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Pharmacy

Pharmacy and Health eBooks

AccessPharmacy
An online curricular resource designed to meet the changing demands of pharmacy education. This resource is now open to unlimited concurrent users.

AccessMedicine
Leading medical content including textbooks, case studies, videos, images, diagnostic tools, self-assessment, drug database, and more.

Pharmacotherapy: Principles and Practice
Ebook covering concepts in medication therapy including patient care process, clinical presentation/diagnosis, desired outcomes, dosing, monitoring, more.

Drug Information Databases

IBM Micromedex
Provides data on drug ingredients, their effects, and their clinical significance; including dosing, pharmacokinetics, cautions, clinical applications, identification, comparative efficacy, and place in therapy. Special emphasis is placed on drug interactions with a focus on minimizing adverse drug events.

Natural Medicines
This database is a premier source for evidence-based information about natural and herbal remedies and includes information about effectiveness, dosing, interactions, adverse effects, and mechanisms of action.

Daily Med
Contains labeling for prescription and nonprescription drugs for human and animal use, and for additional products such as medical gases, devices, cosmetics, dietary supplements, and medical foods.

Drugs@FDA
Includes most of the drug products approved since 1939. The majority of patient information, labels, approval letters, reviews, and other information are available for drug products approved since 1998.

FDA Orange Book
Identifies drug products approved on the basis of safety and effectiveness by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act) and related patent and exclusivity information.

LactMed
Contains information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. It includes information on the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood, and the possible adverse effects in the nursing infant.

LiverTox
Provides up-to-date, unbiased and easily accessed information on the diagnosis, cause, frequency, clinical patterns and management of liver injury attributable to prescription and nonprescription medications and selected herbal and dietary supplements.

NLM Drug Information Portal
Provides a gateway to selected drug information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and other key U.S. Government agencies.

Pharmacy Research Databases

PubMed
Citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. May link to selected full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Web of Science
This is a collection of databases providing information about research in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Find information on scholarly literature (such as journal articles, conference proceedings), research data, patents, and taxonomy, classification, and relationships of organisms.

Scopus
Scopus is a bibliographic database containing abstracts and citations for academic journal articles. It covers nearly 22,000 titles from over 5,000 publishers, of which 20,000 are peer-reviewed journals in the scientific, technical, medical, and social sciences. 

TOXLINE
Provides bibliographic citations and abstracts in all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants and mutagens and teratogens. Produced by the National Library of Medicine.

Other Research Databases

CINAHL
Current Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), with full text for many of the most used journals.

Cochrane Library
Quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.

APA PsycArticles
Behavioral science and related fields, including education, nursing, business, neuroscience, etc.

APA PsycInfo
Index of peer-reviewed literature in behavioral sciences and mental health.

PubChem
Provides information on the biological activities of small molecules.

Further Government Information

CDC - National Center for Health Statistics
Agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System which provides statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the public health of the American people.

National Drug Code Directory
Contains information on active and certified finished and unfinished drugs submitted to FDA in structured product labeling (SPL) electronic listing files by labelers.

National Institute on Drug Abuse
Includes information on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction curated to help improve individual and public health.

Nursing

Nursing Databases

CINAHL
Current Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), with full text for many of the most used journals.

Cochrane Library
Quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.

PubMed
Citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. May link to selected full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Related Research Databases

Academic Search Premier
Multi-disciplinary content from journals and peer-reviewed titles.

Web of Science
This is a collection of databases providing information about research in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Find information on scholarly literature (such as journal articles, conference proceedings), research data, patents, and taxonomy, classification, and relationships of organisms.

Scopus
Scopus is a bibliographic database containing abstracts and citations for academic journal articles. It covers nearly 22,000 titles from over 5,000 publishers, of which 20,000 are peer-reviewed journals in the scientific, technical, medical, and social sciences. 

APA PsycArticles
Behavioral science and related fields, including education, nursing, business, neuroscience, etc.

APA PsycInfo
Index of peer-reviewed literature in behavioral sciences and mental health.

Education Source
Provides indexing, abstracts, and full-text for education-related content. Coverage of all levels of education and specialties.

Drug Information Databases

IBM Micromedex
Provides data on drug ingredients, their effects, and their clinical significance; including dosing, pharmacokinetics, cautions, clinical applications, identification, comparative efficacy, and place in therapy. Special emphasis is placed on drug interactions with a focus on minimizing adverse drug events.

Natural Medicines
This database is a premier source for evidence-based information about natural and herbal remedies and includes information about effectiveness, dosing, interactions, adverse effects, and mechanisms of action.

Health eBooks

AccessPharmacy
An online curricular resource designed to meet the changing demands of pharmacy education. This resource is now open to unlimited concurrent users.

AccessMedicine
Leading medical content including textbooks, case studies, videos, images, diagnostic tools, self-assessment, drug database, and more.

Clinical Practice Guidelines

AHRQ's Evidence-Based Reports
ECRI Guidelines Trust
UK Clinical Guidelines
International Guideline Library
Australia Clinical Practice Guidelines Portal
CMA Infobase
PubMed Practice Guideline Search (add keywords in search box to narrow to specific topic, example: practice guideline[Publication Type] AND human papillomavirus)

Evidence-Based Community Interventions

**NDSU Libraries acknowledges and thanks the University of Michigan Libraries for originally collecting these links in their guide**

Building a Culture of Health (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
Cochrane Public Health Group
Community Guide (CDC)
Community Tool Box (University of Kansas)
Evidence-Based Resources (Healthy People 2030)
Measure Up (Build Healthy Places Network)
Opportunity360 (Enterprise)
Prevention Status Reports (CDC)
What Works for Health (County Health Rankings)

Public Health

Health and Medicine Databases

PubMed
Citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. May link to selected full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

CINAHL
Current Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), with full text for many of the most used journals.

Cochrane Library
Quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.

Health and Psychosocial Instruments
Provides questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, coding schemes, rating scales in the fields of health and psychosocial sciences.

Health and Safety Science Abstracts
Recent work relating to public health, safety and industrial hygiene.

Native Health Database
Contains bibliographic information and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other resource documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations.

TOXLINE
Provides bibliographic citations and abstracts in all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants and mutagens and teratogens. Produced by the National Library of Medicine.

Multidisciplinary Databases

Academic Search Premier
Multi-disciplinary content from journals and peer-reviewed titles.

Web of Science
This is a collection of databases providing information about research in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Find information on scholarly literature (such as journal articles, conference proceedings), research data, patents, and taxonomy, classification, and relationships of organisms.

Scopus
Scopus is a bibliographic database containing abstracts and citations for academic journal articles. It covers nearly 22,000 titles from over 5,000 publishers, of which 20,000 are peer-reviewed journals in the scientific, technical, medical, and social sciences. 

Further Public Health-Related Databases

Education Source
Provides indexing, abstracts, and full-text for education-related content. Coverage of all levels of education and specialties.

ERIC
Education Resource Information Center (ERIC).  Education-related literature, resources, and media.

Sociological Abstracts
Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.

Social Services Abstracts
Provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services and related areas, including social welfare, social policy and community development.

APA PsycArticles
Behavioral science and related fields, including education, nursing, business, neuroscience, etc.

APA PsycInfo
Index of peer-reviewed literature in behavioral sciences and mental health.

Criminal Justice Abstracts
Includes research on a broad range of criminal justice topics, including drug and alcohol policy.

GreenFILE
Multidisciplinary environment resource, as relating to agriculture, education, law, health and technology.

Native American Ethnobotany
A database of foods, drugs, dyes and fibers derived from plants and used by Native American peoples.

Public Health Image Library (PHIL)
Offers an organized, universal electronic gateway to CDC's pictures that are free to use in teaching, presentations, and public health messaging.

Health eBooks

AccessPharmacy
An online curricular resource designed to meet the changing demands of pharmacy education. This resource is now open to unlimited concurrent users.

AccessMedicine
Leading medical content including textbooks, case studies, videos, images, diagnostic tools, self-assessment, drug database, and more.

Health Statistics Resources

North Dakota

North Dakota Census Office
North Dakota Compass
North Dakota Health Data Resources

Minnesota

Minnesota Center for Health Statistics
Minnesota Compass

National

AI/AN FastStats
American Community Survey
Behavioral Risk Factor Survey System
CDC Wonder
ChildStats.gov
County Health Rankings
FastStats
Health Data
Health Services Research - Data
Kids Count Data Center
My Tribal Area
National Center for Health Statistics

Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Science

Health Databases

PubMed
Citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. May link to selected full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

CINAHL
Current Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), with full text for many of the most used journals.

SPORTDiscus
Comprehensive, bibliographic coverage of sport, fitness, exercise science and related disciplines. Includes journal articles, dissertations and theses, reference materials and more.

APA PsycArticles
Behavioral science and related fields, including education, nursing, business, neuroscience, etc.

APA PsycInfo
Index of peer-reviewed literature in behavioral sciences and mental health.

Multidisciplinary Databases

Academic Search Premier
Multi-disciplinary content from journals and peer-reviewed titles.

Web of Science
This is a collection of databases providing information about research in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Find information on scholarly literature (such as journal articles, conference proceedings), research data, patents, and taxonomy, classification, and relationships of organisms.

Scopus
Scopus is a bibliographic database containing abstracts and citations for academic journal articles. It covers nearly 22,000 titles from over 5,000 publishers, of which 20,000 are peer-reviewed journals in the scientific, technical, medical, and social sciences. 

Education Databases

Education Source
Provides indexing, abstracts, and full-text for education-related content. Coverage of all levels of education and specialties.

ERIC
Education Resource Information Center (ERIC).  Education-related literature, resources, and media.

Health eBooks

AccessPharmacy
An online curricular resource designed to meet the changing demands of pharmacy education. This resource is now open to unlimited concurrent users.

AccessMedicine
Leading medical content including textbooks, case studies, videos, images, diagnostic tools, self-assessment, drug database, and more.

Allied Sciences

Health and Medicine Databases

PubMed
Citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. May link to selected full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

CINAHL
Current Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), with full text for many of the most used journals.

Cochrane Library
Quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.

Multidisciplinary Databases

Academic Search Premier
Multi-disciplinary content from journals and peer-reviewed titles.

Web of Science
This is a collection of databases providing information about research in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Find information on scholarly literature (such as journal articles, conference proceedings), research data, patents, and taxonomy, classification, and relationships of organisms.

Scopus
Scopus is a bibliographic database containing abstracts and citations for academic journal articles. It covers nearly 22,000 titles from over 5,000 publishers, of which 20,000 are peer-reviewed journals in the scientific, technical, medical, and social sciences.

Health eBooks

AccessPharmacy
An online curricular resource designed to meet the changing demands of pharmacy education. This resource is now open to unlimited concurrent users.

AccessMedicine
Leading medical content including textbooks, case studies, videos, images, diagnostic tools, self-assessment, drug database, and more.

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Tools and Tutorials

Data Management

Data Management Tutorial
     • DMP Tool

Citation Management

Citation Management Tutorial
     • Zotero
     • Mendeley
     • EndNote Online

Database Searching

Searching PubMed
Using PICO to Search
Setting Preferences in Google Scholar
Finding Measurement Tools
     • Health and Psychosocial Instruments
     • Mental Measurements Yearbook

Writing and Citing

NDSU Center for Writers
Purdue OWL
EQUATOR Network

Publishing

Academic Publishing and Author's Rights
     • SPARC
Getting Started with Open Access
Cabells
Journal Citation Reports
Scimago

Other Topics

Interlibrary Loan
Copyright
Active Learning Resources
Anti-Racist Resources
Open Education Resources
Impact Metrics

Remote Access Information for Distance/Off-Campus Students

We are committed to supporting all students, whether in Fargo, Bismarck, or online, with the same level of resources, support and access. You can chat with us or click on the Health Sciences Library Staff menu on this page for more information on getting in touch with us if you are off-campus.

See below for further information on off-campus use of the library and its resources. 

Borrowing Materials

Distance education students (including Bismarck nursing students) can use interlibrary loan to request articles and books that the library does not have access to. However - you can ALSO use interlibrary loan to request books and other physical items that the library does have (unlike our campus users). When you make a request for a book, thesis, map or other physical item, note that you are a distance education student and provide your mailing address. Interlibrary Loan will mail the item to you with return postage included! Interlibrary loan is free for NDSU students.

If you have questions, or encounter problems with your account, please contact interlibrary loan at (701) 231-8885 or at ndsu.library.ill@ndsu.edu

Getting Full Text

The number one question NDSU librarians answer is "How do I get this...(article, book, document)?" If you have just a citation from a reference list, or you’ve found an article in a database that only shows the abstract, or you are running into a page that tells you to login or pay to read an article (don’t do that!), try these strategies to get the full text:

  1. Copy and Paste: If you have the title of an article, you can copy and paste it in the main search box on our homepage; putting it in quotations may increase the chance of finding it. As an example:
  2. Try the Journals Search: If you have just a citation, follow the directions here to see if NDSU Libraries subscribes to that journal and then drill down to the specific article you need.
  3. Google Scholar Links: Use this tutorial so that, if you are searching Google Scholar, you will see a link that will take you to the full text if NDSU Libraries have it.

Unfortunately, none of the three strategies above work 100% of the time, and sometimes we just don’t have a subscription to a journal or article that you might need. In those cases, you can use interlibrary loan to request the article, for free, from another library.

Finally, if you still have questions, please contact health sciences library staff for further assistance.

Health Sciences Library Staff

In Fargo:

Merete Christianson, Health Sciences Librarian
she/her/hers
merete.christianson@ndsu.edu
Main Library 218B
701.231.7965

Diana Kowalski, Health Sciences Associate
diana.kowalski@ndsu.edu
Sudro 136
701.231.8902

In Bismarck:

Linnett Schmidkunz, Health Sciences Associate
linnett.schmidkunz@ndsu.edu
NDSU School of Nursing Library
701.224.3835
 

Search for Books

Main Library Collection in Fargo

Search the print collection in Fargo and online books at this link.

To view new print and online books, click here.

If you have a recommendation for titles to be added to the collection, please contact the Health Sciences Librarian.

Nursing Collection in Bismarck

To search for books physically located at the Health Sciences Library in Bismarck, click here.

Information for distance students about accessing books from the Fargo collection can be found here.