The International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) database, produced jointly by the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Nutrition Information Center at the National Agriculture Library, links users to citations to scientific literature on dietary supplements, including vitamin, mineral, herbal, and botanical supplements. IBIDS uses a WebZ search interface to retrieve results from botanical, agricultural, chemical, and pharmaceutical databases that include MEDLINE, AGRIS, and AGRICOLA (described in the July 24, 1998 Scout Report
), with more databases to be added in the future. Users can search by keyword in author or title, then mark select citations for email. A dropdown reference list of Latin, chemical, and common names is provided, as well as links to the Websites of over 1,500 journals cited in IBIDS.