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ACAOM Library Catalog
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ACAOM encourages book and other library material suggestions from faculty and students. Refer to the Collection Development Policy for more information on guidelines for adding new materials and use the Material Selection Form to list your suggestions.
List of journals available in ACAOM library (Both electronic and print formats)
ACAOM Electronic Research Databases
ACAOM subscription databases for students and practitioners of Oriental medicine. Off-campus access via institutional user names and passwords unless noted as "On campus access only." See librarian for user name and passwords.
Medline with Full Text
Provides full-text for 1,470 journals and citations for 4,800 journals. Full text coverage dates back to 1965.
Natural and Alternative Treatments
Contains more than 700 evidence-based articles covering medical conditions, alternative therapies, herbs and supplements, functional foods, drug interactions, and homeopathy.
Alt Health Watch
Provides a focus on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full-text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports.
American Botanical Council Resources
On Campus Access Only. Access to several resources from the American Botanical Council including the peer-review journal Herbalgram and HerbMedPro, a comprehensive database detailing the scientific data underlying the use of herbs for health.
Additional Free Internet Databases and Resources for students and practitioners of Oriental medicine
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
U.S. Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
Articles from Acupuncture Today as well as information on herbs and botanicals, vitamins, minerals and supplements,
and an acupuncturist locator
TCMID (Traditional Chinese Medicine Information Database)
Clinical application information on Chinese herbs including formulation, herbal composition, chemical composition,
molecular structure and functional properties, and therapeutic and toxicity effects
Alternative Medicine Homepage
Provides links to alternative medicine information resources including databases, mailing lists, and newsgroups
Databases and internet resources for students and practitioners of both western and Oriental medicine
Online database of biomedical journal citations and abstracts created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine
Free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature
Largest component of PubMed. Accessing Medline through the Houston Public Library provides some full text.
Center for Evidence-Based Medicine
Tools and information about evidence-based medicine.
Highwire Press hosts over 1,400 scholarly publications. Many provide free access to the articles.
196 peer-reviewed open access journals, including four complementary and alternative medicine journals
Free Medical Journals
Free access to 430 medical journals
Consumer Health Information
Databases and internet resources on western and complementary medicine for consumers
Information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 750 diseases and conditions
Medline Plus en Español
Información de la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina sobre varias enfermedades y condiciones
Health information on both western and complementary medicine. Includes full text for encyclopedias and reference books.
Información sobre la medicina occidental y complementaria
Health information from the federal government
Healthfinder en Español
Información sobre su salud del gobierno federal
NCCAM Información de Salud en Español
Información sobre la medicina complementaria y alternativa del gobierno federal
Tai Chi and Health Information Center
Information provided by the American Tai Chi Association
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TCM Professional and Licensing Organizations
Websites of major traditional Chinese medicine professional and licensing organizations
Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM)
National accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit Master's-level programs in the acupuncture and Oriental medicine profession
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
The mission of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental medicine (NCCAOM) is to establish, assess, and promote recognized standards of competence and safety in acupuncture and Oriental medicine for the protection and benefit of the public
American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
Promotes the integration of concepts from traditional and modern forms of acupuncture with Western medical training
American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Promotes excellence and integrity in the professional practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine
Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM)
501(c)(6) voluntary membership association for acupuncture schools and programs in the U.S.
National Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance
An alliance of practitioners and consumers working to advance acupuncture and Oriental medicine
Listing of state acupuncture and Oriental medicine sites
Texas Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Promotes legislation that supports the acupuncture and Oriental medicine profession
Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners
Determines an acupuncturist’s eligibility for licensure and regulates the practice of acupuncture in Texas through registration of acupuncturists
Texas Constitution and Statutes
Current statutes for the State of Texas. Specifically the Occupations Code, Title 3, Health Professions.
Subtitle C: Other Professors Performing Medical Procedures
Current statutes for the State of Texas. Specifically the Chapter 205 - Acupuncture.
Local Public and Medical Libraries
Additional resources may be found at Houston area public and medical libraries.
Houston Public Library
Hours and directions to the Robinson branch
Application for library card (.pdf)
Harris County Public Library
All ACAOM students can obtain a Houston Public Library card, which is available at no cost to Texas residents.
Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library
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