraxia
WEL/GOO Making Dyslexia Work For You
Eating Disorders
WEL/COO Overcoming Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
WEL/FAI Overcoming Binge Eating: The Proven Program to Learn Why You Binge and How You Can Stop
WEL/FRE Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
WEL/RIL Eating Less: Say Goodbye to Overeating
WEL/ROT When Food is Love: Exploring the Relationship Between Eating and Intimacy
WEL/SCH Getting Better Bite By Bite: A Survival Kit for Sufferers of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders
WEL/TRE Anorexia Nervosa: A Recovery Guide for Sufferers, Families and Friends
Family Issues
WEL/GIB Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents [on order]
WEL/OST How to Deal with Your Parents: When They Still Treat You Like a Child
WEL/ROS Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty
WEL/SAF The Normal One: Life With a Difficult or Damaged Sibling
WEL/SKY Families and How to Survive Them
WEL/STO Understanding the World’s Cultures: 20th Anniversary Edition of the Classic, Figuring Foreigners Out: A Practical Guide
WEL/VER The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child
Fatigue (Chronic)
WEL/BUR Overcoming Chronic Fatigue: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
Gambling Addiction
WEL/BLA Overcoming Compulsive Gambling: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
Hypochondria
WEL/WIL Overcoming Health Anxiety: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
Insomnia and Sleep Problems
WEL/BAL The Sleep Solution: Improve Your Sleep, Health and Quality of Life -- From Tonight
WEL/ESP Overcoming Insomnia: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
WEL/SAD Peaceful Sleep: A Practical Guide to Stress-Free Days and Tranquil Nights, Including a Unique Bedtime Routine that Really Works
Inter-Personal Relationships
WEL/BER Games People Play: The Psychology of Human Relationships
WEL/BLA Radical Honesty: How to Transform Your Life By Telling the Truth
WEL/CLO Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life
WEL/COL Loving Yourself Loving Another: The Importance of Self-Esteem for Successful Relationships
WEL/CRO Overcoming Relationship Problems: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
WEL/GRZ The Nice Factor: The Art of Saying No
WEL/HAR I’m OK, You’re OK
WEL/KAT Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin
WEL/LIT Starting Again: How to Learn From the Past for a Better Future
WEL/McK The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation & Distress Tolerance
WEL/MIN The Mindgym: Relationships
WEL/QUI Stop Arguing, Start Talking: The 10 Point Plan for Couples in Conflict
WEL/RUS The Conquest of Happiness
WEL/SMI When I Say No, I Feel Guilty: How to Cope -- Using  the Skills of Systematic Assertive Therapy
WEL/TAN That’s Not What I Meant!: How Conversational Style Makes or Breaks Your Relations With Others
Leaving Home
WEL/MAC Fresher Pressure: How to Survive as a Student
WEL/MOR The Leaving Home Survival Guide
WEL/SAF Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender and Pluralism
Living in a Different Culture
WEL/STO Understanding the World’s Cultures: 20th Anniversary Edition of the Classic, Figuring Foreigners Out: A Practical Guide
Men’s Issues
WEL/deB Counselling for Toads: A Psychological Adventure
WEL/POL Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood
Obsessions and Compulsions
WEL/BLA Overcoming Compulsive Gambling: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
WEL/SCH Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior: A Four-Step Self-Treatment Method to Change Your Brain Chemistry
WEL/VEA Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
Pain (Chronic)
WEL/COL Overcoming Chronic Pain: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
Panic
WEL/ING Panic Attacks: What they Are, Why They Happen, What You Can Do About Them
WEL/MAN Overcoming Panic: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
Procrastination and Time Management
WEL/FIO The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play
WEL/MIN The Mindgym: Give Me Time
WEL/PER Isn’t It About Time?: How to Stop Putting Things Off and Get On With Your Life
Self-Esteem
WEL/BUR Ten Days to Great Self Esteem
WEL/COL Loving Yourself Loving Another: The Importance of Self-Esteem for Successful Relationships
WEL/FEN Overcoming Low Self-Esteem: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
WEL/LIN Self-Esteem: Simple Steps to Build Your Confidence
Self-Harm, Self-Injury
WEL/ARN Self-Help for Self-Injury: A Guide for Women Struggling with Self-Injury
Self-Help Resources
WEL/BAI Mindgym: Achieve More by Thinking Differently
WEL/BUR The Feeling Good Handbook
WEL/BUT Manage Your Mind: The Mental Fitness Guide
WEL/CAM Authoritative Guide to Self-Help Resources in Mental Health
WEL/HAR The Confidence Gap
WEL/HAR The Happiness Trap: Based on ACT - A Revolutionary Mindfulness-Based Programme for Overcoming Stress, Anxiety and Depression
WEL/HAR The Reality Slap
WEL/McK The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation & Distress Tolerance
WEL/MIN The Mindgym: Wake Your Mind Up
WEL/ROB Stoicism and the Art of Happiness
WEL/SCO Overcoming Mood Swings: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
WEL/STR The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Depression: Using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy to Move Through Depression & Create a Life Worth Living
WEL/WIL Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World
WEL/YAL Love’s Executioner and Other Tales of Psychotherapy
Sexual Identity
WEL/DOW The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man’s World
WEL/ENG Raising Your Sexual Self-Esteem: How to Feel Better About Your Sexuality and Yourself
WEL/FOR Overcoming Sexual Problems
WEL/GOW The Ins and Outs of Gay Sex: A Medical Handbook for Men
WEL/ISA Being Homosexual: Gay Men and their Development
WEL/SAN Assertively Gay: How to Build Gay Self-Esteem
WEL/SAN How to Be a Happy Homosexual: A Guide for Gay Men
WEL/TOD Straight Jacket: Overcoming Society’s Legacy of Gay Shame
Stress Management
WEL/DAV The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook
WEL/DUB Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety: A Guide to Successful Stress Management
WEL/HAR The Happiness Trap: Based on ACT - A Revolutionary Mindfulness-Based Programme for Overcoming Stress, Anxiety and Depression
WEL/KAB Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment -- and Your Life
WEL/KAB Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditations in Everyday Life
WEL/LOO Manage Your Stress for a Happier Life
WEL/McK Daily Relaxer: Relax Your Body, Calm Your Mind & Refresh Your Spirit
WEL/PAL Coping with Stress at University: A Survival Guide
WEL/TAL How To Stop Worrying
Study Skills and Personal Productivity
STU/ACR Passing Exams Without Anxiety: How to Get Organised, Be Prepared and Feel Confident of Success
STU/AGR Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences
STU/ALL Getting Things Done: How to Achieve Stress-Free Productivity
STU/ARK Interviewing for Social Scientists: An Introductory Resource with Examples
STU/BAT Studying Arts and Humanities
STU/BEL Doing Your Research Project: A Guide for First-Time Researchers
STU/BLA Where Am I Going and Can I Have a Map?: A How To Book
STU/BOO The Craft of Research
STU/BOW Handbook of Health Research Methods: Investigation, Measurement and Analysis
STU/BRY Social Research Methods
STU/BUR Essential Study Skills: The Complete Guide to Success at University
STU/BUR In the Field: An Introduction to Field Research
STU/CLA E-Learning Skills
STU/CLE Studying Using the Web: The Student’s Guide to Using the Ultimate Information Resource
STU/COG The ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information
STU/COL Concepts and Method in Social Science: The Tradition of Giovanni Sartori
STU/COT Study Skills Connected: Using Technology to Support Your Studies
STU/COT The Study Skills Handbook
STU/DEA Critical Thinking and Analysis
STU/DEN The Good Research Guide: For Small-Scale Social Research Projects
STU/DeW Participant Observation: A Guide for Fieldworkers
STU/DUN Authoring a PhD: How to Plan, Draft, Write, and Finish a Doctoral Thesis or Dissertation
STU/ECO How to Write a Thesis [on order]
STU/ETS Official GRE Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions: Volume 1
STU/ETS Official GRE Verbal Reasoning Practice Questions: Volume 1
STU/EDU The Official Guide to the GRE General Test
STU/EVA How to Pass Your Exams: Proven Techniques for Any Exam that Will Guarantee Success
STU/FLI An Introduction to Qualitative Research
STU/GAI Statistical Modeling and Inference for Social Science
STU/GER Case Study Research: Principles and Practices
STU/GER Social Science Methodology: A Unified Framework
STU/GIL Researching Social Life
STU/GLE Running Randomized Evaluations: A Practical Guide
STU/GOD How to Use Your Reading in Your Essays
STU/GOE Social Science Concepts: A User’s Guide
STU/HAM Statistics with Stata: Updated for Version 10
STU/HOF Scientific Writing and Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations
STU/KAY Writing Under Pressure: The Quick Writing Process
STU/KIN Designing Social Inquiry: Scientific Inference in Qualitative Research
STU/MAY Social Research: Issues, Methods and Process
STU/MIL The Chicago Guide to Writing About Multivariate Analysis
STU/MIL Qualitative Data Analysis: A Methods Sourcebook
STU/MIL Studying Science: A Guide to Undergraduate Success
STU/MLA MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
STU/MUR How to Write a Thesis
STU/NEW How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less
STU/O’BR How to Develop a Brilliant Memory Week by Week: 50 Proven Ways to Enhance Your Memory Skills
STU/PEA Cite Them Right: The Essential Referencing Guide
STU/PEC The Student’s Guide to Writing: Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
STU/PHI How to Get a PhD: A Handbook for Students and Their Supervisors
STU/PUN Introduction to Research Methods in Education
STU/RED Good Essay Writing: A Social Sciences Guide
STU/RIC Handling Qualitative Data: A Practical Guide
STU/ROB Real World Research: A Resource for Users of Social Research Methods in Applied Settings
STU/ROS Introducing Data Analysis for Social Scientists
STU/SAL Achieving a PhD -- Ten Students' Experience
STU/SEL Punctuation Without Tears: Punctuate Confidently in Minutes!
STU/TUR A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers
STU/VAN Guide to Methods for Students of Political Science
STU/VAN E Presentation Skills for Students
STU/WIL Completing Your PhD
STU/YIN Case Study Research: Design and Methods
STU/YUD Critical Reading: Making Sense of Research Papers in Life Sciences and Medicine
STU/ZER The Clockwork Muse: A Practical Guide to Writing Theses, Dissertations, and Books
WEL/MIN The Mindgym: Give Me Time
Suicidal Feelings
WEL/BLA How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me: One Person’s Guide to Suicide Prevention
Trauma
WEL/HER Overcoming Traumatic Stress: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques
WEL/LEE The Compassionate Mind Approach to Recovering from Trauma: Using Compassion Focused Therapy
Weight Problems
WEL/GAU Overcoming Weight Problems: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
Women’s Issues
WEL/ARN Self-Help for Self-Injury: A Guide for Women Struggling with Self-Injury
WEL/BAS The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
WEL/DIC A Woman in Your Own Right: Assertiveness and You
WEL/ROS Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty
WEL/WOL The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women
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