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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Full text access to the DSM-V and other resources.

DSM Library

Database contains:

  • DSM 5-TR
  • DSM-5: Handbook of Differential Diagnosis
  • DSM-5: Clinical Cases
  • DSM-5 Handbook on the Cultural Formulation Interview
  • Guía De Consulta De Los Criterios Diagnósticos Del DSM-5
  • Gabbard's Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders, 4th ed.
  • Textbook of Psychotherapeutic Treatments
  • American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, 4h ed.
  • Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, 4th ed.
  • American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology, 5th ed.
  • Beyond PTSD: Helping and Healing Teens Exposed to Trauma 
  • Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 7th ed.
  • Schatzberg's Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 9th ed.
  • Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury, 3nd ed.®

DSM Library database (NSU login required)

Book chapters are downloadable to PDAs and smartphones.

APA Style

These links go to APA's official examples of how to reference and cite diagnostic manuals. Check with your academic program administrators and professors to determine which edition of the style you should be using.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition (2010)

How to Cite the DSM–5 in APA Style 
(APA Blog: This post was updated to reflect needed revisions. There is no DOI for the entire DSM–5; each chapter has its own DOI. Place of publication is also correct as of 2014.)

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition (2020)

Diagnostic Manual References
"This page contains reference examples for common diagnostic manuals including the DSM."

Definition of Abbreviations

"Most abbreviations must be defined (explained) in an APA Style paper upon first use. However, it is also important to consider overall level of use of abbreviations in a paper to ensure you are using neither too many nor too few abbreviations."