Most counselling resources will be found in the Education Library.
However additional resources can also be found in the Arts and Social Sciences Library:
Materials to support Counselling courses are available in the Education Library:
A small collection of MSc Counselling theses are kept in the Education Library.
MetaLib: your resource gateway provides access to a vast range of online resources, including databases, search engines, subject gateways, and selected Internet resources.
This section provides a small selection of Internet sources. For others use the gateways above or a search engine.
You will also find helpful information and other useful web links from the University of Bristol, Psychology, (Experimental) subject resources and support web pages.
There is no single way of writing references. The two most common styles are the Harvard system and the Numeric system. You will need to use the style specified by your department or by the body or journal to which you are submitting your work. If there are no guidelines specified, you should make sure that you write your references in a consistent way.
It is important that any sources you use in preparing your written work are acknowledged and accurately cited. This allows anyone reading your work to find the sources you have used for your ideas, arguments and findings and also to verify any quotations you have made. It is also important to use a clear and consistent style of citation.
The University of Leeds has produced a useful general guide on Referencing which gives guidance on different, well known referencing styles, accompanied by examples of how to use each reference style when citing different types of material.
The following publication is also available in the Education Library, 'Cite them right: the essential referencing guide' by Richard Pears and Graham Shields, Pear Tree Books 2008. This publication is available at Oversize LB2369 PEA
There are many guides to different, widely used citation styles available, for example the Harvard Style of referencing is a popular one and the following online guides give you detailed information about how to use the Harvard style in citing your references, both in the main body of your work and in compiling your bibliography of references at the end.
Harvard referencing - the guide to citation and referencing from the University of East London Library and Learning Services.
Kingston University Information Services Citing references using the Harvard Style
However, always check with your tutor or supervisor which style they wish to use before you start writing, this information may also be given in your programme or course handbook.
Literature references are often written with abbreviated terms. Probably the most troublesome are abbreviated journal titles which can make finding a journal difficult.
If you are unable to find the abbreviation you are looking for, please ask a member of the Library staff for assistance. Alternatively, these online resources may help:
Sometimes very short unofficial abbreviations are employed in reference books or journals.
Please note: these should not be used in the references that you write, unless they are stipulated by the body or journal that you are submitting your work to.
EndNote is the University of Bristol's recommended bibliographical management software, which can be used to collect, store, organise and manage references, and to output them as reference lists or bibliographies. A particularly useful function is 'Cite While You Write', enabling you to format Word documents, producing bibliographies and adding references within the text.
Updated 16 April 2015 by the University Library
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