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Master of Science in Counseling program prepares students for the counseling profession, which involves the application of the developmental and social sciences in assisting children and adults with psychological growth and social adjustment problems.
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Plano campus students, staff and faculty can get books shipped to them (with a free return shipping label) or have articles scanned and emailed directly to them, among other services.


Writing with APA Style

A great resource for APA style questions as well as other styles, is the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL):

Or for a complete overview, check out this 50 minute online tutorial from Harvard School of Education:  Everything you ever wanted to know about APA format but were afraid to ask.


APA Topic Guides

Topic Guides are brief handouts designed to demonstrate how PsycINFO can be used to search for resources in a variety of topic areas. They contain three sample search scenarios, and a list of selected Index Terms.

Find Articles

Search for articles on your topic in one of the following online databases. Or visit our Online Resources page for more options. To find the full text of an article in a database look for the words "PDF full text" or "HTML full text". If you do not see these options, click on the Click for other optionsat SMU  button to see if your article is available in one of our other databases.  If it isn’t, click on Search the library catalog by title to see if we subscribe to the journal in print.

  • PsycINFO
    The most comprehensive online source of scholarly information for Psychology, from the American Psychological Asso. Also look at APA Topic Guides in box at left for search terms and sample searches.
    PsycARTICLES is a great source of searchable full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology.
  • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
    The database covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.
  • Academic OneFile  
    A collection of peer-reviewed, full-text articles with coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature, and other subjects.
  • Academic Search Complete  
    A scholarly, multidisciplinary database providing indexing and abstracts for over 10,000 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, and others. Also includes full-text access to over 5,000 journals. Offers coverage of many areas

Have a citation but where's the full text?

If you have the citation (author, title, title of the journal, page number, etc) for an article and want to get a copy of it follow these steps:

  • Search the library catalog for the journal title (specify “journal title” in the drop-down box).  There is a catalog record for every journal available to our students, whether in print or on line.
  • If your journal is available online, click on the database whose coverage dates include the date of your citation.  Search for the volume and issue number of your citation within the journal.  
  • If your journal is available in print, past years will be hard-bound.  Science journals are then shelved on the second floor of north end of Fondren Library Center, while humanities journals are in the basement of Fondren Library east (compact shelving) and Fondren Library west. 
  • Last resort - Interlibrary Loan    If we don't have the journal online or in print you can order a copy of the article through Interlibrary Loan.

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Browse your favorite Psychology Journals

Look journals up in the library catalog by title, choosing "journal title" from the drop-down menu on the basic search screen.  If we have the journal in full-text, there will be a catalog record showing which databases contain it and the dates covered.  If we have the journal in print, this will also appear in a catalog record. 


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