Selected Resources for: Pharmacy

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Subject Librarian:

Franklin Sayre

This subject covers: the practice of preparing and dispensing medicinal drugs.

Article Databases and Indexes

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In this health sciences resource, search peer-reviewed summaries for almost 2000 topics of diseases, disorders, and symptoms, including information on causation, associated conditions, history and research findings, differential diagnosis and diagnostic testing, treatment, prevention, prognosis and links to patient information. Created by physicians for use at point-of-care.

Provides access to drug information resources, including AAPCC Codes in POISINDEX, Alternative Medicine, Detailed Drug Information for the Consumer, DISEASEDEX Emergency Medicine, DRUGDEX System, Imprint Codes in Identidex, Index Nominum, Interaction Checking, MARTINDALE, MSDS from USP, PDR, POISINDEX System, RED BOOK Online, REPRORISK System, and TOMES System

Natural Medicines provides evidence-based information and ratings on over 90,000 dietary supplements, natural medicines, and integrative therapies. Includes these databases: Foods, Herbs, & Supplements; Health & Wellness; Sports Medicine; Comparative Effectiveness; Manufacturers; Commercial Products; and Medical Conditions.

This is the primary source of journal article for the health sciences. You can search MEDLINE and preMEDLINE databases with full text access to all MEDLINE e-journals subscribed to by the University of Minnesota TC Libraries. MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database/article index that contains over 17 million references to journal articles. Coverage is from 1949 to the present. Over 5200 journals worldwide in over 37 languages are accessible.

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

Embase is a biomedical and pharmacological database containing bibliographic records with citations, abstracts and indexing derived from biomedical articles in peer reviewed journals, and is especially strong in its coverage of drug and pharmaceutical research. Content covers 1974- Embase classic: a major biomedical and pharmaceutical database, is drawn from 43 Excerpta Medica biomedical and pharmacology print journals published between 1947 and 1973.

Provides information on all phases of the development and use of drugs and on professional pharmaceutical practice.

The Libraries' subscription to this resource allows for 3 users at any one time. If you get a busy signal, please wait a few minutes and try accessing the site again.

Search MEDLINE databases for journal articles in the health sciences. MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database/article index that contains over 17 million references to journal articles. Coverage is from 1949 to the present. Over 5200 journals worldwide in over 37 languages are indexed.

Search within a comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of journal article citations. Subjects generally covered are within Science and technology, arts and humanities, and social sciences . Use the citation web to find articles and journals with the most impact. Coverage runs from 1975 to the present. Helpful tutorials can be found on their website.

General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database. Includes full text access to over 4,000 scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications back to 1975. A great place to start your research on any topic. Find search tips on their help page.

General Reference Sources

Chemical Compounds

ChemIDplus indexes more than 368,000 records for chemical substances cited in the National Library of Medicine (NLM) databases. It is searchable by Name, Synonym, CAS Registry Number, Molecular Formula, Classification Code, Locator Code, and Structure (requires Chime plug-in or ISIS/Draw). The records contain information on structure, names and synonyms, formulas, registry numbers, and some physical properties in addition to toxicity information and links to NLM-indexed articles which cite the substances.

Database of descriptive & numerical data on chemical, physical & biological properties of compounds; systematic & common names; literature references; & structures. Contains all compounds included in: Dictionary of Organic Compounds (255,000 records) Dictionary of Natural Products (170,000) ; Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds (101,000) ; Dictionary of Drugs (40,000+) ; Dictionary of Analytical Reagents (14,000)

Handbooks and Manuals

Compiled by the non-profit American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS Drug Information is a premier drug information database, providing an evidence-based foundation for safe and effective drug therapy.

Annually published reference source for chemical & physical property data, nomenclature, structure, & composition of substances. Includes physical constants of organic & inorganic compounds, conversion factors, & much more.

Classic reference source for chemists; contains over 10,000 entries on drugs and pharmaceuticals, common organic chemicals and laboratory reagents. The entries include data such as chemical names, molecular formula, chemical structure, physical data, literature references, and more.

Extensive online catalog of human genes and genetic disorders, with detailed monographs on mechanistic and clinical aspects of the genes, disease states, and variations.

Internet Resources

Electronic Texts

Electronic book (E-Book) collection of core basic sciences and clinical titles.

McGraw-Hill has notified us that there is a printing error that occurs in some book chapters within "AccessMedicine" where there is no response when the user clicks on the 'Print' icon for chapters. They have confirmed that the error happens periodically with random books within the database and the problem has been submitted to their developers and resolution is expected before the end of 2014. In the interim, their staff has povided the following workaround: "Instead of using the print button on the page you can right click the area you want to print and then choose “print” from the drop down menu." This workaround does not work in Mozilla's Firefox browser but it does work with Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.

ClinicalKey is a clinical resource designed to provide fast, clinically-relevant answers. It contains an array of content from Elsevier and trusted third parties including over 1,000 books, 500 journals, thousands of videos, and millions of images, as well as point-of-care content from First Consult.

Web Sites

Statistics and Data

Data Resources

PubChem provides information on the biological activities of small molecules. It is organized as three linked databases within the NCBI's Entrez information retrieval system. These are PubChem Substance, PubChem Compound, and PubChem BioAssay. PubChem also provides a fast chemical structure similarity search tool. Links from PubChem's chemical structure records to other Entrez databases provide information on biological properties.

Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

Mendeley is a freely available citation manager that helps you manage your PDF collections.

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).

Library Information

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