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Online Research Sites, Journals & References

Current Subscriptions (Look for these in our holdings or inquire with a librarian for online access)

  • The Lantern Journal – A journal for practitioners of Chinese medicine
  • NAJOM – North American Journal of Oriental Medicine
  • Qi Journal
  • JASA: The Journal of the American Society of Acupuncturists
  • more to come…

Acupuncture and Complementary Medicine Resources

  • Acufinder has information on health conditions, herbs, laws by state, and acupuncture community resources.
  • CAM on PubMed is a direct link to the NLM’s PubMed subset of Complementary Medicine Literature. This database allows users to limit their searches only to Complementary Medicine resources and bypass the need to search the entire PubMed system. 
  • CM Journal is an online journal for evidence-based, scientific research of Chinese medicine. 
  • Internet Journal of Alternative Medicine is a peer-reviewed journal of naturopathy. 
  • NCCAM (National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health) highlights the dissemination of information of NIH-funded research on complementary and alternative medical practices. 
  • Point-To-Point Acupuncture website contains notes from Jeffrey Yuen lectures on various aspects of TCM including 5 Element Acupuncture, 8 Extra Vessels, Ghost Points, Tui Na, Wen Bing, etc. 

National Health Sites

  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention offers public health information on communicable diseases such as hepatitis, AIDS, tuberculosis, etc. 
  • Clinical Trials was developed by the US National Institutes of Health through its National Library of Medicine to provide patients, family members and members of the public current information about clinical research studies. 
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission works to reduce the risks of injury or death from consumer products by issuing and maintaining safety standards, educating the public, issuing recalls, and research. 
  • Healthfinder is an online consumer health information website produced by the US Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. 
  • MEDLINEplus is a one-stop site contains many links to information published by government agencies about different health conditions and links to organizations, directories, dictionaries, and clearinghouses. 
  • PubMed was designed to provide access to the current MEDLINE and then link to full-text articles where available from citations retrieved. 
  • PubMed Central (PMC) is the US National Library of Medicine’s digital archive of life sciences journal literature with free and unrestricted access. 
  • National Health Information Center provides the Health Information Resource Database listing over 1000 organizations and government offices that provide health information upon request. 
  • US Food and Drug Administration provides safety information on drugs for humans and animals, cosmetics, food products, medical, and radiological devices.

Other Resources

  • has access to 20+ million academic papers
  • Chinese Text Project is an online open-access digital library that makes pre-modern Chinese texts available to readers and researchers all around the world.
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