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Homeopathic Documentation Resources in Germany

Deutsche Homöopathie Union – Department of Documentation & Library

Address: Ottostraße 24, D-76227 Karlsruhe

Phone: +49 (721) 4093 0

Fax: +49 (721) 4093 244

Email: susanne.rehm@dhu.de

Web site:

Contact person: Susanne-Monika Rehm (documentalist) - +49 (721) 4093 240

Funded by: DHU-Arzneimittel Gmbh & Co. KG, member of the HomInt group

Target group: Physicians, homeopathic practitioners, vets, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, students

Access library: Anyone

Access fees: None

Borrowing: No

Access database: Indirectly via documentalist

Profile: Historical & current publications mainly on homoeopathy, alternative medicine, general medicine.

Most of the volumes are in German, English & French

No. books: 9,000

No. hom. books: 3,900

No. hom. reports: 400

No. vol. hom. per.: 2,500

Database name: HOMINT Document and Informationsystem (BRS search with Megamedia masks).

Database content: Journal articles, full text documents, book references

Database records: 70,000

Search options: Full text system

Indexing system: Self-built homeopathic thesaurus completed with MESH

Last update info: 11/2012

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Institut für Geschichte der Medizin der Robert Bosch Stiftung

Address: Straussweg 17, D-70184 Stuttgart

Phone: +49 (711) 460 84 171 and +49 (711) 460 84 172

Fax: +49 (711) 460 84 181

Email: bibliothek@igm-bosch.de

Web site: http://www.igm-bosch.de

Contact person: Beate Schleh - +49 (711) 460 84 174

Funded by: Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH

Target group: Homeopathic practitioners, physicians, veterinarians, dentists, historians, pharmaceutical industry, scientists, students

Access library: Anyone

Access fees: None

Borrowing: Yes

Access database: WebOpac, accessible via Institute's web page

Profile: Mainly (history of) homeopathy, history of medicine, social history, history of sciences (all periods), complementary medicine

Most volumes in German, English and French, but also other languages

No. books: 42,000

No. hom. books: 6,100

No. hom. reports: included in the above number

No. vol. hom. per.: 4,000 (39 current homeopathic periodicals)

Database name: ALEPHINO (ExLibris)

Database content: 48,000 books; 10,200 journal volumes; 3,000 journal articles

Database records: 63,000, of which 10,800 concerning homeopathy

Search options: Author, title, key words, classification code, journal name or series title, year of publication. Search options can be combined, truncation possibilities.

Indexing system: Self-built indexing list & thesaurus

Last update info: 04/2014

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Karl and Veronica Carstens Foundation - Library

Address: Am Deimelsberg 36, D-45276 Essen

Phone: +49 (201) 56305 18

Fax: +49 (201) 56305 30

Email: d.hacke@carstens-stiftung.de

Web site: http://www.carstens-stiftung.de

Contact person: Daniela Hacke

Funded by: Karl and Veronica Carstens Foundation

Target group: Scientists, physicians, students, supporting members

Access library: By appointment

Access fees: None (only for document delivery service)

Borrowing: Reference library, borrowing possible for members and associates

Access database: complete database: Indirectly via librarian

http://www.carstens-stiftung.de/service/datenbanken (free)

Profile:

- Mainly scientific books, journals and reprints concerning complementary and alternative medicine with focus on homeopathy.

- Literature collections since the beginning of the 19th C.

- Languages: mainly German, many in English and some in French.

- Completely indexed

- Separate scientific archive room (not accessible to visitors) containing reprints and photocopies of scientific articles, sorted alphabetically by author.

No. books: 7,900

No. hom. books: 2,800

No. hom. reports: 504 theses

No. vol. hom. per.: 155 CAM journal titles (56 current titles, approx. 32,600 articles concerning homeopathy).

Database name: LIDOS (version 7.0)

Database content: Journal and anthology articles, monographs, collected editions, theses, grey literature, separate journal database

Database records: 76,200

Search options: All parameters, full-text and key word/thesaurus-search, also truncation.

Indexing system: Self-built key word system + thesaurus

Last update info: 03/2013

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Krankenhaus für Naturheilwesen

Address: Seybothstrasse 65, D-81545 München

Phone: +49 (89) 625050

Fax: +49 (89) 62505 430 and +49 (89) 62505 460

Email: bibliothek@kfn-muc.de

Web site: www.kfn-muc.de

Contact person: Edith Rötzer, librarian

Funded by: Krankenhaus für Naturheilweisen

Target group: Physicians, students

Access library: By appointment, Monday 8 am -4 pm.

Access fees: None

Borrowing: Possible for members of the hospital.

Access database: Indirectly via librarian

Profile: Library with mainly publications on homoeopathy, but also on naturopathy and regular medicine

No. books: 3,450

No. hom. books: 1,600

No. hom. reports:

No. vol. hom. per.: 900

Database name: Library Online

Database content: Journals, book titles

Database records: 1,200 ( a new catalogue is in preparation)

Search options: Author, title, year of publication, publisher, call-no., etc

Indexing system: None

Last update info: 09/2012

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Pharmazeutische Fabrik Dr. Reckeweg GmbH - Library

Address: Berliner Ring 32, 64625 Bensheim

Phone: +49 (6251) 1097 0

Fax: +49 (6251) 3342

Email: info@reckeweg.de

Web site: http://www.reckeweg.de

Contact person: Ute Bertram - +49 (6251) 1097-271

Email: ute.bertram@reckeweg.de

Funded by: Pharmazeutische Fabrik Dr. Reckeweg GmbH

Target group: Company members

Access library: Limited to company members

Access fees: None

Borrowing: No

Access database: Not applicable, via librarian

Profile: Books and journals concerning homeopathy

No. books: ca. 1,700

No. hom. books: ca. 450

No. hom. reports:

No. vol. hom. per.: ca. 6

Database name: BibliothecaPlus

Database content: Books and journals

Database records: ca. 12,600

Search options: Author, title, key words, book number, publication year, subject, media type.

Indexing system: None

Last update info: 09/2012

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Homöopathische Bibliothek Hamburg (HBH) - Wolfgang Schweitzer Bibliothek

Address: Von Melle-Park 3, D-20146 Hamburg

Phone: +49 (40) 410 14 69

Fax: +49 (40) 415 49 231

Email: hombib@sub.uni-hamburg.de

Web site: http://www.hombib.de/

Contact person: Philip Witt (librarian), Mark Pfister (librarian)

Funded by: Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Homöopathie (WissHom)

Target group: Homeopathic practitioners, students

Access library: Everyone

Access fees: None

Borrowing: Yes

Access database: Indirectly via librarian, 2014 webopac

Profile: Homeopathic and complementary medicine, publications mainly in German

No. books: 7,000 (bound journals included)

No. hom. books: 3,500

No. hom. reports: 220

No. vol. hom. per.: 26 current journal titles

Database name: Allegro

Database content: Books, periodicals, articles

Database records: 11,000

Search options: Author, title, publication, year

Indexing system: None

Last update info: 08/2013

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Europäische Bibliothek für Homöopathie

Address: Wallstrasse 48, D-06366 Köthen

Phone: +49 (0) 3496 512 893

Fax: +49 (0) 3496 512 894

Email: hombib-koethen@dzvhae.de

Web site: hombib.dzvhae.de and homoeopathie-koethen.de

Contact person: Sabine Radtke (librarian)

Funded by: Deutscher Zentralverein homöopathischer Ärzte e.V.

Target group: Homeopathic practitioners, students, historians

Access library: Everyone

Access fees: None

Borrowing: Yes

Access database: Indirectly via librarian, 2014 webopac

Profile: Homeopathic and complementary medicine, historic homoeopathy archive, most volumes in German, but also English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and many more languages

No. books: 6,000 (bound journals included)

No. hom. books: 5,000

No. hom. reports: 40

No. vol. hom. per.: 12 current journal titles

Database name: Allegro (WB)

Database content: Books, periodicals, articles

Database records: 11,000

Search options: Author, title, publication, year

Indexing system: None

Last update info: 08/2013

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