From the U.S. National Library of Medicine – this one-stop site contains many links to information published by government agencies about different health conditions and links to organizations, directories, dictionaries, and clearinghouses.

MEDLINE with Full Text is the world’s most comprehensive source of full text for medical journals, providing full text for more than 1,370 journals indexed in MEDLINE. Of those, more than 1,340 have cover-to-cover indexing in MEDLINE, and of those, 528 are not found with full text in any version of Academic Search, Health Source or Biomedical Reference Collection.

This site was designed to provide access to the current MEDLINE and then link to full-text articles where available from citations retrieved. A nice feature of PubMed is the ability to link to “related articles” when you find an article on your topic.


Complementary Medicine Resources

Acufinder Herbs Topics- Alphabetically

Look up Acupuncture Health Topics A-Z, Learning and Resource Center.

Alt HealthWatch
This full-text article database includes over 150 alternative medicine and complementary health magazines, journals and proceedings. Among the publications available are several Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine journals. It focuses on complementary, holistic, integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

Ask the Acupuncturist

Ask Dr. Weil
Andrew Weil, M.D. is a leader in the movement toward “integrative medicine” — combining the best of conventional Western medicine and the so-called “alternative” therapies. This site highlights Dr. Weil’s previous work as well as his answers to questions about complementary, alternative, and integrative approaches to health problems.

Basytr University, Botanical Medicine Resources

CAM on PubMed
This is a direct link to the NLM’s Pub Med subset of Complementary Medicine Literature. This database allows users to limit their searches only to Complementary Medicine resources and by pass the need to search the entire PubMed system. Don’t forget to look at PubMed Central on the library’s links for a list of the full text journals available free.

Herb List collection search

PubMed Dietary Supplement Subset

NCCAM – U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Formerly known as the Office of Alternative Medicine; highlights dissemination of information of NIH-funded research on complementary and alternative Medical practices.

Search Acupuncturist over 30,000 listed


Nutrition and Dietary Resources

American Dietetic Association, (ADA)
Includes abstracts of articles from Journal of the American Dietetic Association; ADA’s Nationwide Nutrition Network, and national registered dietitian referral service; and links to food and nutrition resources.
Developed by the US Department of Agriculture, My Pyramid Plan helps you choose the foods and amounts that are right for you.

Federal Citizen Information Center – Government Nutrition Resources
The Federal Citizen Information Center is managed by the General Services Administration and provides links on articles published by the Federal Government related to nutrition, food safety, fruit and veggies, labeling, and government programs available to the public.

Food and Nutrition Information Center
The US Department of Agriculture – National Agriculture Library maintains this Resource List on many different nutrition topics including: Food and Nutrition Education, Food Safety, Herbal and Dietary Supplements, and Weight Control.

Food and Nutrition Topics – Medline Plus
This one-stop site contains information on diverse food and nutrition topics including dietary supplements, dietary needs, and vegetarianism. Authoritative nutrition information contained in this website comes from The US National Library of Medicine, The National Institutes of Health and other government, non-profit and health-related organizations.

Food Pyramids
An Independent academic review of the USDA 2005 Pyramid, with a recommended Healthy Eating Pyramid from Harvard School of Public Health.

Nutrition and Physical Activity – CDC
Topics related to nutrition, health promotion, and disease prevention can be found on this CDC website. Links are also provided on using nutrition for infant care, curbing obesity, and weight control.

Database from Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce on Nutrition. The links include: Associations and Organizations | Data and Statistics | Grants and Funding | Legislation and Policy | Literature and Reports | Nutrition Promotion, Education and Information | Training
A service of the National Agricultural Library , US Dept. of Agriculture. Provides a search window to food and dietary information.

Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
A website with accurate and respected news on nutrition, including the “Tufts Health and Nutrition Newsletter” and “Tufts Nutrition Magazine.”



Chinese Medicine Specimen Database
This database was established by Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) and the Library to promote awareness of the variety, authenticity, and effective use of CM.

HerbMed is an electronic interactive herb database from the Alternative Medical Foundation which includes 20 herbs available to the public. There are 240 herbs on pay per view in HerbMed Pro which.are from the American Botanical Council. Herbs not * starred are available free pdf information.

Medicinal Plant Images Database (MPID)
From Hong Kong Baptist University, award winning American Library Association (ALA) Chinese Medical Digital Project. The over 1100 Images listed are a collaboration of the School of Medicine and the Library

NCCAM Health Topics A to Z
NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine A To Z section includes Supplemental herbs and drugs listed in MedlinePlus.

NCCAM Herbs at a Glance
Herbs at a Glance is a series of brief fact sheets that provides basic information about specific herbs or botanicals—common names, what the science says, potential side effects and cautions, and resources for more information. Each fact sheet can be downloaded as a single PDF, or you can download all entries as an eBook.