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Also known as "Scholarly Articles," "Peer-Reviewed Articles," or "Academic Articles," these are:
  • Written and reviewed by scholars and provide new research, analysis, or information about a specific topic.
  • Usually focused on a narrow subject or a single case study
  • Intended for an academic audience


The following databases are a good place to find information on the field of counseling.


 Unlike journal articles, scholarly books:
  •  Are written on a broader, general subject
  •   May contain a collection of related chapters by different authors
  •   Contain less recent information
Remember: you may only need to read one chapter of a scholarly book!



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Select Counseling Websites

America Counseling Association

The mission of the American Counseling Association is to enhance the quality of life in society by promoting the development of professional counselors, advancing the counseling profession, and using the profession and practice of counseling to promote respect for human dignity and diversity.

American Mental Health Counselors Association

The American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) is the leading national organization for licensed clinical mental health counselors. AMHCA strives to be the go-to organization for licensed clinical mental health counselors for advocacy, education, leadership, and collaboration.

American School Counselor Association

The mission of ASCA is to represent school counselors and to promote professionalism and ethical practices. ASCA empowers school counselors with the knowledge, skills, linkages and resources to promote student success in the school, the home, the community and the world.

Association for Creativity in Counseling

ACC was established in 2004 as a forum for counselors, counselor educators, and counseling students interested in creative, diverse, and relational approaches to counseling. We are especially interested in promoting counseling approaches that support mutually supportive, positive, growth-fostering relationships.

Connecticut School Counselor Association

The mission of the Connecticut School Counselor Association is to promote excellence in professional school counseling and to ensure the academic achievement, college/career readiness, personal/social-emotional development, and equitable access for all students.

Counseling Today Knowledge Share

The Knowledge Share is a resource to help you keep up with professional and counseling trends. You will find resources such as Ethics, Licensure Requirements, Syllabus Clearinghouse, Webinars, Podcasts and more.

CRCC: Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification

CRCC sets the standard for quality rehabilitation counseling services through its internationally recognized certification program.

International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC)

This organization is a division of the American Counseling Association and was chartered in 1989.