School Counseling and Psychology

About This Guide

This guide presents the resources the education librarian considers to be the most important academic databases to search, the leading journals to follow, and so forth.  You’ll also find some tips to help you evaluate sources, organize your work, and accomplish your literature review.

If you are new to this topic, you may want to begin by finding background information through an encyclopedia such as Wikipedia or Britannica Online, though in most cases it is not appropriate to cite these in a college-level paper. Anyone can contribute content in Wikipedia – so watch out for biased viewpoints, incomplete or simply incorrect material.

Databases

Use these databases to discover articles, books, and other literature on your topic. Note that if you come across a citation without full text attached, do not assume the library has no access. Learn this nearly foolproof way to Get the Full Text of an Article.

Two largest:

BU Libraries Search
Our Search represents by far the most comprehensive grouping of resources we’ve ever been able to provide.  You can find extensive search tips on our site, build an eShelf, and export citations to RefWorks.

Google Scholar
Off-campus users need to set two “Scholar Preferences” to take advantage of library subscriptions: type “Boston University” in Library Links and also choose RefWorks next to Bibliography Manager.

Other important databases:

Academic search premier
Child Development and Adolescent Studies
Education full text (H.W. Wilson)
ERIC Education Resources Information Center.
Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests In Print
PsycARTICLES
PsycBOOKS
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
PsycINFO

Journals

The best way to discover articles is to search databases (try Search) – you will be searching millions of records at once. But following journal literature periodically is still a very important aspect of scholarship. Depending on the provider, you may be able to set up Table of Contents alerts, save personalized searches, or even contribute to the editorial process.

Find each title below through our Search. The following journals are leading in this field.

Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology
British Journal of Health Psychology
Counseling Psychologist
Journal of College Counseling
Journal of Counseling and Development
Journal of Counseling Psychology
Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation
Journal of Educational Psychology
Journal of Humanistic Counseling Education and Development
Journal of Mental Health Counseling
Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development
Journal of School Counseling
Journal of School Psychology
Professional School Counseling
Psychology in the Schools
School Psychology Quarterly
School Psychology Review
Todays School Psychologist

Books

Discovering our print books and eBooks can be done through Search. Additionally, for more comprehensive literature reviews I suggest going beyond what BU already owns by using WorldCat. Current members of the BU community can borrow books that we don’t own through our interlibrary borrowing services. Other important book tools include the Internet Archive, Google Books, and of course Amazon.com.

Subject Headings

  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Children — Counseling of
  • Counseling
  • Educational Counseling
  • Educational Counseling — United States
  • Educational Psychology
  • School Psychology

Selected List of Titles

The Adolescent Brain : Learning, Reasoning, and Decision-Making

Mugar BF724 .A274 2012

The Brain-Targeted Teaching Model for 21st-Century Schools

Education LB1057 .H26 2012

Child and Adolescent Suicidal Behavior : School-Based Prevention , Assessment, and Intervention

Mugar HV6545.8 .M55 2011

Counseling Children : A Core Issues Approach

Mugar RJ504 .H347 2011

The Education of Selves : How Psychology Transformed Students

Mugar LB1051 .M311 2013

Handbook of Counselling Psychology

Mugar BF637.C6 H316 2010

Improving Classroom Effectiveness : Strong Psychology for Strong Methods

Education LB1060 .J667 2012

The Oxford Handbook of School Psychology

Mugar LB1027.55 .O94 2011

Relationship Pathways : From Adolescence to Adulthood

Mugar BF724 .R393 2012

School Counselor’s Guide : Elementary School Guidance Curriculum Activities

Education LB1027.5 .N454 2011

Winnicott’s Children : Independent Psychoanalytic Approaches with Children and Adolescents

Mugar RJ504.2 .W55 2012

Testing and Assessment

Discovering our print books and eBooks can be done through Search. Additionally, for more comprehensive literature reviews I suggest going beyond what BU already owns by using WorldCat. Current members of the BU community can borrow books that we don’t own through our interlibrary loan or BU WorldCat Local services. Other important book tools include the Internet Archive, Google Books, and of course Amazon.com.

Subject Headings

  • Behavioral Assessment of Children
  • Psychological Tests
  • Psychological Tests for Children
  • Teenagers — Psychological Testing

Selected List of Titles

Case Studies in Child and Adolescent Development for Teachers

Education LB1124 .D44 2008

Conducting School-Based Functional Behavioral Assessments : A Practitioner’s Guide

Education LB1124 .W38 2009

Essentials of Response to Intervention

Education LB2822.75 .V373 2010

Handbook of Multicultural Assessment: Clinical, Psychological and Educational Applications

Mugar BF176 .H36 2008

Mental Measurements Yearbook

Education Reference Z5814.P8 B91 Also available online

Multicultural Psychoeducational Assessment

Mugar BF176 .G75 2009

Tests: A Comprehensive Reference for Assessments in Psychology, Education, and Business

Mugar Reference BF176 .T43 2008

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