Thursday, April 19, 2007

New resource for research on traumatic stress (PILOTS)

The vendor through which we get PsycInfo and Sociological Abstracts has recently made a deal to include with those subscriptions a new resource specifically on traumatic stress.

Dubbed PILOTS (Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress), and put out by the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Vermont under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, it intends to:

include citations to all literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events, without disciplinary, linguistic, or geographical limitations, while offering both current and retrospective coverage. Document types covered include journals, books, book chapters, pamphlets, technical reports, and materials in all languages.

More detailed information is online.

We will be implementing a separate link to this resource from the CIIS Library webpages – however, if you would like to look at this right now, the simplest way to do this is via PsycInfo. When you first enter that resource, take a look at the scroll boxes immediately below the section of the screen where you enter your search terms -there is the option to change subject area or specific resource. Clicking on the box/link marked ‘Specific databases” allows you to select PILOTS (or any other resource that we get from this vendor, for that matter); then clicking on the “Continue to search” link takes you back to where you were before, to enter your search terms. (You can, if you wish, choose to search both PsycInfo and PILOTS together in one pass by clicking on both those boxes.)

Let us know what you think - is this useful to you?


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