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Use this subject guide to help you get started with your research in school counseling. It includes books, databases, journals and links to useful websites.


Welcome to the Research Guide for School Counseling.  This is a guide to sources of information in your field.  Feel free to contact  your Librarian listed for assistance or to schedule an individual research appointment.

Your Librarian

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Grad Students Guide to the Library

  1. Get to know your librarian.
    •  Arrange a meeting with your librarian for a general library orientation or for help on a specific research project. We work with your faculty to understand your assignments and research projects.
    • Research help is also available by phone, email or chat.
  2. Kick off your research by exploring the research guide for your program.
    • The guides are tailored to your program through collaboration between your librarian and the faculty.
  3. Expand your horizons by borrowing materials from the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) and beyond.
    • Did you know that you have access to books owned by Georgetown, George Washington, and American University?  Click here to learn more.
    • If a book or article isn't owned by any library in the WRLC, we'll get it for you via Interlibrary Loan.
  4. Take advantage of longer check-out periods for library books.
    • MU graduate students get an extended check-out period of 6 weeks. Renewals can be completed online through your library account.
  5. Use the MU version of Google Scholar to quickly find articles.
  6. Search smarter with the advanced features of the MU databases.
    • Advanced features allow you to limit search results by date, publication type, and whether articles were published in a scholarly journal.
  7. Use a tool to manage your lit review and create bibliographies in a snap.
    • Overwhelmed by keeping track of articles? Consider using RefWorks, an online citation manager tool freely available to Marymount students. RefWorks is a web-based software that allows you to create your own personal library of articles and links. 
  8. Use online library resources on or off campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    • Remember that accessing library online information resources from off-campus requires you to sign-in.
  9. Find your way to the quiet of the Graduate Reading Room on the 1st floor.
    • Or discover other quiet study nooks throughout the MU library! The ground floor of the library is specifically reserved for quiet study.
  10. Use the technology at the library
  • Laptops and tablets are available for checkout at Main Campus and Ipads are available for checkout at Ballston Center

If you have any questions, feel free to call, email or chat with a reference librarian at Marymount University library.