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Pharmacy Subject Guide

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Online Journals

Online Books

Clinical Databases

National Formulary

Literature e-Alerts

A sample of the online journals available in pharmacy include:

To locate all online journals available to you, search your local library.

A sample of the online books available in pharmacy include:

AccessPharmacy Self-Assessment (including NAPLEX Review)
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Drug Information - A Guide for Pharmacists - Patrick Malone
Publication Date: 2022
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Basic and Clinical Pharmacology - Bertram Katzung
Publication Date: 2021
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Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies - Robert S. Hoffman
Publication Date: 2019
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The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics - Louis Sanford Goodman
Publication Date: 2018
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Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2021- Robert Kizior
Publication Date: 2021

To locate all online books available to you, search your local library.

  • 5 Minute Consult

    5 Minute Consult is a point-of-care tool providing information to quickly guide clinicians in diagnosis, treatment, and management of 2,000+ clinical topics. It includes algorithms to decide on lab tests and/or procedures. Also included are videos to help PT staff demonstrate for patients, and customizable patient education handouts.

  • AccessPharmacy

    This resource from McGraw-Hill is an online curricular resource designed to meet the changing demands of pharmacy education. A flexible resource, AccessPharmacy allows students to select a core curriculum topic, browse by organ system, review textbooks, or search across leading pharmacy online references.

  • NatMed Pro

    NatMed Pro (formerly Natural Medicines) provides information about dietary supplements and alternative therapies, including supplements safety, benefits, side effects, drug interactions and more.

  • Pharmacist's Letter with CE and Live Webinars*

    Pharmacist’s Letter includes evidence-based information to support clinical decision making through concise recommendations, comparison charts, treatment guidelines, and monthly newsletters with the latest drug information.

  • Pharmacy Technician's Letter with CE and Live Webinars*

    Pharmacy Technician’s Letter includes comparison charts, treatment guidelines, patient education resources and monthly newsletters with the latest drug information.

  • Pubmed

    PubMed provides over 23 million citations for biomedical literature, including MEDLINE, life science journals and ebooks.

  • Trip Database

    The Trip Database searches curated content from vetted evidence-based sources, such as Cochrane, AHRQ, BMJ Best Practice, and federal agencies, to deliver top-tier, evidence-based healthcare information. Results are sorted into evidence-based pyramid categories for quick identification of guidelines, synopses, systematic reviews, and more.

  • UpToDate (use if on the VA computer network)

    UpToDate is a guided evidence-based, clinical decision-making solution with dynamic and interactive algorithms as well as lab monographs. 
    For remote access use with your UTD username/password. Tip Sheet for CME/Remote Access Registration

  • USP-NF*

    USP–NF is a combination of two compendia, the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and the National Formulary (NF). Monographs for drug substances, dosage forms, and compounded preparations are featured in the USP. Monographs for dietary supplements and ingredients appear in a separate section of the USP. Excipient monographs are in the NF.
    Individual accounts must be created to access the USP-NF. Please see the instructions to create an account.

Please check with your local library for additional databases in your subject area.

Prepared by professional librarians in the VA Library Network and delivered straight to your inbox, Literature e-Alerts help you stay up-to-date on the latest developments in selected fields, better equipping you to perform your work at VA and serve our nation's Veterans. Upon receipt of the alerts, subscribers will need to work with their local library staff to obtain full-text articles. Sign up here.

Topics of interest include:

  • Multidrug Resistance
  • Opioid Epidemic
  • Pain Management
  • Substance Use Disorders

To sign up to receive these alerts or other of interest on a regular basis, please complete the form found on the National Desktop Library.