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Complementary & Alternative Medicine

A University of Lethbridge Library guide to research and resources in Complementary & Alternative Medicine.

Finding Journal Articles

The most current research in CAM is often found in journal articles. The U of L Library subscribes to many databases that allow you to search for journal articles on your research topic. Some of the most important databases in the field of complementary and alternative medicine are listed on the right. Read the description of each database to determine which ones are most likely to include articles on your topic.

Databases usually provide article citation information and abstracts—summaries of what each article is about. Often, the full text of the article is available within the database or through a link. If the full text of an article isn't available through the U of L Library, you may request it via an interlibrary loan.

For more information on finding articles through the U of L Library, visit our Find Journal Articles guide. For tips on how to search databases, watch the video below.

Recommended Databases

The databases listed below are core resources in complementary and alternative medicine. They are among the best sources of scholarly articles on CAM research.

Keep in mind that many research topics are multidisciplinary, so you may wish to search databases from other subject areas as needed.

Search Techniques and Strategies