The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service enables UC students, faculty, and staff to borrow materials from other libraries that are not available at the UCI Library. Please check ANTPAC before requesting an ILL.
AGRICOLA is created by the U.S. National Agricultural Library . It includes citations about herbs and medicinal plants and includes references from the Herb Research Foundations' HerbalGram. Production of electronic records began in 1970, but the database covers materials in all formats, including print works from the 15th century. Some records are linked to online full text documents.
Bandolier Complementary and Alternative Therapies provides EBM healthcare related issues to medical professionals and consumers. Health topics include the nature of evidence, herbal medicine and supplements, acupuncture, homeopathy, massage, and safety concerns. The site provides abstracts of systematic reviews, meta-analyses, or other studies about CAM. The content is ‘tertiary’ publishing, distilling the information from secondary reviews of primary trials and making it comprehensive. Currently it contains over 100 summaries on the effectiveness of CAM.
CAM on PubMed was developed jointly by NLM & NCCAM. CAM on PubMed provides journal citations related to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). It is a subset of all citations found on the NLM’s PubMed. The subset contains over 220,000 citations from 1966 to present. Individual citation displays UC e-links to CDL MELVYL web site, some of which provide direct access to full text of articles.
The Chinese Medicine Specimen Database is a collaboration project between the School of Chinese Medicine and the Hong Kong Baptist University Library. The goal is to promote people's awareness of the variety, authenticity, and effective use of Chinese Medicines. The database currently has a collection of all exhibits of Chinese Materia Medica specimen that are displayed in the Chinese Medicine Centre.
The database offers information about label ingredients in more than 6,000 selected brands of dietary supplements. It enables users to compare label ingredients in different brands. Information is also provided on the "structure/function" claims made by manufacturers.
HerbMed is a free, searchable database produced by the Alternative Medicine Foundation, Inc. The site aims to provide access to the scientific data underlying the use of herbs for health. Information is provided for each herb on evidence for activity, warnings (including contraindications, adverse effects and interactions), preparations, mixtures, mechanisms of action, and other information.
This is a free web-based database funded by the Association of Chiropractic Colleges. Librarians from 13 different chiropractic colleges contributed to its indexing. This database indexes 41 chiropractic journals using terms from MeSH and CHIROSH from 1985 to the present.
This open access Medicinal Plant database, is a collaborative project between the School of Chinese Medicine and the Hong Kong Baptist University Library. The database contains thousand images of Chinese Medicinal plants with annotations. Its mission is to promote the popularization, internationalization, resource sharing, and to support teaching and learning of medicinal plants and the culture of Chinese Medicine.
The ODS provides a Web-searchable database of funded research and scientific papers on dietary supplements. It contains two databases called CARDS and IBIDS. The International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) database provides access to bibliographic citations and abstracts from published, international, scientific literature on dietary supplements. Computer Access to Research on Dietary Supplements (CARDS) is a database of federally funded research projects pertaining to dietary supplements.
PEDro is the Physiotherapy Evidence Database. It has been developed to give rapid access to bibliographic details and abstracts of randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews in physiotherapy. Most trials on the database have been rated for quality to help users quickly discriminate between trials that are likely to be valid and interpretable and those which are not. Reliability of the PEDro scale for rating quality of randomized controlled trials has been published in Physical Therapy 83(8):713-21, 2003 August. Abstract can be viewed at http://www.ptjournal.org/info/pt_abs.cfm. PEDro also contains evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
The ProQuest® online information service provides access to thousands of current periodicals and newspapers, many updated daily and containing full-text articles from 1986. It covers publications relevant to business and economic development of CAM.
An abstract (not full-text) database of psychological literature from the 1800s to the present. Covers publications (journal articles, book chapters and books, technical reports, and dissertations) relevant to psychology, psychotherapy, spirituality, and other CAM related topics.
SciFinder Scholar is one of the largest online database that provides access to chemistry literature and Chemical Abstracts. Over 19 million citations to chemistry publications are searchable by topic, author, CAS Registry Number, patent number, and CAS abstract number. In some cases, links to the full-text of journal articles are available. One can also locate chemical synthesis and activity of herbal plants.