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COUN 6308: Ethical Standards and Practices in Counseling

Research tips for four assignments in COUN 6308.

Assignment

Each research assignment requires:  one in text citation from a refereed counseling journal article (found on the WTAMU library website).

What is "Refereed"?

"Refereed" journals are also know as "Peer-reviewed" journals.  Peer-reviewed journals are considered the most authoritative of scholarly journals.  The articles are reviewed by expert who specialize in the same scholarly area as the author.

Databases With Option To Search Refereed Journals

Refer to the Journal Article page in this guide.  Remember that the Discover search and some databases will allow you to narrow your search to articles that are refereed/peer-reviewed. 

Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory

The Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory is a comprehensive international list of online and print journals, magazines, newspapers.

You may directly search the title of a "serial" publication in Ulrichsweb to be 100% certain that it is a scholarly journal.

Read the Basic Description for information on Serial Type/Content Type.  It is a scholarly journal if it states:

  • Serial type:  Journal
  • Content type:  Academic Scholarly


Peer-reviewed journals are considered the most authoritative of scholarly journals.  The articles are reviewed by experts who specialize in the same scholarly area as the author.  A publication is "peer reviewed" if it states:

  • Refereed:  Yes