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This guide will help you identify quality information resources for this field of study.
Last Updated: May 20, 2014 URL: http://libguides.doane.edu/counseling Print Guide RSS Updates

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Research Tips

Here are a few tips to expand your research success:

  • Try synonyms for your topic, and explore broader and narrower concepts.
  • Pay attention to key terms and other subject headings in the databases.
  • Always take a look at a work's references. Notice if there are authors that appear time and again; those are the experts on the topic.
 

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Even a small library, like the one at Doane College, contains a lot of information on topics that you will cover in this course. You just need to figure out how to get to it! This guide was created to take a little of the mystery out of using the library's resources as you begin to do research on topics in the field of counseling.

Reference Works - finding background information

If you're starting from scratch and don't know much about your topic, finding a good reference article can get you started in the right direction. It also might help you narrow the focus of your topic.

Here are a few electronic psychology reference resources available to you through the library:

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