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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

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

Jenise Overmier
Contact:
jenise.overmier@marymount.edu
703-908-7569

10 things to Know

  1. Get to know your librarian.
    • Graduate students may arrange for an individual meeting with their academic department's librarian for a general orientation to the library or for help on a specific research project. 
    • In addition to drop-in reference services, research help is also available by phone, email or chat.
  2. Start your library research by exploring the research guides.
    •  A variety of research guides provide graduate students referral to sources most relevant to their studies.
  3. Expand your access to books and articles by borrowing materials from other libraries
    • Found a book or article in the Catalog that does not belong to Marymount? If so, just click the red REQUEST tab on the catalog record to complete the request form and the book/article will be sent to you at our library.
    • If the book or article isn't owned by Marymount, log-in here to complete an Interlibrary Loan request.
  4. Take advantage of longer check-out periods for library books.
    • MU graduate students are eligible for an extended check-out period of up to 6 weeks. Renewals can often be completed online through your library account.
  5. Use MU E-Journals or Google Scholar to quickly find articles.
    • Know the citation for the article that you are looking for? Just click on MU E-Journals from the MU library home page -- find the journal title then click on one of the databases where you can access the journal.
    • Or use Google Scholar from our databases link on the library home page -- type in the article title and maybe an author name then press search. To the right of the results will be an icon FIND IT AT MARYMOUNT -- click on that to get to the article. Google Scholar accessed through the MU library website is prestructured to recognize access to content available to MU students and faculty.
  6. Discover and use 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.
    • Trying to find the PDF of an article from a search result that is not available in the database you are searching? FindIt (Check SFX for full text) provides an easy way to find whether an article is available in full text electronically or in print.
  7. Use a tool to manage your research findings and easily create bibliographies.
    • Overwhelmed by printing articles as a result of a database search? Then not sure where to file them for easy retrieval? Consider using RefWorks, an online citation manager tool freely available to Marymount students. RefWorks is a Web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own personal database of research reference 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 to use library resources. 
  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
    • Internet access is available on over 80 public computers.
    • Scanners are available on the first floor of the MU Reinsch library.
    • If you are based at the Ballston MU campus, check out the equipment available on the 5th floor at the Ballston Campus Library Extension!

If you have any questions, feel free to call, email or chat with a reference librarian at Marymount University library. See our MU library home page for contact information including an easy click box to connect by chat!