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Resources for Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, and Pharmaceutical Socioeconomics.
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For a full list of databases available through the University of Iowa Libraries, click

For a full list of health sciences databases at Hardin Library, click

  • Biological Abstracts  Icon
    Biological Abstracts encompasses the entire field of life sciences and provides comprehensive coverage of the world's published biological and biomedical research. This includes traditional areas of biology, such as botany, zoology and microbiology, as well as experimental, clinical and veterinary medicine, biotechnology, environmental studies, and agriculture. Interdisciplinary fields such as biochemistry, biophysics and bioengineering are also included. More than 6,500 serials are monitored for inclusion.
  • Reaxys  Icon
    Reaxys is a workflow solution for accessing the combined wealth of trustworthy, experimental substance and reaction data and bibliographic data housed in the Beilstein, Gmelin and Patent Chemistry Databases.
  • SciFinder  Icon
    Everyone MUST register to use this resource and instructions are located at SciFinder gives you instant access to the world's largest curated collection of information on disclosed chemistry and related research produced by CAS.
  • USP-NF Online  Icon
    The USP-NF (United States Pharmacopeia–National Formulary) is a combination of two official compendia, the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and the National Formulary (NF). It contains standards for medicines, dosage forms, drug substances, excipients, biologics, compounded preparations, medical devices, dietary supplements, and other therapeutics.
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  • International Pharmaceutical Abstracts  Icon
    Provides worldwide coverage of pharmaceutical science and health related literature from 1970 to the present, and is updated monthly. Comprehensive information is included for drug therapy, toxicity, and pharmacy practice as well as legislation, regulation, technology, utilization, biopharmaceutics, information processing, education, economics, and ethics as related to pharmaceutical science and practice.
  • PubMed  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Provides access to bibliographic information in Medline and other sources. [Help sheet for searching PubMed - PDF]
  • Web of Science  Icon
    A citation reference that includes Science Citation Index (1900-present), Social Science Citation Index (1900-present), Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-present), Book Citation Index- Science (2005-present), Book Citation Index- Social Sciences & Humanities (2005-present), and Medline, and links to Journal Citation Reports and EndNote web version.
  • Scopus  Icon
    Scopus is the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. It contains 47 million records, 70% with abstracts and over 19,500 titles from 5,000 publishers worldwide. It also includes over 4.6 million conference papers, 100% of MEDLINE and most of EMBASE, and interoperability with Engineering Village and Reaxys. In addition, Scopus offers sophisticated tools to track, analyze and visualize research. [Scopus Apps are not compatible with Internet Explorer 9]
  • ScienceDirect  Icon
    Full text collection of over 1,000,000 articles from 1995 to present covers a variety of subject areas and disciplines, including biochemistry, biological sciences, business, chemistry, earth sciences, economics, engineering, mathematics and computer science, neurosciences, physics and social sciences.
  • Google Scholar  Icon
    Click on the "UIowa InfoLink:Full Text" or click on "More" in your results list for InfoLink services including full text (when available), links to the InfoHawk Catalog, Interlibrary Loan requests and more. [additional information about Google Scholar]
  • NLM Drug Information Portal
    This is a gateway to selected drug information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and other key U.S. Government agencies. It allows you to search several NLM/NIH drug information resources at once including PubMed, Toxnet, PubChem, ChemIDplus, ClinicalTrials, and MedlinePlus. Its mobile site can be accessed at
  • PubChem
    PubChem is a free NCBI resource providing information on the biological activities of small molecules and a a fast chemical structure similarity search tool.
  • ChemIDplus
    A free resources from NIH providing information on 390,000+ chemicals including synonyms and structures. Search by registry number, name, molecular formula, structure, physical and toxicological properties.
  • NCBI: National Center for Biotechnology Information
    Providing a number of free databases of biomedical and genomic information.
  • Drugs@FDA
    Allows you to search for information on FDA approved drug and selected therapeutic biological products.
  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses  
    ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (Full Text) is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses. The official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and the database of record for graduate research. It includes 2.4 million dissertation and theses citations from around the world from 1861 to the present day together with 1 million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works. [Not compatible with Internet Explorer 9]
  • AccessScience  Icon
    Full access to over 8,500 articles, 115,000 dictionary terms, 15,000 illustrations and graphics, bibliographies containing more than 28,000 literature citations, and hundreds of Research Updates in all areas of science and technology updated daily. Also includes biographies of more than 2,000 well-known scientists from the Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography®, the latest news in science and technology from Science News® and ScienCentral® videos, a science dictionary, and links to related websites.

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