Use the Find Articles link to see a list of all databases listed by subject area. Scroll down the page to find the “Psychology, Professional Counseling, Social Work, Sociology” listing. You have two different databases to choose from:

  • PsycINFO has more than 2.4 million citations of scholarly information, but very little full text.
  • PsycARTICLES is the definitive source for scholarly journal articles from the American Psychological Association. There are 59 full text journal titles that go as far back as 1894.

You may also find articles in Academic Search Premier, which is listed at the top of the page under “All Subject Areas." This is a general index includes 575 full text psychology journal titles.

Once you have reached the search screen for your database, type your search terms in the boxes provided. Before clicking the Search button to view your results, it is helpful to use the limits at the bottom of the page. By clicking on the boxes next to Grace Library Print Journal Collection and Full Text your results list will include only citations of articles that you have access to in Grace Library. Also note that there are special limiters for each index that may be helpful in narrowing your search even further, but remember that the more limits you set, the fewer results you will receive!

Looking at your results list, you will see 10 short citations per page. Underneath each citation you have the item’s location information so you will know right away if it is a full text item, if the print item is on the shelf, or if we have no access to it from Grace Library. Click on the article’s title to view the full citation information or to see the article, click on the full text link.

The Counseling Psychologist

EBSCOhost will give you citations for articles from many different journals. One journal in particular that many researchers in this field are interested in is The Counseling Psychologist, which is owned in print at the library as well as electronically through the Grace Library Journal Title List.

To view the electronic version, start at the library home page, and click on the Find Journal Titles link. In the next window, type The Counseling Psychologist in the Find box and at the bottom of the page choose the Exact Match radio button. Click Search. The results page that you receive describes Grace Library’s holdings for this journal. By clicking the first option, Grace Library Electronic Journal Collection, you will be able to browse through the current and all previous issues of The Counseling Psychologist through the publisher’s web page. 

Find Books

To search for books about counseling psychology in Grace Library, start at the library's home page and use the link for the Online Catalog. For subject searching, it is most effective to browse through the subject headings list. To do this, click on the Power Search link that is located in the middle of the catalog’s main page. On the next page click on Browsing, which is located on the far right in the Catalog Searches box. In the next window, type counseling in the Browse on box and click the Subject button underneath.

Now you have a results list of all the subject headings of the Grace Library books that discuss counseling. You may browse through the subject headings list by clicking the previous and next links located at the top and the bottom of your results list. Once you choose a subject heading, click on it to see the book titles that Grace Library owns with that term. Note that there are also cross references to other subject headings.

If you would like to see all the books with counseling as the subject heading, click on the first result, Counseling.

Consult the Library of Congress Subject Headings books for additional subject headings dealing with counseling. These books can be found near the Reference Desk on the 2nd Level of Grace Library.

Recommended Reference Books

All of these books are located in the Reference Area on the 2nd level of Grace Library. Each book will have the call number on the spine of the book beginning with Ref. to designate it as a reference material.

Stewart, William, ed. An A-Z of Counseling Theory and Practice. Cheltenham, UK: Nelson Thornes, 2001.
CALL NUMBER: BF 637. C6 S768 2001

Kazdine, Alan E., ed. Encyclopedia of Psychology. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
CALL NUMBER: BF 31. E52 2000 v.1-8
Altmaier, Elizabeth M., & Jo-Ida C. Hansen, ed. Oxford Handbook of Counseling Psychology. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
CALL NUMBER: BF 636.6 O94 2012 (located in General Collection)

Craighead Edward W. & Nemeroff Charles B., eds. The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science., 4th ed. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2010.
CALL NUMBER: BF 31. E52 2010 v.1-4

Recommended Websites

American Mental Health Counselors Association
The American Psychological Association
Mental Health America
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy