History: Psychology Case Conference (Herbert, Hodin, Murphy)


Website Sources

American Psychiatric Association website

American Psychological Association website

ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavior Disorders

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill website

National Institute for Mental Health website

U.S. National Library of Medicine website

{Sorry...not in 2020: App for Diagnostic Criteria}

{We have the DSM-V Diagnostic Criteria app on the library’s iPad. It will be available on the book cart during library class time.

If you want to access it while visiting the library on your own, then ask library staff for the library iPad and we’ll sign it out to you.}


L-S Psychology Databases & eBooks

L-S Library Database Passwords (to access databases from home)

Health Reference Center (Gale) : Only journal articles

Health & Wellness (Gale) : Reference sources and journal articles

Science in Context (Gale): Use this for reference sources (few relevant journal article results)

Addiction and Substance Abuse Reference eBook (Gale)

Boston Public Library Database: JSTOR

JSTOR contains digitized back issues of academic journals. It is available through the Boston Public Library (BPL). Please read the following instructions carefully.

If you already have a BPL eCard or a physical BPL card, then go to BPL’s Psychology and Sociology Resources page and click JSTOR. When prompted, enter your BPL ecard or BPL library card info.

If you do not have a BPL eCard or a physical BPL card, then sign up for a BPL eCard. After you have signed up, then go to the Psychology and Sociology Resources page and click JSTOR. Use the number that was emailed to you along with the PIN you chose to access it.


Finding specific aspects of the disorder

To find relevant journal articles, you may want to narrow your search. For specific treatments, causes, or behaviors related to a disorder, try looking at the NIMH website. If you are still having difficulty identifying specific aspects of the disorder, then put the disorder name and a relevant keyword into a Google search. Example searches:

"anorexia nervosa" and treatment

depression and causes

"borderline personality disorder" and behavior

Once you have specific search terms (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy, antidepressants, etc.), then go to a database and use these terms along with the disorder. For example:

"anorexia nervosa" and "nutritional counseling"

depression and genetics

"borderline personality disorder" and “distorted self-image"

Quotation Marks

Use quotations to find an exact phrase. For example:

"personality disorder"

"attachment disorder"

"post-traumatic stress disorder"

"social anxiety phobia"

"anorexia nervosa"

Advanced Search and Sorting Results

Most databases provide links or a drop-down menu to sort by relevance or date.

Most databases have a link called Advanced or Advanced Search. Using Advanced Search, you may be able to:

          • limit the date range
          • limit the document type
          • refine your keyword search
          • limit to peer-reviewed only


Psychology reference books, including DSM-V, are usually on a book cart (but not in 2020...sorry).

You may be able to find more books about a particular disorder through our library and other libraries:

L-S Book Catalog

Minuteman Library Network Catalog

Boston Public Library Catalog