Library Resources

Library resources

The Omar Seddiqui Research Library is committed to providing a variety of resources that help meet the academic needs and goals of PAU students, faculty, and staff.

Among the library's resources are scholarly databases, assessment instruments, comprehensive electronic content, and more. We continually develop our resources to ensure the PAU community has access to significant and relevant research in the fields of psychology, counseling, and related disciplines. 

Learn more and explore the PAU Library resources below.

Library database searching
Databases

Find articles in Psychology, Counseling, Business, Medicine, Education, and General Sociological, and Historical Subjects using EBSCOhost platform:

Includes the databases PsycINFO and Medline (Pubmed) as well as ERIC (Education) and Business Source Complete. Includes all APA (American Psychological Association) databases and many counseling journals.

Also includes ebook collections, encyclopedias, Associated Press photos, newspapers, and magazines as well as additional databases in medicine, nursing, and consumer health.

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Books and eBooks

The PAU Library provides book and eBook collections to help users develop knowledge and skills, explore topics of interest, dive more deeply into content, and investigate research possibilities.

A collection of print books is available for checkout at the Allen Calvin Campus. It includes psychology and counseling publications that are not available in electronic format and offers recent titles on current topics, seminal works, reference materials, and test preparation manuals. Our eBook collection provides broad, in-depth coverage of topics in psychology, counseling, and related disciplines, and we actively leverage online availability so users have easy access to full-text content.

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Library videos
Videos

An array of streaming videos are available online and DVD videos are available for checkout at the main campus,. These videos cover a wide range of disciplines, but they also provide targeted support for clinical and therapeutic training in psychology and counseling. To find videos in the online catalog, do a search then click on Video under Format on the left-side menu of the catalog and it will update to show only videos that match your search.

Other supplementary video collections include: Alexander Street Press/Proquest's Academic Video Online, Films On Demand, Symptom Media, Psychotherapy.net, PsycTHERAPY, and Behavioral and Mental Health Online.

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Tests and Measures

The PAU Library houses a collection of commercially published assessment materials to support graduate education, training, and research in psychology. Tests, measures, and research instruments can also be found in published books and journals or requested from their authors if they have not been commercially published.

Psychological assessment materials can be located using a variety of different tools, including the WorldCat Discovery library catalog; databases such as APA PsycTests, APA PsycInfo, and Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print; print and digital reference books; and the open Web.

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Dissertations

Access PAU alumni dissertations as well as a "comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world" through the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) Global database.

Additional resources include the Dissertation Handbook and an MS Word Template that explain all of the dissertation formatting guidelines. Both the Dissertation Handbook and Template are available at the Ph.D. and the Psy.D. program websites on Google Sites—links provided on our Dissertation resource page.

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Reference Materials

The PAU Library subscribes to several platforms for key reference information in the fields of psychology, counseling, and related disciplines.

Infobase's CREDO Reference provides biographies, encyclopedias, dictionaries, geographical info, and more. Additionally, gain access to essential psychological reference sources through DSM-5/PsychiatryOnline, APA Dictionary of Psychology, and Oxford Clinical Psychology.

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Library Resources for PAU Alumni

All PAU alumni are welcome to visit in person and use the Omar Seddiqui Research Library. While onsite, you will have access to all of our electronic resources. You may also check out, to use at home, print dissertations, DVDs, and books that are not on course reserve.

Alums also enjoy the same Interlibrary Loan privileges (ILL) as current PAU students in order to obtain materials that the PAU Library does not own. Learn more on the PAU Alumni Resources page.

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