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Pharmacy and Pharmacology

  • AccessMedicine
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    AccessMedicine is an eBook collection which also features fully integrated links to Gold Standard's Clinical Pharmacology drug database, with full length drug monographs. It offers self-assessment and other online learning tools to help study for the boards or prepare for re-certification, using Grand Rounds lectures, a self-assessment module included with Harrison's Online, and USMLEasy, and a student diagnostic and self-assessment tool with USMLE-type questions which is linked to a Customized Reading List from texts within AccessMedicine. The resource also includes Diagnosaurus, a diagnostic tool covering over 1000 differential diagnoses. It also includes 20,000 downloadable images, videos, and audio.
  • AccessPharmacy
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    An online curricular resource designed to meet the changing demands of pharmacy education. AccessPharmacy allows students to select a core curriculum topic, browse by organ system, review textbooks, or search across leading pharmacy online references. Includes lab tests, calculators, and curricular and organ system quizzes. Users must sign up for a FREE personal account to use the assessment module.
  • Advanstar Publication Lists
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    Gateway to the Advanstar publications, covering all aspects of the product pipeline - from drug discovery and clinical trials, to manufacturing, marketing and brand development, through doctors, dentists and veterinarians and other allied health professionals.
  • AHFS Drug Information
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    Database of comparative and evidence-based drug information, monographs, and final determinations for drug therapy. Full text of AHFS Drug Information Current edition is part of Stat!Ref collection.
  • Alt-HealthWatch
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    Alt-HealthWatch is a full-text and image database focusing on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to healthcare and wellness. It offers nearly 50,000 articles from 160 international peer-reviewed journals, academic and professional publications, magazines, reports, proceedings, association and consumer newsletters, plus hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, original research and book excerpts. The database provides in-depth coverage on both professional and consumer levels across the full spectrum of more than two hundred therapies, modalities and perspectives addressed by integrated medicine and covered by "Alternative Medicine." Subject areas covered include: Acupuncture, Mind-Body Medicine, Chinese Medicine, Creative Therapies, Chiropractic, Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Osteopathy, Energy Medicine, Body Work, Herbalism, Aromatherapy, Nutrition, Childbirth, Cross-Cultural Therapies, and Veterinary Medicine. Updated quarterly.
  • Books@Ovid Purchased eBooks
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    Access to 300+ major texts and handbooks in primary care, nursing, pharmacology, and internal medicine.
  • FreeBooks4Doctors
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    FreeBooks4Doctors! is dedicated to the promotion of free access to medical books over the Internet. Listing of over 600 free online books. Search by specialty or title. Subscribe to their Book Alert to be informed about new free books.
  • International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (Ovid)
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    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. Updated monthly.
  • MEDLINE (Ovid)
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    The database, produced by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is most frequently utilized for health sciences topics. It contains citations from more than 3,900 English and foreign language journals in the basic and clinical sciences and encompasses the printed Index Medicus, the Index to Dental Literature, and the International Nursing Index. Includes full-text articles from approximately 1400 journals.
  • Science Citation Index Expanded
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    The Science Citation Index, a part of the Web of Science, is a multidisciplinary database of bibliographic information indexed so that you can search for specific articles by subject, author, journal, and/or author address. Because the information stored about each article includes the article's cited reference list (often called its bibliography), you can also search the databases for articles that cite a known author or work.

    The Science Citation Index (SCI) indexes 5,700 major journals across 164 scientific disciplines, covering approximately 2,100 more journals than its print and CD-ROM counterparts, with all cited references captured.

  • SciFinder
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    SciFinder (SFS) and its web-version of SciFinder (SF):
    • Provide access to Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry of more than 22 million chemical substances
    • CA databases with references to more than 15 million articles and patents (one of USC's best patent resources)
    • CHEMCATS database of nearly 400,000 commercially available chemicals from more than 300 suppliers
    • CHEMLIST, a database of key domestic and international regulatory information.

    Available from Sunday 2:00 am until Saturday 6:00 pm (U.S. Eastern Time)

    If you would like access to Scifinder, please include the following information:

    • Faculty and Staff: USC email address, contact information (department or school information, research field, building and room number)
    • Students: USC email address, name of advisor, contact information (department or school information, research field, building and room number)

  • Springer Protocols
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    Step-by-step presentation of protocols with coverage including cell and molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, protein science, and imaging.
  • UpToDate
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    UpToDate is a collaborative effort of thousands of physician educators. For each clinical issue, an expert in the field reviews the topic, synthesizes information, summarizes key findings, and provides detailed, practical recommendations for patient care.

    All of the material in UpToDate is fully referenced and most topic reviews have links to related topics. The medical literature is monitored and relevant topic reviews are updated with new medical findings. UpToDate also includes hundreds of patient information handouts; these topics go through peer review and constant updating as with professional-level topics. It also includes drug information from Lexi-Comp.

    Our licensing agreement with UpToDate limits its use to on campus only. It cannot be made available via our Remote Access Portal for off campus use.

  • USPTO Issued Patents
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    US Patent and trademark office database of issued patents. Include U.S. Patent Full Text Database (1976 - ) and U.S. Patent Bibliographic Database (1976 - ).