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The Medical Research Library of Brooklyn

Complementary and Alternative Therapy Resources

Information on Complemenatry and Alternative Therapies is available from several places on the Library Web Site.

CATALOG

To find materials that the Library owns related to complementary and alternative medicine, perform a subject search using the term "Alternative Medicine". To search for alternative therapies for specific conditions, perform a keyword search combining the condition you are searching for and the term "Alternative Medicine."

PUBMED

If you are searching for a particular alternative therapy, perform a search using that term. (Some alternative therapies are not MeSH terms so you may need to do a keyword search). If you are looking for how alternative medicine is applied to a particular topic, perform a search on that topic and select the option to limit the search. From the pull-down menu labeled "Journal Subset (Subjects)", select "Alternative/Complementary Therapies".

CINAHL

If you are searching for a particular alternative therapy, perform a search using that term. (Some alternative therapies are not CINAHL headings so you may need to do a keyword search). If you are looking for how alternative medicine is applied to a particular topic, perform a search on that topic and select the option for "Alternative/Complementary Therapies" from the pull-down menu labeled "Journal Subset".

HEALTH AND WELLNESS RESOURCE CENTER

Find alternative medicine-focused magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, videos, & reference information on: Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Pregnancy, Herbal remedies, etc. Included are links to diet, cancer, health assessment sites & government databases.

NATURAL MEDICINES

Natural Standard was founded by clinicians and researchers to provide high quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies.

BOOKS

JOURNALS

INTERNET RESOURCES