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Welcome to the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Guide, where you will find a variety of library resources to answer questions on complementary and alternative therapies.

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  • AMED - Allied and Complementary Medicine  
    Citations and abstracts to journal articles in complementary medicine, palliative care, occupational therapy, rehabilitation and other professions allied to medicine.
  • Cochrane Library  
    Database of systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare. Includes Database of Systematic Reviews, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness, Controlled Trials Register, and Review Methodology.
  • MEDLINE/PubMed
    The primary database of information in biomedical and health sciences fields. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) subset is included.
  • MICROMEDEX Healthcare Series Intranet Application
    Databases of summaries and detailed monographs for drugs and drug interactions. [NOTE: Not all databases are available].
  • The Natural Standard
    Evidence-based, peer-reviewed information on complementary and alternative medicine treatments. Includes evaluation of therapies for specific conditions, herbs and supplements, and diet therapies.
  • Web of Science  
    Citation databases including Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index, and Social Sciences Citation Index for searches by cited reference, topic, and author.
  • PubMed Dietary Supplement Subset (ODS and NLM)  
    Dietary Supplement Subset of NLM's PubMed. Provides access to citations from the MEDLINE database and additional life science journals. It also includes links to many full-text articles at journal Web sites and other related Web resources.

  • Dietary Supplement Label Databases
    NLM database with links to other NML resources. Has information from the labels of over 2,000 brands of dietary supplements in the marketplace, including vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, amino acids, and other specialty supplements.

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