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Pharmacology for Health Sciences: Home

This guide was created to aid the health sciences students at Lone Star College-Kingwood navigate the databases related to pharmacology.

Introduction

This guide will give you links and videos which will help you to use the library's databases related to pharmacology.  Lexicomp and Micromedex are both wonderful resources for you to use while you are a student at Lone Star College-Kingwood.  Please ask your librarian if you have questions related to use or access of this information.

Links to both databases requires a login while off-campus.  You login is your 14-digit library number which is on the back of your student ID card.  If you do not have this number, please call your local campus library to obtain one.

Lexicomp and Micromedex

The Library provides access to both resources. Try them both and decide which one works best for you.

LexiComp Micromedex
Quick, succinct, and gets you what you need quickly at the point of care Heavily detailed, has more background information, and better for more in-depth research

Content based on 1600+ books and clinical content

Content based on 1900+ books and clinical content

Daily Updates Quarterly Updates
Lexicomp contains over 25 items, including 6 sources of monographs on prescription and over-the-counter drugs, 2 books on international monographs, and single books focusing on herbal monographs, patient education for adult and pediatric populations, pregnancy and lactation, toxicology, drug allergies, lab and diagnostic tests, and pharmacogenomics. Interactive tools include a pill identifier, oral and topical drug interaction tool, more than 100 clinical calculators, and 2 intravenous-drug interactions tools. Micromedex 2.0 includes more than thirty items of drug information, including three books of over-the-counter and prescription drug monographs (one focused on pediatric and neonatal patients); one herbal monograph source; books focusing on pregnancy and lactation, poisoning or toxicology, laboratory tests, evidence-based information on diseases, and new drugs and drugs in development; the Physician's Desk Reference; RED BOOK (drug pricing); patient care handouts; and interactive tools including twenty clinical calculators, oral or topical drug interactions, intravenous compatibility, and pill identification. Micromedex's editorial team creates some items, while others are licensed from outside publishers. 
For more specific content included, see Lexicomp tab on the guide. For more specific content included, see Micromedex tab on the guide.

 This table is take in part from Samuel Merritt University, John A. Graziano Library and the article from JMA linked above.


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