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Life Skills Collection


The purpose of the Life Skills Collection is to help you in college and beyond by providing information and resources for essential life skills in areas such as health and wellness, interpersonal relationships, finances, transitioning to college, developing cultural competency, and building self esteem and leadership skills. On each page, you will also find helpful links and additional information on University of Puget Sound services for specific topics.  

This collection is growing! Please send recommendations for either individual books or topical areas to Katy Curtis, Humanities Librarian at Collins Library.

Accessing the Collection

The Life Skills Collection is located in the Learning Commons, on the first floor of Collins Library. All books listed in this guide are available to check out for at least three weeks.

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Using Library of Congress Subject Headings

Books in Primo are assigned Library of Congress Subject Headings. In many ways, subject headings are a form of tagging, in that they represent the content of the material and provide ways for you to efficiently locate more materials that are conceptually related. 

Here are several examples of the various ways you can use LCSH to help pinpoint what you need:

College students

College student orientation

College student -- Life skills guides

College students -- Nutrition

College students -- Health and hygiene

College graduates -- Finance, Personal