An alphabetical list of library databases.
Last Updated: Mar 21, 2012
- ABI/INFORM Complete (via ProQuest)
Index to business and management information, including hundreds of full text articles.
- Access Science
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia Collection of Science and Technology and more.
- AHFS Drug Information (via STAT!Ref)
Federally designated drug compendium issued by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
- ACS Journals
Access journals published by the American Chemical Society.
- AMA Manual of Style, 10th Ed.
Writing style guide for medical and scientific publishing.
• A hard copy is on reserve at the Library's Circulation Desk.
- Biological Abstracts (via EBSCO)
Citations and abstracts for about 6500 biological and biomedical research journals. The library’s subscription begins with 1997; contact the library about searching for years prior to 1997.
Searchable collection of journals published by biology associations and societies. The library subscribes to some collections which are available full text. Find full text access to these titles via Our Journal List (see Quick Links sidebar).
- Business Source Premier (via EBSCO)
Use the Enhanced Business Interface to search the full text of 2,300 journals, company and industry reports, and more. Includes SWOT analyses of companies and market reports.
Includes the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, the Dictionary of Organic Compounds and the Dictionary of Natural Products.
- Chronicle of Higher Education (via LexisNexis)
Weekly newspaper specializing in higher education. Limited full text of current issues available in LexisNexis. See Our Journal List for other full text options.
- CINAHL: Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (via EBSCO)
Index to journals in nursing, medical technology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant and other allied heath disciplines (though not pharmacy).
- The Cochrane Library (via Ovid)
Consists of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central Registry of Clinical Trials, and the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE).
- CQ Researcher
In-depth reports on current social and political topics. Each report includes statistics and references to other reliable sources.
- Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2011
Primary care and internal medicine topics, updated annually.
- DSM-IV-TR: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Ed. Text Revision (via STAT!Ref)
The DSM-IV is published by the American Psychiatric Association and covers all mental health disorders for both children and adults. It also lists known causes of these disorders, statistics in terms of gender, age at onset, and prognosis as well as some research concerning the optimal treatment approaches. The online version of this manual is accessed through Stat-Ref.
- Dissertations and Theses (via ProQuest)
Searchable database of over 2.3 million doctoral dissertations and masters theses.
Browse a list of book titles available through the library in electronic form. Organized alphabetically and by subject.
Gateway to all current EBSCO subscriptions including EBSCOhost Research Databases, Enhanced Business Interface, Biological Abstracts and CINAHL with Full Text.
- ERIC: Education Resources Information Center
Publicly available database of education research and information sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Articles are usually available only in citation format with an abstract or short description of the work.
• To check availability in our holdings, click “Find in a Library" beside a citation.
- Evidence Based Medicine Reviews (via Ovid)
A suite of of databases that document scientifically valid approach to the practice of clinical medicine.
- Facts and Comparisons
Content includes Drug Facts and Comparisons, Drug Interactions Facts, Nonprescription Drug Therapy, Review of Natural Products, and more.
Search for citations to articles in a variety of journals, plus books from WorldCat.
- Food Chemicals Codex
The FCC is a compendium of internationally recognized standards for the purity and identity of food ingredients.
- King Guide to Parenteral Admixtures
Access through Lexi-Comp and click on I.V. Compatibility.
- Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology
"Presents a wide scope of articles on chemical substances—including their properties, manufacturing, and uses. It also focuses on industrial processes and unit operations in chemical engineering, as well as covering fundamentals and scientific subjects related to the field. Additionally, environmental and health issues concerning chemical technology are also addressed."
- Lexi Comp
- LexisNexis Academic
Access to documents and records from legal, news, and business sources.
Dictionary of medical abbreviations. Based on "Medical Abbreviations: 32,000 Conveniences at the Expense of Communication and Safety, 15th ed." by Dr. Neil M Davis. Contains "over 37,000 possible meanings for the acronyms, symbols, abbreviations, and slang terms listed."
- Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
The USciences subscription also includes access to:
• Handbook of Antimicrobial Therapy
• Treatment Guidelines from the Medical Letter
• Adverse Drug Reactions database
- MedDRA: Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities
MedDRA is a medical terminology used to classify adverse event information associated with the use of biopharmaceuticals and other medical products (e.g., medical devices and vaccines). Coding these data to a standard set of MedDRA terms allows health authorities and the biopharmaceutical industry to more readily exchange and analyze data related to the safe use of medical products.
- The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy - 19th Ed. (via STAT!Ref)
General medical reference book for health care professionals.
A collection of pharmaceutical resources that include:
• DrugDex: drug monographs with extensive reference lists;
• Martindale: information on worldwide drugs and related substances;
• Index Nominum: international drug directory;
• Red Book: drug product and pricing data.
*Note: Micromedex is licensed for educational purposes only; access is for current students and university employees. Micromedex may not be used at an affiliated hospital or patient care facility.
National Association of Boards of Pharmacy’s database of state’s pharmacy laws.
• NABPLAW requires a special username and password, both on and off-campus. Just click the link above to access these credentials.
- Opposing Viewpoints in Context (via Gale)
Contains reports on current issues which examine the pros and cons of particular aspects of the issue. Reports contain links to related full text documents from various media, including periodicals, images and audio/video.
A bibliographic database produced by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Search interface for PsycInfo, Evidence Based Medicine databases, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (IPA) and Medline, among others.
- Pharmacists Letter
Evidence for pharmacists on new developments in drug therapy and trends in pharmacy practice. To access Pharmacist's Letter:
• Available only to full time faculty and students in the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.
• If you have problems accessing Pharmacist's Letter, contact the Department of Pharmacy Practice/Pharmacy Administration.
- Philadelphia Inquirer
Searchable full text of Philadelphia's major newspaper.
- Pink Sheet
Online version (current 18 months) of the weekly publication that covers the prescription pharmaceutical industry.
- Project Muse
Searchable full text of academic journals in the arts and humanities.
- Professional Development Collection (Via EBSCOhost)
Database of education journals designed for professional educators.
• click on "EBSCOhost Research Databases" to find Professional Development Collection.
Accessing ProQuest via this link offers combined search of ABI/INFORM Complete, ProQuest Research Library and ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I.
- ProQuest Research Library
Searchable full text database of articles in the humanities, sciences and social sciences.
- PsycINFO (via Ovid)
American Psychological Association (APA) database providing abstracts and citations to literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences. It provides access to journal articles, books, chapters, and dissertations.
One of the largest biomedical databases, PubMed includes both clinical and basic research. Use the USciences link to PubMed so that you can access the library’s journal holdings
- R&D Insight
Clinical and financial information about drugs in the pipeline.
• R&D Insight requires a special username and password, both on and off-campus. Just click the link above to access these credentials.
- Red Book
Drug product and pricing data. Access through Micromedex. See "RED BOOK Online®" link on top navigation bar.
- Red Book (via STAT!ref)
Red Book: Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases.
Citation management service for creating bibliographies. Please note:
• First-time users must create their own unique Login Name and Password to access RefWorks. Look for the "Sign Up for a New Account" link on the RefWorks homepage.
• The Login Name and Password are used to access RefWorks both on and off-campus.
• If you choose to download Refworks' "Write-N-Cite" plugin for MS Word (available for PC and Mac), you may be prompted to enter a "group code" when installing the "Write-N-Cite" plugin. Our group code is: RWUSciPhil
- Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy - 22nd Ed.
Online version of the classic reference book.
- Research Library (ProQuest)
Searchable full text database of articles in the sciences and social sciences. (Accessed via ProQuest)
- Review of Natural Products
Available in Facts and Comparisons. Over 300 monographs describing natural products including clinical information.
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