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Counseling

Databases

Academic Search Premier
The world's largest scholarly, multidisciplinary, full-text database designed specifically for academic institutions. Contains full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed publications, in nearly all academic areas of study.

Cabells Directory
The Cabells Directory is designed to help professors, graduate students and researchers publish their manuscripts.  Select the directory for Psychology & Psychiatry at the bottom of the page.

Cambridge Journals Online
Full-text database covering multiple journals including the subject areas of psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience.  Under “Subjects” select “Psychology and Psychiatry” to further define your search.

Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works
A searchable collection containing real transcripts of therapy and counseling sessions and first-person narratives illuminating the experience of mental illness and its treatment, as well as reference works to contextualize the primary material. New material is added on a biweekly basis and, when complete, the database will contain more than 2,000 session transcripts, 40,000 pages of first-person accounts, and 25,000 pages of secondary reference material. The database currently includes approximately 14,000 pages of personal accounts, transcripts, and reference material.

Counseling and Therapy in Video
Counseling and Therapy in Video provides the largest and richest online collection of video available for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling with 400 hours and more than 330 videos on completion. The collection's wealth of video and multiplicity of perspectives allow students and scholars to see, experience, and study counseling in ways never before possible. This current release includes 276 videos totaling roughly 300 hours.

Google Scholar
Use this link to have Google Scholar recognize you as a George Fox user, and link you to our full text subscriptions. Google Scholar indexes a broad array of scholarly literature.

JSTOR
A full-text archival database with access to 6 journals in the field of psychology.

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print
Provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,700 contemporary testing instruments. Designed for an audience ranging from novice test consumers to experienced professionals, the MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership.

PsycARTICLES
The full-text of 53 journals, most published by the APA. Select the PsycArticles limiter before you search.

PsycBOOKS
Full-text of over 1500 books, most published by the APA. Each chapter is available as a separate pdf.

PsycCRITIQUES
Full-text reviews of books in psychology. Formerly Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books.

PsycINFO
Covers the professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines, including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, and linguistics. This is a bibliographic database with abstracts covering 1806 to the present.

Psychology and Behavioral Science Collection
This is a comprehensive database from EBSCO covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. This is the world's largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 600 journals.

Psychology: A SAGE full-text collection
36 full-text psychology journals from 1944 to present.

Wiley Interscience
Full-text journals and ebooks in psychology and the social sciences.

GFU E-Book Collections

You can access e-book collections published by many different vendors.  Each has its own unique interface and features.

Detailed information on the major collections at GFU:

Print Books

Search Foxtrax for books at GFU libraries.

You can search by title, author, or subject and discover:

  1. which of our libraries owns it
  2. shelf position (call number)
  3. status (on shelf or checked out)
  4. complete citation

Search Summit and/or WorldCat for books at other libraries.

Through Summit, you have access to the holdings of most academic libraries in the northwest. You can also choose to search the combined Summit/World Catalog. Search either just like you search Foxtrax, and then request what you find. Summit materials arrive in 2-4 business days. You can check Summit books out for 6 weeks with no renewals. Books requested from outside the Summit system can take 10 days to 3 weeks to arrive.

Types of searches that you can use to find books:

A.  Title and author searches

If you know the title of a book or the name of an author you can perform a "Title" or "Author" search in Foxtrax or Summit by selecting these field options from a drop-down menu or a tab and entering the title or author name in the search box.

B.  Keyword search

A keyword search is the broadest, most flexible search that you can use.  It looks for the terms that you enter in any order within all of the fields of the bibliographic record.  You can perform a "Keyword" search in Foxtrax or Summit by selecting this field option from a drop down menu or a tab and entering the keyword(s) in the search box.  This can be a good way to start your book search but sometimes the results are irrelevant or there are so many that it would take too long to go through them all.  If this is the case then a subject search will be more helpful for you.

C.  Subject search

A subject search in the catalog is the most direct way to find a book on a specific topic.  You can perform a "Subject" search in Foxtrax or Summit by selecting these field options from a drop-down menu or tab and entering the subject heading in the search box.  It can be difficult to know or to find the right subject heading to use for this type of search.  If you are not sure what term to use as a subject heading then read the tip below for a helpful alternative.

Easiest way to perform a subject search:

  1.  
    • Using a keyword search find one book in the catalog that most closely matches your topic of interest and look at the full record to view the subject headings that are used to describe the content.  Click on one of the subject headings to view all materials that have been labeled with the same subject heading or use a combination of subject headings to formulate your own search.
  2. Links to subject searches

    Below are links to various subject searches in the catalog that will take you to the records of books that have been tagged with that subject heading. 

    Psychology

    Adjustment (Psychology)

    Adolescent psychology

    Affect (Psychology)

    Assertiveness (Psychology)

    Attitude (Psychology)

    Behaviorism (Psychology)

    Change (Psychology)

    Child Psychology

    Constructivism (Psychology)

    Context effects (Psychology)

    Criminal psychology

    Developmental psychology

    Educational psychology

    Ego (Psychology)

    Emotions

    Ethnopsychology

    Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939

    Genetic psychology

    Human behavior

    Humanistic psychology

    Influence (Psychology)

    Individuality

    Information theory in psychology

    Intellect

    James, William, 1842-1910 

    Memory

    Personality

    Psychoanalysis

    Rational emotive behavior therapy

    Reality therapy

    Social interaction

    Social Psychology

    Stress (Psychology)

    Subconciousness

    Values (Psychological Aspects)

    By call number

    If you want to browse for books in the library, use the call numbers below to find the subject areas that are of interest to you. You can use them to browse the reference section or the main stacks. The Library of Congress website may have a more detailed outline of call numbers for your subject area.  Here are some that have been selected for you:

    BF 38-80 Philosophy of Psychology
    BF 81-149 History of Psychology
    BF 150-172 Mind and Body
    BF 173-175 Psychological tests & testing, Attitudes, Abnormal Psychology
    BF 180-210 Experimental Psychology
    BF 231-299 Senses, Sensation
    BF 309-499 Cognition, Perception, Learning, Memory
    BF 501-504.3 Motivation
    BF 511-593 Emotion
    BF 608-635 Will, Volition, Choice
    BF 636-637 Applied Psychology
    BF 638-648 New Thought
    BF 660-697 Comparative Psychology, Animal and Human Psychology
    BF 698-698.9 Personality
    BF 699-711 Genetic Psychology
    BF 712-724.85 Developmental Psychology
    BF 725-727 Psychology of Special Groups
    BF 751-755 Psychology of Nations, National characteristics
    BF 761-789 Humanistic Psychology
    BF 795-839.5 Temperament, Character
    BF 1001-1999 Parapsychology
    HD 58.7-58.95 Organizational Behavior
    GN 502 Psychological Anthropology
    HF 5548.7-5548.85 Industrial Psychology
    HM 1041-1101 Social Psychology, Social Perception, Social Cognition
    HM 1106-1171 Interpersonal Relations, Social Behavior
    HM 1176-1281 Social Influence, Social Pressure
    LB 1050.9-1091 Educational Psychology
    JA 74.5 Political Psychology
    QP 351-495 Neurophysiology and Neuropsychology
    R 726 Medicine and Disease in Relation to Psychology
    RA 790-790.95 Mental Health, Mental Illness Prevention
    RA1151 Forensic Psychiatry
    RC49-52 Psychosomatic Medicine
    RC 321-346 Neurosciences, Biological Psychiatry
    RC 435-475 Psychiatry
    RC 475-489 Psycotherapy
    RC 490-499 Hypnosis
    RC 500-510 Psychoanalysis
    RC 512-528 Psychoses
    RC 530-552 Neuroses
    RC 554-569.5 Psychopathology
    RC 569.7-571 Mental retardation, Developmental disabilities
    RC 952-954.6 Geriatrics
    RC 963-969 Industrial Psychiatry
    RJ 499-507 Child Psychiatry
    RM 315-334 Neuropsychopharmacology
    RM 735 Occupational Therapy
    RM 931 Special Therapies A-Z (Art, Dance, Pet, etc)
    U 22 Military Psychology

Videos

DVD/VHS videos

Build your own search using Foxtrax:

   1. Go to Foxtrax
   2. Select Advanced Search
   3. Enter a keyword in the search box (you can select a search field for subject, title, or author in the drop-down menu)
   4. Limit "Material Type" to "PROJ MEDIUM"

Links to video searches

Psychology

Therapy

Depression

Grief

Cognition

Streaming videos

At this time our collection of streaming videos is small.  Here is a link to the brief list of all available streaming videos many of which are appropriate to your discipline.

Build your own search using Foxtrax:

   1. Go to Foxtrax
   2. Select Advanced Search
   3. Enter a keyword in the search box (you can select a search field for subject, title, or author in the drop-down menu)
   4. Limit "Material Type" to "STREAMINGVIDEO"

Web Resources

Mental Measurements Resource Guide
This guide from Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries shows you how to find information about psychological tests and how to find the tests themselves.

APPIC Online Directory
A directory of professional psychology internship and postdoctoral training sites throughout the USA and Canada. This site is from the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers.

Buros Institute of Mental Measurement
The Buros home page includes citations to reviews of educational and psychological tests citations; descriptions of tests, and names and addresses of over 900 major commerical test publishers.

Internet Psychology Lab
This multimedia, interactive website presents many of the classic demonstrations and experiments of psychology.

The Personality Project
A well-organized, academic site, with good content and suggestions for further reading.

Nielsen's Psychology of Religion Pages
There is no better website on the psychology of religion.

Social Psychology Network
An excellent portal to the world of social psychology on the Internet.

SOSIG: Social Science Information Gateway
A database of several thousand Internet resources, each selected by a librarian or academic. This annotated catalogue is browsable and searchable by subject area.

PsycARTICLES current TOC

This is a live RSS feed from PsycARTICLES showing its current table of contents.  Click on any article title to view it.


Google search: Counseling

This Google Custom Search engine searches quality, discipline specific websites selected by the library.

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