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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: Helena Korneck - +49 (711) 460 84 174

Funded by: Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH

Target group: Physicians, vets, dentists, historians, pharmaceutical industry

Access library: Anyone

Access fees: None

Borrowing: Yes, by people living in the Stuttgart area & by inter-library loan, no borrowing of historical material

Access database: Directly within the institute, free access via internet is planned for 2004.

Profile: Mainly homoeopathy, history of medicine, social history, history of sciences (all periods).

Mostly used by historians and physicians (historians of medicine).

Most volumes in German, but also English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, also some in Latin & Greek

No. books: 32,000

No. hom. books: 5,700

No. hom. reports: included in the above number

No. vol. hom. per.: 3,000 (51 current periodicals)

Database name: ALEPHINO

Database content: 32,000 books; 6,400 journal volumes; 2,500 journal articles

Database records: 41,000, of which 9,000 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: 05/2006

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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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