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Natural Medicines

Natural Medicine, formerly known as Natural Standard is one of the most authoritative resource available on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary alternative and integrative therapies. There are over 1,100 natural medicine ingredients used to formulate over 90,000 commercially available natural medicines and dietary supplements. In addition to the Professional version, each monograph is also available as a Patient Handout in English, Spanish, and French. Each product is rated based solely on scientific evidence and rating has three components: Safety, Effectiveness, and Product Quality. A significant contributor to the product quality assessment comes from the U.S. Pharmacopeia’s USP Verified Mark. The NMBER system objectively analyzes each of the ingredients in these products to determine the overall product rating.

Databases include: Food, Herbs & Supplements, Health & Wellness, Sports Medicine, Comparative Effectiveness, Manufacturers, Commercial Products, Medical Conditions.

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Topic Summaries: Health & Wellness Therapies

Topic Summaries: Food, Herbs & Supplements





Finding Evidence-Based Information

Your library provides access to DynaMed , an electronic evidence-based, clinical reference tool /database designed to provide the most useful point-of-care health information available. It contains more than 2000 disease summaries. Editors ay DynaMed systematically monitor journals, journal review services, systematic review collections, guideline collections, drug information sources and other relevant sources. The content for each disease summary is formatted in a simple outline style with sections and subcategories, users may open or expand a single section or category, all sections and categories, or selected sections and categories.  It is also updated several times daily as new evidence becomes available, supplying health care professionals with the information they need to make the best-informed decisions at the point of care.

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Topic Summaries

Below are just a few examples of topics covered in the databse. You may open or expand a single section or category, all sections and categories, or selected sections and categories (click on expand: top right))

The database is available to all Marianjoy associates from the network. For remote access or schedule a training session, please contact your library staff at 630.909.7090.

Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI)

Joanna Briggs Institute is an evidence based practice database. JBI’s powerful suite of online tools assists physicians, nurses, researchers, students, and policy makers to adopt EBP methodologies to effectively:

  • Search the evidence

  • Appraise the evidence

  • Implement the evidence (embed the evidence in procedure manuals, patient education, etc.)

  • Evaluate outcomes and the impact on practice change.

JBI’s comprehensive full-text resources include:

  • Evidence Summaries Evidence

  • Based Recommended Practices

  • Best Practice Information Sheets

  • Systematic Reviews

  • Consumer Information Sheets and more

For more information go to: Introducing JBI EBP database on OvidSP


E-Books are simply electronic copies of regular, printed books and are normally chaptered and indexed in much the same way. Unlike normal printed book, e-book is in document format such as PDF or HTML. After you have selected your book, you can browse through the book using the Contents tab, Index tab, or next/previous arrows.

Please visit the Marianjoy E-Book Collection to take a peak at the e-books available to you.





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