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Alt-Health Watch (EBSCOhost)
A full text and image database of 160 international publications focused on all areas of alternative, holistic, complementary and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Dating back to 1990.

Child Development & Adolescent Studies (EBSCO)
Contains references from biomedical and social sciences worldwide on the growth and development of children through the age of 21. This database includes all of the issues of Child Development Abstracts & Bibliography from 1927 – 2001 (by the Society for Research in Child Development) plus new coverage on child rights and welfare issues. Includes abstracts of articles from hundreds of journals and a bibliography of thousands of technical reports, books, book chapters, theses and dissertations.

The definitive database for nursing and allied health research. Find information on Audiology, Nutrition & Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, and Consumer Health.

Ethnomed (Internet)
Ethnomed presents medical and cultural information on immigrant and refugee grous. Resources are present in several formats - print, video, and audio. Much of the information is specific to the Seattle area, but several parts have national and international applicability.

MEDLINE (FirstSearch) or (PubMed)
Covers all areas of medicine, including clinical medicine, experimental medicine, dentistry, nursing, health services administration, nutrition, and much more. Indexes over 3,900 journals (most with abstracts). Now includes a backfile covering 1965-1984, increasing the coverage to 1965-present. PubMed also includes links to a number of journal articles and books that are available via the Internet. Off-campus use may require a password.

MedlinePlus Health Information (Internet)
Consumer oriented health information organized by health topic from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, and other government, non-profit and health-related organizations. Preformulated Medline searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to the medical research literature. It also includes a database of full-text drug information and an illustrated medical encyclopedia.

Office on Women's Health (Internet)
Office on Women's Health is a gateway to women's health information provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This site includes free health information on more than 800 topics of importance to women, more than 100 fact sheets to download and print, checklists and health tools, and links to organizations and resources. Also offers health information and resources for special populations, including minority women, women with disabilities, men, and Spanish speakers.

New Abstracts and Papers in Sleep (Internet)
NAPS is a free weekly Current Alerting Service for the sleep field. Subscribers to NAPS receive, each week, an E-mail Alert of new citations in their specific Areas of Interest. NAPS Archives contains all sleep and sleep-related papers for the current year. A search engine is available for searching by author, category, or keyword.

Nursing and Allied Health Source (ProQuest)
Contains full-text journals and dissertations in healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and more. Provides abstracting and indexing for more than 1,015 titles, with over 860 titles in full-text, plus more than 12,300 full text dissertations. Also includes Systematic Reviews, Evidence Summaries, and Best Practice Information Sheets from the Joanna Briggs Institute.

PubMed (Internet)
Published by the National Library of Medicine, PubMed is a publicly accessible version of Medline (for more information go to MEDLINE). For full-text, see PubMed Central.

PubMed Central (Internet)
Recently the National Institutes of Health, which funds a major portion of biomedical research in the U.S., added a requirement to its research grants that resulting articles must be available, free, within a reasonable period of time. PubMed Central is their suggested mechanism for this open access policy. It includes significant portions of many U.S. biomedical journals, starting c. 2000; also it has incorporated many British biomedical research articles published under a similar open access policy in the U.K.. This webpage is extremely useful if you already have a citation to a specific article. If you're looking to find articles on a topic, Medline via FirstSearch or the free Medline search engine (PubMed) is a better choice than searching title-by-title.

Herbs, Drugs & Other Substances - A Modern Herbal (Internet) is the Web version of "A Modern Herbal", a classic work on herbs first published in 1931 by Mrs. M. Grieve. Per the site, it contains medicinal, culinary, cosmetic and economic properties, cultivation and folk-lore of herbs.
CIIS also has a physical copy of the two-volume work in our Reference collection. See Ref QK 99 .A1 G72 1971 v.1 and Ref QK 99 .A1 G72 1971 v.2

Drugs@FDA (Internet)
Drugs@FDA is a Web site where you can search for official information about FDA approved brand name and generic drugs, both prescription and over-the-counter Use this database to find approval information, original FDA letters, equivalents, prescription labels, consumer information, and more.

The Herbalist
CD-ROM available at CIIS Library
A definitive source of information on therapeutic herbalism as practiced in Europe and as taught in North America. In addition to the comprehensive text on the basic principles of herbalism, human systems, herbal actions, and medical materials on each herb, there is a wealth of other interesting information including a glossary of herbal terms.

MAPS: Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (Internet)
MAPS is a non-profit research and educational organization that assists scientists to design, fund, obtain approval for and report on studies into the risks and benefits of MDMA, psychedelic drugs and marijuana. Contains news, information about current research, conference proceedings, bibliographies, and more.

MedlinePlus Drug Information (Internet)
Information on thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications is provided through two drug resources: MedMaster™, a product of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and the USP DI® Advice for the Patient®, a product of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). Contains information about brand names, composition, uses and doses, side effects, and more. Links to clinical trials and medical studies.

MedlinePlus Herbs and Supplement Information (Internet)
Browse a list of dietary supplements and herbal remedies to learn about their effectiveness, usual dosage, and drug interactions. A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, from the National Institutes of Health.

Plants for a Future (Internet)
This resource allows one to search more than 7,000 species of plants by name (botanical or common). You can also retrieve data based upon the edible, medicinal, or other uses of each plant, as well as by growing conditions. The entry includes range, habitat, any uses, any known hazards, special characteristics, cultivation, and propagation.

Toxicology Database Network (TOXNET) (Internet)
Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, is a cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas.


The definitive database for nursing and allied health research. Find information on Audiology, Nutrition & Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, and Consumer Health.

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November 6, 2013