Subject: Health, Complementary Therapies
AltMedDex [Indexes and Abstracts]
Although part of Micromedex, this database only retrieves records from its sections that are offered with the alternative-medicine files: AltCareDex, AltMedDex & Protocols, AltMedReax, LabAdvisor & RPS Herbal Medicine.
This collection of clinical textbooks can be browsed by clicking on the book jacket or searched using natural language or Boolean logic. It includes atlases, compendia of diagnostic tests, drugs and evidence-based treatment reviews, as well as works on biochemistry, cardiology, dentistry, endocrinology, internal medicine, neurology, nutrition, oncology, psychiatry, public health, and pulmonology.
CAM Quest [Web Sites]
CINAHL 1981 [Indexes and Abstracts]
Indexes literature in nursing and allied health. (EBSCO)
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews [Indexes and Abstracts]
Regularly updated systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare with implications for clinical practice. The database also contains protocols for reviews in development. Ovid MEDLINE links from articles reviewed by these systematic reviews via its EBM Topic Review links. Because of problems with our PubMed icons, users should search the database directly for known citations.
ConsumerLab [Indexes and Abstracts]
Comprehensive information about vitamin, herbal and other supplements, and nutritional products for both humans and pets. Includes ConsumerLab.com's independent product evaluations, lists of quality-approved brands, product recalls, and safety warnings.
Global Health 1973- [Indexes and Abstracts]
Produced by the Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau, this Ovid database provides comprehensive coverage of the international public-health literature, particularly in the areas of tropical medicine, infectious diseases, vector control, food safety, nutrition policy, and epidemiology.
International Dictionary of Homeopathy [Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Handbooks]
Lexi-Comp Online for Dentistry [Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Handbooks]
Its drug monographs can be searched by keyword. Pills and other pharmaceuticals can be identified by shape, color and markings. Detailed color photographs, drawings, and radiographs are included. The following works and topics can also be browsed: Dental-Office Medical Emergencies, Natural Therapeutics, Clinician's Endodontic Handbook, Oral Soft- and Hard-Tissue Diseases, Manual of Dental Implants, Manual of Clinical Periodontics, Oral Surgery for the General Dentist, and Illustrated Handbook of Clinical Dentistry.
Medline (Ovid) 1950- [Indexes and Abstracts]
MEDLINE contains over 11 million journal citations and abstracts in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, healthcare systems, and pre-clinical sciences. Ovid's version links from citations to its evidence-based-medicine databases, articles available full text @Tufts, and ILLiad. Click More Limits to restrict results to subsets for bioethics, dentistry, complementary medicine and others; particular publication types or age groups; and other factors.
Medline In-process (Ovid) [Indexes and Abstracts]
This holding file for citations waiting to be assigned their MESH subject headings and entered into MEDLINE also includes publishers'in-process records that may never be entered into MEDLINE. Most records have abstracts.
Mosby's Dictionary of Complementary and Alternative Medicine [Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Handbooks]
A contemporary, comprehensive glossary of approximately 6,600 terms and 500 illustrations, plus 24 appendices. The terms and definitions cover the five major areas of complementary and alternative medicine, as outlined by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institutes of Health.
PubMed (customized for Tufts) [Indexes and Abstracts]
The National Center for Biotechnology Information's databases, including PubMed (MEDLINE), OMIM, GenBank, PubMedCentral, and the National Library of Medicine's catalog, can be searched by selecting them from Entrez's leftmost drop-down menu. PubMed covers the journal literature in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, healthcare systems, pre-clinical sciences, and bioethics. Full-text coverage of Tufts-licensed journals is available via the blue Tufts icon on its Citation and Abstract displays. Click the Tufts tab above displayed results to limit to our holdings. Direct links to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, which Tufts licenses via Ovid, are lacking.
STATRef [Indexes and Abstracts]
Searchable database of drug compendia and medical and dental textbooks.