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The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is 1 of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH is one of eight agencies under the Public Health Service (PHS) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
|Books: We have over 11,000 volumes on a broad range of naturopathic and alternative medicine topics, from acupuncture, botanical medicine and cancer to X-rays, yoga and zen meditation. There are also basic medical works in such areas of study as anatomy, physiology, physical diagnosis, and more specialized areas, such as cardiology, dermatology, gynecology, internal medicine, nutrition, pediatrics, etc. Books are catalogued according to the Library of Congress system and can be found in our computerized card catalog </library/resources/catalog.asp> by subject, author, call number, key word, or title.|
|The NLM Gateway allows users to search in multiple retrieval systems at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). The current Gateway searches MEDLINE/PubMed, LOCATORplus, MEDLINEplus, ClinicalTrials.gov, DIRLINE, Meeting Abstracts, and HSRProj. See the Overview <Cmd?Overview.x> for details.|
MeSH is the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus. It consists of sets of terms naming descriptors in a hierarchical structure that permits searching at various levels of specificity.
|PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 14 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources
MEDLINE® (Medical Literature, Analysis, and Retrieval System Online) is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's (NLM) premier bibliographic database that contains over 12 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine. Time coverage: 1966 to the present
|Source: Citations from over 4,600 worldwide journals currently in 30 languages; 40 languages for older journals cited back to 1966. About 52% of current cited articles are published in the U.S.; for the time period 1997-2001, nearly 89% of cited articles are published in English and about 76% have English abstracts written by authors of the articles. Citations for MEDLINE are created by the NLM, international partners, and collaborating organizations.
Updates: Beginning in 2002 over 2,000 completed references are added daily each Tuesday through Saturday, January through October (over 460,000 added last year). Updates are irregular in November and December as NLM makes the transition to a new year of Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) vocabulary used to index the articles. Broad coverage: Basic biomedical research and the clinical sciences since 1966 including nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, allied health, and pre-clinical sciences. MEDLINE also covers life sciences that are vital to biomedical practitioners, researchers, and educators, including some aspects of biology, environmental science, marine biology, plant and animal science as well as biophysics and chemistry. Increased coverage of life sciences began in 2000. By the end of 2001, most citations previously included in separate NLM specialty databases had also been added to MEDLINE.
|Whonamedit.com is a biographical dictionary of medical eponyms. It is our ambition to present a complete survey of all medical phenomena named for a person, with a biography of that person. Eventually, this will include more than 15.000 eponyms and more than 6.000 persons.|
|Gene Tests: Welcome to the GeneTests Web site, a publicly funded medical genetics information resource developed for physicians, other healthcare providers, and researchers, available at no cost to all interested persons.|
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