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Counseling Librarian Introduction

Hello! My name is Christine Mueller and I am the Personal Library liaison to the Department of Counseling.

I can help support you by providing library research help by assisting you to find high quality sources for your papers and projects.

Find ways to reach out to me on University Library's Ask A Librarian page.

I look forward to working with you!

Finding Databases by Subject

Databases are collections of information sources that offer research materials specific to subject disciplines.

First, review how to find databases by subject disciplines.

Then, find video tutorials for Counseling databases below.


How to Find Databases

From the library homepage, select the "Databases" tab.

Databases tab

Selecting Databases

Use the "All Subjects" dropdown menu to see all of the subject areas available.

Database Subjects Menu

Choosing Subject Databases

When researching, think about the subjects that are a part of your topic. What subject areas are included in your topic?

Select subject databases that are relevant to your topic. For example, if you're topic is how does packaging color affect consumer purchasing decisions, you would consider subject databases that cover Marketing and also Psychology.

Help with Databases

Many databases have a similar look and feel to "Advanced Searching" in Search@XU with the 3 search boxes and ways to refine your search results. Some have unique interfaces. Please ask a librarian for help navigating any databases that you think may be useful to your research.

Finding Databases by Subject Video Tutorial

After the following introductory video tutorial, find Counseling database tutorials below.

Counseling Database Video Tutorials



PsycINFO (Ebsco) 

The PsycINFO database, American Psychological Association’s (APA) renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It contains approximately 3 million citations and summaries dating as far back as the 1600s with DOIs for over 1.4 million records. Journal coverage, which spans from the 1800s to present, includes international material selected from around 2,400 periodicals in dozens of languages.

Video Tutorial for PsycINFO


DSM Library

DSM Library 

Library includes: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis, DSM-5 Clinical Cases, Guia de consulta de los Criterios Diagnosticos Del DSM-5, and Legacy or previous versions of DSM.

Video Tutorial for DSM Library - Coming Soon