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Guide to Counselling: Books, E-books and Reference

Our guide to Counselling - helping you make the most of the library

Finding books and e-books

Your first stop to find books and e-books is our library catalogue.

The catalogue will tell you:

  • whether we have an e-book or a print book
  • where you can find a print book on our shelves using the shelfmark
  • how many copies we have and - if they’re out on loan - when they’re due back

To only see e-books in your search results, choose ‘Refine your search options’ (may display as + on some devices) then choose ‘Internet’ under ‘Library Location’.

When you’re connecting to an e-book you may need to log into OpenAthens before you can open it.

Using reference sources

Encyclopaedias, dictionaries, handbooks and other reference sources can help you find your way into your assignment reading or research. They're also great if you need a quick definition or an overview of a subject.

Printed reference sources

Many of these sources are in our Reference section on level 1 of the library.

Online reference sources

Links and search boxes for our key online reference sources are available below. If you are not on campus, you may need to sign in to OpenAthens to use these resources.

Shelf locations for Counselling

Counselling and guidance 361.06
Research methods 001.42
Psychology 150
Social development 155.418
Applied psychology 158
Interpersonal relations 158.2
Sociology 301
Therapy 616.891
Psychotherapy 616.8914
Gestalt therapy 616.89143
Group therapy 616.8915
Psychological and activity therapies  616.8916

Did you know..?

The West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy (WMIP) is a Birmingham-based organisation that promotes study and research in psychotherapy.

We host its printed reference collection on level 1 of the library.

You are welcome to browse the shelves and use any of the resources, however, you cannot borrow or take them out of the library.