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AMED (Allied and Alternative Medicine)

An overview of the AMED database.

Why use it

  • Subjects covered include acupuncture, homeopathy, palliative care, Chinese medicine, hospice care, physiotherapy, chiropractic, hypnosis, podiatry, herbalism, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, holistic treatments and osteopathy.
  • Controlled thesaurus terms (based on MeSH) are used.

Bear in mind ...

  • Updated quarterly.
  • Not all subjects have been covered since 1985: palliative care is since 1997, speech and language therapy. since 1999.
  • Coverage: 1985 to present.
  • Number of journals indexed: nearly 600 (mostly European journals.

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