Health & Medicine : Pharmacy

Health & Medicine : Pharmacy

Core Resources

Databases for Articles

Databases for Pharmacy

DRUGDEX System Available only from within the Health Sciences Library.

Drug information gathered and reviewed by Micromedex. Information provided includes dosing, pharmacokinetics, clinical applications and comparative drug efficacy. To search, enter the Micromedex system and click on box next to DrugDex System. Only accessible at University of Missouri Health Care facilities. [more]

LactMed Drugs and Lactation Database Restricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri

A peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Among the data included are maternal and infant levels of drugs, possible effects on breastfed infants and on lactation, and alternate drugs to consider. [more]

Lexi-Comp Drug Information in UpToDate Available only from within the Health Sciences Library.

Search a drug in UpToDate to view the Lexi-Comp information on drug dosage, uses, interactions, side effects, and more. An interactions tool is also available from a link on the upper right section of the main UpToDate page. [more]

MEDLINE (Ovid) Restricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri

Citations and abstracts to worldwide biomedical literature including research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues, and healthcare services. MEDLINE references articles from about 4000 journals published in 70 countries. Evidence-based search filters are available to assist in narrowing results to methodologically rigorous articles. To run a cited reference search on an article found in MEDLINE,copy and paste the PMID article Identifier here. [more]

MICROMEDEX Restricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri

A variety of databases covering topics such as medicine, drugs, alternative and complementary medicine, patient education and occupational health. Search multiple Micromedex databases via the Integrated Index ( ) feature or search individual databases. Brought to you by University of Missouri Health Care. [more]

National Drug Code Directory

Trade name, dosage form, National Drug Code, active ingredients, strength and packaging information for all commercially distributed presciption drugs, as well as a few selected OTC products. From the Food and Drug Administration. [more]

Native American Ethnobotany

A guide to plant derivatives used by Native Americans, including plants used for medicinal purposes. Search by plant name, tribe, or pharmacological action. Includes article references and links to the USDA Plants database. [more]

Natural Standard Herb and Supplement Information in MedlinePlus

Evidence based information on usage, indications, interactions and toxicity for over 100 herbals and supplements. From Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. [more]

Orphanet Available only from within the Health Sciences Library.

Lists information on orphan drugs in Europe, Japan, Australia, or the United States. Also includes descriptions of rare diseases, including current research projects. A diagnostic tool for 2300 dysmorphic syndromes allows searching by clinical findings. Maintained by a consortium of European partners. [more]

Compare unit and total (including shipping) costs for drugs in the United States and Canada from pharmacies that sell online, via mail order or fax. [more]

PubMed Restricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri

The National Library of Medicine’s free article search engine, containing article references from MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE, OLDMEDLINE, plus some publisher-supplied and out of scope citations from certain general science and chemistry journals, such as Science and Nature. MU users have enhanced MEDLINE search capabilities available to them in Ovid MEDLINE. MeSH subject indexing is not available for very new citations or for citations older than 1966. To run a cited reference search on an article found in PubMed, copy and paste the PMID article Identifier here. [more]


Also Known as: RxNAV
Search for drugs and herbals to discover brand names, synonyms, ingredients National Drug Codes (NDCs) and dosage forms. A spell checker is included. [more]

Scopus Restricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri

Search 33 million journal articles, cited references, and patents. Cover-to-cover indexing 1996-date for 14,000 (mostly scientific) journals, with some retrospective coverage compiled from cited references and free web sources. Compile a table of citation counts for a given author showing cited references by year. Discover the h-index for a given author. Search for all cited references for a given author, just a combination of selected references, or a single reference, with an option to exclude self-citations. Locate an article to see Findit@Mu links to all its cited references. [more]


Journals for Pharmacy

Browse Journals on Pharmacy Restricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri

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Other Resources Online

Other Resources Online for Pharmacy


Destination Rx

Also Known as: destinationrx;

Drug Digest

Also Known as: drugdigest
Produced by the ExpressScripts Corporation, this site provides general information about drugs, vitamins, herbal medicines and their side effects, including the percentage of patients that experience different side effects. A special “Drug Interactions” tool lets you check to see if the drugs you are taking are safely taken together. Compare Drugs shows drugs with similar actions for common conditions such as hypertension, depression, and more. Drug information provided by Gold Standard.

Drug Indentifier from Wall’s Medicine and Health Center

Identify prescription and over the counter pills by color, shape, or markings. From Clinical Pharmacology, courtesy of Wall’s Medicine and Health Center, Grand Forks, ND.

Drug Information – U. S. FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

Access to information about prescription and non-prescription drugs evaluated by the Center.

Drug Information Portal from the National Library of Medicine

Epocrates Online

Facts and Comparisons

Hardin Meta Directory of Internet Health Sources

A meta listing of Internet subject guides in the health sciences. Guides are grouped by subject and size.


A page sponsored by the Alternative Medicine Foundation. Best evidence for effectiveness, contraindications, preparations and mechanisms of action is provided for many common herbs. Some links to journal articles in the PubMed database are provided.

Institute for Safe Medication Practices

A nonprofit organization that works closely with healthcare practitioners and institutions, regulatory agencies, professional organizations and the pharmaceutical industry to provide education about adverse drug events and their prevention. The Institute provides an independent review of medication errors that have been voluntarily submitted by practitioners to a national Medication Errors Reporting Program (MERP) operated by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) in the USA. Includes a “Textbook Errata” section to correct serious dosing errors which have been misprinted in published literature.

Intelihealth-Drug Resource Center Restricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri

Search for drug information produced by Johns Hopkins and the USPDI Advice for the Patient.


Also Known as: liver tox
Provides up-to-date, accurate, and easily accessed information on the diagnosis, cause, frequency, patterns, and management of liver injury attributable to prescription and nonprescription medications, herbals and dietary supplements. Also includes a case registry that will enable scientific analysis and better characterization of the clinical patterns of liver injury. Registered users can also submit case reports to the registry.

Medications and Mothers’ Milk

Also Known as: breastmilk meds
Enter a drug name to identify any potential risks associated with breastfeeding. Available to MU Health Care employees on MyApps; click on Breastmilk Meds.

MedMaster Restricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri

Based on ASHP’s Medication Teaching Manual: The Guide to Patient Drug Information.

MoRx Price Compare

Also Known as: missouri rx price compare ; mo drug prices compare ;
Type in up to six drugs at a time, choose a Missouri county or ZIP code, and compare prices at nearby pharmacies. The prices, derived from retail prices reported by the pharmacies and from Medicaid claims, reflect what an uninsured customer with no discount or supplementary insurance would normally pay.

Mrs. Grieve’s A Modern Herbal

Approximately 800 plants with medical uses are described. This volume was first published in 1931,but it still has value today.

Natural Health Encyclopedia (via Personal Health Zone)

The TNP Natural Health Encyclopedia contains extensive science-based information on health conditions, their natural remedies, and drug interactions.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance Restricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri

A list of pharmaceutical companies which provide free or discounted drugs to needy patients. From the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association.


Also Known as: Pharmacogenomics Knowledge Base
PharmGKB collects, encodes, and disseminates knowledge about the impact of human genetic variations on drug response. It curates primary genotype and phenotype data, annotates gene variants and gene-drug-disease relationships via literature review, and summarizes important PGx genes and drug pathways.

Pill Identifier from

Identify prescription and OTC drugs by shape, color and/or text imprint. The content comes from Micromedex and the Physician’s Desk Reference. is funded through advertising support.

Pillbox – Prototype Pill Identification System

Identify a pill by color, shape, size, score or ingredients in a visual database. Brought to you and funded by a joint effort of National Libraries of Medicine (NLM) and the FDA. Drug information on every pill links to NLM’s Drug Information Portal, Drug Label data links to DailyMed.


Search on a drug to finder lower cost and generic alternatives. Free registration required.

UMCHC Formulary Available only from within the Health Sciences Library.

The list of drugs and dosage forms approved for usage at the University of Missouri Columbia Hospitals and Clinics.

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Reviews of Therapies

Indications, dosages, side effects, and scientific reviews of alternative cancer treatments.

VIPPS-Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy developed VIPPS in 1999 in response to public concern about the safety of pharmacy practices on the Internet. The public is welcome to search for a VIPPS Internet pharmacy that matches their needs.

eBooks / Books

eBooks / Books for Pharmacy

AHFS Drug Information Restricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri

A collection of drug monographs prepared for the purpose of disseminating comprehensive, evaluative drug information.

Animal Drugs @ FDA

Also Known as: Green Book; FDA Approved Animal Drug Products
Listing of all FDA approved animal drugs and methods for their use.

Clinical Pharmacology, 11th ed.

Browse or search by drug name to discover indications, dosage, side effects, chemical structure, interactions, contraindications, and precautions for prescription and OTC drugs and personal care products. Pictures are included to aid in drug identification.

Drugdex Restricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri

Browse brief, bulleted drug information from Micromedex.

Electronic Orange Book : Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations

Search by active ingredient, proprietary (brand) name, application number and applicant holder.

Goodman & Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 13th ed. Restricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri

Also Known as: Goodman & Gilman’s Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics
The complete text, including tables, charts and diagrams, of Goodman & Gilman’s Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. G&G aims to be a working text on the understanding of how and why drugs work as well as a daily reference to rational clinical use of drugs. Recommended for School of Medicine PBL Block 1 and 2.

Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference Restricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri

Martindale is included in MICROMEDEX. International drug information from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. Also covers investigational and herbal drugs.

Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics Available only from within the Health Sciences Library.

Also Known as: medical letter ; medical letter treatment guidelines
Offers unbiased critical evaluations of drugs, with special emphasis on new drugs, to physicians and other members of the health professions. The Medical Letter is an independent, peer-reviewed, nonprofit publication that accepts no advertising, grants or donations. Recommended for School of Medicine PBL Block 1.

Pediatric Injectable Drugs, 10th edition Restricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri

Also Known as: Teddy Bear Book

Red Book: 2015 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases Restricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri

Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy 2016 Restricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri

STAT!-REF Restricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri

Also Known as: statref; stat!ref; stat ref
A library of textbooks and drug compendia. Drug information, psychiatry, and obstetrics are especially well represented. Includes STAT!-Study, a collection of multiple choice questions in physiology and toxicology for self-study and Board preparation. MyNCBI account holders can link to articles and ordering options via Findit@MU. [more]

USP DI Advice for the Patient

Advice for the Patient, Volume II of USP DI, is written in lay language for use by consumers. Included in MedlinePlus Drug Information.

Tips for finding books
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Subject Librarians

Subject Librarian Diane Johnson

Diane Johnson
(573) 882-6142