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All of the resources you need for your subject. For help with literature searching and referencing please contact your Information Adviser team.

Onesearch: Search for books and journal articles

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Counselling Databases

Databases are specialist tools which you can use to find resources such as journal articles. The three listed below are the databases we recommend for all counselling students, but the full list can also be accessed here.

For help with searching for resources, use the video and user guide links below, and the Search Skills page in this guide.


Index and summaries of peer-reviewed literature in behavioural science and mental health, from 1800s onwards.How to search APA Psychinfo (video) »


Multi-disciplinary abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.Scopus user guide »


Research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature.How to search CINAHL (video) »

All Counselling databases

Key Journals

The library has a number of journal titles which you can browse individually. We've highlighted some key titles from the collection, but there are many more. To search for a journal by title, please use the Online Journal Finder.

journal of Counselling & Psychotherapy Research

Counselling & Psychotherapy Research

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journal of Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling & Psychotherapy

Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling & Psychotherapy

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journal of Counselling Psychology Quarterly

Counselling Psychology Quarterly

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Books & Ebooks

The easiest way to search for books held in the library is to use the library catalogue. You can search by author, title or keyword. You can also use the library catalogue to place reservations on books. Most of the counselling books are located on Level 2 (second floor) at Aldrich Library.

The library also has a large collection of counselling ebooks which are available on and off campus. Most of these are included in the library catalogue and can also be found in OneSearch. For more information about finding and using ebooks please see our Help with using ebooks page.

Help with using ebooks


The referencing styles used by University of Brighton Counselling courses are Harvard Cite them Right or APA. Choose one of these styles and be consistent. Log into the Cite them Right website below for guidance on referencing and bibliographies.

If you would like to use an online tool to help you build an online reference list, we recommend using either EndNote or ZoteroBib software.

On demand freeview TV & radio

search over 2 million programmes from 75 channels

Box of Broadcasts

Watch and record freeview TV and radio. Create clips or make your own playlist using the huge archive of tv and radio shows dating back to the 1970s. Bob also includes a collection of curated playlists made by UK university lecturers on themes such as feminist film philosophy and law race and decolonisation.

Go to Box of Broadcasts (bob)

Further Resources

The following websites are good sources of freely usable, good quality stock photos that you can use in your academic work.