The authors discuss the results of a questionnaire sent to medical schools to assess textbooks and computer software used in teaching behavioral science and clinical psychiatry. Attributes concerning presentation, theoretical viewpoints, and topics covered were rated by 75 respondents. Certain texts emerged as frequently used. Although the books rated will become outdated, consumers can use the assessment attributes from the questionnaire to examine forthcoming texts. Authors considering new books or revisions may want to know why certain books are popular and to address areas identified as weak in existing textbooks. The software market needs entrees.