Resources > Online Research Library

This section of provides a wide array of research tools and resources, including reading lists compiled by experts in their fields, Network-produced publications and other materials, and databases.


Products Developed by the NCTSN

Find a directory of Network-produced fact sheets, white papers, toolkits, and other materials.

NCTSN Knowledge Bank

Find broad access and referral to members, expertise, and resources of the NCTSN. This online database includes many resources of individual member-centers that are not available on, as well many materials that do appear on this website. Much of the material described in the Knowledge Bank is available online elsewhere through the links provided. In other cases users can contact the listed sources for more information.

Access PILOTS Database

The PILOTS database (Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress) 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 available to the public on computer systems maintained by Dartmouth College. There is no charge for using the database, and no account or password is required.

Click here for more information from the National Center for PTSD on how to use and search the PILOTS database.

Click here to go directly to the basic search screen for the PILOTS database.

Measures Review Database

Find a searchable database of assessment and screening tools designed to measure children's experience of trauma, their posttraumatic reactions, and the impact of trauma across the range of child development.

Topic Alerts
Are you trying to keep up with the literature on child traumatic stress? NCTSN Topic Alerts can help keep you informed of the latest articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations on the subject.
Reading Lists

Download reading lists on a variety of topics related to child traumatic stress, including interventions for child trauma, and trauma and resilience

Related Links
Find links to other web sites with information related to child traumatic stress.
NCTSN Newsletter
View an archive of NCTSN electronic newsletters and find out how to join our mailing list.
NCTSN e-Bulletin
Events and resources on child trauma from the Network, and beyond.