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.
|PsycINFO||PsycINFO (sometimes mistakenly known as PsychINFO) is produced by the American Psychological Association. It is a comprehensive international database covering summaries of journal articles, book chapters, technical reports and citations to dissertations in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines. Coverage is from 1806 onwards.|
|Medline on OvidSP||Produced by the US National Library of Medicine, Medline on OvidSP 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 5,600 journals published world-wide. Data available goes back to 1966 and the database is updated weekly.|
|Embase||Provides access to the bibliographic Excerpta medica database and covers approximately 3,500 international journals from 110 countries. The following subject fields are covered: drug research, pharmacology, toxicology, clinical and experimental human medicine, health policy and management, public health, occupational health, environmental health, drug dependence and abuse, psychiatry, forensic medicine and biomedical engineering and instrumentation. Nursing, veterinary medicine, psychology and alternative medicine are covered selectively. Data goes back to 1980 and is updated weekly.|
|International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)||Includes references dating back to 1951. Over 2,800 journals are regularly indexed and some 7,000 books are included each year.|
|Web of Science - Core Collection||The databases available within the Web of Science - Core Collection are:
Entries prior to 1981 do not include abstracts.
|CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health)||Provides authoritative coverage of the literature related to nursing and allied health. Virtually all English-language publications are indexed along with the publications of the American Nurses Association and the National League for Nursing. In total, more than 1200 journals are regularly indexed; online abstracts are available for more than 800 of these titles. Many records are provided with associated full-text and images. The database also provides access to healthcare books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of professional practice, educational software and audiovisual materials in nursing. Covers 1982 to date.|
|Allied and Complementary Medicine Database (AMED)||A unique bibliographic database produced by the Health Care Information Service of the British Library. Subject coverage includes: complementary medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, podiatry, and palliative care.|
|Sociological Abstracts||Covers the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences from 1963 to date. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,809 serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers. Records added after 1974 contain in-depth and non-evaluative abstracts of journal articles.|
|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 from 1980 to date. The database abstracts and indexes over 1,406 serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations, and citations to book reviews.|
|Zetoc (Electronic Table of Contents)||Provides access to the British Library's Electronic Table of Contents (ETOC). The database covers all subjects and contains details of approximately 20,000 current journals and 16,000 conference proceedings published per year. The database includes almost 15 million references to articles from 1993 to date and is updated daily. Some records include abstracts, when present these are found on the 'Full record' page. Document delivery is offered as well but this is at your cost. An email alerting service is available that aims to help you keep up-to-date with relevant new articles and papers.|
|Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts||An international abstracting service covering women's studies. The database comprises abstracts of journal articles and books dating back to 1995.|
|Healthtalkonline||The database contains 2,000 video interviews concerning personal stories and experiences of health and illness covering many conditions affecting patients and the resulting effects on their families. The database also includes reliable information about conditions, treatment choices and support. The information on the database is based on qualitative research collected by experienced, specialist researchers. The Health Experiences Research Group which is responsible for the studies is based in the University of Oxford's Department of Primary Health Care.|
|AgeInfo||An information service about old age and ageing provided by the Centre for Policy on Ageing. AgeInfo provides a bibliographic database of books, articles and reports from the specialist collection on social gerontology held at the Centre; detailed information about organisations active in the field in the United Kingdom, Europe and World-Wide; an international calendar of events listing courses, conferences, meetings, and training sessions.|
|PILOTS||An electronic index to the worldwide literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health consequences of exposure to traumatic events.|
|Autism Data||Autism Data is produced by the National Autistic Society and contains published material on autism and Asperger syndrome. The database lists over 25,000 published research papers, books, articles, videos and other materials. The contents include bibliographic records of all the items in The National Autistic Society Information Centre Library, together with the details of research articles on autism published in journals which are not part of the society's holdings. Abstracts are available for many of the records on the database and both simple and advanced search options are available.|
|In the First Person||In the First Person is a free in-depth index of more than 3,350 collections of personal narratives in English from around the world, including letters, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and oral histories.|
|EThOS (Electronic Theses Online Service)||The UK’s national thesis service. EThOS aims to provide an aggregated record of all doctoral theses awarded by UK Higher Education institutions and free access to the full text of as many theses as possible for use by all researchers to further their own research. The year range of the included theses depends on the participating institutions. The database is updated at least weekly with new records from UK Higher Education Institutions and theses harvested from UK HEI Repositories. Theses are also digitised when ordered by users and these are loaded on a daily basis.
Please note: UK theses not available on EThOS can be requested via the Inter-Library Loan service
|ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland||Also known as Index to Theses, this database offers the most comprehensive available listing of doctoral theses, with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland, since 1716. Bibliographic listings for content for 1950-1986. Abstracts for content since 1986 with some additional 15,000 citations added annually.|
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.
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