History of Psychiatry

Class Reflection

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-357  |     Lisa A. Raskin (Section 01)

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Available in Print Reference collection. Call number: RC454 .N47 1988

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  • America, History & Life (1964 to present)
    Covers the world's scholarly literature on the history and culture of the United States and Canada.
  • PsycInfo (1887 to present)
    Covers the academic literature in psychology and related disciplines including psychiatry, sociology, education, and other areas.
  • PEP (Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing) (1871 to present; 3 year full-text embargo)
    Complete text and illustrations of 49 journals in psychoanalysis, 96 classic psychoanalytic books, and the full text and editorial notes of the 42 volumes of the standard editions of Freud.
  • Historical Abstracts with Full Text (1955 to present)
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  • Sociological Abstracts (1952 to present)
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  • Social Sciences Citation Index (1984 to present)
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Key Journals:

American Journal of Psychiatry

History of Psychiatry

JAMA Psychiatry

Use the catalog or Discover to search for books
Try these subject terms for searching:
Psychiatry -- History
Mental illness -- History

Cultural Psychiatry

Primary Sources

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  • EEBO: Early English Books Online (1473-1700)
    Full text of over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), and the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661).
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) (1701-1800)
    Page images and full-text searching for more than 136,000 key English- and foreign-language titles printed in Great Britain during the 18th century, based on the English Short Title Catalogue.
  • British Periodicals
    Searchable full text of hundreds of British periodicals from the late 17th century to the early 20th, with high-resolution facsimile page images.
  • Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
    Combined search of the historic Boston Globe, Chicago Defender, Chinese Newspapers Collection, Hartford Courant, Los Angeles Times, New York Amsterdam News, New York Times, South China Morning Post, Times of India, and Washington Post.
  • NLM: History of Medicine Division
    The National Library of Medicine's collection of historical materials related to human health and disease; includes images and finding aids to print materials.
Resources on the History of Psychiatry, at the NLM
Archival Collection materials example

Women and Psychology -- Smith College's Psychology Collection