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Alternative Therapy and Herbs: Reference Books

Herbal products, their therapeutic uses and safety concerns are part of complementary health care.


Consult the index of the book for exact pages on the topic.

Reference strategies

Reference works are shelved separately from circulating items.

  • References are for use in the library.
  • Encyclopedias may be used for general or background information; some are subject specific for proper language and terms.
  • Other types of references: almanacs, atlases, dictionaries, directories, handbooks
  • Check indexes for volume and page numbers for specific topics.
  • Note if there are suggested references at end of article or entry for further study.