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Counseling and Human Services

Pre-Search

Getting started with research is sometimes the hardest part! Most likely, you'll have to do some pre-search to figure out exactly what your research topic is going to be. For your presearch, I recommend spending some time exploring your topic(s) of interest, looking at:

  • Websites
  • Books
  • Encyclopedias & other Reference Resources

Books

Books can be used for lots of things!

  • Basic knowledge
  • Historical Info
  • How To
  • In-Depth Info
  • Edited Books (Scholarly chapters written by different people on similar topics)
  • Bibliographies
  • Practial Purposes
  • Visuals
  • & More!

Our print books are located at Perry Library, the Music Library, and Hofheimer Art Library. We also have access to thousands of electronic books! To access books, start with Monarch OneSearch on the library homepage, or the search box below. Type in your topic, then limit your results by Resource Type to Books.

Watch this One Minute Video to learn more about finding books in Monarch OneSearch!

Encyclopedias & Reference Books

Reference sources are a great place to start your research, find basic facts and background information. Here are some examples of reference resources in Counseling & Human Services.

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