Monday, February 18, 2013

Resource of the Week - AMED

What is it?
AMED is specifically aimed at health sciences students. AMED stands for Allied and Complementary Medicine Database. It provides information on alternative treatments for therapists, clinicians, physicians and researchers. It indexes journals and other material from over 500 sources, going as far back as 1995. It focuses on mainly European material. You can access AMED from the Electronic Library or via the Health Sciences LibGuide


Why use it?
AMED is easy to search using keywords, linking your terms together with Boolean operators by using the drop down options alongside the search boxes.
It is available via the EBSCOhost platform, so those of you familiar with searching DISCOVER or CINAHL Plus will recognise the search interface.
AMED includes many journals that are not indexed by other biomedical sources.
AMED is produced by the Health Care Information Service of the British Library. EBSCOhost who offer the AMED database have great help and advice and even have their own YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/ebscopublishing) with helpful tutorials and searching tips;


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