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Mental Health Subject Guide

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Online Journals

Online Books

Clinical Databases

Ovid Top Articles

Library Curated Articles

A sample of the online journals available in mental health include:

To locate all online journals available to you, search your local library.

  • APA PsycARTICLES

    APA PsycARTICLES is a database offering complete access to the full text of more than 80 landmark journals in behavioral science and related fields ranging from education, to nursing, to business, to neuroscience.

  • APA PsycBOOKS

    APA PsycBOOKS is a full-text database that provides electronic access to thousands of scholarly and professional titles published by APA, including recent titles in psychological and behavioral science, plus a substantial backfile of classic and historic works.

  • PsychiatryOnline

    This web-based research portal from the American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. provides online access to major print reference materials and journals in the area of psychiatry. Included are the DSM® Library featuring the popular Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - DSM-5, and the American Journal of Psychiatry.

  • APA PsycINFO

    APA PsycINFO is an expansive abstracting and indexing database with more than 3 million records devoted to peer-reviewed literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health, making it an ideal discovery and linking tool for scholarly research in a host of disciplines.

  • PTSDpubs (formerly PILOTS)

    The PTSDpubs Database (formerly PILOTS) is an extensive PTSD resource produced by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs although it is not limited to literature on PTSD among Veterans.

  • Social Work Reference Center

    A social work reference tool designed for clinical professionals dedicated to improving patient quality of life. This resource includes care sheets, patient information, and images usable in all clinical settings - including hospitals, elder-care centers, and mental healthcare facilities. All evidence is rigorously evaluated and topics are updated as evidence changes.

  • SocIndex with Full Text

    This research database provide users with a wealth of professional and scholarly tools encompassing the broad spectrum of sociological study. This trusted database features more than 2.1 million records with subject headings from a 20,000+ term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and lexicographers and contains abstracts for more than 1,300 "core" coverage journals dating as far back as 1895.

  • Clinical Key

    This clinical search engine includes access to full text books, journals, guidelines and multimedia. Contains Elsevier published content of 521 journals, 900+ clinical texts, procedure videos and much more.

  • NEJM Resident 360

    NEJM Resident 360 is a website and discussion platform for residents featuring rotation prep materials, educational and interactive tools, and a Resident Lounge with professional growth and discussion opportunities.

  • Pubmed

    PubMed provides over 23 million citations for biomedical literature, including MEDLINE, life science journals and ebooks.

  • UpToDate (use if on the VA computer network)

    UpToDate is a guided evidence-based, clinical decision-making solution with dynamic and interactive algorithms as well as lab monographs. UpToDate Pathways is comprised of interactive algorithms that provide clinical recommendations tailored to each patient, and address common, chronic, and sometimes complex conditions with multiple management, diagnoses, or treatment options. UpToDate Lab Interpretation contains monographs and algorithms that guide you to more quickly and accurately interpret and decide on next steps for lab results out of the normal range.
    For remote access use https://www.uptodate.com with your UTD username/password. Tip Sheet for CME/Remote Access Registration

Please check with your local library for additional databases in your subject area.

Library Staff know how busy you are. In an effort to keep you abreast of current literature, articles from journals available to you from the national VA library collection have been scanned to create the list hyperlinked below. This list is updated monthly.