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Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine: Resource List

Selected resources for those pursuing a degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the Maryland University of Integrative Health.

Library Materials

Use Integrative Search to find book titles. To locate physical or online book holdings at Sherman Cohn Library, select the type of book search and enter keywords or a title, and search the database. Limit the results list to “Available in Library Collection”.

Search the Catalog to locate physical and online book holdings as well as non-book materials at Sherman Cohn Library.

Books are available for purchase. Additionally, select chapters or pages are available for viewing via Google Books.

Amazon often provides sample book pages that can be viewed.  To obtain views of the most full text possible, use your existing or create an account with Amazon.  When you log in to Amazon this additional book content can be seen and it can also be searched.    

Access WorldCat to find out if a Library near you has a book. Search for the book title in WorldCat, then enter your zip code into WorldCat to see which local libraries, if any, own the title and then phone the local library to see if you can gain access to the work.

The Library's online article collection can be searched using the following Integrative Search text box, and then refining the results list:

BioMed Central enables full-text access to materials in biomedicine from an open access publisher.

MUIH does not have a subscription to Cochrane Library, however, plain language summaries from Cochrane's systematic reviews are accessible in search results.

This is a directory of "free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals" created by Lund University Libraries in Lund, Sweden. There are over 10,000 journals listed, most of which can be searched at the article level.

Use Google Scholar to locate additional articles.  When there is a link in the column on the right side of the search result page, this is the one to follow as it usually leads to full text.

Use the Integrative Search's Online Publication Locator to search for a specific journal by title or ISSN.  Please note that the search result set will also show non-journal titles.  

Search this resource when materials from a predominantly Western-medicine focused database will meet your informational needs.  Conducting a PICO Search?  Utilize the PICO Search option available from Integrative Search (accessible from the Quick Links tab above).  Need clinical information?  Choose PubMed Clinical  Queries from the PubMed Resource Links list.

WorldCat enables you to find out if a Library near you has a journal. Search for the journal title in WorldCat, then enter your zip code into WorldCat to see which local libraries, if any, own the title and phone the local library to see if you can gain access to the work.

Library Spaces

* The Library Commons is open during MUIH building hours.

 

* Library services

The general library service hours are listed below. Library service hours are subject to change based on library staff availability. We recommend the use of the Library Services Calendar before seeking library assistance.

  • On-campus assistance: email, phone, and in-person (including circulation services)

Tuesday - Friday | 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday | see Library Services Calendar below

Sunday | library services N/A

  • Virtual assistance: email and virtual session (no webcams)

Monday - Saturday | 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday | library services N/A

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Library Services Calendar

 

Note: When the University is closed due to an emergency or weather-related events, the Library Commons and on-campus library services are not available. School closure notices will be posted on MUIH’s homepage. Additional closures to the Library Commons may occur for scheduled events and are noted on the Hours tab of the Research Tools site. Adjustments in library services may occur around holiday times, during trimester breaks, and unforeseen circumstances. Confirm library service availability with the Library Services Calendar or call the library at 443-906-5782.

The Library's Canvas Site is accessible to all faculty and to students working towards a certificate, masters, or doctoral degree, as well as to those with advanced special status. Use your Canvas login to experience this virtual library learning site that contains the Ask a Librarian Service, a Get Started Section, plus a link back to our Library's Research Tools page.

View of Library on Canvas

* The Library Commons is open during MUIH building hours.

 

- Please note COVID protocols for the Library Commons:

   * Maximum occupancy of the Library Commons is 20 individuals including library staff.

   * An air purifier is located in the Library Commons.

   * A hand sanitizer station is available.

  * The tables have been re-arranged and the number of chairs has been reduced to maintain 6 feet social distancing when chairs are occupied. The round tables are permitted to have one chair each. The rectangular chairs are permitted to have two chairs on opposite ends;

   * The library will not loan out headphones.

   

- Please note the general conditions for using the Library Commons:

   * We ask all users to be mindful of the study areas and the people using the spaces;

   * Refrain from eating or displaying food in the Library Commons;

   * Covered beverages are welcome;

   * Place your phone on silent and step outside for all calls;

   * Headphones are required when listening to audio.

 

 


The Silent Areas and Meditation Area are located in the rear of the Library Commons. The space contains carrels for individual study, spaced 6 feet apart. USB and electric outlets are provided within each carrel. 

Carrels with USB and electrical outlets

 

The Meditation Area is open and available for use on a first-come basis. Mats, pillows, and blankets will not be provided by the library. Users of the space must bring their own yoga mats, blankets, etc. for their own use and users should not leave their items behind.

Meditation Area

Note: When the University is closed due to an emergency or weather-related events, the Library Commons and on-campus library services are not available. School closure notices will be posted on MUIH’s homepage. Additional closures to the Library Commons may occur for scheduled events and are noted on the Hours tab of the Research Tools site. Adjustments in library services may occur around holiday times, during trimester breaks, and unforeseen circumstances. Confirm library service availability with the library's live calendar or reach the library at 443-906-5782.