Subject Guide LRC@TCC
Scope of this guide: find articles, books, and other
resources on medications, drug administration, pharmaceutical applications, and supplements.
Call number areas to browse:
Experimental pharmacology QP901-981
Therapeutics. Pharmacology RM
Pharmacy and materia medica RS
Keywords to search: medication, drug, specific name of drug (e.g. aspirin, antibiotics), name of disorder (e.g. pain, viruses), herbs, medicinal plants, pharmacology
Health Databases (use MyTCC ID to login from off-campus)
Consumer Health Complete
Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. In addition, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs. The database is updated on a weekly basis.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
MEDLINE (or PubMed)
Free and open to the public, PubMed includes MEDLINE. MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Full text can be requested through interlibrary loan.
TOXLINE on this service offers rapid access to information in all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants, and mutagens and teratogens. Full text can be requested through interlibrary loan.
For information on drug addiction and substance abuse, see the Addiction Subject Guide.
For more information on herbs and supplements, see the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Subject Guide.
For other health-related subject guides, see the Health Portal.
Selected resources from the Web:
Drug Information Portal from the National Library of Medicine links the searcher with information about drugs from the time they are used in clinical trials until they are approved for consumers.
Daily Med current medication information from the National Institutes of Health
Drugwatch.com features a comprehensive list of drugs and medications that
are currently on the market, or were previously available worldwide.
Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal Information from MedlinePlus
eMedExpert Non-typical information on prescription drugs
International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements
MediLexicon is a medical dictionary, index of medical abbreviations, and drug information resource.
RxList Search brand or generic names for drugs to get pharmacological, safety, and more information.
US Adopted Names Council selects the non-brand names for drugs
US Food and Drug Administration manages the Drugs@FDA database of all drugs approved by the FDA.