Wednesday, July 11, 2007

National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder PTSD Database

National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder PTSD Database - The PILOTS database is an electronic index to the worldwide literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health consequences of exposure to traumatic events. It is produced by the National Center for PTSD, and is electronically available to the public. There is no charge for using the database, and no account or password is required. Although it is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the PILOTS database is not limited to literature on PTSD among veterans.

The goal of the PILOTS database is to include citations to all literature on PTSD and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events, without disciplinary, linguistic, or geographical limitations, and to offer both current and retrospective coverage.

At the end of fiscal year 2006 there were over 30,000 references in the database. The database is updated bimonthly, and links to full text articles are included for over 38% of citations, including all National Center authored articles. PILOTS is a bibliographical database. That is, it is essentially a list of publications, rather than a collection of texts.

PILOTS Quick Search Tips (recommended before you begin your search) can be found here

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