MANTIS is the Manual, Alternative and Natural Therapy Index System: The largest source of chiropractic, osteopathic and manual medical literature in the world.
Current Records: 416918
The following is a list of the most recently indexed journals that have been included in the MANTIS Database:
For a complete list of journals indexed in the MANTIS Database, please click here.
"Our study shows that a specialized database such as MANTIS does offer unique resources that are not typically indexed by commonly used databases (eg. PubMed). As health care institutions and providers are increasing their services in the areas of CAM to meet public demands, an ever-growing number of subject-specific bibliographic databases are becoming available within the field of CAM. Libraries and research centers must find funding to increase access to specialized databases for CAM if institutional priorities focus on this growing area of medicine.
In a literature search for complementary and alternative medicine material, "The highest sensitivity (58%) and precision (83%) were obtained through MANTIS, since MANTIS specializes in osteopathic medicine, allopathic medicine, chiropractic, and physical therapy, which is the focus area of our systematic review."
Both from Spinal Palpation: The Challenges of Information Retrieval using Available Databases. By Murphy L., Reinsch S., Najm W., Dickerson V., Seffinger M., Adams A., Mishra S. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2003; 26 (6): 374-382
"MANTIS, which provides comprehensive access to the literature of chiropractic and manual medicine, has been achieved at Northwestern at a very expedient, efficient and cost-effective level."
"MANTIS, formerly Chirolars, is the most comprehensive bibliographic database covering the disciplines of manual medicine, health promotion, preventative medicine and conservative care.
Both from End-user searching on MANTIS: The Northwestern Experience. By Cheryl M. Duggan and M.R. Hanson., Journal of Chiropractic Education. June 1997 Vol. 11(1) Pgs. 27-31."
"The results of this study show that a field doctor's search using the MANTIS (formerly Chirolars) database is likely to be the faster and more complete than a search of the manual databases or a non-chiropractic computerized database."
From the study Literature searching by a field doctor: a comparison of manual versus computerized methods by Darryl D. Curl, D.D.S., D.C. and Cynthia S. Shapiro, D.C. published in Chiropractic Technique. 1993 Feb. Vol. 5(1) Pgs. 15-22.
"At last it is possible to access ALL the chiropractic literature with just a few keystrokes."
Wagnon, RJ. The Journal of Chiropractic Education, 1990; 3(4), pg. 27.