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Integrative Medicine: Core Resources: Integrative Medicine


This research guide is designed to support the GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences graduate and certificate programs in Integrative Medicine.

Core Books

Research Article Databases

PubMed @ Himmelfarb provides a simple method for sorting different types of articles and evidence and provides links to articles in Himmelfarb Library's full-text collection. PubMed @ Himmelfarb filters automatically group articles into categories based on their methodology and apply an English language limit.  

The categories appear on the right sidebar after you execute a PubMed search: 

  • Practice Guidelines
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Randomized Controlled Trials
  • Cohort & Case-Control
  • Background/Reviews

NOTE: In order to use PubMed @ Himmelfarb filters and see Find It @ Himmelfarb links, you must access PubMed via the custom link to PubMed available on this page and on the Himmelfarb homepage . 

If you have questions about PubMed @ Himmelfarb, please contact Laura Abate (  

Scopus is an interdisciplinary citation and abstract database covering 36,377 titles (22,794 active titles and 13,583 inactive titles) from approximately 11,678 publishers, of which 34,346 are peer-reviewed journals.  In addition, Scopus tracks cited and citing literature.

As compared to PubMed, Scopus covers more international, non-U.S. based research and is also useful for discovering interdisciplinary research which may not be covered in PubMed.

Scopus can be used to identify highly cited authors and institutions, authors writing in specific journals in a field, and much more. It can also be used as a quality filter in research for finding "highly cited" papers that match your keywords, using the feature of sorting results by the number of times cited in other scientific papers.

LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that can connect you to articles in Himmelfarb Library’s collection.  LibKey Nomad works with with multiple sources including PubMed, Scopus, Google Scholar, and publisher sites.  LibKey Nomad immediately delivers a PDF if available, and will otherwise provide you Himmelfarb full-text and document delivery options.

To use LibKey Nomad, download LibKey Nomad.  After you install the extension, choose ‘George Washington University – Himmelfarb Library’ as your institution, and you’re good to go!


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