Educational Psychology / Counselling Guide

Find Articles

When searching for journal articles, an indexing and abstracting database or print index is usually the best place to begin. Below are some recommended print indexes and databases for research in educational psychology. For other databases, check the Article and Research Databases page of the library website.

Key Resources

  • ERIC - EBSCO
    ERIC is a "bibliographic database that contains education-related documents and journal articles." The EBSCO interface also provides some full text linking.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • PsycINFO
    PsycINFO is an abstracting and indexing database of more than 2000 journals (approximately 3.3 million records) devoted to peer-reviewed literature (journals, books and dissertations) in the behavioural sciences and mental health.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Academic Search Premier
    Academic Search Premier is a multidisciplinary resource that "provides journal coverage for most academic areas of study."
    Unlimited simultaneous users.

Additional Resources

  • Canadian Business and Current Affairs (CBCA) Education (ProQuest)
    Please note: CBCA Education is now searchable as part of the larger CBCA Complete collection. Canadian Business and Current Affairs (CBCA) Complete is the nation's largest and most comprehensive bibliographic full-text reference and current events database. Available through the ProQuest Web interface, CBCA Complete combines full text and indexed content from all four CBCA database subsets (Business, Current Events, Education, and Reference). Subject coverage is comprehensive and information is available from the broadest range of Canadian sources anywhere.
    NOTE: In certain instances ProQuest has decided to omit particular 'articles' from full-text access due to copyright restrictions or because the item has not met their criteria for being an 'article' (ie. too short, a letter, not attributed to an author, etc.).
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Social Services Abstracts
    Social Services Abstracts "provide bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development."
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Sociological Abstracts
    Sociological Abstracts "covers the world's literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behaviorial sciences."
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Scopus
    Scopus, a new multidisciplinary online resource, will be invaluable to students and faculty in various fields of study within the sciences, health sciences and the social sciences. Scopus offers full-text linking, abstracting-and-indexing information and provides access to over 66 million abstracts dating back to 1966.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest PQDT: formerly Digital Dissertations)
    ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (formerly Digital Dissertations) "is the single, authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses. The database represents the work of authors from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities."
    All PhD dissertations and Master's theses from depositing universities are available from 1997 onwards, unless the document's author has requested a temporary delay.
    It is also possible to search within an interface exclusive to Dissertations & Theses @ University of New Brunswick.

    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Google Scholar
    Google Scholar searches a subset of the Web that Google has classified as "scholarly literature". They do not publish a list of chosen sites, and they do not state how often sites are checked. Some important sources are not covered at all. Thus, Google Scholar alone should not be relied on for comprehensive research.
    By accessing Google Scholar via the UNB Libraries website, you benefit from technology that lets on-campus and off-campus users connect directly to full-text articles in journals to which UNB subscribes. Just click on the blue Title link in the Google result list.
    Off-campus users can also set Scholar Preferences to show the "Check for fulltext @ UNB" link in search results. See "Scholar Preferences" at the Google Scholar site.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Annual Review of Psychology

    Part of the Annual Reviews database dealing with Psychology.

  • SAGE Journals Online
    "SAGE Publications is an independent international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media. Since its inception in 1965, SAGE Publications has been a leader in publishing high-caliber titles for academic researchers in the social sciences."
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • SpringerLink
    SpringerLINK service provides access to electronic journals in a variety of subjects, including "life sciences, chemical sciences, geosciences, computer science, mathematics, medicine, physics & astronomy, engineering, environmental sciences, law, and economics."
    [NOTE: pre-1996 Archival content now accessible when available]
    Unlimited simultaneous users.

Find Books

 

Search UNB WorldCat:     

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Searching UNB WorldCat for e-Books using the example of Research Methods in Education:
http://youtu.be/9SszJiPnTvY

Encyclopedias, etc.

Below is a small sample of the encyclopedias and handbooks available through UNB Libraries.

To find more, search UNB WorldCat on the Find Books tab in this guide and include, among your keywords, the term "encyclopedia" or "handbook" (e.g. search for handbooks on special education using terms such as: "special education handbook").  Limit by Format to "eBook" for web-available versions.

Key Resources

  • Praeger Handbook of Education and Psychology [HIL-REF LB1051 .P635 2007 v.1-4]

    Discusses such topics as cognition, mind, counseling psychology, lesson plans, learning styles, and Vygotsky. This work, a rethinking of school psychology, serves as a useful resource for educators, parents, psychologist, and others. It combines traditional knowledge with contemporary insights into the nature of modern schools and students.

  • Handbook of Educational Psychology [HIL-REF LB1051 .H2354 2006]

    In this update of the 1996 compendium sponsored by Division 15 of the American Psychological Association, said to be the first single volume reference in educational psychology, Alexander (U. of Maryland) and Winne (Simon Fraser U.), continue D. C. Berliner and R.C. Calfee's tradition of presenting the latest information on the foundations of and trends in this increasingly diverse field. Berliner overviews its history and offers opinions on what directions it should take. International contributors survey advances in the understanding of learning, research methodologies (including use of the Internet), and assessment. Annotation #169;2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.

  • Dictionary of psychology, A
    "Written by a leading authority, with the assistance of a distinguished team of advisory editors, this comprehensive dictionary is essential reading for professional psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, and students of psychology and related disciplines such as nursing, sociology, social work, and education. There is comprehensive coverage of phobias and phobic stimuli and mental disorders."
    5 simultaneous users.
  • Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy in an International Context [HIL-REF BF636.6 .M66 2013]

    The spread of globalisation and a rise in immigration have increased the need for mental health practitioners to be able to interact effectively with people of different cultures. This book addresses this need by exploring the history, philosophy, processes, and trends in counselling and psychotherapy in countries around the world.

  • Psychology of Classroom Learning: an Encyclopedia [HIL-REF LB1060 .P89 2009 v.1-2]

    Uniquely focused on the teacher-student dynamic, the Psychology of Classroom Learning: An Encyclopedia examines the fundamental psychological aspects of learning such as cognition, motivation, and emotion, as well as individual and environmental factors at work in the classroom. Teachers, school psychologists, those studying developmental and school psychology and the general reader will find nearly 300 alphabetically arranged essays examining how instruction and learning are affected by factors such as classroom management, multiculturalism, learning styles, home schooling, peer relationships, school culture, discipline, self-esteem, socioeconomic status, and more. In addition to these topical essays, biographical entries on leaders in educational psychology are included. This two-volume encyclopedia also offers statistical information in the form of charts and sidebars, synopses of recent research specific to essay topics, and images. Extensive cross-references, a glossary, and subject index are included.

  • Handbook of Counseling Psychology [HIL-REF BF637 .C6 H315 2000]

    The bestselling reference on counseling psychology in clinical and educational settings Following on the success of the previous editions, this updated and expanded Third Edition of the Handbook of Counseling Psychology provides a cross-disciplinary survey of the entire field and offers analysis of important areas of counseling psychology activity. The book elaborates on future directions for research, highlighting suggestions that may advance knowledge and stimulate further inquiry. And specific advice is presented from the literature in counseling psychology and related disciplines to help improve one's counseling practice. Based on the results of extensive surveys from leading scholars, this edition has been updated to reflect the field's current breadth and vigor. New and expanded coverage has been added on cultural issues, new scientific developments, and career and educational topics. Focus is placed on the latest state-of-the-art thinking and research on the developmental and counseling implications of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, social class, and culture. Plus, several new chapters have been added that reflect relatively new, reinvigorated, or substantially expanded areas of involvement by counseling psychologists. These topics include: Qualitative research methods Preventive interventions with school-age youth Promoting school-to-work transitions The process and outcome of group counseling The process and outcome of couples and family counseling The Handbook of Counseling Psychology contains chapters written by today's key figures in counseling psychology. Their work has helped this book become a leading resource of counseling psychologists who need to know the latest information on preventing and treating vocational, educational, and personal adjustment problems. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.

  • Handbook of Counseling, The [HIL-REF BF637 .C6 H365 2001]

    Intended as a resource for counselors, educators, and student counselors, as well as for library reference purposes, this volume contains 44 chapters written primarily by professors of counseling, educational psychology, and other fields. It is organized into five sections addressing the profession of counseling; the theoretical foundations in the field; settings and interventions in which counselors commonly work; important research issues and the broader value of research; critical issues and emerging topics; and a conclusion addressing the political and social issues facing the profession. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.

  • Tests in Print VI [HIL-REF BF431 .B826 2002]

    The most comprehensive index to commercially available tests published in the English language, "Tests in Print VI" contains information on over four thousand testing instruments. Informative descriptions of each test include specific data on their purpose, population, scoring, and pricing. Indexes of test titles, publishers, acronyms, and subject classifications are provided, as well as notations on out-of-print tests. Specific information about testing is required by a wide range of professionals in areas such as education, psychology, counseling, management, personnel, health care, career planning, sociology, child development, social science, and research. "Tests in Print VI" also serves as a comprehensive index to the Mental Measurements Yearbook series by directing readers to the appropriate volume for reviews of specific tests. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.

  • Concise Encyclopedia of Special Education [HIL-REF LC4007 .E53 2002]

    Now available in an affordable paperback edition, this is a revised edition of the highly acclaimed and definitive concise reference on special education. It includes alphabetized entries that cover the gamut of special education research and practice, featuring dozens of biographies, reviews of assessment instruments and teaching approaches, legal issues, overviews of specific learning disabilities, and more. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.

  • Child Development [HIL-REF HQ772 .C436 2002]

    "Child Development offers 296 illustrated articles examining contemporary issues in the field of child and adolescent development. It features the latest research on growth and development during the prenatal, infant, toddler, preschool, middle childhood and adolescent periods. Appendices include an annotated list of Web sties and 40 tables of current statistical data. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.

Additional Resources

  • Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY)
    " Produced by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements at the University of Nebraska, the Mental Measurements Yearbook™ (MMY) provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. Designed for an audience ranging from novice test consumers to experienced professionals, the MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership. All MMY entries contain descriptive information (e.g., test purpose, publisher, pricing) and edited review(s) written by leading content area experts. To be included in the MMY, a test must be commercially available, be published in the English language, and be new or revised since it last appeared in the series. First published by Oscar K. Buros, the MMY series allows users to make knowledgeable judgments and informed selection decisions about the increasingly complex world of testing. MMY provides coverage from Volume 9 to the present."
    4 simultaneous users.

Video Tutorials

Conducting and managing literature searches

The video series below reviews essential resources, services, and strategies available from UNB Libraires for conducting and managing literature searches.

Library online resources for coursework, series introduction:

https://vimeo.com/158528573

Locating UNB Libraries Resources:

Where you will find us on the web (though, technically, you already have):
https://youtu.be/48vV96IpmLc

ERIC

Covers the basics of locating and using ERIC on the EBSCO platform:
https://youtu.be/k-ma9DVy_YQ

Dissertations and Theses

Search and retrieval of PhD Dissertations and Masters Theses in full text:
https://youtu.be/XTnZQJ41rMQ

Google Scholar

Using Google Scholar as a UNB student in order to link results to the fulltext of journal articles and to export citations to Zotero:
https://youtu.be/o9MPPm8l2zo

eBooks

Locating and viewing eBooks in the UNB Libraries collection; includes downloading and installing the Adobe Digital Editions eBook reader:
https://youtu.be/HXkEgJX9Lz0

Document Delivery

How to submit a request for the full text (i.e., content) of articles to which UNB Libraries does not provide access. "Document delivered" articles are sent to you via email links.
https://youtu.be/etp_tDFdEiY

What is a Distance Education Librarian for, anyway?

A brief look at my support responsibilities with regards to your academic success:
https://youtu.be/Z9FI20FSpy4

Forming a search using search operators

For those of you interested in learning more about how to break down a research question into its logical parts and put it back together in a manner that works well in ERIC on the EBSCO platform, have a look at the following document:
http://lib.unb.ca/news/distance-education/files/2012/07/SearchStrategiesForClassroomDesign1.pdf

Citing Sources

RefWorks

If you are still using RefWorks to track citations, you have ONLY until August 2017 to export your content before UNB cancels its subscription. Please consult our RefWorks guide for migrating your content.

 

Zotero for citation management

A software program that collects, manages, and cites research sources, Zotero is easy to use, works with your web browser where you do your work, and best of all it's free. With one click, Zotero will save web pages, books, PDFs, abstracts, and almost anything else with all its citation information. Learn more here:
https://lib.unb.ca/guides/view/index.php/683

 

 

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