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Drug Information: Welcome!

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

How to Search for Drug Information

Note: Information on this web site is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you have specific questions about a personal medical problem, you should contact your professional healthcare provider.

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. See the tab labelled Finding Specific Drugs.

Other kinds of information are usually found in the health sciences journal literature and finding those things is addressed under the tab labelled Finding 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 does not endorse any fee-based apps nor it is liable for reimbursement of any apps paid for by patrons. Please refer to the Tablet Circulation Policy for further details.

See this link (Understanding Mobile Apps) for more information.

  Formulary Search - 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 Terminology-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)

One Minute Ultrasound App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Medical Drug Dictionary-Provides information about drugs: medical usage, dosage, side effects, precautions, drug interactions,etc. (Android)

LabGear App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Micromedex Drug Reference Essentials -Subscription to evidence-based information about drugs. . (iOS and Android)

iBlueButton App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
NCLEX Drug Guide-Not a substitute for a traditional drug guide. Included are hundreds of drugs, vitamins, minerals, definitions frequently used drugs often on exams, etc. (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)

Consumer Health Library Databases

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