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School of Pharmacy Residents have access to specific electronic resources during the duration of their residency.
Please be aware that:
- Sharing of your login information is prohibited
- Commercial use of these resources is illegal
- Use of Access Pharmacy, RxTx, Lexicomp, and UpToDate must only be for your residency research project and NOT for commercial purposes
- Violations of our license terms by anyone can result in the loss of access to that resource for the entire University community
- If you are unsure about how you can use a particular resource, contact the pharmacy librarian, Caitlin Carter, at email@example.com or 519-888-4567, ext. 21313
What is my Library Barcode/Have a question?
Your Library Barcode gives you off campus access to the above electronic resources
- When off campus, anytime you attempt to access an online resource of the University of Waterloo Library, you will be prompted to enter your Library Barcode and last name
- You will then be able to access the resources you are able to use
- The University of Waterloo Library will email your Library Barcode to you in advance of your work with the University
- Questions about your Library Account or Library Barcode should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Questions about how to search any of the resources should be directed to the pharmacy librarian, Caitlin Carter, at email@example.com or 519-888-4567, ext. 21313.
Courtesy of the University of Waterloo Library, Pharmacy Residents have access to:
Interactions, drug identification, intravenous compatibility, patient education, toxicology, and calculators. Includes access to AHFS Drug Information (DI) and AHFS Essentials. Drug content is updated on a monthly basis.
More than 30 ebooks on Pharmacy and Pharmacology topics, videos, patient handouts, drug monographs, study tools.
Other Resources (mostly free)
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Provides access to 9,000+ high quality, open access (free), peer-reviewed journals.
PubMed Central is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences literature. There are 3.9 million free research articles in PubMed Central.
Freely search PubMed's collection of 26 million research articles; you will need to purchase full-text copies of articles if free copies are not available.
The Cochrane Library
Freely search Cochrane's collection of trials and systematic reviews; you will need to purchase full-text copies of articles if free copies are not available. Luckily, many Cochrane systematic reviews are free to the public.
Database of privately and publicly funded clinical studies conducted around the world.
Database of systematic reviews and primary research studies.
Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Infobase: Clinical Practice Guidelines Database (CPGs)
Canada`s database of clinical practice guidelines. Search or browse by developer, condition, specialty, recently added, or title. All guidelines were produced or endorsed in Canada by a national, provincial or territorial medical or health organization, professional society, government agency or expert panel.
Free Drug Information Resources
Health Canada - Drug Product Database (DPD)
Product specific information on drugs approved for use in Canada. Includes human pharmaceutical and biological drugs, veterinary drugs, and disinfectant products, and ~15,000 products which companies have notified Health Canada as being marketed.
Learn about prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines. Includes side effects, dosage, special precautions, and more. Targets non-professionals.
Drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
U.S. based free resource which contains A-Z drug facts, American drug manufacturer contact information, as well as a pill identifier, and drug interactions checker.
Health Canada - Licensed Natural Health Products Database
Explores natural health products that have been issued a product licence by Health Canada. This means that Health Canada has assessed these products and has idenfitifed them as safe, effective and of high quality under their recommended conditions of use. Licensed natural health products have an eight digit Natural Product Number (NPN) or Homeopathic Medicine Number (DIN-HM) on the label.
MedlinePlus Herbs and Supplements
Browse dietary supplements and herbal remedies to learn about their effectiveness, usual dosage, and drug interactions. Targets non-professionals.
About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center)
For the general public and healthcare practitioners; provides evidence-based information on various herbs and supplements.
Drugs and Supplements (Mayo Clinic)
Overviews of vitamins, herbs, supplements and their evidence, safety, and interactions.
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
Part of the National Institutes of Health, and is the U.S. Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine. Provides an alphabetical listing of health topics and herbs.
Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed)
Peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Provides data on maternal and infant levels of drugs, possible effects, and alternative therapies.
Evidence-based info for consumers and healthcare professionals about medication use during pregnancy. Recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). MotherToBaby is run by the non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS).