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Online Databases / Open Access Publishing

All databases are freely accessible with the exception of Alt HealthWatch. Please contact the librarian for the login information.


About Herbs Database
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s About Herbs database, a tool for the public as well as healthcare professionals, can help you figure out the value of using common herbs and other dietary supplements. is the leading resource for everything to do with Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs and Asian Medicine. It is the premier Web destination for those seeking health and wellness for themselves and their loved ones through the principles of Oriental Medicine. We are the voice of authority for up-to-date health and wellness information from an Eastern Medicine perspective. provides millions of Internet users with an online database of licensed acupuncture providers, acupuncture schools, events, photos, resources, advice, decision support tools, and much more.’s mission is to provide growing and improving resources for the TCM community, such as new and updated articles and research about acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and other TCM resources, including select books, music, video, quality herbs and medical supplies.
The AcuTrials® Database is a comprehensive collection of randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews of acupuncture published in the English language. The database is maintained by the Research Department at OCOM and is compiled primarily from PubMed, the Cochrane Library and the OCOM library. AcuTrials® is a unique resource for practitioners, students, and researchers interested in refining searches for specific acupuncture research.
AcuTrials® is currently undergoing Beta-Testing and is free to all users!

Alt HealthWatch by EBSCO – Please contact the librarian for the login information.
Alt Healthwatch is a full-text alternative health research database focused on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers the latest information about the evolving practice of holistic medicine and therapies.

American Botanical Council
ABC is committed to provide the most reliable, up-to-date information about herbs based on modern science and traditional wisdom. Their publications are extensively peer-reviewed, and include a vast selection of periodicals, books, monographs, safety reviews, continuing education materials, searchable online databases, and more.

BioMed Central (BMC)
The pioneers of open access publishing, BMC has an evolving portfolio of some 300 peer-reviewed journals, sharing discoveries from research communities in science, technology, engineering and medicine. is a resource provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and is a database of privately and publicly funded clinical studies conducted around the world.

Directory of Open Access Journals
The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. In short a one stop shop for users to Open Access Journals.

Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health
A database of links to disaster medicine and public health documents available on the Internet at no cost. Documents include expert guidelines, research reports, conference proceedings, training classes, fact sheets, websites, databases, and similar materials selected from over 700 organizations for a professional audience. Materials selected are from non-commercial publishing sources and supplement disaster-related resources from PubMed (biomedical journal literature) and MedlinePlus (health information for the public).

Free Medical Journals
The Free Medical Journals Site was created to promote the free availability of full text medical journals on the Internet.

Gale Databases – available via AZ State Library
Arizonans can explore thousands of online articles and images from popular magazines, scholarly journals, current newspapers and other reference works through their public library websites. We encourage you to use your public library’s website to access these resources. If you are not connecting through your library’s website, you will be asked to enter your home zip code to continue.

HighWire Free Online Full-text Articles by Stanford University
HighWire Press is the largest archive of free full-text science on Earth! As of 3/13/15, we are assisting in the online publication of 2,431,120 free full-text articles and 7,648,442 total articles. There are 34 sites with free trial periods, and 122 completely free sites. 288 sites have free back issues, and 1398 sites have pay per view! (It is constantly updated!)

Hpathy is the world’s leading Homeopathy Resource, which provides high quality content and services to millions of homeopathic doctors, students and patients every year. is online since 2001 and develops free, professional content and services for the homeopathic community.

MedlinePlus is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to present high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted, easy to understand, and free of advertising, in both English and Spanish. Anywhere, anytime, on any device—for free.

NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) – Evidence Search
Evidence search provides access to selected and authoritative evidence in health, social care and public health. They have a little over 2000 acupuncture related articles. Many of them full text.

PubMed comprises more than 27 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

PubMed Central
PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). In keeping with NLM’s legislative mandate to collect and preserve the biomedical literature, PMC serves as a digital counterpart to NLM’s extensive print journal collection.

Scientific Research Publishing
Scientific Research Publishing (SCIRP) is among the largest publishers of Open Access journals. Currently, it publishes over 200 peer-reviewed open access journals online, covering a diverse range of academic disciplines.

The Internet Journal of Alternative Medicine
This is a peer reviewed journal. Every published article has been reviewed by members of the editorial board and the editor-in-chief. All articles are archived by Internet Scientific Publications LLC and recognized by The Library of Congress Catalog of Publications. All our journals are either fully or partially indexed with Directory of Open Access Journals DOAJ, Google Scholar, Embase, Scopus, Cinahl, Ebsco, Gale, J-Gate, Open J-Gate, Socolar, and Index Copernicus. Notes: Only available in HTML, articles can be accessed through EBSCOhost.

Trip Medical Database
Trip Database is a smart, fast tool to find high quality clinical research evidence and is designed to be as easy to use as Google. Trip is free to use but if you register and sign-in you get many more benefits.

Website of the Institute for Traditional Medicine
It provides numerous educational materials, primarily articles written by Subhuti Dharmananda.

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