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Professional Counseling: Articles

Welcome! This guide identifies key resources for students in the Professional Counseling program.

Counseling Journals

The following is a list of key counseling journals. Click on the title to find library and database coverage. Additional titles are cited in the PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO databases.

Journal of Counseling and Development

Counselor Education and Supervision

Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development

Journal of Mental Health Counseling

Professional School Counseling

Journal for Specialists in Group Work

Journal Locator

Use Journal Locator to see if the Library has full text access to a journal or magazine, or to browse for articles in the title.

Searching Tips

Use the word "AND" to combine your keywords to make your search more specific. eg. substance abuse AND domestic violence

Use synonyms and alternative terms Related terms - broader or narrower - will also bring up relevant results. eg. teenagers | adolescents | youth

Use Truncation "*" to search for words with common roots without entering them individually. eg. searching for teen* retrieves teen, teens, teenaged, teenagers

Restrict searches to academic, peer-reviewed journals

Best Bets for Counseling Articles

Start with the following Monmouth University subscription databases to find journal or newspaper articles. Remote access is available using your student ID and password.

Additional Databases

HawkFind

  
Scholarly & Peer Reviewed   Beyond Library Collection
  
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  Popular vs Trade vs Scholarly

 

Popular Magazines

Trade Journals

Scholarly Journals

Audience

All readers

Professionals working in a specific field. Example: Nurses

Scholars and Students

Appearance

Glossy paper, many ads and pictures

Glossy paper, short articles, many ads and pictures

Research articles with charts and graphics, few pictures

Author

Freelance writers or journalists hired by magazine

Members of the profession

Professors, scholars or teachers in the field

Purpose

Entertain and inform

Keep professionals up to date with trends in the field

Publish new research in the field

References

Very few citations

Very few citations

References are listed at the end of each article

Authority

Articles reviewed by magazine’s editors

Articles reviewed by magazine’s editors

Articles undergo peer-review by scholars within the same field

Frequency

Published weekly or monthly

Published weekly or monthly

Published a few times a year, quarterly

Examples

Time, People

Advertising Age, Education Week

Higher Education Research & Development