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Transcript - Introduction to Counseling Library Research - Mar 3 2020

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Introduction to Counseling Library Research

 

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>> ANDREA LEMIEUX: 

Welcome everyone, again, to Intro to Counseling Library Research. As I said earlier, my name is Andrea Lemieux, I am the Counseling and Psychology Librarian here at Walden University. Tonight, we're going to cover three main topics to get you oriented to using the library. The first is navigating the library. The second is finding articles for discussions and assignments. Last, we are going to talk about where to get more help.

 

Let's first cover navigating the library. What do we actually have here in the library? Well, everything that we have you will find in a traditional library, except everything is electronic. We have journals, books, videos. We actually have completed Walden and other library dissertations. And we even have popular materials that you will find in a public library or bookstore, like magazines and newspapers, things like the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal. All of those things are freely available to you, as well.

 

What's great about Walden is that you can use our library from your accounts, your kitchen table, when you're at lunch, at work, and you can use it in your pajamas and we won't judge, I promise. You can use it 1 PM or 10 AM or anywhere in between. Unlike a physical library, we are never really closed. All of our materials are always available.

 

The other thing about our library is we focus all of our collections. So what we add to the library [indiscernible] Walden programs. All of our materials are there to support psychology, to support counseling, or nursing and business program. They are very specific to our programs.

 

These are not things you're going to find at your local public library. You're also not going to find them freely available online. Everything that is in the library we subscribe to and purchase. It is free to you, but know that you are already paying for this through your tuition. Please, don't be a student who doesn't know until their second or third or fourth or maybe midway through their program that these things are available to them and you have been purchasing articles or other types of material online. Even if we don't have it in the library, we can often find where you can get it for free or point you in the right direction of other places that might have the material that you need.

 

What can we help with at the Walden Library? Pretty much anything that's related to library research for coursework, capstone or dissertation research. Again, don't be a student who is working for hours and getting frustrated and not making any progress, because we're actually here to support your success. So we really want you to reach out when you need that assistance.

 

And, it can be anything from assignments to larger projects and it can be specialized research, as well. A lot of students don't know things we help with are things like tests and measures, staff and data, theory and methodology, and more in-depth topics like identifying a gap in the literature or a lit review. Those are more specialized research that we help with, as well.

 

Just know we don't do the research for you. We don't send you list of articles. We don't research your topic. Unlike an amusement park where you go to the fortuneteller and the machine and he put in a quarter, it tells you your fortune, it's not like that. You don't put an article in an out come five articles that you can use for your assignment. What we do help you with is learning how to use the library resources available to you. So we are happy to send you research strategies, example searches, recommendations for databases and keywords. Know that we do help with that.

 

I think you will be pleasantly surprised when you do reach out to us that we will send you step-by-step instructions and really hope to kind of model some of those research techniques that we're going to be talking about tonight.

 

How is the Walden Library organized? Hopefully you are seeing the slide with a bookshelf and a definition of what a database is. Let me know if you are not seeing the slide with the bookcase. [indiscernible] just like a traditional library that has a book section, video section and journal section, traditional libraries are also arranged by subjects. You can go to psychology videos or psychology journals or the education section or business section. We do the same thing in the Walden Library, except instead of them being stored on bookshelves, they are stored in what we call a database. All a database is is an electronic searchable collection of some sort of material.

 

So there's many more advantages to searching electronically then searching with just your eyes looking through a bookshelf, because you can manipulate your search so much better and faster once you really learn a few basic search techniques. You can limit to peer-reviewed. You can limit to full text. There's lots of things you can do that you can't when you use a physical library, it's much more difficult.

 

It's always good to know that when we're talking about a database, that's what we're talking about. Think of going to the second floor, north side of the building and that is the psychology section. In the Walden Library we call that section PsychINFO, which is our psych database. They code those two things as being very similar.

 

Another concept that is important to know about is the difference between a database and a vendor. You are seeing on your screen three different graphics for Ebscohost, ProQuest and miscellaneous vendors.

 

Ebscohost is simply a company. EBSCO is not a database. It's simply a company that licenses us different databases. You can see some of them there. We primarily have EBSCO databases, so they all look very similar, so students will often the stick in EBSCO for the database. Like, “Oh, I searched EBSCO.” Well, EBSCO is not a database, but PsychINFO is. If you tell me you searched PsychINFO, I will know you search the psychology section, and that's great. Or if you tell me you searched Education Source, that is the main education databases that will hold a lot of information.

 

Looking to the left, you will see our ProQuest databases. They all look the same, as well. We have a Criminal Justice Database, some health sciences, business databases. All the way to the right, you will see that we have some miscellaneous vendors, as well, and databases.

 

So, to Taylor and Francis, ScienceDirect. Just know the difference between a database and a vendor, because it's really helpful when you email us to say where you have searched. Or if we have a doctoral appointment we can talk about where you should try some for different searches and it will make about more sense and we will be understanding each other much more clearly.

 

Let's hop over to the library and actually start talking about what does this actually look like in practice?

 

Now, you should be seeing the library homepage. If you are not, please let me know.

 

There is three, there's lots of things going on in the library, but just like any traditional library, you have to go in and read the signs to know where to go. But to give you a quick tour, this main search box at the top we call Thoreau. What this does is it searches the home library.

 

If you have 30 minutes to search the library and you use Thoreau, it's going to make you search every section. So if you're searching for a psychology topic, it's going to search in nursing, criminal justice, social work. Just know that that is what Thoreau is searching.

 

Here, research by subject, these are all the areas that it is searching. Now, if you know your topic is psychology oriented, you might want to go to the psychology section of the library, second floor, north side of the building. Or, you might want to go directly to criminal justice. There is no need to search social work or IT or nursing.

 

The last place to really get a good idea of what is going on is this publications button. If you click on that, that is where you can kind of find the library organized by material. If you're looking for journal articles, I recommend using either Thoreau or subject databases. But if you're searching for dissertations, books, magazines and newspapers, or encyclopedias, you would go there and search those databases directly.

 

So those are the three things to keep in mind when you're searching. This slide is pointing out the difference between Thoreau and research by the subject button... I didn't talk about this, so let me switch over back to the library really quickly.

 

We do go into the psychology section, what does it look like? All of our subject databases are arranged the same, so you will see the librarian that works in that area. I don't necessarily recommend using this search box at the top. It searches across psychology resources, but, it doesn't do a great job at tailoring research numbers to a manageable amount. So I don't recommend using this. We're going to talk about a different strategy tonight. But if you want to see all the psychology databases, you can use this drop-down menu. You will see PsychINFO. These are the five main psychology databases. If you go to view all psychology databases, you will see that there's 13 of them, everything from PsychINFO to LGBT Database to Social Work Abstract. Anything that is related to the social and behavioral sciences, you will see here.

 

You can also search directly for books, tests and estimates. Think of this first box as this, materials that you can access. The second part are more How-To Guides. If you want to know how to do something, this second box is really great. If you want to know how to do a literature review, here is information on how to do that. Basic search, which we are going to talk about tonight... And actually, I should be on Counseling page. Apologies. It looks almost exactly the same, except just says Counseling.

 

So again, you will see the same databases, there was similar to what we have in psychology. Then, again, research help. If we go to counseling and research basics, you will see that, tests and measures, how to search for tests and measures. All of this at the bottom is How-To Guides. We have talked through that.

 

Lastly, what you're mostly going to be asked for in your beginning courses are supporting assignments and discussions with scholarly literature. Scholarly literature simply means that it is meant for in academic audience. But it comes in all the same formats -- journals, books, encyclopedias. Except these are not the type of materials you will typically find a public library or in a bookstore. Those are more popular materials and these are written for academics and students to learn more in depth about a topic. So they're more research-based.

 

A subset of scholarly information is called peer-reviewed journals. What that is are articles that are evaluated by other experts. In counseling, when you submit an article to a peer-reviewed journal, counselors that are also researchers, three or four of them will review your material and look at the research and make sure that it's, that it's solid research.

 

These research articles that you find in the databases, they may report on original resource, research, so we call these the [indiscernible] research that report on a particular study. They also might summarize other research, literature reviews, meta-analysis, all of those are summarizing in some form or working with other people's data and information. Now remember, most of this information is only found in library databases and not online. That is why we encourage you to really learn how to use the library early on. Because Google Scholar doesn't have access and is not as, it's not a robust search as much as library databases are. So of course, Google Scholar doesn't have as big or as much of a learning curve, but then you also get 5 million results. When in a database, you can get a couple hundred results that are very tailored to what you're wanting.

 

Before we move on to searching library databases, are there any questions about any of the concepts that we talked about? Great. Let's move onto the next section.

 

As I told students and another webinar, I like trees, like for them to stay in the ground. But if there is one thing you're going to print from this PowerPoint, this would be a slide that I recommend printing or keeping handy. Maybe save this to your desktop, wherever it is that you do most of your research. These eight steps will get you to just about whatever you need, whether it's for an assignment or discussion or dissertation research, because the process is the same. You might skip a step or two or you might not need to evaluate or review your results as deeply if it is for a short assignment based on a maybe more in-depth project.

 

But essentially, these revolve around three things. You simply try a search. You review the results. Then, you modify it based on whether you got relevant results. These are the same things librarians do, as well. We're just practiced at it so we know all the different research strategies that you will be learning throughout your time in your program. So just be aware that we are using these exact same strategies. So when you meet with us or ask us for help through Ask a Librarian, we are going to go over these exact same steps.

 

Let's jump into the databases and talk about how we might work through this prompt. The first step in that list was list main ideas, synonyms and similar concepts. Let's assume that our prompt says, "Choose a current topic in counseling and discuss its effects on a specific population. What programs are being used to address this issue? Use the scholarly literature to support your response."

 

The current topic is drug use. That's a very specific topic in counseling. Then, specific population would be counseling school students. So the question is what programs are being used to address this issue. Well, part of step one is brainstorming synonyms and similar concepts, because researchers might not all use the same language. Some researchers might use of substance abuse or drug addiction. Some might use secondary school or secondary education, especially in other countries outside the United States. And teenagers and adolescents are a broader category, but they're also related to high school students, as well. So we're just going to make a note of that, as well.

 

The next step is choosing a database. Let's head over to the library and decide on choosing a database. We want to search, specifically, counseling related materials. We're not going to go to Thoreau, because we have an assignment due tomorrow and we want to sort through the most specific counseling resources that we can. So, we're going to go to research a subject and we're going to click on Counseling.

 

Again, in the main drop-down here at the top, counseling databases, PsychINFO is, again, one of the main psychology and counseling databases and it is from the American Psychological Association. So many counselors in practice will be familiar with this database. Hopefully, if they're lucky, they can access it through their organization and some people purchase a subscription on their own. But as a student, you have it free to you to access.

 

The third idea was enter one idea or concept per search box. We are going to put drug use in the first search box and high school students in the seconds. One idea per search box. Then, I am going to, for now, type in the other terms for drug use. I’ll share in a minute about what this search means. Oh, we can combine similar terms in first search box separated by OR. Again, we will talk about the reasoning why we do this.

 

Then we are going to go to step five, limit our search. You want to click full text if you want to read the article immediately. Because we also have articles that are available that we don't have the full text, only the citation and abstract. We want to click peer-reviewed, so only peer-reviewed articles come up. Let's say we only want articles from the last five years. We wanted, the prompt said something current, so, the current topic. We are going to leave the ending year blank, because it will default to the most current article that's available.

 

Let's go ahead and click search. So we have 383 articles. Let's talk about, let's decode what we're looking at so you can understand your results page.

 

The search up here means find me any of these terms. The article could have drug abuse, substance abuse or drug addiction. It has to have at least one, but it can have any. That is why we use the term OR. So, drug abuse OR substance abuse. That is why they go in the same box. And, it also has to mention school students. So, it's a drug use in high school students or substance abuse in high school students. Don't worry about changing this drop-down box over here. It is not very common for me to use it, myself. Then we will talk a little bit about what these drop-down menus over here do.

 

Where does the database search for these terms? Well, they search for the article title, the publication information, the subject line. Now with the subject line, the subject line is a label that the database gives to each article so you can quickly identify its main ideas.

 

Without even reading this article, I know that the main ideas of this article are here. It's about high school students and drug abuse, but also program evaluation, school-based intervention and teaching. This is about self-efficacy, prevention, adolescents. It is talking about male and females.

 

We know even before we look more at the article, what the main ideas are. If we click on the article title, we can see in the abstract it's looking for those terms, as well. Those are the four places that it looks.

 

On the left here, in this blue column, you will see more limiters than you saw on the main page.

 

Let's see where we are. Okay. The next step is getting the full text. Let's assume that we found something right away that we wanted to find the full text of.

 

You can see PDF under this article or HTML. Those are pretty self-explanatory. If you click on PDF, you will be able to read the article in the database, itself. If you are at the top you will see the option to download or print it. It gives you some more options on the side to share. HTML will do the same thing, as well.

 

The other thing that will get you to full text is this Find @ Walden button -- the infamous Find @ Walden button. What that means is the full text of this article lives in another database. So only PsychINFO only has the citation. Another database is where the full text lives.

 

If we click on it, it will do one of three things. It will bring you to the article or to a list of databases you can select from where the article is available. Or, the button may not work, and we will talk about that. Let's go back here and see what happens. In this instance, it is not bringing us to the full text, it is bringing us to a list of databases. This was published in 2019, the article. All these databases hold this journal up until the present. Any of these should be able to bring us to the article. If we click on the first one,  we can see over here, download PDF, that way we can access the full text of the article.

 

Sometimes the Find @ Walden button does not work. The reason is because it is trying to find this article in 100 databases. We have about 100 databases with the article. So it doesn't work perfectly, sometimes there's data entry errors or other technology issues where it's not working. In that case, just email us and let us know and we can help you find the article.

 

Or, you can just try to find another article that will work. But we try to get those errors fixed as we find them and are notified of them. So if you do let us know, we can get it fixed.

 

Let's talk about some different ways, assume we got the full text but we needed a few more articles and we're not finding what it is that we're looking for. Let's talk about how we might evaluate and modify this search.

 

We're talking about drug use in high school students, but maybe we can narrow this a little bit more because 383 is a lot of articles. A good, well-tailored search is about a few hundred articles. Let's see if we can narrow that. How can we? Again, this subject line is very powerful. It's one of the best features, I think, databases have, because it helps you brainstorm ideas. What about drug use? What are some of the issues that we might be curious about? Well, there's alcohol abuse. There's tobacco smoking. Within drug use, you can see it's such a broad topic. Then there is prescription drug use and that seems to be kind of common in the literature right now.

 

So let's go up and tell the database, we actually went to narrow it to prescription drugs. So we can click search and see how many of these 383 are related or whose main idea is prescription drugs -- so, 34 of those almost 400 articles.

 

Now, again, we only want articles whose main idea is prescriptive drugs. So we want to tell the database only find articles where prescription drugs is in the subject line, because that means it's the main idea.

 

So this box to the right tells the database where to search for these terms. So I want to tell it to search just in that subject line. You could tell it to search in the title or the abstract or anywhere else. But I'm going to tell it to search in the subject line. Let's see, out of the 34, how many of these were main idea was prescription drugs. Okay, only 24.

 

Now we have a problem, because maybe we need three or four articles and we're not quite finding enough literature to support our assignment.

 

We can go back and broaden our search. Maybe we want to add in some of those other keywords like teens or adolescents.

 

Now, another search strategy that you can use is what we call, it's a fancy word, truncation, but all it is as an asterisk, which is a Ctrl 8 on your keyboard.

 

The same thing with adolescents, it has two different spellings, so the root word ends in n, because adolescent is a noun and adolescence is a state of being. We're going to take off the ending where it changes our commitment…asterisk.

 

We are going to talk about teenagers and adolescents, which is another way of saying teenager. So, we're going to click search.

 

Again, this search is saying find the articles with any of these terms. Any of these terms including all the variations of teen and all the variations of adolescents and whose main idea is prescription drugs.

 

We can continue adding as many search terms as we want, and the more we add, the more narrow.

 

If we click on this plus button, it is going to add another box. Our prompt did say to find a program, so let's try program or intervention or prevention or even treatment and see if that brings up some articles about different programs used to address this issue.

 

Now, we have about 143 articles, which is a good amount, because not all of them are going to be relevant.

 

I would certainly look through these and I think this is probably a pretty well-structured search to get you started.

 

Any questions before I show an example of what a search would look like in Thoreau and what the search would look like in a ProQuest database?

 

Remember we talked about searching Thoreau. Thoreau searches all these areas, all of these areas and all of the databases check. Let's do the same search and see how many results we get. To see the interface with multiple search boxes, go ahead and click advanced search underneath, because remember, one idea or concept goes into each search box.

 

Let's go through, and I am going to pretty much copy and paste the same search. Now, I can't limit it to subjects because remember, it is searching across multiple databases and not all databases are going to have the subject prescription drugs. That is one of the limitations of Thoreau.

 

I'm going to click full text, click peer review and I only want 2015 to current. I am going to click search. Now, you can see I have 1000 articles. That's 1000 articles from all the different areas. Even though we might want to focus on counseling, we need to sort through education and criminal justice and all those other topics. When here, PsychINFO is going to focus mostly on psychology and counseling and we have 143 to go through or browse until we find what it is we're looking for. You can easily see the difference between what Thoreau is searching and what an individual database is searching.

 

Now, this topic you might also want to look at from a criminal justice perspective. If you go to research by subject, we can search in a Criminal Justice Database. When we go here, you will see that the search page looks exactly the same and all of the Criminal Justice Databases are here at the top.

 

If we search to, if we pick one, there is literally a database called Criminal Justice. What I wanted to show you is that as a ProQuest database, you can see the little book up here, but the database name is Criminal Justice Database.

 

I wanted to show you how ProQuest searches a little differently than EBSCO. Again, I am going to copy the same search, so just bear with me as I go through this. We can kind of see, kind of compare the two, or the three, because we did a search in PsychINFO and Thoreau -- but Thoreau is not a database, remember, it lays on top of all the databases and searches them at the same time. Click peer review and we are going to say we want anything after 2015

 

We've got 586 results. ProQuest, opposed to Ebscohost, searches the entire article text. So sometimes, when you search ProQuest, you're going to get thousands of results. In that case, you can go back to modify search. And you can see here that it’s searching for the words anywhere. We can say maybe just for prescription drugs, we want to search it anywhere except for full text and maybe high school students.

 

It has to mention it in some other place, right? So the title, subjects, publication or abstract.

 

Now, we have 18 results -- so, the much smaller subset. And we can experiment with this search. We could have done a lot of other things, maybe limited it to maybe the last two or three years, instead of preventing it from searching all the different texts [sounds like]. There's lots of things you can do in ProQuest, but it searches slightly different than EBSCO.

 

The PowerPoint is good to have handy because, again, it covers all of the things that we just did. Counseling, databases, enter one idea or concept, combined similar ideas into one search box. Limit your search. Get the full text, PDF HTML or Find @ Walden. Then, all the different search strategies that we talked about.

 

The only thing we didn't talk about is quotation marks. Just know that that search uses an exact phrase. So we could have put "high school students" in exact quotations to search for those three words exactly in that order. So, those are options, as well.

 

Any questions before we go on to where to get help?

 

So, you can learn more about any of these topics, this is just an introductory webinar to go over where to focus your attention and where to get started to build your confidence and skill set, searching databases. You can learn more in any of our recorded webinars and How-To Guides. So where do you find those in the library homepage?

 

Well, most of our help is on the main menu option on all of our pages at the top.

 

To get help, you click there and you can see in the middle are webinars. You can see upcoming webinars and recorded webinars. You can see all of the counseling recorded webinars. Then for upcoming webinars, you will see things like our Mysteries of the Library series, that is the third Monday of each month. And it will focus on one particular topic like Google Scholar or searching books or any of those topics that you might be interested in searching more in-depth.

 

Then we have all of these How-To Guides under library skills guides. If you're interested in learning more about how to choose a topic, so that's a really great guide about not being, about being too narrow, research existing on it, what is the scope of your assignment, and then research on finding inspiration and example topics.

 

Lastly, where can you go to ask questions? If you want to ask some questions, there are three basic places to go. If it's really late at night, if it's midnight, we are not working, so you can go to Quick Answers, which is a searchable FAQ. If we are working, you can email using our Ask a Librarian. If you are a doctoral student, you can schedule a one-on-one instructional appointment where we can talk about your specific research via call-in or screen sharing. Again, to find all those options in the library, they are going to be on the main menu of all of our homepage [indiscernible].

 

Quick Answers is this main page search box. Instead of Thoreau being selected, we are going to click on search everything. And we didn't cover, for instance, what DOIs are. If later on tonight we're not available and you were like, “I really hoped she was going to go over DOIs,” DOI is right there and you can click search and you will see what is a DOI, how do I cite an article without a DOI? If you click on that, it is going to give you some quick instructions on how to cite the kind of material.

 

All of our other help is under Ask a Librarian in that main menu. You can see, you can email us by filling out a short form. So what that does is sends on over to us, and we staff this seven days a week at various times during the day. Know that even though our turnaround time is 24 hours, we typically get to you in just a couple of hours. It just depends on if we're currently staffing it, if it is the beginning of the term or a time when it is really busy. Leave us plenty of time, but know that we often do get back to you much quicker than 24 hours.

 

We also have chat, so if our chat hours are available, then, for instance, tonight they are available from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Once you are done with this webinar, you can go over to chat and tell them I sent you and ask all of your questions. But remember that chat is much more for quick informational questions. Email is for a more in-depth assignment, or if you have a discussion post you are working on. It's harder to communicate that in chat.

 

Know that if you leave a voicemail that we're going to get back to you via email. We don't call students back. It can be almost impossible to reach people when they're expecting a call. So we answer those by email.

 

Then for our doctoral students, if there's anyone attending tonight, you can schedule an appointment with me and we can talk one-on-one about your research and any of the things we covered in that slide about where to get help or what we help with. Select college, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Counseling, select an appointment, then you make an appointment with me. I offer day and afternoon ones, 11 o'clock, 12 o'clock, 1 o'clock. And again, all of them are Eastern time.

 

So that is it for our webinar tonight. We do have an advanced counseling research webinar Thursday of this week -- so, Thursday evening at 7 o'clock. And we're going to cover things like theory and methodology, dissertations, much more Masters level and dissertation level research. You're welcome to attend that. Hopefully, I will see you there as well. Even if you're not at that point in coursework, it's kind of a good idea to get  familiar with some of the other resources we have in the library so all of that starts to ring a bell once you get to that part in your research.

 

I am going to stop the recording and stick around a little bit longer for questions. Thank you, everyone, for coming that has to leave right away. Hopefully I will see you in a future webinar.

 

I have stopped the recording. I am going to stick around for a few more minutes. I didn't see any questions in the question box. But, a few are popping in.

 

Okay, great. There was a question on, when looking for specific topics, would we use all three rows?

 

You don't have to use all of them. If you have a very specific topic like, say, let me go back here to the beginning so we can get a new search. So we're going to go to counseling and we just wanted to search counselor education. And we just want to see what is [indiscernible] about counselor education. I can just type in counselor education. There would be no more reason for me to use any of the other search boxes. Now, if I wanted to search counselor education and, let's do that, let's just search counselor education, it's for an assignment. Full text, peer-reviewed. Let's say we wanted to see in the last three years. We will say 2017, because we are only a couple months into this year. We want to see what is in counselor education. Well, there's 498 articles. We might want to limit our search a little bit more. We can, again, try to find topics in the subject area. So counselor characteristics, therapeutic process. Maybe we're interested in trauma and training. Well, we have counselor education, so maybe we just leave it there, maybe we want to see how trauma, what is out there in the research. Now we are at 21 articles.

 

So you only remember, how you know if you are going to use more than one search box is based on how many concepts do you have. Counselor education and trauma are two completely different concepts. So they go in each search box. This is saying find the articles on counselor education and trauma. It has to mention both of those terms. That was a good question.

 

I did have a question on how to check out a book. So, just to clarify, I didn't say this in the webinar, but we don't deal with textbooks in the library. That should all go through the bookstore, your advisor or customer care can help you with that. Just know that we don't typically have textbooks. Every once in a while, we may have a course textbook that is based off a book in the library, but that is really rare. I would say 1 of 50 questions we get is actually in the library. But if you're interested, books are a wonderful resource, and we're going to talk a little bit more about that in our advanced webinar. But I am certainly happy to show you.

 

Remember, I said under publications is where all the other sort of things live. So we're going to click on books. Again, if you have one concept, you can put that in the search box. But if we have more than one, click on advanced search, because one idea or concept has to go into each search box. Let's try, let's just see if there might be anything on counselor education. I'm curious.

 

So there's 364 books. Books can be great. If you can use that, if you have a project, not every single assignment requires peer-reviewed research, because those are research articles. What these books are is the same professors, academics and instructors that write and perform that research, they also write these books, as well. Because books are going to give you a broader view of something, a research article is going to give you a very, very narrow perspective on a topic because it is researching just narrow, specific variables. Books, for instance, are going to give you a much broader perspective. Now, we have multiple book databases. I was simply just trying to see what you can click on.

 

For here, you would click on Find @ Walden, because we talked about what that is. This does not have Find @ Walden. So I going to click on the article title and see how I can get access to the book.

 

It looks like... did we check full text? I thought we did. We might not have the full text in this. Let me make sure I did check it. I did check full text, that's interesting. Let's see if I can... interesting. I had to click on the database name. That's not typical. But I think it's because it is in, the book’s in PsychINFO. I don't always get... this is just interesting. This one was a little different, I have not actually seen it display like that. On this one, I clicked on the article title, I didn't see an option. So I clicked on the database. It then brought up these results. So I am going to do Find @ Walden and see if it brings me to the book. It may not. Now I am kind of interested in, and sometimes the librarian does this, we go on a little goose chase, that's for sure, wild goose chase. That is taking time to load, I don't want to take too much time. Let's look at this one, Find @ Walden. It's still loading, too. All right.

 

This is an example of earlier when I said that Find @ Walden doesn't always work. This one has the PDF full text. Let me see if I can find something. Let's see if this one works. This looks like it is from our database, ProQuest Central. But it does not look like it is loaded tonight for some reason. And these cases, this would be a great thing to look and ask in chat, “Hey I am looking for this title.” That's a great question, I'm glad you asked.

 

This is chapter 37 of the APA handbook of Multicultural Psychology Volume 2 Applications and Training. This is talking about multicultural training options. This is a great example, but this is how you would do a book search. I'm not sure, right now, our ProQuest e-book central is not opening. It is being kind of glitchy tonight.

 

I didn't have a great example of how to check out a book, but you simply click on the link and you can download a certain number of chapters. You can read the book through the database, itself. Most of our books, multiple students can access at the same time. That's great, too, if you're using it for an assignment.

 

Then there was a question about e-books. We have available to us e-books in those database searches. Then, if there is a book that we don't have, we can get book chapters through our Document Delivery Service, but that's not for assignments or discussions. It's more for capstone projects and dissertation. But we can help you see if the book is located in a local library near you or another University library. We have ways of looking that up, so just be aware that’s an option. Just contact us at Ask a Librarian.

 

I think I answered all questions. Before I sign off, is there any other questions?

 

All right, thank you everyone for attending. Hopefully I will see you at Thursday night’s webinar. Otherwise, if not, maybe at one of the Mysteries the third Monday of each month. We will see you at some point, either through Ask a Librarian or doctoral research appointment. So have a great night, everyone.

 

 

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