Advice from the archives

Although the state of the internet is far more advanced, and there is a far larger body of credible, useful information available to be discovered, many of the guidelines the Touro Libraries first put forth in the Fall 1998 edition of our newsletter are still sound advice. The original article, titled “Research on the Internet,” aimed to address the mistaken impression, if you’ll forgive the archaism, “that ‘surfing the web’ is the best way to retrieve information.”

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The DSM-5 is now available

dsm-5-released-big-changes-dsm5The Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) was recently released and is available for Touro Library patrons’ use.  The DSM is published by the American Psychiatric Association and is the standard resource used to diagnose mental disorders by clinicians.  Health Science students also use the Manual in their study of Mental Health care.  The previous edition, DSM-IV-TR was published in 2000.  Several of the Touro campus libraries will have the print edition of the DSM-5 available in the reference section.  The e-book version of the DSM-5 is available free for all Touro patrons through our subscription to the database Psychiatry Online http://psychiatryonline.org/

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