Key resources for Psychology and Counselling

Here are some of the key resources to explore for Psychology and Counselling.

Spotlight on resources

You can access all of the key electronic databases from Discover. Remember to log in to Discover with your University user ID and password.

PsycARTICLES – This is an American Psychological Association (APA) database containing full-text articles from over 50 peer-reviewed Psychology journals covering 1985 to the present.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection – This database provides nearly 575 full text publications and covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, counselling, and observational and experimental methods.

Science Direct – This provides some full text access to scientific and technical peer-reviewed journals. Coverage is all aspects of science, including Psychology and Counselling.

Web of Knowledge – Provides access to ISI Web of Science, a multidisciplinary database of journal abstracts and citations from 1981 to date.

Here are some other subject databases which may be helpful in your research. All of these are available via Discover.

British Education Index – provides information on research, policy and practice in education and training in the UK. This is an indexing and abstracts only database, not full text. Includes over 300 journals, including books, reports, series and conference papers. Coverage is from 1975 to date. Useful for information about child development.

CINAHL with Full Text from Ebsco – provides a wide range of content of full text for nursing and allied health journals, including counselling. Covers over 600 journals from 1981.

Embase via Ovid Online – widely used biomedical and pharmaceutical database because of its currency and in-depth indexing. Frequently updated and approximately 375,000 records are added yearly.

EThOS – is the UK’s national thesis service which aims to maximise the visibility and availability of the UK’s doctoral research theses. There are approximately 380,000 records from over 120 institutions, with 120,000 available as a full text thesis.

Ingenta Connect – is a comprehensive multi-disciplinary document delivery service providing access to thousands of online journals from leading scholarly, academic and business publishers.

Institutional Repository (SURE) – SUnderland REpository (SURE) is a collection of the research output produced at the University of Sunderland. It contains book chapters, journal articles, reports, artworks, PhD and MPhil theses, conference papers and many other items.

JSTOR archive – includes back issues of core journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. Note: material generally excludes the three previous years.

Lexis Librarynewspaper database of a selection of full text UK regional, national and broadsheet papers. Useful for topical and popular news stories.

MLA International Bibliography – of journal articles, books and dissertations with some international coverage, almost 60 titles from JSTOR’s language and literature collection as well as links to full text. Useful for researching the development of language.

SocINDEX with Full Text – a high quality sociology research database containing full text articles from almost 800 journals dating back to 1908.

Zetoc – the British Library’s electronic table of contents of new journal issues and articles.

American Psychological Society – the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States.

All in the Mind – BBC Radio 4 programmes.

AllPsych – one of the largest and most comprehensive psychology websites, referenced by hundreds of colleges and universities around the world.

American Psychological Society – the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States.

British Psychological Society – the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK.

European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association – an interdisciplinary society supporting European researchers of evolutionary accounts of human cognition, behaviour and society.

Evolutionary Psychology – online peer-reviewed journal (now gone to Sage).

Human Behavior and Evolution Society – a society for all those studying the evolution of human behavior.

International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) –  a global union of neuroscience organizations aiming to promote and support neuroscience training, teaching, collaborative research and advocacy.

Mind – mental health charity offering advice and support & campaigning for better services and understanding.

Mindhacks – Neuroscience and psychology news and views.

Online Psychology Research – links to hundreds of Psychology related studies currently being run on the internet by Psychologists and academics across the world.

Royal Society of Psychiatrists –  the professional body responsible for education and training, and setting and raising standards in psychiatry.

Sharp Brains – tracking health and wellness applications of brain science.

Social Psychology Network – one of the largest Internet sites devoted to psychological research and teaching.

British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies – the lead organisation for CBT in the UK.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) – aims to  to support counsellors and help them better serve their clients.

British Psychoanalytic Council – is a professional association representing psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Centre for Mental Health – UK’s leading authority in mental health research.

Department of Health – lead, shape and fund health and care in England.

The Foundation for Psychotherapy & Counselling – for Counsellors, Psychodynamic Psychotherapists, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists and Group-Analytic therapists who completed their training at UK training institution WPF Therapy.

Health & Care Professions Council – regulating health, psychological and social work professionals. – mental health and mental illness information.

The National Counselling Society – supporting NCS members, the public and the development of the profession of Counselling & Psychotherapy.

NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) – provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care.

UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) – the UK’s leading professional body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors.