College library—PsychiatryOnline and ClinicalKey

The library provides a broad selection of clinical information resources for generalists and specialists. The library’s subscription to ClinicalKey is useful for clinical questions arising from a broad range of conditions with a focus on family medicine, psychiatry, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, orthopedics, and internal medicine. ClinicalKey includes an easy-to-use search engine that searches Medline, selected full text journals, texts, procedural videos, drug information, and patient handouts.

First Consult, an evidence-based point-of-care tool, is available online as part of ClinicalKey and as an iOS app. For online access to ClinicalKey and First Consult as well as downloading instructions for the First Consult app, go to the College library’s Point of Care page and log in using your CPSID. 

A more specialist-oriented resource is PsychiatryOnline for psychiatrists and those interested in addressing patients’ mental health needs. For access, go to the College library’s Books and Journals page. PsychiatryOnline is comprehensive resource that includes such key content as:


  • DSM® Library
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5®)
  • DSM-5® Handbook of Differential Diagnosis
  • DSM-5® Clinical Cases
  • The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry
  • The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, 5th Edition
  • The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology
  • The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Gabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders
  • Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology
  • Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Textbook of Psychotherapeutic Treatments


  • The American Journal of Psychiatry
  • Psychiatric Services
  • The Journal of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences
  • Psychiatric News 

In addition to clinically relevant material, PsychiatryOnline helps physicians support patients’ understanding of their medications and health with PDF downloads from: 

  • Understanding Mental Disorders: A Patient and Family Resource
  • What Your Patients Need to Know About Psychiatric Medications
  • Helping Parents and Teachers Understand Medications for Behavioral and Emotional Problems: A Resource Book of Medication Information Handouts

In addition to accessing these online resources, registrants can request literature searches on any clinical questions, download unlimited online articles from over 2,500 e-journals, have 200 articles delivered for free each year, and explore a broad range of online decision support resources at