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UCHC Library resources to support teaching and learning for holistic, integrative or CAM medicine or therapies.
Last Updated: Aug 31, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Glossaries Online

* Herbs and Supplements - Medlineplus

* Herbal Medicine Terminology - American Botanical Council

* Glossary of Medical Properties of Herbs - Herbal Medicine Holistic Online


iCAM and EBM Resources

Two excellent subscription databases on iCAM modalities are here for you to use, via the UCHC Library database list.

  • Natural Medicines merged with Natural Standard into one product in March 2015. Now you can search both sources at one time.
  • Our drug databases Micromedex and Lexi-Comp, the comprehensive drug reference resources that UCHC library provides for your use, can be used to check for dangerous drug "Interactions" between prescription medicines and herbal supplements. 


Here are some ways to limit your search efficiently in the PubMed database: 

  • Limit your search to only alternative, holistic or complementary medicine periodicals. To do this in PubMed, pull down the LIMITS tab and select under Journal Subset the box for Complementary Medicine or Dietary Supplements.

Reviews and comparisons of efficacy of iCAM treatments can be found in the Cochrane Library.  Keyword searching or MeSH terms can be used to look for comparisons of alternative treatment effectiveness and meta-analyses of allopathic versus naturopathic treatments.

Cochrane Library can also be searched by selecting from a list of the appropriate Cochrane Review Group(s).



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