Psychiatry Online

From the vendor:

PsychiatryOnline is a powerful web-based portal that features DSM-5™ — the most widely used psychiatric reference in the world — and The American Journal of Psychiatry as the cornerstones of an unsurpassed collection of psychiatric references from American Psychiatric Publishing, the most trusted and respected name in psychiatric publishing.

This resource page is associated with the consortial offer available through Consortia Canada. Five separate PsychiatryOnline resources are available under this offer. For more information about Psychiatry Online, please visit the vendor's website.

DSM Library

The DSM Library includes the current editions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (the DSM-5), as well as three companion texts. Please see the comparison table in the "Title Lists" section below for details.

Psychiatry Online Core

The POL Core collection includes two DSM-5 textbooks and three journals. Please see the comparison table in the "Title Lists" section below for details.

Psychiatry Online Premium

POL Premium contains everything in the DSM Library and POL Core, as well two additional journals, several additional books, and some patient education resources. See the "Title Lists" section below for details.

Psychotherapy Library

From the vendor: "The Psychotherapy Library is a robust list of curated psychotherapy titles. This collection covers a multitude of topics including cognitive behavior therapy, psychoanalysis, mentalizing, and more—all within a single search and navigation interface that integrates journals and books."

The Psychotherapy Library includes the American Journal of Psychotherapy, as well as a collection of 20 books. Please see the details below in the "Title Lists" section. Note that there is no overlap between the books in the Psychotherapy Library and POL Premium.

American Journal of Psychotherapy

This single title is also available for individual subscription. Content published from 1997 to 2016 is gratis open access (free of charge). You can access all of this content by opening the "Archive" drop-down menu that appears in the journal navigation bar at the top of every web page for this journal —for example, from the ToC page for Volume 70, Issue 4 (the last issue that is openly available). A paid subscription to the journal, whether by standalone or through a subscription to the Psychotherapy Library collection, provides access to content from 2017 onward. Access to content older than 1997 (from 1947 to 1996) requires separate purchase.

About Perpetual Access

Perpetual access is available for journal content only, and a 12-month rolling embargo is applied. For example, if a subscriber cancels their January 2019 renewal, they will retain perpetual access to the backfiles up to January 2018; and, if a subscriber cancels their January 2020 renewal, they will retain access to the backfiles up to January 2019.



Access Details: 
Unlimited Authorized Users, Unlimited Concurrent Access, IP Authentication, Remote Access
Content Types: 
eBooks, eJournals, Full-Text, Reference

Title Lists

Comparison of Textbooks and Journals Available in DSM Library, POL Core, and POL Premium

Note that POL Premium includes additional content. Please see the downloadable title list available below.

Content Type
DSM Library
POL Core
POL Premium
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (the DSM-5) Textbook x x x
DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis Textbook x   x
DSM-5 Clinical Cases Textbook x   x
Guía de Consulta de los Criterios Diagnósticos del DSM-5 (the Spanish edition of the Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria from DSM-5) Textbook x x x
American Journal of Psychiatry (1997-) Journal   x x
Psychiatric Services (1997-) Journal   x x
Psychiatric News (2001-) Journal   x x
Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences (1997-) Journal     x
Psychiatric Research and Clinical Practice Journal     x

MARC Records

MARC Records: 

MARC Records for PsychiatryOnline are available from via OCLC WorldShare Collection Manager.

If you already have access to Collection Manager, go into Collection Manager and select the collection as well as enable MARC delivery for the records.

If you do not currently have access to Collection Manager, you will first need to complete the Request WorldShare Collection Manager online form. Once received, OCLC’s Order Services team will message you with your access information and details for obtaining the records.

Contact information can be found in the Vendors directory in ERMA.

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Psychiatry Online is now offering COUNTER5 reports. The COURTER4 reports will still remain live through the end of March at a minimum. 

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