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Searching biomedical databases on complementary medicine: the use of controlled vocabulary among authors, indexers and investigators

Linda S Murphy1*, Sibylle Reinsch2, Wadie I Najm3, Vivian M Dickerson4, Michael A Seffinger5, Alan Adams6 and Shiraz I Mishra7

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1 Science Library Reference Department, University of California, Irvine, P.O. Box 19557, Irvine, CA 926233-9557, USA

2 Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, 101 City Drive, Orange, CA 92868, USA

3 Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, 101 City Drive, Orange, CA 92868, USA

4 Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, 101 City Drive, Orange, CA 92868, USA

5 Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Western University of Health Sciences, 309 E. 2nd St., Pomona, CA 91766-1854, USA

6 Office for Academic Affairs and Office of the Provost, 212 Westcott Building, Tallahassee, Florida 32306, USA

7 Office of the Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Western University of Health Sciences, 309 E. 2nd St., Pomona, CA 91766-1854, USA

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BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2003, 3:3  doi:10.1186/1472-6882-3-3

Published: 7 July 2003

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