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DSM Library - access for Library members to all editions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

PubMed/Medline Help

The guides below have been developed to help Library members make effective use of our resources They contain links to databases, and instructions for searching them, as well as help with finding journals and books.




Specific Subject Links

History of Psychiatry

A Biography of Psychiatry: the story of events and the people involved in the development of services for the psychiatrically ill in South Australia 1939-1989

Post-Traumatic Stress and Military Psychiatry

Psychiatric Rating Scales

Treatment Guidelines for Mental Disorders


Mental Health and Psychiatry Internet Resources

Last updated October 17, 2014
by Maureen Bell

This web site has been discontinued, and selected resources relocated - see the links on the right hand side of the page.


The contract for the provision of a mental health library service by the University of Adelaide was terminated by SA Health on June 30th 2013. An in house service is now being provided as part of the SA Health Library Network (SAHLN).

SA Health mental health staff not currently registered with SAHLN will need to register using the registration form in order to access the new service and its resources.

The SAHLN web site is at

The SAHLN mental health web site is at

NOTE:- At the end of June links for password protected databases and journals were removed from our mental health and psychiatry web page. Selected free material has now been relocated - see links on the right of this page.

University Library Access

Various categories of University of Adelaide Library membership are available.
See our University of Adelaide Membership and Borrowing page for details.

If you have a clinical appointment with the University, and would like obtain a staff card (which will give you library access), you will find details on how to do it here.

Walk in access to electronic and print resources is also available to non-members.


We produce a free bimonthly electronic newsletter to keep you up to date with new mental health web sites of interest, and new books in mental health purchased for the library - you don't have to be a library member to join our list.