Ballenger Teacher Center (BTC) Coordinator
Subject Specialist for Education, Counseling, and Student Development
BTC Phone: 217-581-8442
Office Phone (voicemail): 217-581-6099
The videos below offer an introduction to Booth Library as well as instruction on how to access services and materials. Please review these items to better understand the basics of our library services.
Included here are:
- 1. Introduction to the library for online students
- 2. How to access library resources from off-campus
- 3. How to find books
- 4. How to find and access e-books
- 5. How to have books delivered
- 6. How to use I-Share
- 7. How to use Interlibrary loan
- 8. How to get help
You can limit your search to electronic resources on the Advanced Search screen. [view screenshot]
Alternatively, you can narrow the list of retrieved items by Format on the search results page. [view screenshot]
I-Share Catalog Search
If the book you want is not available at EIU or through I-Share, try searching WorldCat (international database of library holdings) or submit an Interlibrary Loan Book Request.
In addition to searching for your topic by keyword, subject headings may be useful in identifying relevant sources of information.
You can search for books inside each database using the search box below. First, select either Spring or EBSCO. Then conduct your search. For tips on navigating either e-book platform please see below.
Books in SpringerLink are available to multiple users simultaneously. You can download single chapters or complete books.
To access e-books in SpringerLink:
1. Select the Springer button
2. Type in your search term (counseling, for example)
3. Click Go.
4. Narrow results. In SpringerLink, you can narrow your results using the Discipline or Subdiscipline facets on the left side of your search results.
5. If you don't see the discipline that interests you. Click on See All. You can then browse all the Disciplines or Subdisciplines.
E-Books in EBSCO are typically only available for one patron to view at a time. Sometimes we do offer titles for three simultaneous users.
To access e-books in EBSCO:
1. Select EBSCO.
2. Type in your search term (for example: counseling)
3. Click Go.
4. Narrow results. Like in SpringerLink, you can narrow your results using the facets on the left. In EBSCO, you can limit your results by Subject.
5. If you don't see a Subject of interest, click on Show More.
6. To access a book, click on the title. You can then click on either the PDF or ePub full text to browse online. Or, you can download. Look where it says concurrent user level to see how many simultaneous users the books can support.
We have a number of rich print and electronic reference resources for counseling. The print reference collection is on the north end of main level (3000) of the library. These books are not available to check out, but they can provide excellent background information on a variety of topics in the discipline. Here is a sampling:
1. Go the Booth Library Catalog.
2. Type Counseling into the search bar and click the find button.
3. In the facets on the righthand side of the page, under Location, click More and select Reference.
4. You can then browse the results.
1. Click on the image below:
2. You will need to type Counseling into the search bar.
3. Select your topic of interest. Article titles will display in the box to the right.
Kanopy Streaming Video
Kanopy has an extensive selection of videos videos related to the discipline of counseling. They cover topics from the Socratic Questioning to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to Grief and Loss. You can stream them from anywhere.
To browse the full list, click on the picture below to view the collection. Once you are in Kanopy, you can also perform a more specific search:
Counseling and Therapy in Video I and II
From Alexander Street Press: "Counseling and Therapy in Video provides faculty and students with a first-hand look at the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice. These collections provide a thorough grounding in dozens of therapeutic methods and diagnoses, insight into the human condition, and training in skills such as reflection and empathy while working with specific populations such as veterans and teens."
Click on the picture below to look at the video collection.