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CAMbase – A XML-based bibliographical database on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

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Title
CAMbase – A XML-based bibliographical database on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
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Biomedical Digital Libraries, April 2007
DOI 10.1186/1742-5581-4-2
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Authors

Thomas Ostermann, Hartmut Zillmann, Christa K Raak, Arndt Buessing, Peter F Matthiessen

Abstract

The term "Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)" covers a variety of approaches to medical theory and practice, which are not commonly accepted by representatives of conventional medicine. In the past two decades, these approaches have been studied in various areas of medicine. Although there appears to be a growing number of scientific publications on CAM, the complete spectrum of complementary therapies still requires more information about published evidence. A majority of these research publications are still not listed in electronic bibliographical databases such as MEDLINE. However, with a growing demand by patients for such therapies, physicians increasingly need an overview of scientific publications on CAM. Bearing this in mind, CAMbase, a bibliographical database on CAM was launched in order to close this gap. It can be accessed online free of charge or additional costs. The user can peruse more than 80,000 records from over 30 journals and periodicals on CAM, which are stored in CAMbase. A special search engine performing syntactical and semantical analysis of textual phrases allows the user quickly to find relevant bibliographical information on CAM. Between August 2003 and July 2006, 43,299 search queries, an average of 38 search queries per day, were registered focussing on CAM topics such as acupuncture, cancer or general safety aspects. Analysis of the requests led to the conclusion that CAMbase is not only used by scientists and researchers but also by physicians and patients who want to find out more about CAM. Closely related to this effort is our aim to establish a modern library center on Complementary Medicine which offers the complete spectrum of a modern digital library including a document delivery-service for physicians, therapists, scientists and researchers.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 1 6%
Greece 1 6%
Germany 1 6%
Unknown 15 83%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 22%
Student > Master 3 17%
Librarian 2 11%
Other 2 11%
Student > Bachelor 2 11%
Other 4 22%
Unknown 1 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 50%
Psychology 3 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 11%
Computer Science 2 11%
Arts and Humanities 1 6%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 1 6%

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