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Last Updated: Jul 24, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Welcome to the Loyola-Notre Dame Library. On the following pages, you will see databases, ebooks, and journals that are available for you to use. Please take the time to review the policies for use of library databases by NDMU School of Pharmacy Preceptors.

When you click on a resource, you will be prompted to enter the log-in information that you were emailed. This information will change every six months.

If your log-in information is not working, please contact the Research & Instruction Desk:



How do I find the full text?

After completing your search in one of the databases above, you'll either find a direct link to the article or you'll see this button:

Clicking this button in a database will allow you to find out if you can get online or print access to the article through LNDL.

Watch the following tutorial for more information on how to access the full-text of an article:

Search for Full-Text Tutorial

Drug Information Databases

  • Micromedex 2.0
    The new Micromedex 2.0 platform. Contains resources on drug information, alternative therapies, emergency medicine and protocols, toxicological management, and patient care handouts. It is used to support clinical decision-making and high-quality patient care.
  • Lexi-Comp Online
    Provides point-of-care drug information from 13 clinical databases and 4 clinical applications. Databases include Lexi-Drugs, Pediatric Lexi-Drugs, and Geriatric Lexi-Drugs as well as Clinician's Guides to Diagnosis, Internal Medicine and Laboratory Medicine. Clinical Applications include drug interactions, tablet & capsule identification, medical calculations and patient advisory leaflets.
  • Facts and Comparisons
    Provides information on drugs, drug interactions, natural medicines and drug news updates, and also contains handouts for patient education, counseling, and drug therapy management.
  • Clinical Pharmacology
    Provides information on U.S. prescription drugs, new and investigational drugs, herbal supplements, and nutritional and over-the-counter products.
  • Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database
    Provides information on complementary and alternative medicines, including summaries on the safety, effectiveness, and adverse effects of natural medicines. It also allows users to check interactions between natural medicines and conventional drugs.
  • UpToDate
    (Now available off-campus) Covers more than 7,700 topics in 14 medical specialties and includes more than 80,000 pages of text, and graphics, more than 260,000 references, and a drug database.

Pharmacy and Medical Databases

  • PubMed
    Provides access to scholarly journal articles about health and medicine, nursing, audiology, and biology, primarily from MEDLINE. PubMed also includes some citations for articles that have not yet been added to MEDLINE.
    Contains health and medical citations and abstracts on topics such as communication disorders, pathology, gene therapy, medical legislation and regulations, nursing practice and much more (1997-present). Citations only.
  • International Pharmaceutical Abstracts
    Provides worldwide coverage of pharmaceutical science and health related literature. Includes citations for a wide range of drug therapy and pharmaceutical information, as well as for legislation, regulation, technology, biopharmaceutics, and ethics as they relate to pharmaceutical science and practice.
  • Iowa Drug Information Service (IDIS)
    Note: Once in, click "login by IP" button on left.
    Contains articles about drugs and drug therapy in humans taken from over 200 leading medical and pharmaceutical journals. In most cases the complete article is also available online from 1988 through December 2014. (a Tutorial is available). Note: This database is no longer being updated and will completely discontinued at the end of June 2015.
  • Evidence Based Medicine Reviews
    Allows you to simultaneously search three Evidence Based Medicine databases: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), and ACP Journal Club (ACP). Provides systematic evidence based resources that will help you to answer clinical questions.
  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
    Contains detailed, structured reviews by groups of experts in over 40 clinical specialties who authoritatively review hundreds of studies on topics in their specialty, select those that meet strict EBM criteria, and perform "meta-analyses" when possible on all the included studies (to search for more Evidence Based Medicine Resources also try the EBM Reviews database).
  • Clinical
    Is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.
  • HighWire Press
    Is a repository of journals and full-text articles. Run by Stanford University Libraries.
    Note: If the full-text of the article is not available in HighWire, go to the Journals tab on the library homepage and see if you can get the article through the library.

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