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Counseling & Psychology Guide

Welcome to the Counseling & Psychology Guide.

Audience: undergraduate Psychology students and graduate Counseling students

Help Available: If you need help finding resources, please contact librarians with Ask a Librarian or on the Library Tab in the Portal (phone, email, chat)

How to Use: Resources in this guide are organized by type. Click a tab on the left to choose the appropriate type for your information need.

APA Citation Style Guide

Psychology Specific

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCOhost) Journal articles for psychologists, counselors, researchers and students. Topics: anthropology, emotional and behavioral characteristics, mental processes, observational and experimental methods, psychiatry and psychology, child and adolescent psychology and various areas of counseling.

Gale One File: Psychology (Gale) Provides access to academic journals and magazines that cover the study of emotions, personality, and the human mind. The database is of interest to both researchers and general users.

Psychology Database (ProQuest) Indexing and full-text. Coverage ranges from behavioral, clinical, cognitive, developmental, experimental, industrial and social psychology, along with personality, psychobiology and psychometrics.


Social Science Database (ProQuest) Covers hundreds of topics including addiction studies, urban studies, family studies and international relations.

Sociology Database (ProQuest) Coverage of the international literature of sociology and social work, including culture and social structure, history and theory of sociology, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction, and more.

Public Health Database (ProQuest) Journals, videos, news, trade publications, reports, and more, with coverage including social sciences, business, and biological sciences.

Database Tutorials

Using Databases Tutorial


You can search for journal articles in Primo and library databases (see databases tab).

For General Instructions: Finding Journal Articles

Journal Titles

Annual Review of Psychology
The Counseling Psychologist
Journal of Counseling & Development
Perspectives on Psychological Science
Psychology of Sport & Exercise

Finding Journal Articles By Journal Title in Primo

  1. Open  Primo Journal Title Search
  2. Search for the Journal’s TitlePrimo Journal Title Search Box
  3. Click on the Journal title in the search results.
  4. Search inside the journal for keywords on the journal page.

Search Inside this journal search box

You can search for books & ebooks in Primo.


For general directions: Finding Books Help Guide

Library of Congress Call Numbers

BF                    Psychology

BF 176              Psychological Tests
BF636               Applied Psychology

BV                    Pastoral Counseling

HD 58.7           Organizational behavior

HM 1001          Social Psychology

LB 1050.9         Educational psychology

RA 790             Mental health
RC 321             Neurosciences


Ebook Central
EBSCO eBooks

Reference Books

Reference Books are located in the short stacks in the center of the Library. Need Help? How to Use Online Encyclopedias

Mental Measurements YearbookREF BF 431.M46
Tests in Print (1-9)REF LB 3051 .T47
Measures for Clinical Practice and Research: a Sourcebook
REF BF 176 .C66 2007
Directory of Unpublished Experimental Mental Measures
REF BF 431 .G624

Assessment in counseling : a guide to the use of psychological assessment procedures


Professional Counselor’s Desk Reference


ACA Encyclopedia of Counseling


Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health


Handbook of Psychology: Research Methods in Psychology


Background Information

APA Dictionary Of Psychology
25,000 psychology terms and definitions

National Institute of Mental Health
News, research, statistics, information, and legislation from the US Federal Government.

Association for Psychological Science Research Topics
Snapshots of the latest news and research on various psychology sub-topics

Psych Central
the Internet’s largest and oldest independent mental health social network. Provides information about mental health, psychology, social work, and psychiatry.


Assessment & Tools

DSM-5 (American Psychiatric Association)
ProQOL 5 (Compassion Fatigue Assessment)
APA Science Directorate: Testing and Assessment Guidelines

Evidence Based Practice

Searchable online database of evidence-based interventions for psychological issues experienced from acquired brain impairment.

Video Tutorials

Click on the video and the CC icon from captions.

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