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Most of the information in the following databases is available in "fulltext" format, which means you can download the whole article (usually in PDF or HTML format) and then print it, email it or just read it.
Your lecturer may make some of your unit readings available through eReadings.
A simple way to find your readings in eReadings is to search by 'Unit code' using the drop-down menu. You can also view readings in other units - just search by keyword, author, title or source.
If you can't access some of your readings, please contact your lecturer. For journal articles, we suggest you try the steps in the "Locating journal articles from citations" section of this page first.
- Links to key databases and drug information sites
- Links to pharmacological journals
- Library Search-search our print, eBook and online journal collections
- PubMed Tutorial
- Access Pharmacy Ebook collection
- Referencing guides-Vancouver and NLM
- EndNote information
- Contact details for the Liaison Librarian
Library Resources and Services
Drug information and Pharmacopoeias
CDU Library has a range of pharmaceutical information available online through the Database webpage or via the following links:
Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook (AIDH)
AIDH provides up-to-date information on injectable medicines. The 5th edition contains more than 400 injectable medicines, each monograph includes availability, generic/trade names, preparation, administration, stability, compatibility/incompatibility data, & special notes. Paediatric-specific information is also included in many of the monographs.
Australian Medicines Handbook online - AMH
AMH is an independent, up-to-date, comparative, drug reference resource for Australian health care professionals.
Note: there is a limit of 2 concurrent user sessions, please log out when finished.
British National Formulary
Compiled with the advice of clinical experts this reference provides up-to-date guidance on prescribing, dispensing and administering medicines.
ChemWatch is the chemical management system in use at Charles Darwin University. It allows access to Safety Data Sheets (SDS) database and manages chemical inventories/manifests. The new version of ChemWatch is GOLDFFX (replaces ChemFFX and ChemGold III).
A large number of peer-reviewed, high-quality trials, systematic reviews and meta-analyses have been published since the third edition of this book, offering health professionals a better evidence base from which to offer information to the public.
eTG - Complete
Searchable peer-reviewed clinical guidelines. Topics include analgesia, antibiotics, cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrinology, neurology, gastroenterology, dermatology, palliative care, psychotropics and drug prescribing in pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Research suggests that complementary and alternative medicines, which would include herbal medicines, are used by 50 to 70% of the population in the Western world, and in other areas it is suggested that 80% of the population are dependent on traditional medicines for their healthcare. This provides a background to the intense research and regulatory focus on herbal medicines in recent years.
Martindale: complete drug reference guide
Martindale contains information on drugs in clinical use worldwide, as well as selected investigational and veterinary drugs, herbal and complementary medicines, pharmaceutical excipients, vitamins and nutritional agents, vaccines, radiopharmaceuticals, contrast media and diagnostic agents, medicinal gases, drugs of abuse and recreational drugs, toxic substances, disinfectants, and pesticides.
Provides access to information on over 2,300 prescription and non-prescription drugs. Both abbreviated and full product information is presented, including dosage, adverse reactions, and drug interactions, as well as PBS data, price, use in sport, gluten content, and much more.
Note: there is a limit of 1 concurrent user session, please log out when finished.
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
This website contains information on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme including details of the medicines subsidised by the Australian Government as well as information for consumers, carers, health professionals and the pharmaceutical industry. The PBS is part of Australia's broader National Medicines Policy (NMP).
Provides access to pharmacy reference and textbooks, case studies, functional calculators, an integrated drug database, glossary, and multimedia resources.
Note: there is a limit of 5 concurrent user sessions, please log out when finished.
Provides access to a range of eBooks across various subject areas.
Note: You can print up to 20% of the pages of any eBook.
You can copy/paste an additional 5% of the pages of any eBook.
ie: Search for 'pharmacology'. This will currently give you a list of titles. Click on the 'Table of contents' tab to search each chapter or choose the 'read online' option to scroll through the entire book.