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Library Resources for Counseling


Welcome to the Library Research Guide for Counselor Education. This guide will help you to find useful resources as you explore the field of Counseling. It will also provide accurate, reliable sources as you write your research papers or projects.

Librarians are available to answer your questions Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm CST.

  • Email: Contact Education Librarian Sara Evans at
  • Visit: James C. Kirkpatrick Library, First Floor, Office 1120 (to the left of the Information Desk)
  • Make an Appointment: Meet with a librarian one-on-one virtually or in-person for in-depth help.

Searching the Library Catalog

To begin your search at, select the most important 2-3 terms related to your topic.  Put the word AND between each new term to search for all words together.

education AND behavior

Use quotation marks ( "  " ) around phrases of two or more words that need to be kept together

"counselor education" AND "behavior analysis"

Use an asterisk (*) to find multiple endings of one word. For example, educat* for education, educate, educators, etc.

counselor education library catalog search

Finding Books

Location of Materials

All titles listed in this guide are located in the James C. Kirkpatrick Library at UCM's Main Campus in Warrensburg. Materials can be requested via the library website to be delivered to the MIC campus as well.

Call Numbers

Call numbers are groups of numbers and/or letters that classify library items by subject. Items are arranged on bookshelves by call number. The main collection of the James C. Kirkpatrick uses Call Numbers in the Library of Congress classification system

Library of Congress Subject Headings to Know (Main Collection)

Books on educational topics primarily fall into the L classification, found in the main collection. However, there are a number of additional subject headings for Counselor Education. 

Call Number Subject
BF Developmental psychology, Psychology of play
HV Social pathology, protection of special classes, criminology, family violence
LB Theory and practice of education
LC Special aspects of education
R Neuroscience, psychiatry