Counseling and Clinical Psychology Research Guide
This is a listing of databases of particular relevance for research and study in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology; the databases correlate with the programs and disciplines within the department. Many of these databases cover the periodical literature in their respective fields, but some also provide citations and abstracts for books, book chapters, papers, reports, dissertations, and curriculum materials, as well as statistical and directory information, and some are full-text resources and collections of non-print materials of various kinds. Virtually all of the periodical indexes listed below are enabled to provide linkage to full text e-journal articles when available.
There are several key databases that are critical for searching the literature in essentially all subject fields at the College; these include ERIC, Education Full Text, PsycINFO, ProQuest, Academic Search Premier, JSTOR, and Digital Dissertations. These resources are not separately included below, but they are essential for serious study in many or most of the programs in Counseling and Clinical Psychology.
This guide lists selected resources within the following categories:
Abstracts in Social Gerontology – Includes bibliographic records and abstracts for articles covering essential aspects of the discipline, including the psychology of aging, elder abuse, society and the elderly, and other key areas of relevance.
Education Research Complete – Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,100 journals, as well as full text for more than 1,200 journals, and includes full text for nearly 500 books and monographs.
Family and Society Studies Worldwide – a core resource providing comprehensive coverage of research, policy, and practice literature in the fields of marriage and family science, human ecology, human development, and social welfare. Coverage spans from 1970 to the present.
Family Studies Abstracts – Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.
MEDLINE (Ovid) – Ovid MEDLINE covers the international literature on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science as they relate to medicine and health care. Information is indexed from approximately 3,900 journals published world-wide.
MEDLINE, MEDLINE Daily, and MEDLINE In Process (1966 to Present) (now known as MEDLINE In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations) – This database consists of In-Process and PubMed-not-MEDLINE records from the National Library of Medicine The In-Process records are ones that will be put into the Medline database after they have been enhanced with MeSH headings. PubMed-not-MEDLINE records are records from journals found in PubMed but not selected for MEDLINE.
Professional Development Collection – Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high-quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. The database also contains more than 200 educational reports.
Scopus – Abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze, and visualize research.
Social Sciences Full Text – Provides coverage of English-language journals across social science disciplines, with indexing from 1983, abstracting from 1984, and select access to full text from 1984 to the present.
Social Services Abstracts – Provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. The database indexes over 1,300+ serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations and citations to book reviews.
Social Work Abstracts – Offers extensive coverage of more than 450 social work and human services journals dating back to 1965. Produced by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the database provides citations and abstracts dealing with all aspects of the social work field, including theory and practice, areas of service, and social issues and problems.
Web of Science - Comprising the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, the Social Sciences Citation Index, and the Science Citation Index Expanded, this database supports searching by topic, author, or publication name, and is also a major means for doing cited reference searching, to find articles that cite a person’s work.
Child Development – An encyclopedia covering human development from conception through adolescence, summarizing the latest research on physical, cognitive, social and emotional development and behavior, including areas of law, medicine, psychiatry, and demography among others.
Encyclopedia of Adult Development – Contains 106 articles on adult development that were written by more than 75 specialists in such diverse fields as anthropology, communication, education, health sciences, history, and psychology.
Encyclopedia of Human Development – With over 600 entries organized from A-Z, this three-volume Encyclopedia covers topics as diverse as adolescence, cognitive development, education, family, gender differences, identity, longitudinal research, and more.
Encyclopedia of Statistics in Behavioral Science – Provides complete coverage of current statistical methods ranging through confirmatory factor analysis, structural equation modeling, random effect/multilevel modeling, generalized linear models, computationally intensive methods such as the bootstrap, and more.
Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders – Provides detailed information on mental disorders and conditions, including entries for all 150 disorders classified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, text revision (DSM-IV-TR). It also features entries for prescription, alternative, and over-the-counter drugs, as well as the various therapies used to treat mental disorders.
Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology (2nd Edition) – In more than 650 entries covers the entire spectrum of psychology, including notable people, theories and terms; landmark case studies and experiments; applications of psychology in advertising, medicine and sports; and career information.
International Encyclopedia of Marriage and the Family (2nd Edition) – Includes articles specific to countries and to religious traditions, examining the history of family life within these cultures and discussing how families have been affected by political and social change.
International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences – This key reference work comprises 4,000 articles, commissioned by 52 Section Editors, and includes 90,000 bibliographic references as well as comprehensive name and subject indexes.
Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works – 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. First person narratives includes diaries, letters, autobiographies, oral histories, and personal memoirs.
Health Reference Center Academic – Multi-source database providing access to full-text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources that offer reliable health information to researchers, including nursing and allied health students.
PEP Web (Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing Archive) – provides access to an extensive archive of both books and journal articles, including the full text of the Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Freud’s letters to his major collaborators, major works of other major psychoanalytic authors, and the full text of many premier English-language journals in psychoanalysis.
PsycARTICLES – A full-text database of journals published by the American Psychological Association and other publishers in subject areas such as applied psychology, health, theory, research, social/personality, and more.
PsycBOOKS – A full text database of books published by the American Psychological Association, classic books, and entries from the Encyclopedia of Psychology.
PsycCRITIQUES – Full-text reviews of current books and some popular films, videos, and software, as well as comparative reviews of books in the field of psychology.
PsycEXTRA – A gray literature database comprised of material written for professionals and disseminated outside of peer-reviewed journals; documents include newsletters, magazines, newspapers, technical and annual reports, government reports, consumer brochures, and more.
PsychiatryOnline Journals – Provides access to the full text of journals published by American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. (APPI), including the American Journal of Psychiatry and the Journal of Neuropsychiatry.
SAGE Education Full-Text Collection – A subset of Sage Journals Online, provides access to and advanced searching of the full text of 36 education-related journals.
SAGE Psychology Full-Text Collection – Provides access to the full text of 34 psychology-related journals from SAGE Publications.
Blackwell Reference Online – Provides full-text access to reference works in the social sciences and humanities; see research handbooks and companions in Psychology and other subject areas. Notable titles include the Blackwell Handbook of Social Psychology: Group Processes, the Blackwell Handbook of Social Psychology: Interpersonal Processes, and the Handbook of Research Methods in Clinical Psychology.
Psychologists’ Desk Reference (2nd Edition, 2005) – An important clinical psychology handbook comprising 140 chapters divided into 11 sections covering assessment and diagnosis; psychological testing; individual psychotherapy and treatment; couples, family, and group treatment; child and adolescent treatment; biology and pharmacotherapy; self-help resources; ethical and legal issues; forensic matters; practice management; and professional resources.
Annual Reviews – Reviews of topics in biomedical, physical, and social sciences published as annual journals; see series for Clinical Psychology, Medicine, Psychology, and others.
Cabell’s Psychology – A directory of academic journals in the fields of psychology and psychiatry, providing information on publishing opportunities for authors, submission guidelines, types of editorial review and numbers of external reviewers, acceptance rates, and links to journal websites.
Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI) – Information on approximately 15,000 measurement instruments (i.e. questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, coding schemes, rating scales, etc.) in the fields of health and psychosocial sciences.
Mental Measurements Yearbook (Ovid) – Produced by the Buros Institute, this database contains extensive information about and reviews of English-language, commercially available, standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas, as included in the printed Mental Measurements Yearbooks.