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Welcome to the subject page for Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). This page has been compiled by your subject librarian and will help you to find information for your studies and research. It is not an exhaustive list of everything available, but will point you in the right direction. 

Take a look at the Using the library pages for more general information about using our services. The Distance learners page provides information on accessing resources whilst away from campus.

Use OneSearch to find everything that the library has to offer including print books, electronic books, journals and more…

 

  • Getting the best from your searching

    OneSearch is a good place to start your research. However as you progress through your course you will need to develop your searching skills to incorporate other sources.

    Watch the tutorial below for an introduction to searching or access our Finding Information page for more advice.

    How to search

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    Click on the image above or use this link to view the tutorial: How to search tutorial

    You can also sign up to our webinar for guidance on how you can develop your search skills.

  • Books & Ebooks

    See OneList (online reading lists) for current lists of recommended reading for your modules these are also linked from your Blackboard site.  Remember the reading list is only the starting point, use OneSearch to find additional books and articles or browse the shelves.

    We buy a lot of your books as ebooks to provide online access from any location. Find out more on the and download our EbooksGuide

    For more information on using the library check out the

    A postal loans service is currently available for all students with a small registration fee of £25 per calendar year.
    To find out how to use the service, see our Postal Loans page.


     

  • Eresources and Journals

    We have selected some key eresources and individual journal titles to help you locate relevant material for your subject.

    Eresources

    Use our eresources to search for relevant journal articles or other resources such as anatomy images.  Although OneSearch does search many of these, using the subject specific collections will produce more tailored results and provide more relevant filters. Eresources for health is an online tutorial to help you use these resources.

    In addition to these key full-text eresources you can also explore our full A-Z of eresources to see the whole list and see the Research pages for additional research specific resources.

    EresourceHealth specific
    cinahl, cinahl logo CINAHL

    The key collection for Nursing and Allied health. It indexes (citations only) over 4000 journals and holds the full-text of 760 journals, plus linking to our other subscribed content. You will get fewer results but they should be more relevant.

    psycarticles, psyc articles logo PsycARTICLES Full-text articles from 59 Psychology journals.
    medline, medline logo MEDLINE MEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine journal citation database covering medicine and health.  This version includes citations from 5,200 scholarly journals and full-text from more than 1,450. It forms part of PubMed which searches wider but doesn't provide full-text.
    proquest, proquest logo Proquest Nursing and Allied Health One of several collections from Proquest, all of which together form Proquest Central. This particular collection indexes 850 journals and holds the full-text of 715 Nursing and Allied health titles. More information in Getting started with Proquest databases.
    cochrane_library, cochrane library logo Cochrane Library Provides systematic reviews of clinical based research on the effectiveness of specific interventions. It will depend on your topic as to whether there will be a relevant review but if there is, it will be a key resource.
    academic_video_online, academic video online Academic video Online Includes a Counselling Channel with hundreds of relevant videos for Counsellors and therapists.
        Wider and multi-disciplinary 
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    SocINDEX Social care and Sociology journals.
    academic_search_complete, academic search complete logo  Academic Search Complete A huge multi-disciplinary database which indexes (citations only) over 9,500 journals and provides full-text to over 6,500.  Good for a search on more general topics.
    proquest, proquest logo Proquest Central Pulls together many of the Proquest collections, searching thousands of journals across many subjects.  More information in Getting started with Proquest databases.
    sage, sage logo  Sage Journals Whereas the collections above hold content from a number of publishers this collection holds 900 full-text peer reviewed journals published by Sage.  Other publisher collections are available but this one has the most relevant full-text journals.
    proquest, proquest logo  Dissertations and theses Global collection with some full-text from 1997 onwards.  It is possible to limit by level e.g. MSc.  To access UoC undergrad dissertations go to Collections in OneSearch

     

    Individual Journal Titles

    Browse or search inside key journal titles for your subject below. Most of these journals are Peer reviewed and a good starting point.  Many others are available, for a full range of titles check our A-Z of journals via Journals Search.

    JournalDescription

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    Therapy Today The professional journal from BACP, keeping you up-to-date with modern practices & techniques in therapy
    Cognitive Behaviour Therapist Key peer reviewed journal from British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.
    Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Quarterly peer reviewed journal that links counsellling & psychotherapy research with practice.  Our access has an embargo on the current year but you will have access through your BACP membership.
    Person Centred and Experiential Psychotherapies (PCEP) An internationall publication disseminating new work on PCE therapies.
    Journal of critical psychology, counselling and psychotherapy 

    This journal challenges the dominant myths of psychiatry and psychology in these unenlightened times.

    CEASED Publication Decemeber 2019. 
    Print copies 2008-2019 held at the Lancaster campus

     

     

  • Web links for your subject

    Organisations
    dl_websites, orange cartoon of globe with computer mouse hovering over it  British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy BACP The professional association for members of the counselling professions in the UK.
    UK Council for Psychotherapy The leading research, innovation, educational and regulatory body working to advance psychotherapies for the benefit of all.

    CPCAB (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)

    A UK awarding body that is managed by professional counsellors, trainers and supervisors.  Has some useful videos on counselling topics

    BABCP

    British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies.  The Lead organisation for CBT in the UK

    Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

    Independent body that provides resources to develop and implement better care.  Covering Adults, Dementia, Child Services, Safeguarding and Integrated Health and social care. Also provides Social Care Online - a huge database of resources for social care and social work
    Evidence-based information
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    Centre for Evidence-based Medicine.

     
    Provides resources and background information for healthcare professionals, with Critical Appraisal tools and educational material to download.

    CASP

    Helps you to find and interpret the best available evidence from health research by providing some useful checklists.

    National Institute for Health Reseach

    Appraises research to identify the most reliable, relevant and significant findings to support the NHS. It disseminates these findings as Signals (The latest important research, summarised), Highlights (Conditions, treatments and issues explored using NIHR evidence) and Themed reviews.

     

    Health data and statistics
    dl_websites, orange cartoon of globe with computer mouse hovering over it  Office for National Statistics Government statistics and reports including Heath and Social Care the census

    PHE data analysis and tools

    Data and analysis for many conditions/issues from Public Health England.

    UK Data Service

    Centralised collection of social research data for the UK including Access to key surveys such as the Health Survey England and the Continuous Household survey

    Health and Care Statistics Landscape for England.

    With no centralised place for health statisics this site attemps to map to sources of statistics by theme.
    Other useful sites
    dl_websites, orange cartoon of globe with computer mouse hovering over it  NHS Acronym buster  

     

    Health talk online

    People talk about their experiences of health and illness

    North Grey literature collection

    Grey Literature covers all types of government and organisational documents: conference papers, policy documents, patient leaflets, blogs and more.  The definition is that it isn't peer reviewed and is published by an organisation/body whose primary objective isn’t making money from publishing.  Now that much more is held digitally and archived it is getting easier to find but can still be tricky. This site collects useful sources of Grey literature for health.

     

  • NHS resources

     

    Most hospitals will have a Library or Education centre.  You are entitled to join as either a student on placement there or as a member of staff (includes bank staff).  This will give you access to their print books and you can also request an Open Athens account.  If you are on placement at the hospital you may be offered an introductory session by the library (Education centre).  We recommend that you attend so that you can take full benefit of the additional resources that the NHS provides.  If this doesn't happen, visit the library and ask to be signed up. You can find a list of NHS libraries here.

    Open Athens

    The NHS uses Open Athens to provide access to its electronic resources.  This is different to the University which uses something called Shibboleth or Institutional access.  Currently provided by the NHS libraries or the Ambulance service library you will only get an Open Athens account for the duration of your placement (or employment) and may need to re-apply but some Trusts will give access for the duration of your course.  You just need to remember that it's Athens for NHS resources and Shibboleth for University resources.

    NHS Knowledge and library hub.

    Similar to OneSearch this hub searches the NHS core collection of library resources and also gives quick access to NICE guidelines and BMJ best practice. It provides access to some collections that the University does not subscribe to, such as the British Nursing Index and Embase, as well as some we do, such as CINAHL. 
    You will need an Open Athens account to view the full-text, search individual collections or access BMJ Best Practice.  View the guide to using the Library hub

    BMJ Best practice is a clinical decision support tool, providing the evidence for every step of diagnosis and treatment.

    British Nursing Index provides the references to articles in the most relevant UK nursing and midwifery journals.  The full-text may be available in other collections.

    Embase is a comprehensive biomedical research database.

    Evidence Search.  This was the NICE search engine but will disappear on the 31st March 2022.  You can still access all the following resources from the NICE website.

    • NICE Guidance
    • Pathways
    • Clinical knowledge Summaries 
    • BNF and BNFC

    Local content.  NHS libries are run by indivual Trusts who may have purchased additional content.  Check your local library for more detail.

    elearning for healthcare

    A suite of online tutorials provided by Health Education England, supporting every aspect of healthcare. You can access some modules with a free registration but for them to count towards your CPD you need to log in with Open Athens.

     See the guide on how to set up a free account e-LfH account creation.

     

  • Getting help

    Help and AdviceLink
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    If you are experiencing any problems accessing eresources, check our troubleshooting guide for advice.

    Accessing Online Resources
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    If you are experiencing problems logging into a resource, try resetting your university password using the MFA Password Reset Tool.

    If the problem persists, please contact the IT Service Desk (itservicedesk@cumbria.ac.uk).

    MFA Password Reset 
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