British Homeopathic Association - Library
Address: collection temporarily in storage. Address of the association: Hahnemann House, 29 Park Street West, Luton LU1 3BE, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0) 1582 408675
Fax: +44 (0) 1582 723032
Web site: http://www.britishhomeopathic.org
Contact person: None at present: collection temporarily in storage.
Funded by: Charity funds
Target group: Homeopathic physicians & students, laymen
Access library: not possible for the moment
Borrowing: not possible for the moment
Access database: not possible
Profile: Books from last century & contemporary volumes. Old & new journals. Mostly English, also French
No. books: 1,300
No. hom. books: Almost 1,300
No. hom. reports: None
No. vol. hom. per.: 350 to 400 (not catalogued)
Database name: Smart
Database content: Database records are very primitive at present, showing author, book titles & journal titles. Not yet quite complete.
Search options: Author, title.
Indexing system: None at present
Last update info: 04/2006
Address: Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital, 1053 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 OXQ, Scotland, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (141) 211 1617
Web site: http://hominform.soutron.com. Free searching of Hom-Inform database of indexed literature references
Contact person: Isabella Leese
Funded by: Scottish Homoeopathic Research and Education Trust (charity)
Target group: Physicians, homeopathic practitioners, vets, dentists, nurses, students, researchers
Access library: Direct and free access via website. Library access: please phone first.
Access fees: Charges apply for mediated searches and document delivery
Borrowing: Yes, by members only
Access database: Free access on Internet via library web site http://www.hom-inform.org
Profile: Homeopathic books (19th-20th C.), almost all in English.
19th C. homeopathic journals published in Britain & modern homeopathic journals published worldwide
No. books: 3,217
No. hom. books: 3,206
No. hom. reports: 35
No. vol. hom. per.: 1,304
Database name: Hom-Inform Database - http://hominform.soutron.com
Database content: Journal article references with some abstracts, book catalogue, key words. References to library holdings.
Database records: 26,605
Search options: Author, title, key words, journal title, any word, book classification
Indexing system: Commercially available thesaurus (AMED), extra controlled key terms derived from MESH and ECH Homeopathic Thesaurus
Last update info: 09/2009
Address: Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital, 60 Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3HR
Phone: +44 (0)20 7391 8828
Fax: +44 (0)845 833 4550
Web site: www.cam.nhs.uk
Contact person: Suzanne McKeon, Information Centre Manager
Funded by: Multiple stakeholders worldwide (see www.cam.nhs.uk/about/camlis-stakeholders/)
Target group: The library covers all CAM disciplines, and aims to stock material at all levels, from patient information to educational materials, to research
Access library: Open to the public.
Access fees: None
Borrowing: Borrowing and remote access to e-resources for members of stakeholder organisations.
Access database: www.cam.nhs.uk
Profile: Comprehensive library and information service that aims to deliver a similar service to the libraries of royal colleges. Extensive electronic holdings make the collection worthwhile for remote users.
No. books: 3,800
No. hom. books: 1,400
No. hom. reports:
No. vol. hom. periodicals: The library has back files of around 200 periodicals, mostly in Homoeopathy. On-line back files are available for the most popular titles. For holdings see www.cam.nhs.uk/journal-holdings/
Database name: CAMCAT
Database content: Library catalogue. The website also has a news CAM news service.
Database records: 3,800
Search options: author, title, keyword, subject, ISBN, publisher, publisher location, year, language
Indexing system: MeSH; conversion to an integrated index from MeSH, AMED and ECH homeopathic thesaurus planned for 2010
Last update info: 02/2010
Address: 2 Exeter Road (side entrance), UK-London NW2 4SP
Phone: +44 (20) 8450 6564
Fax: +44 (20) 8450 6564
Web site: http://www.homeopathyhelpline.com
Contact person: Francis Treuherz (MA, RSHom, FSHom)
Funded by: Private
Target group: Homeopaths, researchers, students
Access library: Homeopaths, researchers, students by appointment.
Access fees: Donation. Limited photocopying of non-copyright material is possible at cost.
Access database: Indirectly via librarian
Profile: Homeopathic books, philosophy, history, Materia Medica, repertories, organons (in 20 languages), domestic and popular works, journals, cards. Many 19th C volumes. English, French (550 vol) and German (225 vol). Many artefacts such as old phials, medicine boxes, portraits, medals, busts and ephemera.
No. books: 8,000
No. hom. books: 8,000
No. hom. reports: Included in above
No. vol. hom. per.: Included in above
Database name: None
Database records: 8,000
Search options: Catalogue of all books
Indexing system: FileMaker Pro
Last update info: 02/2012