Q. Do you have the older DSM's, from the 50's and 60's?
No, our oldest DSM is the DSM-III from 1981. However, there are a few options available to you if you want the older ones.
- Try to order the book through E-ZBorrow. See this page for details on how to use E-ZBorrow: http://www.usciences.edu/library/about/interlibrary-loan.asp
If you search for the book, I recommend searching by the full title, "Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders" but without the quotes. As of Nov, 2012, there are some E-ZBorrow libraries who have older editions for loan.
- You can visit another local academic library to view their copies. For example, UPENN has copies of the 1968 edition, the DSM-II, at Van Pelt library and the BioMedical Library. You can enter any of Penn's libraries with a photo ID M-F during their normal hours. You will NOT be able to check out books, but you are welcome to use their books for your research needs on the premises.
If you have any questions about using local libraries, let us know.
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