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Counseling: Articles

This guide is designed to help you get started with your research in counseling. It includes books, databases, journals and links to useful websites. Your suggestions are welcome.

Search Strategies

Article databases have the following important features that enable you to search more effectively.

* ALWAYS use Advanced Search, 
instead of Basic Search.
* Using Abstract or Subject field
   search for better search results. 
Using Boolean Operators AND, OR,
or NOT to include or exclude two

* Do not use database search Stop-

   words, such as articles, pronouns,
   and prepositions. For example, a, an,
   the, in, of,   
on, are, be, if, into, and
   which are called database search

* Using Limiters. Article databases
   allow you to limit searches to specific
   criteria such as publication date,
   periodical title, full-text, scholarly
, etc.

Key Databases

  • Academic OneFile
    The premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles for academic libraries from the world's leading journals, this comprehensive resource covers the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, technology, literature, and many other subjects.
  • EBSCO Academic Search Elite
    Academic institutions worldwide depend on this database as their core resource of scholarly information. This database contains full text for more than 2,100 journals, Nearly 150 journals have PDF images dating back to 1985.
  • EBSCO Education Full Text
    Education Full Text™ provides full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996, in addition to indexing of more than 770 periodicals dating back to 1983. Content includes in-depth coverage of special education and more than 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. Subject coverage includes adult education, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods and much more.
    ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. The database contains more than 1.3 million records and provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. 
    PsycARTICLES, from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. It contains more than 153,000 articles from nearly 80 journals published by the American Psychological Association. Coverage spans 1894 to the present and nearly all APA journals go back to Volume 1, Issue 1.
  • Expanded Academic ASAP
    Expanded Academic ASAP covers everything from art, humanities, psychology, and literature to economics and the sciences. It integrates the full text of publications from across the disciplinesIt provides indexing for more than 5,000 periodicals, more than 2,800 in full text. The combination of full text for scholarly journals and selected general interest titles for smaller academic libraries is ideal.
  • Psychology Collection
    This database provides academic magazines and journals that cover studies of emotion, personality, and human mind. The database offers content of interest to both researchers and general users.
  • PsychotherapyNet provides a collection of videos covering a wide variety of tools and techniques from a broad selection of psychotherapeutic approaches, making it an ideal training resources for students, interns, and mental health professionals. 

For many more databases, please visit Databases A-Z  

More Journal Articles

In-house Journals

* Counseling Today
Counselor Education & Supervision
* International Journal of Testing
* Journal of Substance Abuse

* Journal of Counseling &

Journal of Counseling Psychology
Journal of Family Theory & Review
Journal of Marriage & Family
Journal of Multicultural Counseling &

Journal of Positive Behavior  

Psychology Today

InterLibrary Loan (ILL)

Interlibrary loan allows you to borrow or otherwise acquire materials not held by the Jung-Kellogg Library or MOBIUS from other libraries. If you are unable to locate the material you need, please contact the Interlibrary Loan Clerk by filling out one of the forms to the right. Click here to fill out the ILL request form. 

Google Scholars

It enables you to search Google specifically for scholarly literature. Fast and easy resource, but remember that it is not comprehensive in any way and there are no summaries or abstracts. Especially useful for cited reference searching. Use the Advanced Search option for best results. Click here to start.

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