Subject Guides in the Health and Life Sciences

Resources in Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Alternative Medicine

Note: Materials are located in the Biomedical Library’s reference stacks unless otherwise indicated.

  • American Cancer Society’s Guide to Complementary and Alternative Cancer Methods.
    Call number: QZ 266 A5151 2000


  • The Alternative Medicine Homepage.
    This site is a good starting point for sources of information on unconventional, unorthodox, unproven, or alternative, complementary, innovative, integrative therapies. Includes links to associations and organizations; government resources; practitioners; directories; schools; training and licensure information; and sites dealing with diet, nutrition, and lifestyle interventions; herbal medicine; and individual conditions and disorders.


  • Balch, Phyllis A. Prescription for Nutritional Healing.
    Call number: WB 400 B174p 2000


  • Beckner, William Mac. Complementary therapies on the Internet.
    Call numbers: WB 39 B3973c 2003 and CD-ROM WB 39 B3973c 2003


  • Cassileth, Barrie R. The Alternative Medicine Handbook: The Complete Reference Guide to Alternative and Complementary Therapies.
    Call number: General Stacks - WB 39 C345a 1998


  • Clark, Carolyn C. Encyclopedia of Complementary Health Practice.
    Call number: General Stacks - WB 13 E56279 1999


  • Collinge, William. The American Holistic Health Association Complete Guide to Alternative Medicine.
    Call number: General Stacks - WB 890 C711a 1996


  • Cook, Allan R. Alternative Medicine Sourcebook.
    Call number: WB 890 A465 1999


  • Credit, Larry P., Hartunian, Sharon G., and Nowak, Margaret J. Your Guide to Complementary Medicine.
    Call number: WB 890 C912y 1998


  • Editors of Time-Life Books. The Medical Advisor: The Complete Guide to Alternative & Conventional Treatments.
    Call number: WB 120 M489 2000


  • Fink, John M. Third Opinion: An International Directory to Alternative Therapy Centers for the Treatment and Prevention of Cancer & Other Degenerative Diseases.
    Call number: QZ 22.1 F499t 2005


  • Frawley, David, and Lad, Vasant. The Yoga of Herbs: An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine.
    Call number: WB 925 F8463y 2001


  • Hoffmann, Frank W., and Manning, Martin. Herbal Medicine and Botanical Medical Fads.
    Call number: General Stacks - WB 13 H699h 2002


  • Krapp, Kristine M., and Longe, Jacqueline L. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine .
    Call number: WB 13 G1507 2005 (4 vols.)


  • Krapp, Kristine M., and Longe, Jacqueline L. Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine [Spanish]. Enciclopedia de las medicinas alternativas.
    Call number: WB 13 G1507 2003


  • Kumar, Nagi B., et al. Integrative Nutritional Therapies for Cancer.
    Call number: QZ 201 K965i 2002


  • Madge, Bruce. How to Find Information: Complementary and Alternative Health Care.
    Call number: ZWB 890 M1816h 2001


  • Margen, Sheldon. Wellness Foods A to Z: An Indispensable Guide for Health-Conscious Food Lovers.
    Call number: QU 145 M328w 2002


  • National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
    Established in 1998 as part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), NCCAM’s charge is to stimulate, develop, and support research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for the benefit of the public. The NCCAM is an advocate for quality science, rigorous and relevant research, and open and objective inquiry into which CAM practices work, which do not, and why. Its overriding mission is to give the American public reliable information about the safety and effectiveness of CAM practices. The site includes news and events, fact sheets, consensus reports, information on clinical trials, and other topics of interest to investigators, practitioners, and consumers.


  • Nurse’s Handbook of Alternative & Complementary Therapies.
    Call number: WB 39 N973 2003


  • Peirce, Andrea. The American Pharmaceutical Association Practical Guide to Natural Medicines.
    Call number: WB 13 P378a 1999


  • Pizzorno, Joseph E. The clinician's handbook of natural medicine.
    Call number: WB 39 P695c 2002


  • Rees, Alan M. The Complementary and Alternative Medicine Information Source Book.
    Call number: WB 39 C737 2001


  • Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
    The Rosenthal Center’s broad goals are to contribute to the informed research and practice of complementary and alternative medicine and to foster the development of a more comprehensive and inclusive medical system. The Center facilitates and conducts rigorous scientific investigation; evaluates the effectiveness, safety, and mechanisms of action of alternative and complementary remedies and practices; and develops standards and criteria for conducting research in alternative medicine, in particular in the areas of botanical medicine and traditional systems of medicine. The site contains links to complementary and alternative medicine resources by modality and health issue.


  • Segen, J. C. Dictionary of Alternative Medicine.
    Call number: WB 13 S454d 1998


  • Tirtha, Sada Shiva. The Ayurveda Encyclopedia: Natural Secrets to Healing, Prevention & Longevity.
    Call number: WB 13 T597a 1998


  • Trivieri, Larry Jr., and Anderson, John W., eds. Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide[2nd ed.].
    Call number: WB 890 A4643 2002