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COUN 5100: Foundations of Professional Counseling

Information on ACA journals and how to locate articles at JCKL

Finding Journal Articles

Finding journal articles when you are limited to specific journals


  1. Go to library web page
  2. Select Journal Directory (in black box underneath white CentralSearch box as illustrated in picture below)

  1. Enter the complete name of the journal in the box adjacent to Title Begins With as illustrated below)

  1. You will receive results similar to this example:

  1. Choose the link that has the time period you need.  I chose Education Research Complete for this example, since the majority of the ACA journals are indexed in this database. When you open the link you should see something similar to this:


  1. At this point you can use the Search within this publication (directly above publication details) and add a search term or you can browse individual issues by clicking on the year in the right hand column.  The method you use will depend on your individual search preferences.  If you have a topic in mind Search within this publication is probably the best approach; if you need to look for a topic, browsing an individual issue may be the best approach.