Featured Class: Searching for Drug Information

Join us for this class:
Thursday, January 25, 2024, 9-10 a.m.
Register for Searching for Drug Information*

This class will provide an overview of using HSLS and NLM resources to search for drug information. Participants will learn about resources for clinical and research use of drugs, as well as the uses of drug databases such as Micromedex to search for specific properties of drugs. Sources for drug evidence alerts, calculations, and interactions will also be covered.

This is an advanced class that presupposes knowledge of basic PubMed searching. Beginners should consider taking Painless PubMed before registering for this class.

Upon completing this class, you should be able to:

  • Describe HSLS resources for drug information including and beyond PubMed
  • Use the nuances of PubMed indexing and structure to search drug information more effectively, with some EMBASE hints
  • Identify which resource (drug databases, e-books) is best for different types of drug information
  • List sources for drug calculators and interactions information
  • Create drug evidence alerts to be informed of new drugs, issues, and announcements
  • Find an open access chemical database with downloadable data

Class materials will be made available to class attendees. This class will not be recorded.

If you are unable to attend this scheduled class, consider requesting a customized instruction session for your course, group, or department.

*HSLS classes are open to University of Pittsburgh faculty, staff, and students, as well as UPMC residents and fellows.