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Counseling: Reference Sources

Print Reference Sources for Counseling

Where to look in the library stacks for Counseling-related books:

Browse through these areas for these subjects:

  • RA790-790.95: Most sources for Mental health and Mental illness prevention.
  • RC554-569.5: Personality disorders. Behavior problems Including sexual problems, drug abuse, suicide, child abuse.
  • RC569.7-571: Intellectual disabilities. Developmental disabilities .
  • Ref BF section or in Ref RC334-RC455: Most reference sources for Psychology.

The most used print reference titles for counseling:

  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

          6th ed. Washington: American Psychological Association,2009.

          Ref BF76.7.P83 2001

  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V)

          5th ed. Washington: American Psychatric Association

          Ref  RC455.2. .C4 D54 2013

Counseling Reference

Electronic Reference Sources for Counseling

Use the following online reference sources, recommended for Counseling:

Search the Library Catalog!

Lewis Library Catalog



There are many ways to search the library's catalog online!


  • You may search for books from the LIBRARY CATALOG link located on Lewis Library's Homepage.
  • Once you have selected a book, write down the call number (i.e. TR 15 .R57 2007) and search in the stacks by browsing call numbers.
  • Remember to look at the books near the book you are looking for if you need more than one. Books are grouped together by subject!
  • Books can be checked out at the circulation desk on the main floor. Remember, reference books are for in-library use only!


  • When searching for E-books for this course, go to the LIBRARY CATALOG
  • Then, LIMIT your search to the location "E-Book" to retrieve electronic books only.
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