Graduate Research Library

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Containing special collections in Jungian, archetypal, and psychoanalytical psychology, mythology, the humanities, and religious studies, Pacifica's library acquires rare materials that are specific to each of the Institute's degree programs. With branches on both campuses, the library houses over 24,000 books, 100,000 ebooks, 3,000 theses and dissertations, audio and video material, and print and electronic journals. Special collections include course reserves, student papers, faculty publications and archives, rare titles, and multimedia materials. 

Need help finding a journal article? Citing in APA format?

To find journal articles in Pacifica's library, check the Journals & Ebooks directory for the journals containing the articles. Read more.

For help with citing in APA style, see this list of APA video tutorials, guides, and tips

Library catalog now has access to over 10,800 ebooks

The library has updated its catalog to contain records for and links to our ebooks from ABC-CLIO, ebrary, EBSCO, PEP Archive, and PsycBOOKS. For more tips on searching for and retrieving ebooks, please see the FAQs on ebooks, ebrary, and EBSCO search tutorials.

Psychotherapy Research journal now available online

The peer-reviewed journal Psychotherapy Research, published by Taylor & Francis, is now available online to current Pacifica students, faculty, and staff from volume 1 issue 1 (1991) to current. It is accessible from our Journals & Ebooks Directory but is also indexed (thus searchable) from the PsycINFO database.

Jung Collected Works Available Online!

All 20 volumes of C.G. Jung's Collected Works are now available as an ebook to Pacifica students, faculty, and staff through the EBSCO eBook Collection. Alumni can now access it through the Alumni version of the EBSCO Collected Works eBook.

Access is unlimited and sections can be downloaded and printed out repeatedly. Records for each volume of the Collected Works in the Library catalog contain links to the corresponding ebook volume, and there is also a link to the entire Collected Works in the Journals & Ebooks Directory. To assist you with navigating through the ebook version of the Collected Works, Mark Kelly, Lead Reference Services Librarian, created a library guide for it (links are to the version for students, faculty, and staff).

For more information on using the EBSCO interface, see the EBSCO eBooks user guides and Reading an eBook on EBSCO interfaces guide. Videos Now Indexed in Library Catalog

The videos from the database, including those by James Hillman, Virginia Satir, Carl Rogers, Otto Kernberg, Irvin Yalom, and Jon Kabat-Zinn, are now all indexed in the Library's catalog. This means that therapists' videos can be found by searching the catalog by author. Videos on specific topics can also be found by searching in the Keyword search box for those topics. We also recommend that you use the Advanced Search screen in the catalog to effectively search for videos because the Advanced Search screen will allow you to limit your search by the Online Video option, which you can put a check mark next to (the option and icon for it is lower on the page), in case you want a targeted "video only" search.

Depth Psychological Research Methods: multiple and engaged approaches

This is a special issue, volume 7, issue 3 (2013) from the International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches. It contains articles written by several Pacifica faculty members. We have purchased access to this special issue as an EBSCO eBook for all current Pacifica faculty, students, and staff. Read more

For older announcements, see the library's news page.

Graduate Research Library
249 Lambert Road
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(805) 969-3626 x115