Library Resources

Library resources

The Omar Seddiqui Research Library is committed to providing a variety of resources to 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. 

View our PAU Literature Search Tutorial to learn about using our databases and catalog to find and access resources. 

Scroll down to explore the library resources available at PAU!

Library database searching
Databases

Find journal articles in Psychology, Counseling, Business, Medicine, Education, and General Sociological, and Historical Subjects using the 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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Journals

The PAU Library collection includes electronic journals that support education, training, and research in psychology, counseling, and related disciplines. We purchase electronic journals by subscription and provide them online in full text.

The PAU Library also offers tools for locating "open access" journal articles that are freely available for online download as well as subscription journal articles that can be requested free from other libraries for electronic delivery.

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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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Library Study Rooms

Reserving a Library Study Room
To reserve a Library Study Room in Advance: Go to OneLogin at https://paloaltou.onelogin.com/login, click on the Zoom app icon, click on Workspaces on the left side menu, and choose a time, then click on any room that is green and reserve it, and please enter your name or your group's name in the Meeting Topic box to replace "New Meeting" in that box. When you arrive at the room in the library, click on "Check in" on the iPad that is on the wall outside the room. (If you do not see the check-in button but you see your name, you can simply go into the room and use it). When you are finished using the room, click the Check Out button on the iPad that is INSIDE the room, and that will release the room for someone else to use if you have finished before your reservation end time.

Same Day: Walk up to the iPad that is on the wall outside the room that you would like to use. Click the Reserve button on the iPad, edit the time and date using the sliders on the left side, if it is available at the times that you need it, and where it says "New Meeting", erase that and type in your name or your group's name to replace "New Meeting" in that box and click the Done button on the keypad. Then to finish it up, click the Reserve button at the bottom of the screen. When you are finished using the room, click the Check Out button on the iPad that is INSIDE the room, and that will release the room for someone else to use if you have finished before your reservation end time.

Detailed instructions for reserving a Library Study Room