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Natural Standard  Connect to Natural Standard
Access: Internet-delivered database. There are three ways to connect:
   1. from a public computer in the University of Delaware Library
   2. from a University of Delaware campus connection in your dorm, lab, or office
   3. from an off-campus connection (University of Delaware ID required)
Description:

“The authority on integrative medicine.” Provides information about complementary and alternative therapies.

Natural Standard is an international research collaboration that aggregates and synthesizes data on complementary and alternative therapies. Using a comprehensive methodology and reproducible grading scales, information is created that is evidence-based, consensus-based, and peer-reviewed, tapping into the collective expertise of a multidisciplinary Editorial Board. The mission of this collaboration is to provide objective, reliable information that aids clinicians, patients, and healthcare institutions to make more informed and safer therapeutic decisions. Natural Standard is widely recognized as one of the world’s premier sources of information in this area.

Consists of these sections (“databases”):
  • Foods, Herbs & Supplements
  • Health & Wellness
  • Comparative Effectiveness
  • Medical Conditions
  • Brand Names
  • Interactive Tools

For each therapy covered by Natural Standard, a research team systematically gathers scientific data and expert opinions. Validated rating scales are used to evaluate the quality of available evidence. Information is incorporated into comprehensive monographs which are designed to facilitate clinical decision making. All monographs undergo blinded editorial and peer review prior to inclusion in Natural Standard databases.

Permitted Uses: See Terms of Use
Help: For further assistance, contact a librarian.
Related Resources: Databases for Nursing, Databases for Behavioral Health and Nutrition
Users: unlimited concurrent users
Producer: Natural Standard

This page is maintained by Erin Daix, Collection Development Department.

Last modified: 08/05/13