Chinese Medicine resources
Access Medicine provides you with thousands of online resources that are updated weekly with the newest research and emerging trends across a number of healthcare professions. You might want to select this database if you are focusing on an emerging trend, or current event within the health field.
Alt HealthWatch focuses on the multiple perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care. Full-text content comes from more than 180 international peer-reviewed and professional journals, magazines, reports, proceedings, and association and consumer newsletters, plus hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research, and book excerpts. You might select this database if you are looking for multiple perspectives, or a discussion, on a specific treatment or method.
AMED – The Allied and Complementary Medicine Database is an alternative medicine database designed for students, researchers and clinicians looking to learn more about alternative treatments. It contains details of relevant journal articles from over 500 journals many of which are not indexed elsewhere. It is a bibliographic database produced by the Health Care Information Service of the British Library
CINAHL with Full Text – Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature* CINAHL, the Cumulated Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature, is a comprehensive nursing & allied health research database, providing full text for more than 760 journals. CINAHL with Full Text also contains searchable cited references for more than 1,150 journals and provides full text for 329 journals, plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials. PDF backfiles to 1982 are also included.
The Cochrane Library is a collection of three databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and tool you can use to get quick answers to clinical questions. Includes: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) – Cochrane Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) – Clinical Trials, Epistemonikos – “Other Reviews,” Clinical Answers.
HerbMedPro is an interactive, electronic herbal database provides hyperlinked access to the scientific data underlying the use of herbs for health. It is an evidence-based information resource for professionals, researchers, and general public.
Natural Medicines a resource which provides information about specific herbs and supplements and their effects, as well as citation for effects for further research.
PubMed: Grants access to MEDLINE (which contains citations and abstracts, and provides access to a broad range of biomedical and health literature). This could lead you to find articles you might need an ILL request for. New reference items for not yet indexed in MEDLINE are included in PubMed. Alternative Medicine, Acupuncture, and Chinese Medicine journals are included
ScienceDirect provides access to more than 18 million articles and book chapters from over 2,650 peer-reviewed journals and 42,000 e-books, including books, book series and major reference works, and digital archives that reach as far back as 1823 to help users discover more science, use their time efficiently and make decisions with the highest-quality scientific information.
UpToDate This resource is designed to answer the clinical questions that arise in daily practice. UpToDate covers over 10,000 clinical topics in over 20 medical specialties and includes links to fulltext articles, drugs & drug interaction databases, and medical calculators.
Selected ejournal titles
- 中草药(英文版) = Chinese Herbal Medicines – Available from 2012. Available through the Directory of Open Access Journals. Focuses on herbal medicines from different countries or regions and providing a forum for the theoretical and clinical studies on traditional medicines, herbal medicines and natural products. Includes the subject of pharmacology, toxicology.
- Chinese Medicine – Available from 2006 – Chinese Medicine is an open access journal publishing evidence-based, scientifically justified research and review papers in all aspects of Chinese medicine, including – but not limited to – chemistry, biology, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, engineering, clinical applications and socioeconomics that are relevant and significant to Chinese medicine.
- Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine – Available from 1997 – Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine is an open access journal. You are able to download the articles. They are also seeking new articles as well.
- Journal of Chinese Medicine – Available from 2005. Provides practitioners, students & researchers with the highest level of theoretical & clinical articles on acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, dietary medicine, medical qigong and Chinese medical history and philosophy.