Textbooks and E-Books
Consult a core collection of e-books available from McGraw-Hill Education, supplemented with multimedia tools, calculators, and care plans. The Self-Assessment section and cases enable review for exams.
LWW Health Library
Read from more than two dozen e-books published by Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, or consult videos on procedures and assessment, case studies, animations, and review questions, or click through to the point-of-care resource 5 Minute Consult.com.
Peruse a number of APhA's e-books, an interactive NAPLEX review, and case studies from multiple sources.
STAT!Ref e-books, through ACP
Browse within a selection of e-books licensed by the college: the ACP Evidence-Based Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics, PharmPrep: ASHP's NAPLEX® Review, and Trissel's Stability of Compounded Formulations.
STAT!Ref e-books, through TENNShare
Consult from a biomedical e-book collection that includes ACP Smart MedicineSM, AHFS Drug Information®, Handbook on Injectable Drugs, The Review of Natural Products, among many others.
Journal Article Resources
This index, maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), contains more than 22 million article citations from over 5,500 biomedical journals and links out to full text articles when available on other sites. Click the ACP Library blue button on citation-level pages to link to full text articles in ACP's Full Text E-Library or request items via interlibrary loan. PubMed includes the MEDLINE® index, in addition to indexing other life sciences journals and books.
Click here to simultaneously search the following databases, via EBSCO's search platform: (To search an individual database, click on the link before the database's description.)
- MEDLINE Complete contains full text for more than 2,400 journals indexed by MEDLINE® and PubMed and is the largest database of full text content for MEDLINE journals yet assembled.
- International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (IPA) indexes unique content from 850 specialty pharmacy journals dating from 1970 through the present and includes citations from all state pharmacy journals and presentation abstracts from major pharmacy meetings. Produced in cooperation with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
- Cochrane Collection publishes evaluations on the efficacy of therapeutic interventions in its suite of databases: the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CCRCT), and Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR), in addition to the NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED) and Health Technology Assessments (HTA). The Cochrane Collection is the most comprehensive collection of databases from the Cochrane Library.
- CINAHL with Full Text CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) with Full Text indexes professional literature in nursing, biomedicine, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and other allied health disciplines. Full text articles are available from more than 600 journals, with coverage dating back to 1981, and indexing for more than 3,000 journals. CINAHL has its own subject headings which are similar to MEDLINE®'s Medical Subject Headings.
Search scientific literature on herbal medicines through this American Botanical Council database. Also searchable are the Complete German Commission E Monographs and Herbal Medicines: Expanded Commission E Monographs, ABC's journal HerbalGram, and the database Healthy Ingredients.
Search more than eighty psychology journals, including highly-cited and landmark journals published by the APA, its imprint the Educational Publishing Foundation (EPF), and from allied organizations including the Canadian Psychological Association and the Hogrefe Publishing Group. Available through the American Psychological Association's platform.
PubMed - Dietary Supplement Subset
Searchable subset of PubMed with over 730,000 bibliographic citations from dietary supplement-related literature, including articles on vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, ergogenics, botanical, and herbal supplements in human nutrition and animal models. Created by the Office of Dietary Supplements and National Library of Medicine, this database succeeds the International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) database (1999-2010).
Search international guidelines and evidence-based clinical research, as well as images, videos, and news. Free registration allows search activity to be saved to a personal account. Cochrane Library citations are available in full text in EBSCO's Cochrane Collection database.
Drug Information Resources
Search within Lexicomp's more than twenty databases, including Lexi-Drugs, with content that addresses all patient populations and clinical specialties, Lexi-Interact, a drug-interaction database, Lexi-Pharmacogenomics, Lexi-Tox, Pediatric Lexi-Drugs, and Lexi-Patient Education, that offers handouts in customizable font sizes, nineteen languages, and handouts specifically for pediatric patients.
This online database contains drug monographs, drug class overviews, and can generate reports to compare drug interactions, adverse reactions, IV compatibility, or clinical efficacy.
Facts & Comparisons eAnswers
Facts & Comparisons eAnswers is the online platform for Facts & Comparisons publications: Drug Facts and Comparisons, Drug Interaction Facts, Herbal Interaction Facts, MedFacts Patient Information, Nonprescription Drug Therapy, and the Review of Natural Products.
American Botanical Council (ABC) publications
Consult The Complete German Commission E Monographs, with 380 monographs on herbal supplements, the e-book ABC Clinical Guide to Herbs, with monographs on thirty popular herbs, and the Healthy Ingredients database, for herbs used in cosmetics, aromatherapy, and dietary supplements.
Food Chemicals Codex (FCC)
This e-compendium states standards for determining the purity and quality of processing aids, preservatives, flavorings, colorants, and nutrients. Monographs include specifications with the empirical formula; structural formula; formula weight; CAS, INS, and FEMA numbers; description, including physical form, solubility, and function; identification; assay; impurity limits; specific tests, packaging, storage, and more.
This medical calculator contains interactive clinical tools such as medical formulas, dosage converters, and decision trees.
This database, from Truven Health Analytics, provides a searchable suite of reference databases covering drug products, toxicology, diseases, lab tests, interactions, prices, and patient education.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database (NMCD)
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, by Therapeutic Research Center, includes information on more than 65,000 dietary supplements and products. Search by natural product name, disease or condition, manufacturer, ingredient, or drug name; results are listed by component. Partnering with the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), NMCD identifies all brand name products that meet USP's manufacturing standards with U.S. Pharmacopeia's USP Verified Mark.
Natural Standard, like Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, evaluates herbs, supplements, vitamins, minerals, diets, and alternative and complementary medicine on their evidence-based efficacy. Information is peer-reviewed by pharmacists, statisticians, clinicians, and researchers.
United States Pharmacopeia and National Formulary (USP-NF)
The USP-NF contains standards for medicines, dosage forms, drug substances, excipients, biologics, compounded preparations, medical devices, dietary supplements, and other therapeutics manufactured and marketed in the United States. Its monographs provide specifications for identity, strength, quality, purity, packaging, and labeling for substances and dosage forms.
USP Dictionary of USAN and International Drug Names
This e-dictionary states nonproprietary drug names and chemical structures. Entries include International Nonproprietary Names (INNs), British Approved Names, Japanese Accepted Names, brand names, Unique Ingredient Identifier (UNII) codes, manufacturers, official USP–NF names, molecular weights, and graphic formulas.