How can I access the DSM-IV-TR?

The DSM-IV-TR, or the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition, text revision, is available to the DU community either online or in print.  Published by the American Psychiatric Association, the DSM-IV-TR is available through PsychiatryOnline, which also provides electronic access to earlier editions of the DSM and to the APA practice guidelines.

To access the DSM-IV-TR, click on the “Databases” tab from the library’s homepage, select “D” to search databases by title, and then click on DSM-IV-TR Online.  Other ways to access the manual online are to search for it by title in the library catalog, or check the following database subject categories:  “Psychology: Most Useful;” “Social Work: Most Useful;” or “Health/Medical: Also Useful.” Once you are at the PsychiatryOnline website, you can access the full text by selecting the hyperlinked title.

To review the print version of the DSM-IV-TR, please come to the Research Center in Penrose@Driscoll.  The manual is shelved in the Research Center at this call number, RC455.2.C4 A48 2000, and can be read in the library.

The DSM-5 is scheduled to be released in May 2013.  If you are interested in the DSM revision process and drafts of the forthcoming edition, please see the DSM-5 website <www.dsm5.org>.

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