Finding Scholarly Articles

Scholarly journal articles are written by experts in their fields and typically report on scholarly research. Authors cite their sources and must undergo a peer review process prior to publication.

Suggested Databases

  PsycINFO (ProQuest)  Tutorial

  Social Services Abstracts (ProQuest)

  Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest)

  Social Sciences Full Text (EBSCO)


Websites, particularly the sites of professional associations, are often an important resource for professionals in a given field.

 Recommended Websites

  American Counseling Association

  American Counseling Association - Ethics

Citing Your Sources

APA Style

Using a particular writing style, such as APA can be challenging.  Don't worry, the library is here to help!

Whether writing your reference list by hand or proofreading a bibliography, you will definitely need to have the APA rules on hand.  Check out the resources below:

  • If you find the Publication Manual confusing or scary (or both), try the APA Online Tutorial.  This video guide is clear and easy to watch.  It gives a thorough overview of how to format your paper and cite your sources.
  • For those trickier scenarios (how do I cite my class notes?  how do I cite a blog post?), try searching the APA Style Blog.  This is another official APA site, so it is an authoritative source.