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Databases, clinical tools and calculators, textbooks and other resources for Pharmacy
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  • Drug References
  • AHFS Drug Information
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Natural Medicines  
    Formerly Natural Standard and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. These two databases merged to form Natural Medicines providing evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
  • Drug Facts and Comparisons
    Login required.
  • Lexicomp
    Login required. Access from COP building only.
  • Micromedex
    Login required. The library does not manage this resource. The link is for convenience of those who have subscriber access.
  • Drug and Disease State References
  • Access Pharmacy
  • Access Medicine
  • ClinicalKey  
    ClinicalKey is a peer reviewed, evidence based point-of-care clinical information service for physicians and healthcare professionals. It provides a unique combination of electronic books, medical journals, First Consult, Procedures Consult, practice guidelines, clinical trials, MEDLINE, and abstracts from PubMed. ClinicalKey replaces the content formerly offered through MD Consult.
  • Clinical Key Demonstration Recording
    View the recording here.

    Please note: Clinical Key IS STABLE ON AND OFF CAMPUS. If you have problems, please contact your liaison librarian.
  • DynaMed  
    Evidence-based reference tool intended for physicians and other health care professionals for use primarily at the point-of-care. This resource was partially acquired with funding from the Library/IT Assessment.
  • UpToDate

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Literature Search

  • PubMed  
    PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's to present.
  • International Pharmaceutical Abstracts  
    Pharmaceutical and health related literature from 1970 to the present. Limited to 6 simultaneous users.
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text  
    Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature.
  • EMBASE : Excerpta Medica Database  
    Database in biomedicine which also excels in its coverage of pharmaceutical research. From 1974 to present. If you wish to set up a personal user account and are off-campus, click here to obtain the subscription key. May not be compatible with Safari.
  • Cochrane Library  
    Independent medical evidence on which to base clinical treatment decisions.
  • Web of Science  
    Access to the Web of Science Core Collection which is the largest citation database in science, engineering, medicine and technology; also the social sciences, arts and humanities are represented. This resource was acquired with funding from the Library/IT Assessment.
  • Scopus  
    Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature with tools that track, analyze and visualize research.

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AMA manual and guide

Refworks citation manager guide

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