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What is OSTMED.DR?

 

OSTMED.DR® is an osteopathic medicine digital library created by a partnership between Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) and VTLS, Inc. in 2006.  OSTMED.DR® builds upon OSTMED®, a bibliographic index to the literature of osteopathic medicine.  OSTMED® was sponsored by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) and originally developed by the Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library of the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (UNTHSC-FW) along with the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (KCOM) A.T. Still Memorial Library with contract approval in June 1997.  While OSTMED® was a bibliographic citation index with abstracts only, OSTMED.DR® provides full text for much content within the repository, as well as being full-text indexed and searchable.  OSTMED.DR® is endorsed by the AOA and AACOM and funded by VCOM through the Harvey W. Peters Foundation.  

Dr. A.T. Still, the founder of Osteopathic MedicineAndrew Taylor Still with Femur, Museum of Osteopathic MedicineSM, Kirksville, MO [1980.411.02]

 

The goal of the project is to promote and facilitate research and scholarly activity in the osteopathic profession by providing ready access to the current osteopathic literature and heretofore hard to find resources, including historical documents.  Be cautioned that some of the historical content may not be good science but is of value as a record of the history of osteopathic medicine.  Determining the evidence value of content is the responsibility of the database user/researcher.  

 

Books, core journals, selective journals, video and images are to be included.  Content to date includes the 30,000+ citations imported from the original OSTMED® and the following:
Journal of Osteopathy v.4 (2, 4-12) 1897; v.5 (1-7) 1898
JAOA – 1950 to present
AOAJ - 1960 to present