The Acubriefs database is made up of citations from several sources (More than 24,000 primarily English citations as of February 2007). In addition to standard database sources such as Medline, a number of pertinent non-indexed journals are subscribed to and indexed in Acubriefs's database. Numerous articles and text books have also had their bibligraphies reviewed in order to help complete Acubrief's database.
We intend the Acubriefs database to be not only the most complete source of acupuncture citations in the English language but also to play a vital role in helping both the researcher and the clinician find and evaluate pertinent citations. This database work was initiated well before the 1997 NIH Consensus Conference on Acupuncture and was utilized as this conference's primary database. MARF board members Russell Erickson, MD and James K. Rotchford MD, MPH were major contributors to the NIH Consensus Conference database. Dr. Erickson enriched the database significantly by creating thousands of annotated abstracts. The work initiated by Dr. Erikson was enhanced and furthered by the Acubriefs Newsletter project.
The online search engine is quite robust but if more detailed or specialized searches are required please look into our Librarian Services. Journals subscribed to and regularly reviewed: (For detailed information on journals and indexed issues go to Full Text Retrieval).