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Complementary & Alternative Medicine: Find Books

Guide to locating resources for complementary and alternative therapies.

Search BobCat

Search here for books, journals and other print materials, videos, sound recordings, e-books, e-journals, databases, and indexes in our local libraries and special collections.

Searching in Library Catalogs

You can find books and journals by searching the library catalog, Bobcat, at: by subject under appropriate Library of Congress Subject Headings. (Sources may also be found via the NYU Health Sciences Libraries' catalog, at: - click the "Print Resources" tab).

Some subject headings are:

  • Alternative medicine

Call number range: R733

Used for books on general aspects of complementary and alternative medicine, historical treatment, clinical research, consumer health information, and vocational guidance.

Or a more specific search:

  • Alternative medicine--Social aspects
  • Alternative medicine--Dictionaries
  • Alternative medicine--History

Other subject headings to consider:

  • Holistic medicine
  • Traditional medicine
  • Herbs
  • Holistic nursing

Or a more specific search:

  • Holistic nursing--Standards
  • Holistic nursing--Handbooks, manuals, etc
  • Herbs--Therapeutic use