Answered By: Ben Blanks
Last Updated: Jan 18, 2017     Views: 81

To search for an online copy of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition, follow these steps:

1.) Navigate to the main library website at

2.) Under the Search Anything bar, click Advanced Search.

3.) In the first search field, type “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders”.  Be sure to put quotation marks around the phrase, since this action will allow the search engine to search for this particular phrase rather than each word within the phrase.  You may leave the Search field as the default “All Fields”.

4.) Scroll down below the four search fields to the Show Only section.  Check the box entitled “Items with full text online”.

5.) Hit the Search button at the bottom left.

6.) The DSM-5 result should be either the first or second listing on the results page.  Click the link.  Please be sure not to select the DSM-IV-TR, as this item is an older edition of the test.