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The Julie Puretz Library

Welcome to the Eastern School of Acupuncture's Library Resource Area.

The Julie Puretz library contains books, journals and multi-media resources on Oriental Medicine, Western Medicine, and other healing modalities. Students and faculty may access the internet using the library's computers. A printer/photocopier is also available.

Food and beverages are strictly prohibited in the library. Also, please restrict cell phone conversations to the student lounge next door to the library, and turn off ringers while in the Library.

Interlibrary Loan Policy

Faculty and students at the Eastern School:
Books, articles, and other items not available in the Julie Puretz Library can be obtained through interlibrary loan (ILL). To place a request, please contact the librarian in person or by email, and provide details on the item(s) needed, including title, author, edition, ISBN, and format.

Other Libraries:
The loan period for items usually is four weeks. We do not charge for photocopies. We do not loan reference books or multimedia. Please send requests via email to: EasternLibrary@esatm.edu.

Resources on site, at the Julie Puretz Library, Eastern School of Acupuncture:


LIBRARY CATALOG

To determine if the library owns a particular title, use the link below to check the library's catalog. If you are unsure of an item's exact title, notice that the box, "Exact Words," can be de-selected. Also, you can search by an author's last name or subject. For further assistance searching the catalog, please contact the Eastern School librarian.

Visit Site: http://cybertoolsforlibraries.com/cgi-bin/CyberHTML?ESATMHO


The following two electronic resources are available via the computers in the Julie Puretz Library:

  • Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
    The library has a subscription to the print issues. As a bonus, the subscription allows online searching and retrieval of the fulltext of JAMA articles prior to the current year. If you would like to research this database, please contact the librarian.

  • The Journal of Chinese Medicine - 1979-present
    As with JAMA, the library has a print subscription to this journal. Using the desktop link on the library's computers, students can retrieve fulltext articles online, starting with the year 1979.



MLA Citation Resources

MLA is the accepted citation style at the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine. A brief list of MLA citation resources follows. If you have any questions, please stop by the Julie Puretz Library for further assistance!

  • Books:

    Modern Language Association of America. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed.
    New York: MLA, 2009.

    Lipson, Charles. Cite Right: A Quick Guide to Citation Styles - MLA, APA, Chicago, the Sciences, Professions, and More.
    Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2006.

    Lipson, Charles. Doing Honest Work in College: How to Prepare Citations, Avoid Plagiarism, and Achieve Real Academic Success, Second Edition.
    Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2008.


  • Websites:

    Adams, Devon. "Citing e-books in MLA & APA." Teacher 2.0. 15 March 2011. 18 December 2012.
    http://dcamd.com/2011/03/15/citing-ebooks-in-mla-apa/

    Big Six Steps:
    This guide takes you through the steps of doing a research paper, from choosing your topic to creating a list of "Works Cited," following the MLA Handbook.
    http://www.crlsresearchguide.org/Big_Six_Steps.asp

    "Examples of Plagiarism." Academic Integrity at Princeton. Princeton University, August 2011. 18 December 2012.
    http://www.princeton.edu/pr/pub/integrity/pages/plagiarism/

    "MLA Formatting and Style Guide." The Purdue OWL Family of Sites. The Writing Lab and OWL at Purdue and Purdue U, 2008-2012. 18 December 2012.
    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/


  • Video Presentations:

    "MLA citations: How to Write an essay." This video presents a detailed discussion on the research and writing process. Many "how-to" instructions are here, including how to evaluate sources for their relevance and reliability, the difference between primary and secondary sources, and the citation process.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwPydVmvsk4&feature=related

    These two videos show you how to format your paper in MLA style, from start to finish. Both are helpful, with the second choice being somewhat more detailed.

The following are internet resources relevant to the study and practice of acupuncture and herbal medicine:

ARTICLES AND RESEARCH:

Acupuncture Today
This site contains the full-text of articles from this monthly newspaper, from 2000 to the present. It also has a multitude of other useful links, including: Acupuncturist Locator - a database of every licensed acupuncturist in the United States; acupuncture organizations- state, local and international; acupuncture laws, codes and acts by state.

Alt HealthWatchTM via EBSCO Host
The Eastern School has a subscription to this online database which features full-text articles from journals and reports on complementary and holistic medicine, including acupuncture, Chinese, and herbal medicine. If you would like to research this database, please contact the librarian.


Anatomy:

BioMed Central
BioMed Central is a publisher of 220 open access, online, peer-reviewed journals in Science, Technology and Medicine. Students can research pertinent articles under the topic, "Complementary and Alternative Medicine." While "BioMed Central is committed to providing free access to original research papers," the value-added content, e.g., review articles, is not free.

Clean Needle Technique (CNT) Manual, 7th Edition
As of September, 2015, CNT courses are based on the 7th edition of this manual, which includes a review of the literature on safety issues pertaining to acupuncture and related modalities, updated information on pathogens, with new coverage of health care associated infections (HAI). Download and print the manual at no cost at this site.

Cochrane Collaboration
This international and independent organization reviews, evaluates, and then makes available current information on prevention, treatment and rehabilitation for specific issues in healthcare. Abstracts of Cochrane Reviews are free and available on the Internet. The Cochrane Library also provides links to abstracts from other medical journal articles.

Free Medical Journals
This site allows you to search for articles in medical journals by specialty, title, or keyword. Only publications free on-line are available.

HighWire Free Medical Journals (Stanford University)
While not all articles from HighWire Press are free, this resource is described as "the largest archive of free full-text science on Earth!" This site complements the Free Medical Journals site above, and provides a more developed search engine to retrieve articles.
Visit Site: http://highwire.stanford.edu/lists/freeart.dtl


History of Chinese Medicine - Chronology
Visit Site: http://www.shen-nong.com/eng/history/chronology.html


Jersey Clicks
This collection of resources includes the Ebsco databases Health Source: Nursing/Academic Editions and Academic Search Premier. You can access JerseyClicks with any NJ library card. If you are not a resident of New Jersey and are interested in accessing Jersey Clicks, you can do so by obtaining a library card from the Montclair Public Library. For more details, please contact the Eastern School librarian.

GOVERNMENT SITES:

National Cancer Institute


National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
"The mission of NCCIH is to define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and integrative health interventions and their roles in improving health and health care."

National Center for Health Statistics
The NCHS is the ultimate source for vital statistics and health statistics. Here you can find statistics on specific diseases; for example, the site has over 2100 documents on heart disease.

National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases
The NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health, with a mission of providing funding and doing research on diabetes and digestive and kidney diseases. Nearly one third of its website is on diabetes and its related diseases. The NIDDK website includes information on clinical trials, reports on work at the NDDK laboratories, and research opportunities.

National Library of Medicine - Resources:

MedlinePlus
The goal of MedlinePlus is to provide accessible health information. This website includes material in several languages, and references a wide range of sources, from encyclopedias to articles and research organizations. MedlinePlus also covers complementary and alternative medicine. This is an excellent site to use when exploring a medical topic.

PubMed: The National Library of Medicine's free medical database on Medline
PubMed is a database with over 24 million citations to biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Some fulltext articles are included. If you are interested in obtaining the fulltext article of an abstract found through PubMed, please contact the Eastern School's librarian.

HERBAL MEDICINE:

The American Botanical Council [Publisher of HerbalGram]
The mission of the Council is to provide science-based information and also traditional knowledge of herbal medicine. American Botanical Council also sees its purpose as promoting the responsible use of herbal medicine. This website includes HerbalGram, the journal of the American Botanical Council. Fulltext articles from the publication are available at this website.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)- About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products
This website provides searchable clinical summaries on each agent, including potential benefits, adverse effects, and interactions.

LICENSING:

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
This is the only national organization that certifies competency in the practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM). The District of Columbia and the 43 states which require NCCAOM certification, or a passing score on the NCCAOM certification examinations, account for 98% of the states which regulate acupuncture.

ORGANIZATIONS:

American Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
According to its website, "The mission of the AAAOM is to support our members and the AOM community through education, occupational resources, media support, and legislative advocacy in our commitment to facilitate access to the highest quality of healthcare in the United States." The official publication of the AAAOM is The American Acupuncturist.

The Auriculotherapy Certification Institute
The ACI is the only organization in North America to offer certification in auriculotherapy, auricular acupuncture, and auricular medicine – "the treatment of various health conditions through the utilization of ear reflex points."

National Acupuncture Detoxification Association
This is a not-for-profit organization. The site provides information on training to become an Acu Detox Specialist, and how to integrate acupuncture protocol into an addictions or behavioral health program.

The Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR)
The mission of SAR is to promote scientifically sound inquiries into the clinical efficacy, physiological mechanisms, patterns of use, and theoretical foundations of acupuncture, herbal therapy and other modalities of traditional East Asian medicine. SAR organizes an annual research conference and welcomes individual affiliates including researchers, educators, students, acupuncturists, healthcare practitioners, and members of the public.