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Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences : Home

A guide to online and print resources in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences.

JoVE - the Journal of Visualized Experiments

JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, is the world's first peer reviewed scientific video journal. 

NEW!  The Library now subscribes to all sections of JoVE. Previously the subscription included only these sections: Biology, MedicineNeuroscience, Bioengineering, Immunology and Infection, and these sections of JoVE Science Education Database: Basic Biology, Advanced Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. The library's subscription now includes JoVE Cancer Journal; JoVE Biochemistry Journal; these sections of Science Education --Lab Manual Chemistry, Lab Manual Biology, Environmental Sciences, and more! Feel free to explore all topical sections, which can be found in a bulleted list on the JoVE and JoVE Science Education main pages.

For faculty integrating JOVE content into your courses, please see this new guide: JoVE: Using JoVE in your Classroom and Research Lab 

Key Resources

•     Medline (Ebscohost) Authoritative information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, and the equivalent of PubMed (open access).

•     International Pharmaceutical Abstracts - A comprehensive index covering 40 years of worldwide pharmaceutical literature.

•     Embase-- a versatile and up-to-date biomedical research database covering the most important biomedical literature from 1947 to the present day with more than 32+ million records from 8,200 journals and ‘grey literature’ from over 2.4 million conference abstracts. International in scope and useful for performing literature reviews and systematic reviews.

•     Facts & Comparisons Clinical eAnswers -  Contains authoritative and comprehensive drug information with standards for reliability.  

•     Micromedex-  a collection of many different drug information databases and a rich source of full-text tertiary literature. Use is prohibited at clinical sites.

•     AccessPharmacy -  an online curricular resource for pharmacy education.

 See a longer list of Core Resources for Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Understanding Drug Action


MERCK INDEX ONLINE -- authoritative and reliable source of information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals. 

LEXICOMP -- point-of-care drug information, including dosing, administration, warnings and precautions, as well as clinical content, such as clinical practice guidelines, IV compatibility from Trissel's 2 Clinical Pharmaceutics Database, and other tools

EMBASE -- biomedical research database covering the most important international biomedical literature from 1947 to the present 

JOVE video journals and JOVE Science Education (now an unlimited subscription to all sections)


Our Fall 2021 Webinar series has concluded. Please see the training page for recordings of past citation management webinars, or contact a librarian for help.


Coronavirus Research

NEW Springer Nature is making SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research free  View research  View latest news.


Stay current with journals using Browzine!  

BrowZine Web Edition allows for desktop browsing of the popular web app, BrowZine, that allows you to browse, read, and monitor many of the library’s scholarly journals in a format optimized for your iOS or Android device.

Link for mobile devices

Online book series and encyclopedias

Book series include informative updates on advances in a field. Encyclopedias help to clarify terms and concepts that are central to a topic.

Progress in Brain Research

Advances in Cancer Research

International Review of Neurobiology

Encyclopedia of Health Economics

International Encyclopedia of Public Health (2nd Ed.)

Encyclopedia of Food Safety

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies

Encyclopedia of Food and Health

Encyclopedia of Mental Health (2nd Ed.)

Encyclopedia of Neurological Sciences (2nd Ed.)

Encyclopedia of Toxicology (3rd Ed.)

Encyclopedia of Neuroscience

Pharmacy Quick Links

picture of a lock What is the lock symbol? This means you can access the information if you are a Northeastern University affiliate (current student, faculty, or staff).

  Nature journal collection

Nature Journals OnlineThe flagship journal Nature is is the most highly cited interdisciplinary science journal according to ISI's journal citation reports; Northeastern's subscription includes a number of sister titles.


SimplyAnalytics (formerly SimplyMap)

map of Boston

Boston, as seen in OpenStreetMap.

Do you need to analyze an area's demographics in order to assess where pharmacy services are needed?  Here is a resource that requires no technical knowledge of GIS software but allows you to create thematic maps and reports.


This mapping application helps you to visualize thousands of demographic, business, health, crime, and marketing data variables including Mediamark and Simmons Consumer Data. Data from 2000 onwards.

Drug Database


(current NU only)

Micromedex searches multiple drug information databases and is a rich source of full-text tertiary literature.

Included in our institutional subscription is onsite and remote access to the following resources:

• Drugs (DRUGDEX®, DrugNotes, RED BOOK™ Online)

• Drug interactions (DRUG-REAX®)

• Drug identification (IDENTIDEX®)

• Diseases (DISEASEDEX™)

• Toxicology (POISINDEX®)

• Laboratory tests (Lab Advisor®)

• Alternative medicines (AltMedDex®)

• IV compatibility (IV INDEX®)

• Patient education (CareNotes®, Detailed Drug Information for the Consumer)

as well as access to medical calculators and more Micromedex solutions.

For mobile device options, see:


NOTE: Use is prohibited at clinical sites.

Health research news from the New York Times

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Other Research Tools

PIVOT (COS) --funding opportunities--a database for locating funds for grants, fellowships, prizes and other types of funding from the public and private sector, including governments, foundations, and corporations

Science Citation Index (SCI) is a subset of the Web of Knowledge. After setting the search to SCI, use the Cited reference searching to track prior research, see who is citing your work, measure the influence of someone's work, and navigate forward, backward and through the literature of your discipline. Linked to EndNoteWeb.

Proquest Dissertations & Theses Global Over 2 million entries, Proquest Dissertations is the single, central, authoritative resource for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses. More than 600,000 dissertations are available in native or image PDF formats for immediate free download. Dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350-word abstracts. Master's theses published from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts.


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Pharmacist's Letter

"The scramble to control COVID-19 will stir up misinformation about meds and supplements," write the providers of the Pharmacist's Letter.  Northeastern University affiliates can access the library's subscription to this publication here.

See the Pharmacist's Letter for information about these and other topics:​

See also: COVID-19 and Pharmacotherapy (chart and info re: emergency use of unapproved product remdesivir)

Subject Guide

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Quick search tools

Books: Use the Scholar OneSearch Browse search to find books by title or author.

Ejournals: See Ejournal finder (search by title, e-only).

Databases:  A-Z database list.

Popular Journals: New England Journal of MedicineJAMA, Science, Nature 

Customized Lists of Library Services

Natural Medicines

Natural Medicines is an evidence-based database for alternative medicine. It uses rigorous standards to evaluate the efficacy and safety of herbs, supplements, and complementary treatments. For example, check to see if wheatgrass has any known adverse effects or interactions with other herbs, foods, or medicines. 

Drug Information

See also, "Drug Information" tab, above.

Drugs@FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

Natural Medicines (formerly Natural Standard) (Current NU Only) High quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies.