Counseling Research Guide

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Academic Search Complete

"Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals."

APA PsycTests

"A one-of-a-kind database of psychological tests and measures designed for use with social and behavioral science research. APA PsycTests’ expertly-created metadata allows you to instantly find and download instruments for research and/or teaching. Focused primarily on unpublished tests, this database was designed to save you time from having to reproduce tests when conducting research on previously measured constructs."

Gale Academic OneFile

"Academic OneFile is a comprehensive database of academic journals for scholarly research. It contains articles from 8000+ peer-reviewed journals and reference sources, most of which are full text, covering the disciplines of science, technology, medicine, theology literature and more. Contains the full text of the New York Times from 1995 to the present. Also contains podcasts and transcripts from National Public Radio (NPR), CNN, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation."


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Mental Measurements Yearbook™ with Tests in Print

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ProQuest Dissertations & Theses

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"PsycARTICLES®, from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The database contains more than 158,000 articles from nearly 80 journals. Coverage spans 1894 to present; nearly all APA journals go back to Volume 1, Issue 1."


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Psychology and Behavioral Science Collection

"Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection™ is a comprehensive database covering 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 400 journals." Videos

"68 (CIU instructor selected) Psychotherapy & Counseling videos showing the most talented therapists in session, discussing the nuances of their work, and teaching you how to be better."

SAGE Research Methods

"SAGE Research Methods is the ultimate methods library with more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos by world-leading academics from across the social sciences, including the largest collection of qualitative methods books available online from any scholarly publisher. The site is designed to guide users to the content they need to learn a little or a lot about their method. The Methods Map can help those less familiar with research methods to find the best technique to use in their research. Built upon SAGE’s legacy of methods publishing, SAGE Research Methods is the essential online tool for researchers."

University Press Scholarship (Psychology based eBooks)

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American Journal of Family Therapy

"The American Journal of Family Therapy appeals to a wide readership, including marriage and family therapists, family counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, allied health practitioners, professional counselors, clinical social workers, clergy, physicians, and nurses."

Journal of Counseling Research and Practice

"Publishes articles related to the science and practice of counseling."

Journal of Professional Counseling : Practice Theory & Research

"As the official journal of the Texas Counseling Association, Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory, and Research is a semi-annual scholarly publication, aiming at providing clinical, theoretical, and empirical guidance to professional counselors, educators, researchers, and other mental health professionals."

Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health

"The Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health is an interdisciplinary professional journal (retitled from American Journal of Pastoral Counseling to better reflect its broader scope) that is devoted to the scholarly study of spirituality as a resource for counseling and psychotherapeutic disciplines. This peer-reviewed quarterly journal seeks to enhance the understanding of spirituality as a core component of human well-being in individual, relational, and communal life."

Psychoanalysis & History

"Psychoanalysis and History is devoted both to the study of the history of psychoanalysis and the application of psychoanalytic ideas to historiography, forming a bridge between the academic study of history and psychoanalysis."

Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care

"The Journal of Spiritual Formation & Soul Care is a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year. Its purpose is to advance the discussion of the theory and practice of Christian formation and soul care for the sake of the educational ministries of the church, Christian education, and other para-church organizations through scholarly publications that are rooted in biblical exegesis, systematic theology, the history of Christian spirituality, philosophical analysis, psychological theory/research, spiritual theology, and Christian experience."


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