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Drug References

 

Citing Sources

 

Chemical References

Use the resources below for information about chemical names, structures, and properties. These resources can be searched by chemical name, CAS Registry Number, molecular formula or weight, InChIKey, or by structure.

  • ChemBioFinder
    A chemistry and biology index to nearly 2 million compounds. Entries typically include links to additional information from other websites. (Free registration required.)
  • ChemIDplus
    Detailed information on over 400,000 chemicals, including links to relevant journal citations in TOXLINE and PubMed MEDLINE.
  • ChemSpider
    A chemical structure database providing fast access to over 34 million structures, properties, and associated information. (Also see SyntheticPages for chemical reactions.)
  • No restrictions; available to everyone.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: Varies

This National Library of Medicine site lets you search a wide range of US government resources for information on over 15,000 drugs. Drug Information Portal searches all of these databases: MedlinePlus, AIDSinfo, Medline/PubMed, LactMed, HSDB, Dietary Supplements Labels Database, TOXLINE, DailyMed, ClinicalTrials.gov, PubChem, NIAID Anti-HIV/OI Database, ChemIDplus, Drugs@FDA, DEA, and USA.gov.

  • No restrictions; available to everyone.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: U.S. National Library of Medicine

Facts & Comparisons provides monographs detailing drug actions, indications, administration and dosage, interactions, adverse reactions, warnings and more. Comprehensive tables compare products of similar formulation, including dose form and strength, distributor name, how supplied, product identification codes and more.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

The Orange Book identifies drug products approved on the basis of safety and effectiveness by the FDA. (Note that drugs approved only on the basis of safety are not included.) The Orange Book also contains therapeutic equivalence evaluations for multisource prescription drugs. Searchable the Orange Book by active ingredient, proprietary name, applicant holder, or application number.

  • No restrictions; available to everyone.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

This resource contains 15 clinical databases including Lexi-Drugs, with over 1600 drug monographs supported by multiple fields of pharmacology detail.

  • Lexicomp's major tools include:
    • Interactions: Perform interaction analyses in seconds with our highly-rated Lexi-Interact program
    • Patient Care Module: Patient education leaflets
    • Drug Identification: Lexi-Drug ID provides quick identification of unknown medications
    • I.V. Compatibility: Access to the King Guide to Parenteral Admixtures
    • Medical Calculations: Lexi-CALC assists with drug dosing, drip rates, and organ function assessment for adults and pediatrics
    • Web Search: Access to medically-based, qualified health web sites and primary literature
  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

MICROMEDEX provides rapid access to information on drugs, diseases, acute care, toxicology, alternative medicines, and patient education.

By accessing MICROMEDEX products via the SWOSU Libraries' website, you agree that you will abide by the following terms:

Access to MICROMEDEX content is restricted by a license agreement. Use of MICROMEDEX products under this license agreement is permitted solely for demonstration and training purposes for Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy students.

This Customer License Agreement for MICROMEDEX products prohibits:

  • Use for clinical purposes.
  • Use for emergency response purposes.
  • Use for any commercial purpose, including, but not limited to, consulting services.

This license also prohibits copying, downloading, uploading, or otherwise reproducing content from the MICROMEDEX databases, except in limited excerpts and for personal use. These limited excerpts may be printed, but for personal use only.


  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: Truven Health Analytics Inc.

(Formerly Natural Standard.) This resource aggregates and synthesizes data on complementary and alternative therapies. Information in the Natural Medicines is evidence-based, consensus-based, and peer-reviewed. Natural Medicine's mission is to provide objective, reliable information that aids clinicians, patients, and healthcare institutions to make more informed and safer therapeutic decisions.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: Therapeutic Research Center

NRC is a reference tool designed to provide relevant clinical resources to nurses and other health care professionals directly at the point-of-care. This database offers the best available and most recent clinical evidence from thousands of full-text documents. This database provides in-depth information on conditions and diseases, patient education resources, drug information, continuing education, lab and diagnosis detail, best practice guidelines, and much more.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: EBSCO

A searchable database of clinically-oriented drug information. Includes RxList ID, which allows you to identify unknown tablets and capsules by searching for their ID imprint codes and a list of the top 200 prescription drugs by brand name and generic name.

  • No restrictions; available to everyone.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: RxList

TOXNET provides access to information on the pharmacological, biochemical, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals. TOXNET includes TOXLINE and the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) databases.

  • No restrictions; available to everyone.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: U.S. National Library of Medicine

UpToDate is a clinical reference tool that provides current answers to patient care, diagnosis and treatment questions at the point of care. Over 200 journals are regularly scanned and synthesized into topic reviews by clinical experts. The content is peer reviewed and fully referenced.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: Wolters-Kluwer

The United States Pharmacopeia National Formulary (USP-NF) is an online reference of public pharmacopeial standards. It contains standards for medicines, dosage forms, drug substances, excipients, medical devices, and dietary supplements.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention

WebCSD offers fast searching of the Cambridge Structural Database. Search facilities include 2D substructure, molecular similarity, text/numeric and reduced cell searching. Text, chemical diagrams, and 3D structural information can all be studied in the results browser using entry summaries and an embedded three-dimensional viewer. Watch this video to learn how to use WebCSD.

 

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  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: Unlimited
  • Vendor: Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre
  • Publisher: Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre