Electronic Resources

The ACTCM Shuji Goto library provides access to a number of electronic resources such as E-Journals and databases for the campus community. Some E-resources marked with a * are made available under special license with access restrictions:

Health Resources


 Acupuncture in Medicine*

Alternative and Complementary Therapies*

Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine*

The American Journal of Chinese Medicine (AJCM)*

BioMedSearch – BioMedSearch contains free PubMed/MedLine publications, plus additional journals and a collection of theses and dissertations that are not available elsewhere, making it the most comprehensive biomedical search on the web.


HerbalGram – Your source for reliable herbal medicine information

International Journal of Complementary & Alternative Medicine


The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine *

Journal of Chinese Medicine Article Archive * – This archive gives you the exclusive 24-hour online access to nearly every article published in The Journal of Chinese Medicine (JCM) since 1979 in pdf format and over a thousand abstracts from the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine (JTCM) – click on article title to read abstract.

 Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Journal Watch – Reviews over 180 scientific and medical journals to present important clinical research findings and insightful commentary.

Medical Acupuncture *

Meridians: JAOM * 

Meridians: The Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine features scientific, peer reviewed articles focusing on the professional practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

The New England Journal of Medicine

Townsend Letter – The examiner of alternative medicine



       Alt HealthWatch + Medline *

Alt HealthWatch (EBSCO) *

Alt HealthWatch focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers full-text articles for 200 international, and often peer-reviewed, journals and reports.

Natural Standard*

Natural Standard provides high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine including dietary supplements and integrative therapies.

Medline with / Full-Text (EBSCO)*

MEDLINE with Full Text is also the world’s most comprehensive source of full text for medical journals, providing full text for 1,470 journals indexed in MEDLINE. Of those, 1,450 have cover-to-cover indexing in MEDLINE, and of those, 551 are not found with full text in any version of Academic Search, Health Source® or Biomedical Reference Collection.

Wanfang Data * (Chinese) 
The Wanfang Database features full-text peer-reviewed articles from about 118 different Chinese medicine journals.  It has been one of the most comprehensive and authoritative resources for TCM information.


AcuBriefs promotes access to information on acupuncture and Oriental medicine with best medical practice for doctors and medical professionals.

BioMed Central

BioMed Central is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher of 220 open access, online, peer-reviewed journals.

Chinese Herb Academy

The Chinese Herb Academy is dedicated to providing relevant information on Chinese herbal medicine and professional discussion on the clinical use of Chinese herbs.

Chinese Medicine Specimen Database

The Hong Kong Baptist University School of Medicine and Library worked together to create this database which includes pictures and information on all Materia Medica specimens found in their Chinese Medicine Centre.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.

Medicinal Plants Image Database

The Hong Kong Baptist University School of Medicine and Library worked together to create this database. Over 1,000 medicinal plants are categorized and summarized with pictures and detailed descriptions.


MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Website for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

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.


E-books in EBSCO *

Click either link below to check out/download e-books:

Free Books for Doctors  – Free Books for Doctors promotes free access to medical books. See list of 650 titles on sidebar. Registration is required to access some books. A few books only list the table of contents

Medifocus e-Book – Current Medical Guides on Major diseases and conditions. Includes free full text description previews of topics listed on the sidebar.

Merck – Merck provides all of The Merck Manuals on a not-for-profit basis as a service to the community

The National Academies Press – This site offers many titles in electronic Adobe PDF format. Hundreds of these books can be downloaded for free by the chapter or the entire book, while others are available for purchase.

The Online Book Page – The Online Book Page, University of Pennsylvania. This is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet.

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