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Caitlin Bakker

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

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.

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.

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.

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 "5,300 major journals across 164 scientific disciplines. Impact factors for many journals is also available. Basic truncation symbol is the asterisk: *.

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.

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.

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.

Catalogs and Bibliographies


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

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

Includes more than 2000 entries on anxiety disorders, panic attacks, specific phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Covers important research, treatments, and key researchers working in the field.

Contains over 10,000 entries that describe common and rare psychiatric, neurologic, and genetic disorders. Extensive details on psychoactive drugs, their adverse effects in general and specific effects on various diseases and disorders.


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

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.

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.

Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).

Style Manuals

Handbook to help the reader write an essay or paper with proper usage and style for the health sciences. Pub. (National League for Nursing) ; no. 14-2551

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, educators, and professionals in psychology, sociology, business, economics, nursing, social work, and justice administration.

Writing Guides

How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper.

Pt. I. Some preliminaries. What is scientific writing? -- Historical perspectives -- Approaching a writing project -- What is a scientific paper? -- Ethics in scientific publishing -- Where to submit your manuscript -- Pt. II. Preparing the text. How to prepare the title -- How to list the authors and addresses -- How to prepare the abstract - How to write the introduction -- How to write the materials and methods section --How to write the results -- How to write the discussion -- How to state the acknowledgments -- How to cite the references -- Pt. III. Preparing the tables and figures. How to design effective tables -- How to prepare effective graphs -- How to prepare effective photographys -- Pt. IV. Publishing the paper. Rights and permissions -- How to submit the manuscript -- The review process (how to deal with editors) -- The publishing process (how to deal with proofs) -- Pt. V. Doing other writing for publication. How to write a review paper -- How to write opinion (book reviews, editorials, and letters to the editor) -- How to write a book chapter or a book -- How to write for the public -- Pt. VI. conference communications. How to present a paper orally -- How to prepare a poster -- How to write a conference report -- Pt. VII. Scientific style. Use and misuse of English -- Avoiding jargon -- How and when to use abbreviations -- Writing clearly across cultures and media -- How to write science in English as a foreign language -- Pt. VIII. Other topics in scientific communication. How to write a thesis -- How to prepare a curriculum vitae -- How to prepare grant proposals and progress reports -- How to write a recommendation letter - and how to ask for one -- How to work with the media -- How to provide peer review -- How to seek a scientific-communication career.

Library Information

Bio-Medical Library

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