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PsychiatryOnline (DSM-5): Welcome

This guide features links in PsychiatryOnline and the most widely used psychiatric references.


PsychiatryOnline is the platform for all American Psychiatric Association Publishing journals. It provides access to information on diagnosis, treatment, guidelines, the latest research, and news. The Moorpark College Library provides access to the DSM Library, which includes:

Psychiatry Online: DSM Library

An Open-Access Journal From the American Psychiatric Association

Psychiatric News

Psychiatric News, the print and electronic news service of the American Psychiatric Association, is intended to provide the primary and most trusted information for APA members, other physicians and health professionals, and the public about developments in the field of psychiatry that impact clinical care and professional practice.

How to Search

Step 1: Go to the Library's homepage and select Databases link under the search box

Step 2: Scroll down to find DSM-5 and click on the name to enter the resource

Step 3: Enter a keyword or phrase at the top right of the page in the search box. 

Search in PsychiatryOnline

Step 4: On the results list, look for thFull Access and No Access messages to determine if an article is available. Click the title of the article to see full text.

Full Access article in PsychiatryOnline

 Step 5: When available, click View article to download a PDF version of the article by clicking on View PDF.

View PDF download button from PsychiatryOnline