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Educational Psychology & Counseling 602: Research Principles: Books

Browsing: Most EPC books are located in the Library of Congress call numbers LB 1051-1091 on the second floor of the Oviatt Library. Remember to look also on the first floor Reference Room, although reference books (with green dots) cannot be checked out. Because EPC is broad in scope and intersects with many disciplines, however, you may want to browse books in other sections as well. Here are some related call number ranges:

  • Psychology -- all BF
  • Education theory and practice -- all LB
  • Career counseling -- HF 5381-5382
  • Family – HQ 503-1064
  • Genetic counseling -- RB155.7
  • Psychotherapy – RC 475-510

Searching:  Use the Library Catalog to find books on a topic. If you don't know a specific title, then start with a KEYWORD search, e.g. "play". From the list of titles displayed, click on any one for more information. From here, you may switch to a SUBJECT search by clicking the links listed alongside Subject, e.g. Play therapy or Play--Psychological aspects. This will take you to a list of relevant Library of Congress subject headings which you may also want to explore. (Read more about Finding Books Using the Library of Congress Classification.) To determine if a particular book is available, look under Status. A due date will appear if the book is currently checked out. To be notified when a book is returned, click the Place a Hold button at the bottom.

Here is a sampling of EPC-related books in the Reference Room of the Oviatt Library. None of them can be checked out but some are also available online. Electronic books have no call numbers and must be accessed through the Library Catalog (requires a valid ID and password if accessing from off-campus).

If you cannot find what you are looking for in the CSUN catalog, try the WorldCat database, which is a mega-catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide, including CSUN and other CSUs.

Recommend Books and Videos

The Oviatt Library is always looking for good materials to add to its collection. If you discover a book that would support the EPC curriculum, please forward the title and author to mara.houdyshell@csun.edu.

Also, if you see a high-quality video or DVD in EPC or related areas, please let us know that too. Use the online Video/DVD Purchase Recommendation Form and include distributor information, if possible.