Counseling Research Guide


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.

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.

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

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

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.

George Fox 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 George Fox:

Print Books

Search Primo for books at George Fox 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 World Catalog.  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 Primo 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 Primo 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 Primo 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:

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.

Subject searches

Find materials at George Fox libraries:

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


DVD/VHS videos

Build your own search using Primo:

   1. Go to Primo
   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 "Audio & Video"

Links to video searches






Streaming videos

George Fox Library provides 24/7 access to 1,364 streaming videos through the Alexander Street Press Counseling & Therapy collection Counseling and Therapy in Video


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.

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.

Your library liaison

Robin M. Ashford, MLIS

Phone: 503-554-6136