Full-text of the American Hospital Formulary Service® handbook of evidence-based drug information. In-depth drug information addressing pharmacology and use of drugs. Some information about compatibility and stability of injectable formulations.
Available in hard copy at Tompkins-McCaw Library RM300 .F332
Available online on the VCU School of Pharmacy website; see the Resources menu
|WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information.|
|The Cochrane Library is a database of systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare. Includes Database of Systematic Reviews, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness, Controlled Trials Register, and Review Methodology.|
|Searchable database of articles from The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics from 1988 - present.|
|Formerly Natural Standard, Natural Medicines contains evidence-based, peer-reviewed information on complementary and alternative medicine treatments. Includes evaluation of therapies for specific conditions, herbs and supplements, and diet therapies.|
|UpToDate is a clinical information tool providing reviewed clinical reference material. Includes pharmaceutical information, patient handouts, graphics. Available on- and off-campus. Provided by the VCU Health System.|
A primary source is information or literature about original research provided or written by the original researcher. Examples of primary sources include...
In the primary article, the authors will write about research that they did and the conclusions they made. Some key areas in the article to look for are similar to those found in a lab report including...
Sometimes scholarly journals will include review articles, which summarize published research on a topic but do not contain new results from original research. Even though these sources are scholary, they are NOT primary articles.
Along with being a primary source, it is frequently important that you know if your source is scholarly and appropriate for academic research. Some traits of scholarly articles are...