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Drug and pharmacology resources and web sites

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Courtney Mlinar
Head Librarian / Associate Professor
Elgin Campus Library
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Austin Community College
1501 W HWY 290
Elgin, TX 78621

All Courtney Mlinar Research Guides, 2024, are licensed under CC BY 4.0.

How to Search for Drug Information

When considering how to find information about drugs, you should consider:

  • Do you simply want to know about the drug itself?
    • Its chemistry? what it is used for, etc?
  • Are you interested in the treatment of a disease no matter which drug?
  • Are you interested in research involving drugs?

Websites or handbooks will provide specific information about a particular drug or family of drugs. 

Other kinds of information are usually found in the health sciences journal literature articles

Drug Information Apps


Apps (little software applications) allow you to customize your tablet to do the things you like to do. Some of the apps listed are free, while others are fee-based. Additionally, some apps are initially free, and then require in-app purchases if more features and functionality are desired. Listed, you will find some app recommendations we have come up with through trial, error, and our own experiences.

ACC Library Services is ​not ​ liable for reimbursement of any app​ purchases made by patrons. 

  Formulary Lookup - Single source of reliable and current drug coverage and restriction information. (iOS or Android)

Drug Guide for Parents

Drug Guide for Parents from Partnership for Drug-Free Kids (iOS or Android)

Nursing Central App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Medical Terms and Abbreviations-Quickly learn and understand complex medical terms. (iOS)

Lexicomp App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Lexicomp -Offers mobile drug and clinical information for pharmacists, physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals. (iOS)

LabGear App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Micromedex Drug Reference Essentials -App available through the ACC Library Services subscription to evidence-based information about drugs. .(iOS and Android) - Go to the library database Micromedex and choose Mobile Application Access in the top right hand corner of the webpage.

Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2023        Saunders Nursing Drug Guide - Handy, user-friendly guide includes updated uses, dosage forms, warnings, side effects and adverse            reactions, IV drug administration, nursing considerations, and much more. (Android)

Goniomotor App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses-Emphasizes the information nurses need to know to administer medications compentently and safely.  Organized by generic drug name with an index that includes generic and trade names, classifications, combination drugs, and herbs. (iOS and Android)

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