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Library Databases - Appalachian College of Pharmacy

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.

EBSCO eBooks Collection
Read e-books in portable document format, viewable in Adobe Reader. Diabetes management, drug delivery & compounding, & pharmacokinetics are among the subjects included in this custom eBook collection, available via EBSCO.

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.

Journal Article Resources

The Cochrane Library contains 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 (UK’s National Health Service) Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED) and Health Technology Assessments (HTA).

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.

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).

MEDLINE Complete contains full text for more than 2,400 journals indexed for MEDLINE® and is the largest database of full text content for MEDLINE® journals yet assembled.

This index, maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), contains more than 28 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.

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).

TRIP Database
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.  Citations for Cochrane Library resources are available in full text in the above Cochrane Library database.

Drug Information Resources

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.

Clinical Pharmacology
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.

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.

Lexicomp Online
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.

MedCalc 3000
This medical calculator contains interactive clinical tools such as medical formulas, dosage converters, and decision trees.

Natural Medicines
Natural Medicines merges content from the two former databases Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database and Natural Standard and includes information on more than 90,000 commercial dietary supplements and natural ingredients. Consult drug-supplement interaction data, adverse effects, pregnancy and lactation data, comparative effectiveness charts, or an evidence-based NMBER® rating system for product quality. Information is peer-reviewed by pharmacists, statisticians, clinicians, and researchers. Patient handouts and consumer education monographs are available in English, Spanish, and French. Published by the company Natural Medicines.

Pharmacist’s Letter
The Pharmacist’s Letter addresses new developments in drug therapy and trends in pharmacy practice. A US company, that owns pharmacies, has purchased licensed access to Pharmacist’s Letter for all US college of pharmacy students and full-time faculty. Students: Click on the database link for Pharmacist’s Letter to open the PDF document with instructions on how to create your individual account and gain full access to the site. Full-time faculty: Contact ACP library staff to obtain instructions on how to gain access to the site.

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.