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Herbal Medicine

This guide is suggested for students in BIO 5100 Senior Seminar: Herbal Medicine or those interested in herbal medicines or phytotherapy.

Databases of Scientific Literature

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A very large collection of biomedical literature access provided by the National Institures of Health.

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Collection of Biology literature from over 4,200 journals in the life sciences. Connects with Web of Science (formerly Science Citation Index) to provide citation and reference information for most records.

Also see the Biology Subject Guide for more resources.

Note: These databases contain citations and abstracts. Please use the findit.gif button to locate the articles in full-text form in the Library.

Helpful Links

Searching Tips 

  • When searching for an organism use ("common name" OR "other name" OR "scientific name"), for example: ("snake plant" OR "mother-in-law's tongue" OR "Sansevieria trifasciata")
  • Keep a Search Journal or other log of your progress
     Date  Database Search  #of useful results Notes
    9/2 PubMed "snake plant" 0 No Results

     (“snakeplant” OR “mother-in-law's tongue” OR “Sansevieria trifasciata”)

    1 No results for "snakeplant" or "mother-in-law's-tounge"
  • Use the Save Search functionality of a database to save your progress

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  • Save citations in Endnote, RefWorks, or other citation management software.  
rbowles Robin Bowles
Nursing & Life Sciences Librarian
Falvey Library, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova , PA , 19085
Room 220


Last Modified: Thursday, October 30th, 2014