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Indian Databases
Annotated Bibliography of Indian Medicine http://indianmedicine.eldoc.ub.rug.nl/

Annotated Bibliography of Indian Medicine (ABIM) and Electronic Journal of Indian Medicine (EJIM), was created by Roelf Barkhuis and the Digital Library team of the Groningen University Library, Netherlands.
ABIM: At present the bibliography contains between 30,000 and 40,000 items. A number of summaries of articles from various periodicals are included.
EJIM: The issues of the EJIM published online regularly when sufficient suitable material is available. The articles of each volume will appear yearly in print and on the free website.
1.    Search for ABIM
‘*’ functions as a substitute for a character sequence.
For example place * sign at the end of a term to search for all terms that begin with that word; for instance Ayur* will find all terms that begin with the letters Ayur; e.g., Ayurveda, Ayurvedic, etc
‘?’ is a substitute for one character.
For example: b?ll searches for ball, bell, bill, etc.

2.    Search for EJIM
The search option same as the ABIM

Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Sidha (CCRAS)


CCRAS is an apex body in India for the formulation, co-ordination, development and promotion of research on scientific lines in Ayurveda and Siddha Systems of Medicine.
Research activities

Basic Research
This section describes the achievements of CCRAS in the Tribal Population Health Care Research Programme.

Clinical Research
Brief reports of clinical trials conducted by CCRAS. The trials are reported  under the heading of each diseases

Drug research
Research activities done in the field of medicinal plants i.e., survey, pharmacognosy, Cultivation, Phyto-chemistry, Pharmacology and standardization.

Literature Research
A brief report of the literary research work conducted under Ayurveda & Siddha

Research Database
Research Database on Ayurveda, Siddha and Other Traditional Medicine & Related Sciences Research

  • Bibliography of CCRAS Research Contributions
The publications of CCRAS listed in alphabetic order.  Here the title of the study is listed along with author name.
The articles can be searched through author’s name.
  • Literary Research
The list of books which is critically edited and reprinted by the CCRAS publication section is listed in this section. These books belong to ayurveda and sidha.
  • Drug Research
Brief reports of research programs conducted under drug research.
  • Clinical Research
Clinical research contributions of CCRAS for ayurveda and sidha are listed in this section. Abstracts of 23 Clinical Research Studies funded by CCRAS are listed in these topics
  • Periodicals
The electronic version of journals published by CCRAS
  1. Journal of Research in Ayurveda &Siddha  (abstracts only)
  2. Journal of Drug Research in Ayurveda & Siddha (abstracts only)
  3. Bulletin of Indian Institute of History of Medicine  (available on subscription)

It is a Bibliographic database of Indian biomedical journals. This database covers prominent peer reviewed Indian biomedical journals. These have been selected from more than 200 journals.

medIND :Full text articles indexed in IndMed are available through MedIND. This database gives full text of 38 journals indexed in IndMed (http://medind.nic.in/).
This database is a non-commercial web-site funded by Govt. of India and jointly managed by National Informatics Centre (Department of Information Technology) and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
Two types of searches in this database

1.    Simple search

The searching can be done by entering the search terms in to the box.  Boolean operators (AND, OR, and NOT) can be used if search is done by using multiple search terms.
2.    Advanced search
Four search columns are available in this search. Boolean Operators are AND, OR, and NOT are available to connect each search terms.
Truncation: Truncation means finding all terms that begin with a given text string. Place a dollar ($) sign at the end of a term to search for all terms that begin with that word; for instance Ayur$ will find all terms that begin with the letters Ayur; e.g., Ayurveda, Ayurvedic, etc.
To search MeSH terms along with Subheadings use hyphen "-". At the moment 75 MeSH keywords are listed in this database

Medknow Publications is a publisher for academic and scientific, peer-reviewed, online and print open access journals.
It has over 65 print and online journals.
Articles or journals can be searched through this database.
1.    Search Articles
In this search, two search boxes, author name (Author search) and keywords (Keywords search).
2.    Search Journals
The journal can be specified by Journal name, Abbreviation, Readership, subject, ISSN Number and then searched by entering the specific keyword.
National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR)

NISCAIR is a one of the premier science information institutes in India.
NISCAIR offers wide range of information services ranging from literature search to production and printing of S&T publications.
Abstracts of two NISCAIR published journal is available for search; they are Indian Science Abstracts (ISA) & Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Abstracts (MAPA).
NISCAIR Online Periodicals Repository
Full text articles from research journals published by NISCAIR are available through this section.
Presently full text facility is provided for all of the seventeen research journals viz. IJBB, IJC-A, IJC-B, IJPAP, JSIR, IJRSP, IJCT, IJEMS, IJMS, IJEB, IJBT, IJFTR, NPR, JIPR, BVAAP, ALIS and IJTK.
CSIR e-journal consortium
It aims at providing access to 4500 world-class e-journals to the CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) personnel through pooling and sharing of resources.
National Science Library (NSL)
The NSL has over 2,40,000 printed collection of S&T documents which includes monographs, bound volumes of journals, reports, theses/dissertations, standards, and patents etc.
National Science Digital Library
National Science Digital Library (NSDL) aims at providing comprehensive S&T information to students of science, engineering and technology in the country.
Full text Search
ISA, MAPA Journal searches are available in the website. Abstracts of the relevant article obtained through this Full text search.
Advanced  Search
By clicking Keyword Search button, the list of keywords will be displayed.  From that list, click on the search text and the clicked text will automatically get displayed in the text box provided.
If a search for multiple keywords is needed then select "and" or "or” from the drop down provided next to text box.
  • Abstract Journal
Abstracts of ISA (Indian Science Abstracts) & MAPA  (Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Abstracts) journals are included in this title
  • Research journal
17 research journal are included

Search NSDL

Two types of searches are provided in this searches,
  • Advanced search:
First drop out search box select with subject or All NSDL. Then to select in the three  pull down  menu, in that menu listed with
  • Keywords
  • Author
  • Title
  • Subject
  • Abstract
  • Series
  • Sponsor
And enter the corresponding words in the search boxes
  • Subject search
Select with subject and enter the keywords in search columns


Five searches are available in the search options,
  • Communities & Collections
  • In this search for Science Disciplines and E-book titles
  • Titles
  • Authors
  • Subjects
  • By date
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) is the premier industrial R&D organization in India.  It is world’s largest network of publicly funded research organizations
Search on CSIR Research Publication
Three search options are in this database are classified as,
  • Year(2000-2005)
  • Laboratory
  • Journal
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
The ICMR New Delhi, the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research, is one of the oldest medical research bodies in the world.
The Indian Journal of Medical Research (IJMR) is one of the oldest medical Journals in Asia. It started in the year 1913. The IJMR publishes peer reviewed quality biomedical research in the form of original research articles, review articles, short papers and short notes.
Search for IJMR
Two types of Search options are Indian Journal for Medical research.
  • By Issue
  • By Author
  • By Volume
  • By Subject
  • By Institute
Year wise Search: Currently 2003 to 2008 years of journals issues are available in this website.
National Medical Library (NML)
The NML is to provide wide and efficient library and information services to the health science (HS) professionals in India.
National Medical Library has 3.6 lakh volumes of books, reports, bound volume of journals and other literature and adds about 3000 latest books and serials every year. It also subscribes to 2000 current periodicals. The library has good collection of 19th century literature. Books collection is divided into pre-1977 and 1977-onwards, and is classified according to the Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme. Bound volumes of journals are divided into upto-1990 and post-1990.
NML has set up a network of health science libraries in India. It has with the support from WHO, 6 Regional Medical Library (RML) and 8 Resource Medical Libraries (RL) in the country
Electronic Resources in Medicine (ERMED) Consortium:
NML provides the consortium in which the medical journals can be purchased in group. ERMED is providing over 1600 medical journals from 9 leading medical journal publishers, namely, American Academy of Pediatrics, BMJ Publishing, Cambridge University Press, Cengage Learning, IOS Press, Lippincott William Wilkins, Oxford University Press, Proquest, Royal Society of Medicine Press.
Search Medical Theses
This is a Database of Medical Theses/ Dissertations Submitted to different Medical Colleges in India. Now available from 9 Medical college / Institution but will increase as medical colleges digitalize their thesis work.
  • Search by Subject
Select the subject in drop down menu
•    Search by Keywords
Enter the keyword in search column
  • Search by Author
Author: Enter the authors name
  • Advanced search
In this search three search columns
  • Author: Enter the authors name
  • Subject: Select the subject in drop down menu
  • Institution: Select the subject in drop down menu
Electronic Resources in Medicine (ERMED) Consortium:
The access to ERMED is for members only.
At present these are Indian Government institutions. NISACIR and other Indian government agencies have proposal to join ERMED to make these literature accessible to general public
Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL)
(As accessed on  October 2008)
Traditional Knowledge Digital Library is a knowledge repository of the Indian traditional knowledge. Data on 81,200 formulations in Ayurveda, 1,09,550 in Unani, 12,250 in Siddha and Yoga in 800 had already been put in the TKDL, and available in five languages — English, German, French, Spanish and Japanese. The Government of India established TKDL to enable the Patent Office’s all over the world to search and examine any prevalent use/prior art, and thereby prevent incorrect grant of patent on products/processes based on knowledge in public domain.
This database is created by CSIR in collaboration with DST.
Simple Search
Multiple search terms including keywords, diseases and IPC codes can be simultaneously searched along with operators such as 'and', 'and not', 'near' and 'or'. The use of operators like 'and' shall narrow down the search results and avoid large number of irrelevant results. More than one term can be searched for as a whole by the use of quotation marks, e.g. 'anti-wrinkle and guggulu'.
Advanced Search
This option allow use of operators such as 'and' and 'or' as well as use of options such as 'should contain' and should not contain'. Appropriate terms of these options may be used to get more accurate results. A complete search query may contain at least five search term simultaneously including Keywords /IPC Code /Title /Bibliographic Code/Disease, each individually specified.
Indian Bio-resource Information Network (IBIN)
This electronic database was developed using an indigenously developed software on plant, animal, marine and microbial resources of the country.
This database launched by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India.
Medicinal Plant Data (Sasya Sampada)
This database of the medicinal and economically important plants of India.
Browse Medicinal Plants
Vernacular Search

Search for Vernacular name
Scientific Search
Search for Scientific name
Major Category
Advanced Search
Foundation of Revitalisation of Local Health Tradition (FRLHT) Encyclopaedia of Indian Medicinal Plants
This is the online list of around 7361 medicinal plant species and has 6734 plant images. User can search with any part of the botanical name or regional name in thirteen languages. Thumb images of the species are provided for easy understanding of the species.
Plant name Search
Enter the keyword (medicinal plant) or botanical name in search box then click go button.
National Health Information Collaboration (NHIC)

NHIC proposes to serve as the one-point source of authentic and relevant health information on different information types for all health topics. It is targeted to serve doctors, health workers, nurses, medical students, health service providers, researchers, policy makers etc.
It is Supported by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and World Health Organization, Country Office for India)
Information Type
To search in a specific content category, click on the Information type link in the home page. Link to the bibliographic information and full text document will be displayed. The difference between site search and category specific search is that all the bibliographic information fields are provided in a combo box for that particular category. All the other content categories are listed in the left panel.
Theses search
Keywords are entered in the search box ten click searches.  To obtain bibliographic details of the theses.
National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA), Jaipur

The aim of the institute is to promote the growth and development of Ayurveda.
The institute is engaged in research activities to explore various areas in Ayurveda like - Clinical research, Drug research, Literary research. etc
Research Work
The research work of 9 different ayurveda departments is published in electronic form. Currently published the research work from 1990 to 2005. The departments are Kayachikitsa, Dravyaguna, Rasashastra, Sharir Rachana, Vikriti Vigyan, Maulik Siddhanta, Sharir Kriya, Shalya Tantra and Kaumar Bhritya
Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka (RGUHS)
In RGUHS has 74 Ayurveda colleges and PG/PhD dissertations in colleges under RGUHS are listed in digital library section.
Digital Library
  • Bibliographic Index for PG Dissertations
This is provides different subjects (Medical, Dental, Ayurveda, Homeopathy,  Pharmacy, Nursing etc) PG dissertation names and location of the colleges
  • Full text access to Electronic Thesis and Dissertations for PG and PG courses
This is provides the Full text access to Electronic Thesis and Dissertations
Indian Patent Office
www.patentoffice.nic.in &

Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion and Government of India, established Patent Information System (PIS), in the year 1980.
Main objective is to obtain and maintain a comprehensive collection of patent specification and patent related literature on a worldwide basis to meet the needs for technological information, of various users in R&D establishments, Government Organisations, Private Industries, Business, Investors and other users.

Patents can be searched through Title, Abstract, Application Number, Applicant Name, Inventor Name, IPC, patent number, Name of patentee.
The Boolean operators AND, OR, and NOT can be used to narrow the search.
Clinical Trials Registry India (CTRI)

The CTRI is an online register of clinical trials being conducted in India. It has been set up by the ICMR’s National Institute of Medical Statistics and is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) through the ICMR. It also receives financial and technical support through the WHO, WHO-SEARO, and the WHO India Country office.
Trial Search
To find relevant articles, keywords or phrase is typed in ‘Search for trials’ text box. This enables user to search central database to search trials.
‘Select box’ provides searching based on Scientific title of the study, health condition/problem studied, Name of principle investigator , Intervention and comparator agent, Inclusion & exclusion criteria, Primary outcomes, Secondary outcomes, Sites of study, Ethics committee and Sponsor.
Searching is possible by using alpha-numeric Characters
Other Databases
PubMed is a free search engine for accessing the MEDLINE database of citations, abstracts and some full text articles on life sciences and biomedical topics.
It is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, and includes over 18 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.
PubMed is updated daily directly from publishers.
The PubMed user manual and online trainings are available the site is,
Basic Search
Keywords are to be entered in the search column then enter ‘GO’ for the search. The search options are available for databases such as Medline, MeSH by selecting in the drop down menu.
Advance search
The articles can be searched by Author, Journal, Publication date, and more. Limit options are available in advanced searches.
Search By Author
  • Enter the author’s name in the format of last name followed by initials. Omit punctuation
Search By Journal title
Enter in the search box one of the following:
  • Full journal title (e.g., molecular biology of the cell)
  • Title abbreviation (e.g., mol biol cell)
  • ISSN number, a standardized international code (e.g., 1059-1524)
Search by Date
Enter dates using the format YYYY/MM/DD [date field]. There is a selection of date fields to use:
  • Date of Publication [dp]
  • Entrez Date [edat] - The date the citation first entered PubMed.
  • MeSH Date [mhda] - The date the citation was indexed with MeSH terms.
Author and Journal
Full Text, Free Full Text, and Abstracts
Published or Added to PubMed Dates
Humans or Animals
Journal Groups & More Subsets
PubMed Central Subset
Citation Status Subsets
Ahead of Print Citations
Publication Types
Tag Terms
PubMed database gives more detailed search methods with tutoring.
Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Library is a collection of Evidence-Based Medicine databases such as The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Cochrane Reviews), The Cochrane Database of Reviews of Effects (Other Reviews), The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), The Cochrane Database of Methodology Reviews (Methods Reviews), The Cochrane Methodology Register (Methods Studies), Health Technology Assessment Database (Technology Assessments) and NHS Economic Evaluation Database (Economic Evaluations).
CENTRAL contains a register of studies which may be relevant for inclusion in Cochrane reviews and it is world’s largest database of randomized controlled trials.


Cochrane CAM Field

This contains CAM-related Cochrane reviews and protocols. About 384 Cochrane reviews and 225 CAM protocols are listed in this website of University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Three types of search options are provided in Cochrane library.
Keywords should be submitted to search column which retrieves the result is Cochrane Reviews, Other Reviews, Clinical Trials, Methods Studies, Technology Assessments, Economic Evaluations, and Cochrane Groups.
Simple Search
Enter the keywords in search column. The pull down menu provides the option to search the keywords according to
  • Record title
  • Author
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Title/Abstract/Keywords
  • Tables
  • Publication type
  • Source
  • DOI
Advanced Search
Five search columns are provided in this search. Multiple keywords are combined by using Boolean operators. Pull down menu is available succeeding each search column, which allows limiting search. Keywords can be searched through
  • Record title
  • Author
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Title/Abstract/Keywords
  • Tables
  • Publication type
  • Source
  • DOI
MeSH Search
One search columns are available in this search. Enter the MeSH terms entered in that search columns.
Cochrane CENTRAL search
Clinical trials are obtained by limiting the search in to ‘Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (Clinical Trials)’.
CAM (Complementary and Alternative   Medicine) on PubMed
CAM on PubMed contains citations to journal articles related to CAM. It is a subset or part of PubMed. It was developed jointly by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Center for CAM (NCCAM) to help people search easily for journal articles related to a variety of CAM therapies, approaches, and systems—from acupuncture, to herbs, to traditional Oriental medicine.
CAM on Pubmed Searches the PubMed database to locate CAM-related citations.
In this search first go to the limit options and then select the complementary medicine. Then keyword/keywords are entered in search column. The Boolean operators AND, OR and NOT are also used for search to combine multiple keywords.

PubMed database gives more detailed search methods.
An evidence-based herbal database providing hyperlinked access to the scientific research on herbs. It is an electronic herbal database providing evidence-based information resource. This public site provides free access to 30 herbs.
This database is a professional version of herbmed and is available for licensing and subscription. About 218 herbs are included.
Search for Herb
Herbs listed in the alphabetical order. Information of each herbs are listed under
Evidence for Efficacy (Human Data), Safety Data, Evidence of Activity, Formulas/Blends, Other Information and Dynamic Updates.  
The Boolean operators AND, OR, and NOT are used for the search process.Multiple Booleans can be used in one search string and may be combined with parenthesis and wild cards(*).
Ayur* will be expanded to include: Ayurveda, Ayurvedic, etc.
CAMbase is a virtual German search engine with modern XML-based retrieval-technology that enables the user to easily find relevant literature of CAM in different resources.
Three types of searches are available in this databases
  1. Subject: Enter the subject.
  2. Author: Enter the Authors name.
  3. Expert mode:
In this search three types of search columns.
In the first two search columns select with author, title, keywords, serials, Corporate body and ISBN. Then it is joined with Boolean operators (and, or and not Boolean operators are used in this searches) and the last column enter with year.


Bandolier is a website about the use of evidence in health, healthcare, and medicine United Kingdom.
Knowledge library
The abstracted form of systematic reviews of treatments, of evidence about diagnosis, epidemiology or health economics of different health topics are arranged category wise or as alphabetic lists
Complementary and Alternative Therapies (CAT)
The informations about abstracts of systematic reviews, meta-analyses or other studies related to CAT.
Simple Search
The search word is submitted to search box and then click to search.
Advanced site search
‘ALL’ and ‘ANY’ available to combine two words. ‘ALL’ has the option same as ‘AND’ and ‘ANY’ has the ‘OR’ option.
National Centre for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
NCCAM is a US government agency. NCCAM is dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science, training CAM researchers, and disseminating authoritative information to the public and professionals.
Simple search
Type the keywords in search box
Search NCCAM using Boolean operators
Enter the keywords in search column.
Then select with match keywords(Boolean, ALL words and Any words) and the last column select with show result (With summaries and Titles only)
The Boolean operators AND, OR and NOT are used in this searches.
Native American Ethnobotany http://herb.umd.umich.edu
This database is Foods, Drugs, Dyes and Fibers of Native American Peoples, Derived from American Plants. The database contains 44,691 items (accessed on 15-08-2009). Added foods, drugs, dyes, fibers and other uses of plants (a total of over 44,000 items). This represents uses by 291 Native American groups of 4,029 species from 243 different plant families.
The search term enter the search column.
The Boolean operator ‘AND’ and ‘OR’ are used in this searches.
Traditional Ecological Knowledge Prior Art Database (TEK*PAD)
T.E.K.* P.A.D. is an index and search engine of existing Internet-based, public domain documentation concerning indigenous knowledge and plant species uses.
Country of origin: USA
Simple search
Enter the keywords in search column then click Go button. The Boolean operators are also used in these searches.
The following operators are included in the searches.
‘?’ This is a wildcard. It represents any single letter. It does not work with dates or numbers.
Example: Using '?one’ finds documents containing bone, cone, done, gone (and any other four-letter words that end with 'one').
'???ck' finds documents containing stack, clock, stick, truck; rack, rick, rock
‘*’ This is a wildcard. It represents any extension of letters. It does not work with dates or numbers.
Example: '*one' finds documents containing bone, cone, clone, crone, done, drone, gone, telephone (and any . other words of any length that end with 'one')
Also, '*one*' finds documents containing bone, cone, clone, lonely, phoned, stoned, pardoned
- (hyphen): This tells TEK*PAD to find the hyphenated word pair. Example: 'full-text' finds documents containing "full-text."
China TCM Patent Database


The China TCM Patent Database was established by Patent Data Research and Development Center (PDC), a part of The Intellectual Property Publishing House of State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of China. The original purpose of creating this database was to meet the increasing need of patent examination.
Two types of search options are in this database.
1.    Quick Search
The QUICK SEARCH provides three choices of date, i.e. the application date, the publication date, and the update date. Users can define the search to any one of the three by clicking the corresponding name from the pull-down list.
Then enter the keyword in search column.
2.    Advanced Search
There are 3 steps to submit a query using the Advanced Search
  • Select a year or scope of years to search in the Select Years Entry box. There are three time selections in the pull-down menu: (a) Application year; (b) Publication year; (c) Database update year.
  • Type your search statement into the Query box.
  • Press the Search button.
The Boolean operators AND, OR and NOT are used in Quick search and Advanced searches.
International Bibliographic Information of  Dietary Supplements (IBIDS)
IBIDS is collaboration between two US government agencies: the ‘Office of Dietary Supplements’ of the National Institutes of Health, and the Food and ‘Nutrition Information Center (FNIC)’ of the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Library (NAL).
There are over 760,000 citations on the topic of dietary supplements from four major database sources, i.e. biomedical-related articles from MEDLINE, botanical and agricultural science from AGRICOLA, worldwide agricultural literature through AGRIS, and coverage of international applied life sciences literature from CAB Abstracts and CAB Global Health.
Keyword will be entered  in search box
Search options are available as Title, Abstract, Author and year of publication.
Multiple options are available to limit the search (references) i.e. All IBIDS references, Consumer references, Peer reviewed references to get the relevant studies.
Boolean operators
For AND use the + sign.
Example: + Ayurveda + siddha

For NOT use the – sign.
Eg: Ayurveda -siddha
There is no need of using OR operator. Default search using both term together will give citations of both.
Eg: Ayurveda herbal
AGRICOLA serves as the catalogue and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library, USA, as well as a primary public source for world-wide access to agricultural information. The database covers materials in all formats and periods, including printed works from as far back as the 15th century.
Three types of search options in this database
Keyword Search
Four search column in this database and it provides different search options such as-Title, Authors name, Subject, ISBN-ISSN-LCCN, Series, Subject code, Source , Language, Publisher type
"AND" and "OR" operators are generally supported in this search
Basic Search
Options are available to find articles on the basis of Subject, Author, Call number, Journal title, SuDoc number, Name/title, Series/Uniform title, Command search.
Basic limit options are also available in the searches.
Advanced Search
Boolean operators will be used in searches. To search several words at once, Boolean operator must be used between each word. ‘Limit’ options are available for Language, Location, Date, Medium, Item type, Place of publications, Publication status.
EthnobotDb is one of Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases on the US Agricultural Research Database covering ethnobotanical uses for plants. It is funded by Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Ethnobotany query
Enter the scientific name in search column and then click to search.
The Boolean operators are used in this search.
Acubriefs is a bibliographic database on acupuncture. Its purpose is to make available the most comprehensive database of references on acupuncture in the English language. The non English article abstracts from the leading Chinese journals have been translated into English and are available through this database.
Search Acupuncture Reference Database
Five search columns are available to search for title, keywords, clinical specialty, periodical and abstract
1.    Keyword Search
Enter the keyword in search box. In more than one keyword searching without using any punctuation i.e.:  'headache electro acupuncture’ (do not use any punctuation).
2.    Authors Search
Use last name only or with initials, spaces and punctuation 'Jones, A. B.' Spaces must be put in after punctuation: 'Jones, [space] A. [space] B. Instead may use 'Jones'
3.    Search using published year
The year to be typed in search box.
4.    Search using reference type
The articles can be searched according to the source where it was published.
5.    Search using clinical specialty
The articles can be searched according to the clinical specialties (ophthalmology, CAM).

Search for Review database

Four search columns are available.
1.    Keyword Search
Searching options available by using title, keywords & review
2.    Authors Search
Searching with Author name
3.    Review date
Searching by selecting Month and Year
4.    The media type
Search options by selecting Article, Journal (Full), Website and Conference Proceedings
(English version)
The Datadiwan accesses actual information on holistic medicine and frontier sciences. Secondly, it is a scientific discussion forum, And thirdly, it is a network which links research institutions and organizations world-wide. Most literature is in German
Only one search column in this database. Enter the keywords in search column and then go to searches.
The Boolean operators AND and OR are used in searches. Search using multiple words by linking them with "AND" or "OR".
National Library of Medicine (NLM) Databases
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is a world's largest biomedical library. The Library collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and health care.
The Boolean operators OR, NOT,-, + are available for search.
The asterisk '*' can be used as a wildcard character. * Sign at the end of a term to search for all terms that begin with that word.
To search, type the keyword or phrase into the search box. Click Go or Search, or press the Enter.
NLM Gateway
This database provides search for 23 database of NLM. Provides access to many useful databases, including ToxNet and ClinicalTrials.gov. Bioethics, Cancer Information, and HIV/AIDS can be accessed from PubMed.
A web based system in which the user can search simultaneously in multiple retrieval systems at NLM from a single web interface.
Keywords are entered in search column then click search. The available results are appeared in database wise list.(PubMed, Medline etc)
Journal of Negative Results in Biomedicine
Journal of Negative Results in Biomedicine is an Open Access, peer-reviewed, online journal that promotes a discussion of unexpected, controversial, provocative and/or negative results in the context of current tenets.
All articles will be listed in PubMed immediately upon acceptance (after peer review), and will be covered by PubMed Central, MEDLINE and Embase.
Browse Article
Browse Journal of Negative Results in Biomedicine by date and using keywords.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Directory of Open Access Journals is a service that provides access to quality controlled Open Access Journals. This hosts 4297 journals and 1626 journals are searchable at article level. Totally 307164 articles are searchable through DOAJ.
This open access database is hosted by Lund University, Sweden and supported by    EBSCO (Elton B Stephens Company) Information Services, international network INASP (International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications) and national library of Sweden.
Journals can be accessed through clicking the ‘find journals’ button. This will allow to search by entering suitable subjects, Keyword entered in search column. Then Go to Find journals
Browse by title
Journals are listed in alphabetic order. Relevant journals can be assessed by clicking suitable alphabet.
Expand Subject tree
The journals are archived according to the subject.
Find article
Relevant articles are obtained through the search using suitable keywords. Two or more keywords can be combined by Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT).
The options such as Title, Journal title, ISSN, Author, Keyword and Abstract can be selected from dropout boxes.
Free Medical Journal (FMJ)
The Free Medical Journals Site was created to promote the free availability of full text medical journals on the Internet.
430 journals are included in this database.
Top 20 journals are; New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, BMJ (British Medical Journal), Paediatrics, Emerging Infectious Diseases,Circulation, BMC Infectious Diseases, Brain: a journal of neurology, CA: a Cancer Journal for Clinicians, Annals of Internal Medicine, Diabetes, Science, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Diabetes Care, Archives of Internal Medicine, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of Infectious Diseases, Canadian Medical Association Journal (Journal de l'Association Medicale Canadienne) and Blood
The journals can be searchable according to the topic, FMJ impact, and free access and according to the title of the journal.
The articles can be assessed freely after some time. Most of the journals provide free access to the articles after some time. That article can be obtained through website.
Open J Gate
Open J-Gate is an electronic gateway to global journal literature in open access domain. Open J-Gate is also a database of journal literature.
Open J-Gate is also a database of journal literature, indexed from 4736 open access journals, with links to full text at Publisher sites.  Over 300000 new articles added every year. Majority of the articles in this database are engineering science.
Quick search
Enter keywords in search column. In this search options available are
  • Peer reviewed journal
  • Professional & industry journal
Advanced search
In advanced search 3 search columns with pull down options for Title, Keywords, Abstracts and Affiliations. Two Boolean operators AND and OR can be used in the search.
The search can be narrowed by using limit options i.e. publication year and subject.
Browsing Search
  • By Title: Browse by journal title.
  • By publisher: Browse by publisher.
  • By subject: Browse by subject

CenterWatch provides information services used by patients, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, CROs and research centers involved in clinical research around the world.
Search clinical trials
The clinical trials can be searched either by therapeutic area or medical condition.

It is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the USA and around the world.  Currently have 77,633 clinical trials with locations in 171 countries.
Search for Clinical trials
Four types of search options are provided for clinical trial.
1.    Basic Search
The keyword is entered to search column. The Boolean operators AND, OR and NOT are used.

2.    Advanced Search
The clinical trials can be searched on the basis of each fields of trials registered.

3.    Studies on topic
The registered clinical trials broadly categorised in to 6; Conditions, Drug interventions, Sponsors, Locations, Rare Diseases, Dietary Supplements. Each category again divided as subtopics, which is arranged in Alphabetical order and category wise.
4.    Studies on MAP
Location wise distribution of the clinical trials
Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects (CRISP)
CRISP is biomedical database system containing information on research projects and programs supported by the Department of Health and Human Services of USA
This database contains biomedical research projects conducted at universities, hospitals, and other research institutions. These projects are funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and Office of Assistant Secretary of Health (OASH)
Current and Historical Awards (1972 - 2009)
First click the Go to CRISP Query Form
This search mainly screens for accessing information about awarded grants
Keyword Search Terms - The default logic between each of the keywords is OR
The query will search for projects that contain at least one occurrence of one of the query terms (e.g. glucose receptor retrieves projects containing glucose or receptor.)
Advanced search
AND – Use this to search for documents that contain at least one occurrence of each of the query terms (e.g. ayurveda AND vitiligo retrieves projects containing both ayurveda and vitiligo.)
OR - Use this option to search for projects that contain at least one occurrence of one of the query terms (e.g. ayurveda OR vitiligo retrieves projects containing at least one of the terms.)
Limit options are available in this search.
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

The United States Patent and Trademark Office is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that issues patents to inventors and businesses for their inventions, and trademark registration for product and intellectual property identification.
To search, type a word or phrase into this box. Click Search or press the Enter button on keyboard.  
Please note that AND(+), OR, and NOT(-) are used in searches
Use the Search button in the toolbar above to conduct a text search of informational pages on the USPTO Web site. We can restrict our search to some selected portions of the site by choosing a folder of related Web pages from the dropdown menu on the site search page.


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