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Research Guides

Pharmacy Experiential Education

We hope this guide will make your time on rotations a little easier by providing quick access to VCU Libraries resources. If you get stuck, call or email us!

Research & Education Librarian

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Rachel Koenig
Contact:
VCU Libraries
Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
(804) 827-1150

Most Used Resources

AccessPharmacy - Includes the following pertinent materials for PharmD students:

  • Leading pharmacy textbooks, including DiPiro, Pharmacotherapy (even review quiz questions!)
  • NAPLEX review books
  • Flashcards to help you study for top 300 drug exams, pharmacotherapy, pharmacology, and pharmacy calculations
  • Videos and pharmacology lectures
  • Drug monographs
  • Patient education handouts

Drug Facts & Comparisons - Lists both prescription and OTC drugs by therapeutic categories with concise information concerning pharmacology, dispensing information, ingredients.
Available online on the VCU School of Pharmacy website; see the Resources menu

Lexicomp Online - Lists both prescription and OTC drugs by therapeutic categories with concise information concerning pharmacology, dispensing information, ingredients.
Available online on the VCU School of Pharmacy website; see the Resources menu
For the Lexicomp Mobile App (for PharmD students only), submit a KBOX request

Natural Medicines - 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 - Provides reviewed clinical reference material including drug information, dosing, and brief summaries of conditions and management options. Available off campus with personal account registered while on campus.
App for iOS and Android devices (register account on campus for access to the app)

Practice Guidelines

Electronic Textbooks

AccessMedicine

  • Collection of over 60 medical textbooks from McGraw-Hill, case files, diagnostic tools, self-assessment questions and patient handouts.  Textbooks include Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, and Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics.  [NOTE:  Only 5 users at a time can use AccessMedicine]

AccessPharmacy

  • More than 30 core pharmacy electronic textbooks, drug monographs, calculators, herb& supplement information, and care plans.  Includes Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach.
  • If you have an My AccessPharmacy account, use the mobile version by going to http://m.accesspharmacy.com

AccessPediatrics

  • Collection of pediatric and neonatology textbooks, such as Rudolph's Pediatrics.  Includes patient education, multimedia, and drug monographs with dosing information for children, neonates, and adults.  [Only 5 users at a time can use AccessPediatrics]

ClinicalKey

  • Clinical reference resource with over 1100 medical ebooks, 600+ full-text journals from Elsevier, FirstConsult point-of-care monographs, procedural videos, drug monographs, practice guidelines, patient education handouts and more.

STAT!Ref Electronic Medical Library - contains the following five eBooks

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Compounding Resources

If You Get Stuck

If you get lost using one of the resources, please contact: