AARC Journal Access

AARC members can access the online content of Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation (CORE) and Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development (MECD) on SAGE Journals Online. If you haven't been taking advantage of this valuable content, activate your online access today!

Instructions for setting up your online account access to CORE and MECD are below. Once activated, you will be able to view and search issues back to Volume 1, Issue 1 for both journals.

Go to the SAGE Journals Online Subscription Activation page here. This website goes to the main SAGE page only.

You will be prompted to enter your Customer/Member Number in the field provided (your Customer/Member Number is 1234567). Then Select "Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education" from the drop-down menu list.

Click "Submit" and follow the prompts on the screen. On the "Instructions" page, check your personal data and enter a username and password (be sure to write down your selections so you can access your journal in the future). Click "Submit" to confirm the activation.

Once complete, return to the journal's homepage at http://mecd.sagepub.com/ and/or http://core.sagepub.com/ and start accessing content.

Please note: If you forget your username or password, go to http://online.sagepub.com/cgi/recnamepwd. You will be asked to enter either your Username or your Customer/Member Number. Upon confirmation of the information, the username or password will be emailed to you. If you require further technical assistance, please click on the "Contact Us" link located on every page.

Once your account is set up, be sure to also register for free CORE and MECD email alerts so you can stay up-to-date as each new issue becomes available online.

We hope you enjoy your online access to the CORE and MECD!


Joshua C. Watson, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS

Membership in AARC is a great way to become involved in the counseling profession. As a graduate student, AARC was one of the first counseling organizations I joined. Its members were quick to make me feel at home and let me know that my voice and participation were welcomed. In addition to meeting many colleagues whom I now call my friends, AARC helped me become a better advocate for the counseling profession.

Joshua C. Watson, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS