Google Books allows you to search within the contents of books in ways a traditional library catalog cannot. This it a good way to locate a specific chapter or reference within a book that is useful to your research. When you find a good book on your topic, be sure to check NUsearch to see if Northwestern owns a copy of it.
Probably the best way to approach searching for books in NUsearch is to start with a keyword search.
Use subject headings to call up lists of books that deal with your topic. Here are some examples.
For books about:
Use this subject heading:
the general process of giving advice regarding personal decision making and problem solving
the treatment of mental and emotional disorders primarily through the use of psychological methods
the application of psychological theories to help individuals overcome obstacles to their personal growth
You might also try using narrower headings for specific topics under the umbrella of counseling, such as:
You can request items from Chicago campus libraries be sent up to an Evanston campus library directly through NUsearch!
To place your request from the item record in NUsearch, simply click on the “Sign in to request” link next to the item, log in to your account, and follow the instructions.
UBorrow allows you to search for and request an item in real time from nearby CIC institutions with a guaranteed 12-week loan if NUL does not own it or it is currently checked out.
Feel free to suggest a purchase, too!