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Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Reference Books

Finding Reference Books

Need Reference Books?

Reference Books provide scholarly background information and topic overviews.


On the Library homepage:

  1. Choose the BOOKS& MEDIA tab.
  2. Click on the MORE SEARCH OPTIONS  button.
  3. Type in a keyword, and then select "Reference Collection" from the LIMIT TO list.


General Reference = Level 1. These books are excellent sources of content information for lessons plans.

Curriculum Reference = Level 2. These books are guides to K-12 teaching resources and research.


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Why Use Reference?

Reference sources are particularly helpful when beginning your research.

Reference sources…

  • contain summative or introductory information on your topic.
  •  help you narrow the focus of your topic.  
  • assist with identification of keywords and related terms.  
  • often include a list of other sources on the topic.

Reference Works (TCNJ Library, Level 1)