Academic advising is one of the most important services on campuses today. No longer viewed as simple course scheduling, this subject is seen as a vital process that assists students in setting goals and negotiating the college experience in a positive way. Advising has evolved as a critical function because of the increasing complexity of curricula, the competitiveness of the job market, and the changing nature of the student population. The literature on academic advising has consequently proliferated during the past decade, and this book provides valuable guidance in that area. It contains some 350 entries for books and articles on academic advising and closely related topics. Entries are grouped in topical chapters, and each includes a short annotation. While most of the works cited were published in the 1980s and 1990s, a few classic articles and books from the past have also been included to give the collection an historical perspective.