of Scientific Literature
following databases provide information about published scientific
and medical literature that include dietary supplements. Searches
usually give the author's name, title, publication and date (citation
information). Some also provide abstracts of the article.
of special relevance or usefulness are listed first, rather than
in alphabetical order.
Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS)
The IBIDS database contains citations of research
on dietary supplements published in international scientific
peer-reviewed journals from 1986 to the present. These citations
were gleaned from the following databases: AGRICOLA, AMED, BIOSIS,
CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, ExtraMED, FSTA, IPA, MANTIS, MEDLINE, and
PsycINFO. Citations for articles in foreign languages are included
only if the abstract is in English. Using the IBIDS database requires
a Java-enabled browser. One can refine one's search in a variety
of ways. The result is a list of citations that can be both displayed
on the browser and sent to the viewer as email.
Search of MEDLINE Database
PubMed searches the MEDLINE
database of biomedical literature at the National Library
of Medicine at NIH (National Institute for Health). The PubMed
site contains links to the full text of articles at the websites
of participating journal publishers. The MEDLINE database contains
9 million citations, dating back to 1966. Coverage is worldwide,
but most of the articles or their abstracts are in English. The
Clinical Query portion of the search engine narrows the search
to several varieties of clinical trials.
Online's MEDLINE Database Search
search of medical literature goes back to 1966, in many
languages, throughout the world. This site makes it easy to search
for specific substances (such as Vitamin C, folic acid, zinc,
echinacea, glucosamine) in the title or abstract. The search can
be limited to specific languages, ages of people, or humans only
(no animal research). The search returns both the citation information
and an abstract.
Citation Index at National Center for Complementary and Alternative
NCCAM and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) have partnered
to create CAM on PubMed, a subset of the NLM's PubMed database.
Literature searchs are automatically limited to complementary
and alternative medicine research articles within the
overall PubMed database. Or if you prefer, search
the entire NCCAM website.
Access to Research on Dietary Supplements (CARDS)
This database provides information on research
on dietary supplements and individual nutrients that is
currently being supported by the Federal government. It is scheduled
to become operational in mid 2001.
database of approximately 100 herbs contains a variety
of information. Easy to read summaries (both large type and plain
English) contain hotlinks to actual information. Information categories
for activity: human clinical data, case reports, traditional and
contraindications, toxic & adverse effects, interactions
commercial methods, suppliers, folk and traditional methods
modern, traditional herbals
of action: constituents, biochemistry, miscellaneous
pictures, related keyword PubMed links, other website links
More than 340,000 articles
published in The Lancet since 1823 can now be searched
and accessed online. These consist of fully searchable PDFs, supported
by citations, abstracts and references.
This list of journals
indexed in MEDLINE contains more than 300 entries and
continues to grow. Some journal sites may require registration,
subscription, or a fee in order to obtain the full text of an
article. Site includes links to the the journal websites.
Moore's Herbal Research Abstracts
concerning 148 medicinal plants, gathered since 1990 by
Michael Moore, Director of the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine
in Bisbee, Arizona. The abstracts are arranged alphabetically
by the name of the plant.