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School of Education-Counseling: Reference

A guide to the Barry Library's information resources most helpful to the ADSOE Counseling programs.

Background information can be found in reference sources, online or in print, such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks.

  • Dictionaries contain brief definitions, usually only a sentence or two in length.
  • Encyclopedias provide a more in-depth description, usually a few paragraphs in length.
  • Handbooks contain descriptions that can be multiple pages and describe the development and future of a subject.

NOTE: below are examples of resources the Library offers. Use the catalog to conduct additional searches.