Subject Resources - Psychology & Counselling

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Got a question for the Psychology & Counselling Librarian?

Contact Scott Chesworth on 01782 734510 or email

Many resources require Keele usernames for off-campus access. Please see our E-resources Access page for further information about this service.

Searching Databases

Bibliographic Databases

In some cases the full-text of an article will be available directly from your search results to view online. If the full-text isn't available from your search results, look for the @Keele logo and click this. This will search all our e-journal collections and provide a link to the whole paper if available, or direct you to where a paper copy may be found in the Library's print journal collection. 
Items not available either online or in print can usually be obtained for a fee through the Inter-Library Loan Requests service.

The American Psychological Association’s renowned database of peer-reviewed literature in behavioural science and mental health. Our PsycINFO Quick Guide will get you started.

EBSCO Psychology & Sociology Databases
Searches not only PsycINFO (see above) but also Academic Search Complete (multi-disciplinary), AgeLine (social gerontology), CINAHL Plus (nursing and allied health) and MEDLINE (medicine) at the same time. Our EBSCO Quick Guide will help you get started. To search the full EBSCO collecton of databases, click here.

Web of Science

Search a variety of databases including Web of Science Citation Index (multi-disciplinary scientific), Biosis Citation Index (includes neuroscience) and Medline. Click here for off-campus access. Our Web of Science Quick Guide will help you get started.


Leading scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters. Our ScienceDirect Quick Guide will help you get started.

ProQuest Social Sciences Databases

Cross-search a variety of databases including Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA), Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA), Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress (PILOTS), Social Services Abstracts and Sociological Abstracts. Click here for off-campus access.

ProQuest Biological Sciences

Interdisciplinary database including the biological, genetic and neurosciences. Click here for off-campus access. To search the full ProQuest collection of databases, click here.

CAIRSS for Music

Database of research literature in music education, music psychology, music therapy and music medicine.

Searching for Journal Articles

Electronic Journal Collections

The Library subscribes to a number of searchable e-journal collections with full-text access available as indicated. You can directly access articles from specific publishers and journals by browsing these collections.

This is the APA (American Psychological Association) e-journal collection. Our PsycARTICLES Quick Guide will help you get started.


Electronic archive of papers in psychology, neuroscience and linguistics.


Digital archive of over 1,000 academic journals covering the sciences, social sciences and humanities.
Our JSTOR Quick Guide will help you get started. Click here for off-campus access.

Oxford Journals
A collection of more than 250 electronic journal titles from Oxford University Press with full-text access from 1996 to the latest issue for all titles. To access articles from off-campus, you need to search for the journal title first and the article you want to look at before it will prompt you to log-in.

SAGE Journals
Over 600 peer-reviewed, full text journals with coverage dating back to 1999.

Taylor & Francis Online
Over 1,500 journals covering a range of disciplines. Click here to access T & F off-campus (you will need your Keele username and password to log-in).

Wiley Online Library
Access the full text of over 1,400 journals covering a range of disciplines. Click here to access Wiley off-campus (you will need your Keele username and password to log-in).

Searching for E-books


E-books can be read in full, online, on or off campus.

You can search for e-books that the Library has bought by using Library Search and using the "Search Books and More" option. Enter the title or keywords and from the results, use the filters to select "Full Text Online" and then select "Books" from the Resource Type filters. This will show you the e-book. Click the "View Online" link to log-in.

If you just want to browse the e-book collections we subscribe to you can access them from the following links, but the best way to search for e-books is via Library Search.

Dawsonera (click here for off-campus access)

MyiLibrary (click here for off-campus access)

EBSCO eBooks Collection
 (click here for off-campus access)

Our E-books Quick Guide will help you get started.

Searching for Newspaper Articles


The following services provide full-text access to a large number of newspapers:

ProQuest European Newsstream (previously UK Newsstand)
Provides the searchable full-text of articles published in around 30 UK newspapers including The Times, Telegraph, Guardian and The Independent. Our ProQuest European Newsstream Quick Guide will help you get started.

Nexis UK 
A news and business service which includes around 12,000 publications, including worldwide, national and local newspapers. Our Nexis UK Quick Guide will help you get started.

The Times Digital Archive
Search the complete digital edition of The Times from 1785-2006. The entire newspaper is captured with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos. Our Times Digital Archive Quick Guide will help you get started.



To search for theses held in the Library, use Library Search to do a standard keyword search and then filter the resource type to include 'Dissertations'. The following resources may also be of use:

The British Library ETHOS project provides electronic access to research theses from many UK universities.

Index to Theses 
A searchable listing of theses with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in Great Britain and Ireland since 1716. You can only access the Index to Theses from computers on the Keele network.

NDLTD – Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
Details of theses and dissertations from universities in the United States and worldwide.

An index of doctoral dissertations in progress around the world.

Other Useful Links and Subscriptions

Other Useful Links Video Library
A counselling and psychotherapy video streaming service of approximately 50 videos with transcripts and subtitles, guides to develop discussion and role play, and the ability to create video clips from the videos. Use the links below to access this resource from on or off campus:
On-campus access
Off-campus access

Google Scholar
Use Google to search specifically for scholarly literature.  Our Google Scholar Quick Guide will help you get started.

A directory of links to more than 1,800 psychology and social science journal sites.

Information portal for mental health professionals.

Psych Web!
Psychology related information for students and teachers.

General Study Aids

General Study Aids

This is an online reference management software tool which can be used to import, manage and save references from your research, enabling easy creation of bibliographies. See our Refworks information page for further details.

Use this site to set up "table of contents" email alerts to your inbox when new issues of journals are published.

Mental Health Resources

Click here for a useful list of mental health resources.

Online Reading Lists for Psychology and Counselling

Online Reading Lists for Psychology and Counselling

View reading lists for Psychology and Counselling modules online.

When viewing your list, select any resource to view more details, including links to e-books, e-journals and websites and the availability of print copies in the Library. From here, you can access Library Search to view additional details, place a request on an item or use other borrower services.

Sign-in with your Keele username and password to add personal study notes to your lists.

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