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LIBRARY 

Effective Database Searching: Facts & Comparisons

This guide to key library databases helps you decide which databases to use and assists you in searching them more effectively.

Search Facts & Comparisons

Facts & Comparisons Overview

Facts & Comparisons provides drug and herbal information, interactions, and patient medication handouts.

Strengths

- Abillity to search generic or trade names, drug classes and natural products

- Useful tools include:

  • Over 90 clinical calculators encountered in daily practice
  • A Drug Identifier which needs only an imprint code, color, dose form, score, and/or shape
  • Comparative data tables that enable you to evaluate two drugs side by side

- Reference list provides handy information such as Don't Crush/Chew, Look Alike/Sound Alike, Investigational Drugs, Off-Label Drug Facts, and Pregnancy and Lactation Warnings 

Limitations

- The search interface is not always straight-forward

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