Need basic information? Then use these mobile apps and websites:
Highly recommended: drugs.com (free)
- Complete and unaltered information comes from Wolters Kluwer Health (LexiComp/Facts & Comparisons), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (AHFS-DI), Cerner Multum and Micromedex from Truven Health. Individual drug (or drug-class) content compiled by these sources is delivered complete and unaltered by Drugs.com.
- Includes information from:
- AHFS DI Monographs
- FDA Professional Drug Information
- Interactions Checker
- Micromedex® Carenotes
- Price guide
- Harvard Health Topics
- Stedman’s Medical Dictionary
- A-Z Drug Facts (Facts & Comparisons)
- MedFacts Natural Products Information
- Additional source: Examine.com: Independent scientific information on supplements & nutrition
- Clinical Trial Results
- FDA Alerts
- Headline News
- New Drug Approvals
- Drug Shortages
- Pharmaceutical Company Directory
- Subscription pays for improved cross-referencing of terms across the databases
- ~$300/year for information comparable to Drugs.com
- For Hampton University off-campus access, students/faculty must:
- Go to the HU Harvey Library Website : http://lib.hamptonu.edu/
- Click on the (Research) Databases A-Z
- The Ezproxy login screen will appear
- Login with your HU Infotech Account
- Then you will be authenticated to access the databases.
Free alternatives (same information, different user interface):
Have a complex issue? Start here
- Cochrane Library: a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers, and people interested in health. There is a good chance they already reviewed the issue.
Need to do a literature search? Then use these:
- Medline via PubMed
- Medline trend 3,529 articles per day in 2017
- Google Scholar
- Powerpoint presentation on how to search PubMed, Google Scholar, and Cochrane Library.
- Want to keep up to date? Then use these tools to create a scheduled search:
Subscription-required, but free if on the Hampton University network
- Scopus: indexes far more journals (>14,000 vs <6,000) than Medline
The Harvey Library holds a wealth of resources:
- This link will take you to online versions of tertiary reference sources such as AHFS DI, Handbook of Injectable Drugs and others.
- Here’s the link on how to gain access to the library from off-campus locations.
- Databases tab grants you access to various sources including:
- Clinical Pharmacology
- SciFinder: access a wide diversity of research from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, agricultural science, and more. NOTE: you must register with an HU email address in order to access this product. Once you register you must log in every time you want to Use this resource.
- ToxNet: search for toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and toxic releases information
The list includes the overall product quality score (1 (low) – 10 (high)) as reported by KLAS 2016 report .
- Dynamed (8.0) ~$395/year
- ClinicalKey (7.5) ~$450/year and up depending on specialty
- UpToDate (7.0) ~$500/year
- Essential Evidence Plus: $85/year
- Must have Internet connection; less-intuitive interface
- HazRx: a mobile app on handling hazardous materials