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Psychology Research (Magness): DSM-5

A guide to help students complete research assignments in Professor Magness' Psychology classes

About the DSM-5

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition, or DSM-5, is the. You can access the DSM-5 in print at any Valencia College campus library, or online from any computer through the library databases. The DSM-5 is the handbook used by health care professionals to diagnose mental health disorders, and contains descriptions and symptoms for over 300 disorders. 

The DSM is periodically reviewed and updated - please ensure you're using the DSM-5 for the most up-to-date information. 

In Print

You can find a print copy of the DSM-5 in every campus library. Click the title below to learn more.

The DSM-5 is considered a reference book, which means that it is for in-library use only - you cannot check it out and bring it home. If you plan to use the print version of the book, be prepared to take notes or scans of the book at the library.

DSM-5 Online

You have free online access to the DSM-5 through the Valencia College Library. This information is not freely available through Google. Watch the video tutorial below to learn how to access the DSM-5 database through the online library.

The document below provides a visual text example of searching the DSM-5 database for the entry on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Visit the Online Resources tab for more information about our other online resources