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This guide is your starting place for research in the field of psychology.

Best Best: PsychiatryOnline Database

Psychiatry Online has the full-text of the most current version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) - the manual used by health care professionals to diagnose people with mental illnesses.

The DSM is only one part of this larger database, so if you haven't searched the DSM online before, you'll want to watch this video.

Find a links to the DSM books in the library below. They are in descending order, from newest to oldest.

If you're using the print book for an assignment, you may want to consult the update documents from APA outlining changes that have been made since it's 2013 publication, or compare the information you use to the same section(s) in the online (updated) version.

The library also has guides and other books that discuss the DSM which may be of interest.

See below an example of how to cite an entry (in this case, the Anxiety Disorders section) in the DSM-5, courtesy of the APA Style Blog.

If you were citing the print book of the DSM-5, you would leave off the doi URL at the end.

If you need to cite older print editions of the DSM, the page of the APA Style Blog linked above has examples.


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