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Pharmacy Research Guides

The following additional guides exist to help you with various facets of pharmacy research:

Drug Information Resources

History of Pharmacy

Medicinal Chemistry

Pharmacy Experiential Education (for rotations)

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

Welcome!

Welcome to the Pharmacy Resources Guide. Students, faculty, and staff in the School of Pharmacy will find these resources particularly useful.  Use this page as a jumping-off point to locate journal articles, access drug information resources, and learn more about what the library and the School of Pharmacy librarian can do for you.

If you are not finding the information you need, do not hesitate to contact the School of Pharmacy Librarian, Rachel Koenig. Your librarian is available to you, and she can:

  • Provide research consultations and assist with literature searches,
  • Assist with comprehensive literature searches for systematic reviews,
  • Assist with reference management software, especially Mendeley,
  • And so much more!

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)