NIH and PubMed for CAM

A new database from the National Institutes of Health (news - web sites) (NIH) offers access to papers on CAM.

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine has joined with National Library of Medicine--both part of the NIH--to create a massive database of literature on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

The free, web-based database offers access to more than 220,000 abstracts, references and some full text articles on alternative medicine. The database is called CAM on PubMed and is part of PubMed, the National Library of Medicine's free system that provides access to the MEDLINE database. MEDLINE covers 4,500 journals published in the US and overseas.

``This joint venture will offer health professionals, CAM practitioners, researchers, educators, and consumers ready access to a comprehensive database of journal citations directly related to complementary and alternative medicine,'' said Dr. Donald Lindberg, director of the National Library of Medicine.

To access the database, users can go to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Web site

Thanks to Reuters Health


CAM on PubMed

Link to searchable database


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