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This guide will help you to find and use all the available useful sources to help you get just what you need fast!

Begin with Library Catalogue

When you get your first assignment, look for information on your topic in Library Catalogue – the Library’s search engine. Remember to log in first, so you can search all collections, place holds, add titles to an eShelf and renew your loans.

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Some suggested terms to use

TIP - When searching topics with two or more terms it is best to use phrase searching. By adding quote marks such as "chinese medicine" or "traditional chinese medicine" you will be searching for those exact terms, rather than randomly found throughout a text.​


Depending on your assignment you may also need to use one of our specialised databases. Databases are extremely useful tools for researching specific information, recent information, scholarly articles and much more.

List of relevant databases for Chinese Medicine research

List of relevant databases for Chinese Herbal Medicine

Fact Sheets

This is just a selection of the thousands of ebooks available

Useful websites

Industry Organisations


Health Databases

New Chinese Medicine Items

Spiritually Oriented Interventions for Counseling and Psychotherapy

Jamie D. Aten, Mark R. McMinn, and Everett L. Worthington (2011) 

Practical Herbs 1

Henriette Kress (2018).

Practical Herbs 2

Henriette Kress (2018).

Handbook of Cosmetic Science and Technology

André O. Barel, Marc Paye, and Howard I. Maibach.  (2014).