Answered By: Kathryn Park
Last Updated: May 13, 2015     Views: 78

We have resources on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), but which resources would be best depends on the class or perspective for which you are doing research.

  • If you are doing this for English 1301 as a controversial topics, out best resources will the Hot Topics Databases. To access the databases go to the Hot Topics tab in the Databases LibGuide. The best databases for PSTD as a hot topic are Gale: Opposing Viewpoints and EBSCO Academic Search Compete.
  • If you are researching from a social sciences perspective, EBSCO Academic Search Compete and EBSCO: Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection are the best databases. To access the databases go to the Social Sciences tab in the Databases LibGuide.
  • If you are researching from a medical perspective try EBSCO All Health, Nursing & Medical Databases. To access the databases go to the Health & Nursing tab in the Databases LibGuide.

For Opposing Viewpoints:

  1. Go to Opposing Viewpoints.
  2. Type in post traumatic stress disorder.
  3. Select the first option, Suggested Topic Pages: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  4. This topic page has collected all resources in one location. If you scroll down the page, you'll see that they are divided into types of resources. For hot topics, the Featured Viewpoints and Viewpoints are great, as are the Academic Journals. Click on View all for any of the resources to see more.

For EBSCO:

  1. Go to Academic Search Complete or EBSCO: Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection.
  2. Type in post traumatic stress disorder.
  3. You will have so many results, you'll need to use the techniques described in the Save Time on Result List box.
  4. Narrow down using: Subject: Thesaurus Term, select POST-traumatic stress disorder and hit update
  5. To narrow down more
    • There are several subjects that could work well to narrow down. You may want to experiment and see what looks best to you. Hint: You can select more than one at a time and apply.
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