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This subject covers: the medical science that deals with the origin, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental disorder.

Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

Provides access to drug information resources, including AAPCC Codes in POISINDEX, Alternative Medicine, Detailed Drug Information for the Consumer, DISEASEDEX Emergency Medicine, DRUGDEX System, Imprint Codes in Identidex, Index Nominum, Interaction Checking, MARTINDALE, MSDS from USP, PDR, POISINDEX System, RED BOOK Online, REPRORISK System, and TOMES System

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Search MEDLINE databases for journal articles in the health sciences. MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database/article index that contains over 17 million references to journal articles. Coverage is from 1949 to the present. Over 5200 journals worldwide in over 37 languages are indexed.

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Going back to 1806, this is the most comprehensive database for psychological research. With a little guidance from this tutorial, you'll be able to go from a general idea to a very precise set of results of scholarly materials.

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This is the primary source of journal article for the health sciences. You can search MEDLINE and preMEDLINE databases with full text access to all MEDLINE e-journals subscribed to by the University of Minnesota TC Libraries. MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database/article index that contains over 17 million references to journal articles. Coverage is from 1949 to the present. Over 5200 journals worldwide in over 37 languages are accessible.

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Covers the most of the sciences, including veterinary medicine and zoology. Provides bibliographic citations, plus author abstracts "for approximately 70% of the articles in the database." Each citation also includes a list of references cited in the source article. In addition, it is possible to retrieve a list of works that have cited a specific author or a specific earlier work. Indexes articles, reviews, letters, etc. from over "8,850 major journals across 150 scientific disciplines." Impact factors for many journals is also available. Basic truncation symbol is the asterisk: *.

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An abstract and citation database with a single search platform searching content from ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciTopics, and relevant Web content.

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General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database. Includes full text access to over 4,000 scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications back to 1975. A great place to start your research on any topic. Find search tips on their help page.

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This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education.
MasterFILE Premier provides full text for more than 2,000 general magazines covering a broad range of disciplines. It includes Magill Book Reviews, reference and travel books, biographies, full text primary source documents, American Heritage Dictionary and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags.

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Indexes, Other

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print, from the Buros Institute, contains the most recent descriptive information and critical reviews of new and revised tests from the Buros Institute's 9th and more recent Yearbooks. It offers evaluations of the latest assessments in education, psychology, business, law, healthcare, counseling, and management. In addition to test reviews, descriptions of the purpose, target population, administration, scores, price, author, and publisher for all listed tests are provided. Reviews are written by highly qualified professionals with expertise in a range of disciplines.
Beginning in 2010, the database provides a comprehensive record that combines the full text reviews with the citations from the print publications: Mental measurements yearbook; and: Tests in print.

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Catalogs and Bibliographies


Search with the Library Catalog to find books, journals, etc. owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic.

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General Reference Sources


Defines words and concepts currently used in psychiatry. Incorporates new terms and diagnostic criteria on DSM-IV as well as terms from the WHO levicons on mental disorders and on alcoholism and other substance dependency that will accompany ICD-10

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Concise as well as scholarly articles on a wide range of subjects. Also includes links to related Internet resources, and the Britannica Book of the Year. Search tip: When combining words in search, capitalize AND. For example: revolution AND 1848

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Handbooks and Manuals

1. Neural sciences -- 2. Neuropsychiatry and behavioral neurology -- 3. Contributions of the psychological sciences -- 4. Contributions of the sociocultural sciences -- 5. Quantitiative and experimental methods in psychiatry -- 6. Theories of personality and psychopathology -- 7. Diagnosis and psychiatry : examination of the psychiatric patient -- 8. Clinical manifestations of psychiatric disorders -- 9. Deleirium, dementia, and amnestic and other cognitive dosorders -- 11. Substance-related disorders -- 12. Schizophrenia -- 13. Other psychotic disorders -- 14. Mood disorders -- 15. Anxiety disorders -- 16. Somatoform disorders -- 17. Factitious disorders -- 18. Dissociative disorders -- 19. Normal human sexuality and sexual and gernder identity disorders -- 20. Eating disorders -- 21. Sleep disorders -- 22. Impulse-control disorders not elsewhere classified -- 23. Adjustment disorders -- 24. Personality disorders. 25. Psychological factors affecting medical conditions. 32. Child psychiatry -- 33. Psychiatric examination of the infant, child, and adolescent -- 34. Mental retardation -- 35. Learning disorders -- 36. Motor skills disorder : developmental coordination disorder -- 37. Communication disorders -- 38 Pervasive developmental disorders -- 39. Attention-deficit disorders -- 40. Disruptive behavior disorders -- 41. Feeding and eating disorders of infancy and early childhood -- 42. TIC disorders -- 43. Elimination disorders -- 44. Other disorders of infancy, childhood, and adolescence -- 45. Mood disorders and suicide in children and adolescents -- 46. Anxiety disorders in children -- 47. Early-onset schizophrenia -- 48. Child psychiatry : psychiatric treatment -- 49. Child psychiatry : special areas of interest -- 50. Adulthood -- 51. Geriatric psychiatry -- 52. Hospital and community psychiatry -- 53. Psychiatric education -- 54. Ethics and forensic psychiatry -- 55 Psychiatry : past and future.

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Statistics and Data

Statistical Resources

DSM-V classification -- Multiaxial assessment -- Disorders usually first diagnosed in infancy, childhood, or adolescence. Delirium, dementia, and amnestic and other cognitive disorders --Mental disorders due to a general medical condition -- Substance-related disorders-- Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders -- Mood disorders -- Anxiety disorders -- Somatoform disorders -- Factitious disorders -- Dissociative disorders -- Sexual and gender identity disorders -- Eating disorders -- Sleep disorders -- Impulse-control disorders not elsewhere classified -- Adjustment disorders -- Personality disorders -- Other conditions that may be a focus of clinical attention.

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Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

Citation managers are software packages used to create personalized databases of citation information and notes. They allow you to: import and organize citation information from article indexes and other sources save links to pdfs and other documents, and in some cases save the document itself format citations for your papers and bibliographies using APA and many other styles include your own notes

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Style Manuals

Writing Guides

The book helps scientists write papers for scientific journals. Using the key parts of typical scientific papers (Title, Abstract, Introduction, Visuals, Structure, and Conclusions), it shows through numerous examples, how to achieve the essential qualities required in scientific writing, namely being clear, concise, convincing, fluid, interesting, and organized.

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Library Information

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