The International Guide on Homeopathic Documentation Resources has been compiled using the data of the questionnaires filled in by homeopathic libraries and documentation centres.
Whilst every effort has been made by the Documentation subcommittee to ensure accuracy of information, we cannot accept liability from omissions or inaccuracies. We would appreciate it if omissions, inaccuracies or new addresses would be reported back to us, so that we would be able to compile another revised edition of this guide.
The size and possibilities of each library/documentation centre vary considerably, so it is always advisable to check with individual persons or institutions when requesting information or documentation.
Key to the IGHDR
Each page represents one library or documentation centre. The institutions are sorted alphabetically according to country and within each country alphabetically on the name of the institution (surname in case of personal names).
Name of institution or person in case of a private library.
Address of institution.
Name of country.
Telephone number, preceded by country code.
Telefax number, preceded by country code.
Electronic mail address.
Web site address.
Name of the contact person of the library/documentation centre. If different from above the telephone number is mentioned as well.
Name of institution, company or private person financing the library/documentation centre.
Principal users of the library/documentation centre.
Access to library/documentation centre. E.g. free for everybody, limited to…, by appointment with librarian…
Access fees that are applicable within the library/documentation centre.
Borrowing of documents possible, yes or no.
Access to the data system (library program). E.g. indirectly via librarian, directly via Internet.
General profile, i.e. rough description of the documents in the library/documentation centre.
Number of all books in the library/documentation centre.
No. hom. books
Number of books concerning homoeopathy in the library/documentation centre.
No. hom. reports
Number of reports and theses concerning homoeopathy in the library/documentation centre.
No. vol. hom. per.
Number of volumes of homoeopathic periodicals. One volume is one title for one year.
Name of the database or library program the library/documentation centre is using at the moment.
Brief description of the content of the database.
Number of records in the homoeopathy database.
Search options in the database. E.g. author, title, key words…
Indexing system used in the library/documentation centre. E.g. self-built thesaurus, commercial available thesaurus, controlled key word-list…
Last update info
The last update of the information of that particular library/collection, i.e. date of the last time new/corrected data were passed on to the editor of this Guide.