Introduction to Art Therapy

Using the Library Catalog to Find Books & E-Books

Library Catalog
  • Search one or two keywords for best search results.
  • Not seeing any materials that you want in Ursuline Library's catalog? Try searching the OhioLINK catalog

Recommended Books in the Library:

Recommended Reference E-Book:

Searching for Journal Articles

Recommended Databases for Journal Articles:
  • URsearch
    • All-in-one search tool that searches 200+ Ursuline databases
    • Limit to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals and set the language limiter to English after entering your search terms.
  • ERIC - Identifies articles in the education literature. Particularly helpful if your topic involves art education.
  • PsychINFO - Indexes all aspects of psychological literature

Database Search Tips:
  • Search one or two keywords for best search results.
  • How to find the FULL-TEXT:
    • Click on the PDF Full Text link or the yellow Find It! button to look for the full-text in another database.
    • No PDF or Find It! link? Try searching for the journal title in Journal Finder or see if the article is freely available online.
    • If you still can't find the full-text, you can submit an Article Request form. Please note it may take several days to process your article request!

Popular vs. Scholarly Articles

For the purposes of your paper, you will want to limit your search results to only include scholarly articles. To do this, access the limiters in your database by navigating to Advanced Search or to the options on the left side of the page. Make sure to select Academic Journals in Source Type or Peer-Reviewed Journals in Publication Type to limit your results to scholarly sources.
When browsing your results, you will be looking for article records that have the Academic Journal icon.

Citing Sources

  • Most article databases provide citation generators - look for a "Cite" tool or link in the right-hand navigation of the article description page.

Keep in mind that you're responsible for editing your citations! If you're using online tools to help you construct your citations, always check for errors.


Most people understand plagiarism as copying someone else's work or passing someone else's work off as your own. This can involve completely copying someone else's paper, to lifting individual lines of text, to not correctly citing ideas that are not your own. ALWAYS properly cite information in your papers and ALWAYS paraphrase when discussing the work and ideas of others.

Off-Campus Access

To use Ursuline Library electronic resources from off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your first & last name (ex: John Doe) and your Ursuline ID number (ex: 1234567).

Contact Us

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Search Activity

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