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University Libraries - Article Databases

Pharmacy

Top Databases

  • PubMed-Medline (with USC links)

    Premier database of worldwide biomedical literature including research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues, and health care services.

  • IPA - International Pharmaceutical Abstracts

    Provides worldwide coverage of pharmaceutical science and health related literature. Comprehensive information is included for drug therapy, toxicity, and pharmacy practice as well as legislation, regulation, technology, utilization, biopharmaceutics, information processing, education, economics, and ethics as related to pharmaceutical science and practice.

  • SciFinder Web *Registration Required*

    Provides access to the full Chemical Abstracts database with citations to the literature of chemistry and patents, as well as compound information including structure, chemical names, formulas, Registry Numbers and reaction information for organic and organometallic reactions - plus substructure and reaction searching.

    First time users:  register for SciFinderAs part of the registration process you'll be sent an email.  Instead of clicking on the link in the email, copy & paste the link into a browser to complete the registration process.

    Once you register you can use SciFinder Mobile

  • Web of Science

    Indexes thousands of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world. Also has cited reference searching and ways to refine and analyze your search results. Includes three indexes: Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975 to present), Social Sciences Citation Index (1956 to present), Science Citation Index Expanded (1899 to present). 

Additional Databases (alphabetical)

  • Academic Search Complete

    Covers all subject areas.  Has a mix of magazines and journals, including many that are peer-reviewed.

  • Annual Reviews

    Provides full-text access to critical review articles that synthesize the primary contributions in the areas of biomedical, physical, and social sciences.

  • Biological Sciences

    This interdisciplinary database offers abstracts and citations to a wide range of research in biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology and ecology, and some aspects of agriculture and veterinary science.

  • Cochrane Library

    Provides reliable and up-to-date information on the effects of interventions in health care.

  • Dissertations and Theses

    Contains citations,abstracts and possibly full text for over 2 million dissertations and theses. The database accepts over 90 percent of doctoral dissertations in North America.

  • Drug Facts and Comparisons

    Covers more than 22,000 Rx, almost 6,000 OTC, and orphan and investigational drugs.

  • Joanna Briggs Institute EBP (Evidence Based Practice) Database

    Covers a wide range of medical, nursing, and health science specialties and includes a unique suite of information that's been analyzed, appraised, and prepared by expert reviewers at the JBI so you can integrate the world's best evidence into your research. It includes evidence summaries, evidence-based recommended practices, best practice information sheets, systematic reviews, consumer information sheets, systematic review protocols and technical reports.

  • Medline (OVID)

    Contains citations, with abstracts, to worldwide biomedical literature including research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues, and health care services.

  • Merck Index

    A database of over 10,000 significant chemicals, drugs, and biological substances, containing physical property data, safety data, literature references, and structures. The Merck Index also includes Organic Name Reactions, which describes organic chemical reactions which have come to be recognized and referred to by name within the chemistry community.

  • Micromedex

    In MICROMEDEX 2.0 you’ll find information on drugs including:  identification (by imprint code or description), interactions, comparisons, pricing, and IV compatibility.  You can also search for the toxicity of drugs, household products, chemicals and other substances.

     Click on Care Notes System for easy-to-understand information written for lay people about aspects of patient care, medications, and health.

  • TOXLINE

    Information in all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants, and mutagens and teratogens.