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DSM-5 / PsychiatryOnline Renewal 2019-2020

Response Deadline: 
September 6, 2019

Subscription Term


January 1, 2020


December 31, 2020

Renewal pricing is now available for DSM-5 Library (DSM-5), PsychiatryOnline Core (POL Core), PsychiatryOnline Premium (POL Premium), and DSM Legacy Collection (DSM Legacy) and Psychotherapy Library.

A reminder that a new product was introduced last year - 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."

These collections are made available to e-HLbc member institutions through a national site license negotiated on behalf of Consortia Canada. Libraries that are members of BC ELN and COPPUL are asked to send their responses to BC ELN.


The group participation discount, based on the combined participation of libraries across Canada on any of the collections, is currently set at 20%.




DSM-5 Library

DSM-5 Library is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations.

DSM-5 is used by health professionals, social workers, and forensic and legal specialists to diagnose and classify mental disorders, and is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health.

The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings- inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care.


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 comprehensive collection covers diagnosis and differential diagnosis, case vignettes to bring abstract concepts to life, multidisciplinary treatment guidelines, the latest research—all within a single search and navigation interface that integrates journals and books.

[From the vendor]

Last updated: June 14, 2018


Response Instructions

To RENEW, no response is necessary from the following institutions:

DSM-5 Library

  • College of the Rockies (Tier 2)
  • Interior Health Authority (Tier 6)
  • Vancouver Island Health Authority (Tier 6)

PsychiatryOnline Core

  • Camosun College (Tier 2)
  • Simon Fraser University (Tier 5)

PsychiatryOnline Premium

  • College of Physicians & Surgeons of BC (Tier 2)
  • Douglas College (Tier 2)
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Tier 3)
  • Langara College (Tier 2)
  • University of British Columbia (Tier 6)

To JOIN, ADD, CANCEL, or CHANGE OPTIONS, member institutions should contact the eHLbc Administrative Centre by September 6, 2019. 

Terms & Conditions

Additional Information

More information about the DSM-5 / PsychiatryOnline features and content is available at:


Unlimited simultaneous Internet access.

EZproxy is supported.

Perpetual Access:

From the license:  “In the event that Licensee does not renew a subscription, journal content from PsychiatryOnline will be available to licensee on a rolling 12-month embargo basis. Thus, if licensee does not renew after December, journal content from the previous 12 months and going back to January 1997 shall be available to licensee. Non-journal content from PsychiatryOnline shall not be available to licensee after non-renewal or cancellation. Perpetual access applies to journal content only.”

Additional information:

The mobile is not included in the subscription.