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Abnormal Psychology

Selected Reference Materials

Recommended Websites


American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (4th ed., text rev.). Washington, DC: Author.
Location: Ready Reference 616.89 A512d4 2000

DSM-IV Sourcebook
Widiger, T.A., et. al. (Ed.). (1994-1998). DSM-IV sourcebook (1st ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.
Location: Main Collection (Ref.) 616.89075 A512d4 Suppl. v.1-4

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: Author.
Location: Ready Reference 616.89 A512d5  

World Health Organization. (2010). International classification of disease (10th ed., 2015 revision). 


World Health Organization. (2018). ICD-11 for Mortality and Morbidity Statistics (ICD-11 MMS). 

Alliance of Psychoanalytic Organizations (Ed.). (2006). Psychodynamic diagnostic manual. Silver Spring, MD: Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning Disorders.
Location: Ready Reference 616.89

Finding Scholarly Articles


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    • Brainstorm alternate keywords (synonyms) for your concepts. Connect synonyms with OR. Example: stress or anxiety; women or female; "academic achievement" or "educational achievement"
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    • What other words could you use in your next search?  Look in the title, keywords, and abstract sections of relevant article records.
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    • When you find a useful article, don't forget to look at its reference list.  Is there anything there you might be able to use?

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