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Resources for Counselor Education Students

A quick guide to help Counselor Education majors find resources in the Library.

Suggested Subject Terms for Counselor Education

Most basic searches of the Library catalog and library databases are keyword searches. When you're searching by keyword, you're searching for your term or terms in the description of the book. Therefore, you're more likely to get many unrelated results (along with a few that you do find useful). For advanced searching, you'll have the most success if you use a combination of subject searching and keyword searching. To do a subject search, you can either search by keyword, find results related to your topic and look at the information page for a list of subject terms, or you can search by subject using the advanced search of most databases. Here are examples of subject headings you might use in your research: [This is by no means a complete list]

  • Aging
  • Child Mental Health
  • Counseling - Evaluation
  • Gender Identity
  • Human Sexuality
  • LGBT People
  • Mental Health
  • Older People - Health
  • Parenting - Psychological Aspects
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Psychosocial Development (Theory)
  • Regression Analysis
  • Risk Factors
  • School Environment
  • Socialization
  • Teenagers

Call Numbers

Books on Psychology are kept in the BF section of the collection on the 3rd Floor.

In addition, you can find books on Educational Psychology at LB1050.9-1091 on the 2nd Floor.

U.S. Government Information - Selected Resources

Department of Health and Human Services

Department of Education

To search for U.S. government documents, go to the these guides:

Your U.S. and State Government Information librarian is Sandy Himel. Contact her at either or by calling (337) 482-1174.

Federal Depository Library Program

Finding Materials Not in Dupré Library

Can't find something in the Dupré catalog or through available databases or archives?

Reciprocal Borrowing Card

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette students (graduate students, restricted undergraduate students, and distance education students) and faculty and staff who are in good standing may request a Reciprocal Borrowing Card that will be honored at participating Louisiana academic libraries. The card allows graduate students, faculty, and staff to borrow materials directly from participating Louisiana institutions.

Request your Reciprocal Borrowing Card at our Circulation Desk. For more information, visit the Reciprocal Borrowing site or call or email the Circulation Department at (337) 482-6025 or

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