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Counseling Research Guide

Welcome to the Steelman Library counseling subject guide.

Use the tabs at the top to find resources and information to help you research topics within the field of counseling.

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Databases for Behavioral & Social Sciences

While you can find many books in the library, Steelman Library also has many journals and books that can be found online using the databases below or by searching our catalog.

Articles from journals not available at Southeastern may be requested through interlibrary loan.

  • Scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text databases accessed in one search.

  • General index of articles on nearly every topic.

  • Full text of articles in behavioral science, education, nursing, business, neuroscience.

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Interlibrary Loan

When you can't access an article or book, remember to request it from ILL at no cost.

Click this icon in a database, or use the Request Library Materials link below.

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  • You can request books and articles not available at SEU or other local libraries through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Articles will be emailed to you whenever possible.
  • Books will be mailed with pre-paid postage return packaging, if you are an online student.
  • Use links from resources to make requests, or use the Interlibrary Loan Request Form.

LC Classifications for Behavioral Sciences

These Library of Congress classification areas may be useful when browsing the shelves at Steelman Library for materials on Behavioral and Social Sciences. They are found on the second floor. You can use these same classifications in the reference section on the first (main) floor. 

  • BF — Counseling
  • H — Social Sciences
  • R — Medicine

Counseling Print Books

Call Number: BR115.C69 L45 2018
ISBN: 9781945270857
Publication Date: 2018-04-04

Call Number: BF636.67 .C64 2019
ISBN: 9781506345475
Publication Date: 2018-03-16

Call Number: RC467.7 .W38 2018
ISBN: 9780830828630
Publication Date: 2018-04-17

Call Number: BV4012.2 .F73 2015
ISBN: 9781601783851
Publication Date: 2014-07-20

Call Number: BF789.S8 J39 2016
ISBN: 9783319479873
Publication Date: 2016-11-02

Call Number: BF721 .H363 2018
ISBN: 9781526410559
Publication Date: 2018-09-27

Call Number: RC554 .H36 2018
ISBN: 9781462533114
Publication Date: 2018-03-30

Call Number: BF175.4.P45 V67 2018
ISBN: 9781137576682
Publication Date: 2018-07-02

Call Number: R727.4 .P76 2019
ISBN: 9780826180087
Publication Date: 2018-12-01

Call Number: RC466 .C67 2017
ISBN: 9780134165776
Publication Date: 2016-01-04

Call Number: R727.4 .K63 2017
ISBN: 9780826120687
Publication Date: 2016-07-15

Call Number: BR115.C69 L36 2016
ISBN: 9780310518167
Publication Date: 2016-04-05

DVDs to Consider

Video Collections

Additional Citation Information

Help Finding DOI

If you are citing an article from a scholarly journal and there is no DOI listed, you may click the link below and follow the directions to attempt to find a DOI.

DOI search

Add in front of your DOI and it should become a hotlink to the article you are citing if you have the correct DOI.

Microsoft Word

Office 365

Zotero works best with Microsoft Word and SEU students can get Office 365 at no cost.

Guides to APA Style

APA Manual

APA 7 Manual

APA Templates

Basic Citation Styles

Citation Styles
Type of Citation Parenthetical Narrative in Text
One work by one author (Luna, 2020) Luna (2020)
One work by two authors (Sales & D'Agostino, 2020) Sales and D'Agostino (2020)
One work by three or more authors (Martin et al., 2020) Martin et al. (2020)

Groups as authors - First citation

Subsequent citations

(National Institute of Mental Health [NIMH], 2020)

(NIMH, 2020)

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH, 2020)

NIMH (2003)

Groups as authors (no abbreviation) (Stanford University, 2020) Stanford University (2020)

Source: American Psychological Association (2019). Page 266

Direct Quotations & Paraphrasing

In-Text Citations

After a quote, add the first entry in Works Cited — usually the author's last name and a page reference. "The in-text citation should direct the reader unambiguously to the entry in your works-cited list…" (page numbers used in this guide indicate where the topic is found in the MLA Handbook).

Example: "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" (Seuss 54).

If using the author's name in your text, do not include it in the parentheses.

Example: In his scholarly study, Dr. Seuss observed that "the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" (54).

If you use more than one work by the same author, abbreviate the title to a noun phrase.

Example: "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" (Seuss, Fox 117-118).

If more than one author has the same last name, add their first initial, if needed, use the first name.

Example: "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" (D. Seuss 55).

If two authors wrote the work, list both separated by and, if three or more, list the first author followed by et al

Example: "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" (Seuss and Johnson 116).

If no pagination information is available, but paragraphs are numbered, include that information.

Example: "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" (Seuss, par. 56).

If no pagination information is available and paragraphs are not numbered, the work must be cited only in its entirety, but you can include words in your text that indicate about where to find the quote.

Example: In the first third of his article, Seuss mentioned that "the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog."

Note: "Identifying the source in your text is essential for nearly every kind of borrowing…quotations…facts…paraphrased ideas" (MLA 57).

Books (Print & Online)

Book Citations
Type of Book Citation Example
Book: General

AuthorLastname, F. N. (Year). Book title. Publisher.

AuthorLastname, F. N. (Year). Book title. http://www.xxxxxxxx

AuthorLastname, F. N. (Year). Book title.

Entire Book: Print Version

Burgess, R. (2019). Rethinking global health: Frameworks of power. Routledge.

Book with editor

Meadows, D. H. (2008). Thinking in systems: A primer (D. Wright, Ed.). Chelsea Green Publishing.

Entire Book: Electronic Version

Youmans, C. (2016). Mahler and Strauss: In dialogue. Indiana University Press.

Gutman, R. W. (1999). Mozart: A cultural biography.

Entire Book: Print Version (Two Authors)

Hock, R., & Price, G. (2004). The extreme searcher’s Internet handbook: A guide for the serious searcher. CyberAge Books.

Entry in Online Reference Work

Graham, G. (2005). Behaviorism. In E. N. Zalta (Ed.), The Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy (Fall 2007 ed.).

Entry in Online Reference Work (No Author)

Trebuchet. (2009). In Merriam-Webster online dictionary (11th ed.).

Book: No Author

Begin citation with title. For example:

NAICS Desk Reference: The North American industry classification system desk reference. (2000). JIST Works.

Chapter in a Book

Willson, Jr., R. F. (2005). William Shakespeare's theater. In J. Rosenblum (Ed.), The Greenwood companion to Shakespeare: A comprehensive guide for students (pp. 47-64). Greenwood Press.

For additional examples, see pages See Reference Examples APA 7 10.2 pp 321-323

Journal Articles (Print & Online)

Journal Article Citations
Type of Article Citation Format/Example
Journal: General

AuthorLastname, F. I. (Date). Article title. Journal Title, Vol, pages.

Note: Include the digital object identifier (DOI) if one is assigned. If you retrieved the article online and no DOI is available, include the journal's home page URL.

Journal Article with DOI

Herbst-Damm, K. L., & Kulik, J. A. (2005). Volunteer support, marital status, and the survival times of terminally ill patients. Health Psychology, 24, 225-229.

Journal Article without DOI

Graham, S. (2006). Impossible to hold: Women and culture in the 1960s. Journal of American Studies, 40, 156-159.

Sillick, T. J., & Schutte, N. S. (2006). Emotional intelligence and self-esteem mediate between perceived early parental love and adult happiness. E-Journal of Applied Psychology, 2(2), 38-48.

Journal with Non-Continuous Pagination (each issue begins on page 1)

Simmons, C., & Becker-Olsen, K. (2006). Achieving marketing objectives through social sponsorships. Journal of Marketing, 70(4), 154-169.

Magazine Article

Reed, S. (2006, August 21). Seeing past the war. Business Week, 16(4), 35-36.

Online Magazine Article

Clay, R. (2008, June). Science vs. ideology: Psychologists fight back about the misuse of research. Monitor on Psychology, 39(6).

Newspaper Article

Seward, Z. (2006, December 14). Colleges expand early admissions. Wall Street Journal (Eastern ed.), pp. D1-D2.

Online Newspaper Article

Brody, J. E. (2007, December 11). Mental reserves keep brain agile. The New York Times.

For additional examples, see pages See Reference Examples APA 7 pp 320-352

Audiovisual Media

Audiovisual Media Citations
Type of Media Citation Example
Entire Albums

The Beatles. (1967). Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club’s Band [Record]. United States: Capitol Records.

Individual Songs

Glover, Frank. (2009). One way ticket. On Politico [CD]. n.l.: Owl Studios.

Rerecording by Artist other than Writer

Goodenough, J. B. (1982). Tails and trotters [Recorded by G. Bok, A. Mayo, & E. Trickett]. On And so will we yet [CD]. Sharon, CT: Folk-Legacy Records. (1990)

Spoken Word Recording

Darling, S. (Speaker). (1988). To Kill a Mockingbird (Cassette). United States: Recorded Books.

Musical Score

Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1932). Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92. Boston: Oliver Ditson.


Van Nuys, D. (Producer). (2007, December 19). Shrink rap radio [Audio podcast].

Motion Picture

Spielberg, S. (Director). (1982). E.T. the extra-terrestrial [Motion picture]. United States: Universal Pictures.


Ryan, K. O., & Schrank, L. (Writers). (2008). Body language I: Beyond words [DVD]. Available from

Single Episode from Television Series

David, L., & Seinfeld, J. (Writers). (1995). The soup nazi [Television series episode]. In Seinfeld. NBC.

Map Retrieved Online

Lewis County Geographic Information Systems (Cartographer). (2002). Population density, 2000 U.S. Census [Demographic map]. Retrieved from

For additional examples, see pages See Reference Examples APA 7 pp 320-352

Other Online Sources

Other Online Sources Citations
Type of Source Citation Format
Online Posting: General

AuthorLastname, F. I. (Year, Month Day). Title of post [Description of form]. http://www.xxxx

Include a retrieved date for online sources that update and change frequently, and would appear before the URL. Retrieved February 20, 2020, from https://wwww (see APA7 Rule 9.16 p 290)

(If only author's screen name is available, use that for the author's name.)

Entire website

It is sufficient to give the website address in the text (in parentheses).


APA Education [@APAEducation]. (2020, January 3). Want a sneak peek of some of @APA’s proposed introductory psychology learning outcomes and recommendations? [Tweet]. Twitter.


National Institute of Mental Health. (2018, November 28) Suicide affects all ages, genders, races, and ethnicities. Check out these 5 Action Steps for Helping Someone in Emotional Pain [Infographic]. Facebook.

Blog Post

Oracknows. (2019, September 28) Antivaxers on Twitter: Fake news and Twitter bots

(Note: "Oracknows" is a screen name, which the author used when posting to this blog.)

For additional examples, see pages See Reference Examples APA 7 pp 320-352

Performances & Personal Communications

Personal communications may be private letters, memos, non-archived electronic communications, personal interviews, etc. Because they do not provide recoverable data, they are not included in the reference list. The same is true of live performances.

Instead, you should cite these sources in your text with the initial and last name of the communicator and as exact a date as possible.


Narrative E.-M. Paradis (personal communication, August 8, 2019)

Parenthetical (T. Nguyen, personal communication, February 24, 2020)

If you are citing a recording or archived copy of the performance or personal communication, these forms are recoverable and should be referenced in your Works Cited list as a video, online forum post, tape recording, etc.

Guides to APA Style

Citing Government Sources

Zotero-Citation Management

It is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources.

Zotero works with Microsoft Word to create your bibliography for you.

Distance Learners

Information for Distance Learners, Online, and Extension Students may be obtained through our Distance Learners page.

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