Pharmacy

Pharmacy Liaisons

Associate Librarian, & Clinical Instructor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science
520-626-3381

Jennifer is the liaison librarian for the College of Pharmacy.  She is available for instruction, research consultations, and curriculum support.  She is located primarily in the College of Pharmacy's Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science in Drachman B211 M-1 cubicle.

Tools for the College of Pharmacy

Article Databases

Point of Care Databases

Regulatory Database

Consumer Health Databases

 

Article Databases

PubMed/MEDLINE

  • PubMed includes over 21 million citations from MEDLINE and other sources focusing on diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Search drug therapies, clinical guidelines, clinical trials, pharmacoeconomics, evidence-based practice and drugs in development.  

Ovid/MEDLINE

  • MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database of international biomedical literature, providing comprehensive information on every aspect of medicine, biomedical research, and health care.

Embase

  • Comprehensive coverage of biomedical information with an emphasis on drugs and pharmacology. Contains over 25 million records from 1947-present and current covers over 7,500 journals.

International Pharmaceutical Abstracts - IPA

  • Information on all phases of development, use of drugs and  professional pharmaceutical practice. Includes state pharmacy journals that deal with state regulations,  salaries,  guidelines,  laws.   

ABI/INFORM

  • Provides comprehensive business coverage including management, marketing, product development, and business conditions.

SciFinder

  • Indexes articles from scientific disciplines including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science and agricultural sciences.

Web of Science

  • Articles cited from disciplines including science, social sciences, art and humanities.  Also includes link to Web of Knowledge's Journal Citation Reports.

 

Point of Care Databases

Access Pharmacy

  • Includes key textbooks, case studies and information on drugs and supplements. 

Clinical Key

  • Provides quick access to resources that include journal articles, books, drug monographs and patient education.

Arizona Health Sciences Library Evidence-Based Medicine Search Engine

  • Evidence Based Medicine search engine that displays results by Evidence Rank according to The Evidence Pyramid.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database

  • Provides monographs for complementary and alternative therapies including natural product names, vitamins and supplements    

Micromedex

  • Provides drug monographs, dosing information, and drug trade name information.  Access is only available to affiliates of the College of Pharmacy.

PubMed Health

  • Database from the National Center for Biotechnology Information and the National Library of Health that provides clinical effectiveness research reports and summaries for healthcare consumers.

UpToDate

  • This database offers topic reviews that follow a hierarchy of evidence consistent with most evidence-based sources in the areas of medicine and subspecialties, as well as patient information. It also includes the Lexi-Interact drug-to-drug, drug-to-herb and herb-to herb interactions system enabling searching for interactions between multiple drugs and herbs in a single search.

 

Regulatory Database

Drugs@FDA

  • Provides information on drug products approved for market in the US by the FDA.  This resource is updated daily and is a source for approved labeling for US approved brand and generic name drug products.

 

Consumer Health Databases

Medline Plus

  • Provides information for health care consumers on health topics, drugs and supplements, videos and tutorials. A medical dictionary and encyclopedia are also availalbe in easy-to-understand formats. 

NLM Drug Information Portal

  • A National Library of Medicine database that searches over 12,000 selected drugs.  It provides the description, drug categories, summary information and additional resources form the FDA.

DailyMed

  • Locate easy to read drug labeling information as found in package inserts.  This information is provided from the National Library of Medicine and the FDA.

Pharmacy Textbooks

The Arizona Health Sciences Library has a large collection of pharmaceutical and medical texts. The list below includes selected texts from the Library's Ready Reference Collection located on the second floor of the Library behind the Information Desk. The library also has eBooks in pharmacy and pharmacology.  To view the entire book collection, search the catalog

Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations (Orange Book)

  • This resource is published by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and contains information on all FDA approved drug products. The online version is  searchable by active ingredient, applicant holder, proprietary name, application number and patent.  Product exclusivity and patent expirations are provided.  It is updated annually and also provides therapeutic equivalents for drugs when there are multiple sources available. This resource is available online here: http://www.fda.gov/cder/orange/obannual.pdf and in print.

Electronic Orange Book

  • This resource is online and is published by the FDA and is a list of approved drugs searchable by active ingredient, applicant holder, proprietary name, application number and patent. All drugs on the list are approved under section 505 of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. This resource is available online and in print.

Encyclopedia of Toxicology

  • This four volume encyclopedia set covers a broad range of toxicology subjects including key concepts, individual chemicals and classes of chemicals including some history, laws, regulation, education, organizations and databases. Entries include exposure routes and pathways, toxicokinetics, mechanism of toxicity, acute, short-term and chronic toxicity, clinical management, environmental fate, ecotoxicology, other hazards, exposure standards and guidelines, further reading, and relevant websites. In print at QV 13 E56 2005

Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies

  • This text presents medical toxicology based on case studies and includes a general approach to, fundamental principles of, and the clinical basis of medical toxicology. This book is available online as an eBook and in print at QV 600 T755M 2006

Goodman & Gilman's the Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics

  • This comprehensive textbook is considered the gold standard of pharmacology reference works. It includes all drug classes, organ systems, and diseases in diagnosis and treatment as well as illustrations, history, peer reviewed data, and current literature references. This resource is available online as an eBook and in print at QV 4 G653P 2011

Introduction to Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics: the Quantitative Basis of Drug Therapy

  • This introductory textbook covers drug response and dosing and is directed at both students and practitioners of pharmacy and medicine. This source focuses on dosage amount, frequency of administration and duration of treatment. In print at QV 38 T757I 2006

Martindale: the Complete Drug Reference

  • This resource provides encyclopedic facts about drugs and medicines including 5,500 monographs organized alphabetically by drug class, information on supplementary drugs and other substances, preparations, and a directory of manufacturers. The aim of the publisher is to provide unbiased and evaluated information about drugs and medicines worldwide. In print at QV 738 FA1 M384EF 2009

The Merck Index

  • This resource is published by Merck & Co and contains 10,200 monographs about chemicals, drugs and biological substances. It is organized alphabetically and includes chemical structure for each entry. In print at QV 772 M555 2006

Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs

  • This resource is a worldwide yearly survey of new data and tends in adverse drug reactions and interactions. It contains articles on various drug topics as well as a directory of national centers participating in the WHO Drug Monitoring Programme, an index of drugs and an index of adverse effects. This book is available online as an eBook and in print at QV 38 M614A V. 29 2007.  

Mosby's Drug Consult

  • The publishers of this resource report it to be a compilation of current, complete and unbiased information on prescription pharmaceuticals. It includes a keyword and international brand name index for ease of use. Each entry is based on FDA-approved labeling for each drug and is supplemented from pharmacology texts and peer reviewed journals. Information included: category, drug class, brand name, off-label use, cost of therapy, and prescribing information, product listings, pricing and supplier profiles. This resource is available in print at QV 772 P581I 2007

PDR Guide to Drug Interactions, Side Effects, and Indications

  • This PDR is updated annually and contains indices on interactions, food-drug interactions, side effects, contraindications, international drug names, generic availability guide, and an imprint identification guide. In print at QV 772 P579D 2010

PDR for Nonprescription Drugs, Dietary Supplements, and Herbs: the Definitive Guide to OTC Medications

  • This Physician's Desk Reference covers non-prescription drugs, dietary supplements and herbal medicine. It provides labeling information from the manufacturer as wells as indices of manufacturers, product names, product categories, active ingredients, companion drugs, and a full-color and size product identification guide. Available in print at QV 772 P575 2011

Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiological Approach

  • Provides and overview of diseases and treatment options in pharmacy practice, clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, pharmacoecnomics and evidence-based medicine.  Includes the latest information in new drugs and new drug approaches to treatment and disease management.  Available in print at WB 330 P536 2008

Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice

  • Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice includes treatment of disease states including covering epidemiology, etiology, and pathophysiology.  It provides and evidence-based approach to pharmacotherapy of a disease and therapeutic recommendations for drug dosing and selection.  Avaialbe in print at WB 330 P53592 2010

Physicians' Desk Reference: PDR

  • The PDR contains FDA approved drug labeling and prescription information provided by manufacturers and edited and approved by the manufacturer's medical department for drugs and some dietary supplements. This resource is updated annually and also contains manufacturer and drug indices, product identification guide, diagnostic product information, directories, and drug related reporting forms. Available in print at QV 772 P579 2011

Red Book: Pharmacy's Fundamental Reference

  • This resource includes a directory of emergency information contacts and forms, clinical reference guide, herbal medicine guide, practice management and professional development information, pharmacy and healthcare organizations, drug reimbursement information, manufacturer/wholesaler information, color product identification guide, interaction tables, Rx product listings, wholesale pricing, and OTC/Non-drug product listings. Available in print at QV 772 R312 2010

Remington : The Science and Practice of Pharmacy

  • This is a comprehensive reference source that includes pharmacy history, ethics, industrial pharmacy, pharmacy practice, a drug monograph, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmaceutical chemistry, testing, analysis, control, and manufacturing. Available in print at QV 704 R358R 2006

The United States Pharmacopeia

  • The United States Pharmacopeia - National Formulary (USP-NF) contains authoritative standards and information for medicines, health care technologies and practices. It contains 4,100 monographs and over 200 General Tests and Assays.  Availalbe in print at QV 738 AA1 U58 2010

Textbook of Therapeutics: Drug and Disease Management

  • This text covers many fundamental of pharmacology in section 1 including drug interactions, racial, ethnic and sex differences in response to drugs, adverse drug reactions and drug-induced diseases. The rest of the book is organized by system disorders including drug therapy for each. Available in print at WB 330 T355 2006

     

    Guides

    AzAHEC COCER Fellowship

    • Guide for AzAHEC COCER Fellows that provides information to support thier research.

    PharmEPO

    • Guide for graduate students and faculty in the PharmEPO program.

    Resources for Rotations

    • Guide for professional pharmacy students and consumer health information.

    Resources for Pharmacists

    • Guide of free resources for practicing pharmacists.

     

    Tutorials

    PhPr 863a

    • Using PubMed for PhPr 863a Quality Improvement and Medication Error Reduction

     

    Last updated Jan 24, 2012 by jmartin