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PsychiatryOnline: Welcome!

This guide features the DSM-5 and the most widely used psychiatric references.


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American Psychiatric Association Publishing offers up-to-date information devoted to distributing publications for the field of psychiatry and mental health.

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Basic Search


PsychiatryOnline provides unique mental health books and journals. On the top ride side of the homepage, you will see a search box. Enter a keyword or phrase.



On the results list, you will notice that results display from oldest to newest. To adjust this setting click sort and choose the date option. 

Sorting Relevance


Look for the Full Access and No Access messages to determine if an article is available. Click the title of the article to see full text.


When available, click View Options to download a PDF version of the article.


Advanced Search


To perform an advanced search, on the homepage, click the Advanced Search link.

Advanced Search


When using the advanced search option, you can use the boolean operators AND, OR, and NOT, as well as search for multiple authors and phrases.

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For more information on performing an advanced search and how to narrow your results, visit our Health Sciences Literature Searching research guide.


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In some cases, PsychiatryOnline will not provide full access to materials. To check if Duquesne has access, go to QuickSearch and enter the title of the article or book. Click the Full Text Finder button. If it is unavailable, click the "Request it" button, to request the item through ILLiad.

For more help on how to use QuickSearch, click here.


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