Introduction to Research

Get Started

Use the library catalog to look for books and audio visual. You will notice that books on the same topic start with the same call number letters so that they are on the shelf together. You can also check the OhioLINK catalog for additional books. If a book is not available through our library or OhioLINK, we can try to obtain it through article request.

Finding Articles from Other Disciplines

These indexes cover literature in disciplines that overlap art therapy.

PsycINFO indexes all aspects of psychological literature. There is a second database for historical publications.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text covers art therapy articles published in the nursing literature.
ERIC will identify articles in the education literature. It is particularly helpful if your topic involves art education.
MEDLINE with full text (EBSCO) indexes the medical literature. Use it for art therapy articles appearing in the medical literature as well as for medical information.
Social Work Abstracts is particularly useful for its coverage of counseling literature.
AltHealthWatch covers complimentary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

If the Article Isn't Online

If we have the article in print and you are not on campus, you can request that a copy be e-mailed to you. We can also obtain articles from other libraries. To request these articles, go to our Article Request site.

If You Know the Journal Title

Use our Journal Finder.

For Art Research

Artstor - A digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences.
Art Full Text indexes art literature back to the 1920's.
JSTOR - Online access to scholarly articles in the arts and sciences.

Art Therapy Theses

Located in the first floor Thesis Collection. Circulating copies are on the second floor.

Counseling Videos

Counseling and Therapy in Video - Online collection of videos. Coverage includes social work, psychotherapy, and psychiatric counseling. Samples of patient sessions. Try searching for "art therapy" as a subject.

Web Sites

American Art Therapy Association, Inc.
American Psychological Association
Art Therapy on the Web
National Institute of Mental Health
PsychScholar - Hanover College's gateway to a wide variety of resources for faculty and students.
Social Psychology Network - Over 5000 links to social psychology resources from Weslyan University.


APA Running Header - Create an APA running header in Microsoft Word.
CRAP Test - Web evaluation checklist
OWL - Online Writing Lab formed by Purdue University.