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Pharmacy Literature Search Skills

Where do you start with your research?

Students often ask "what's the best database?" or "why is literature searching so hard?" Asking which database or information source is best is a bit like asking which antibiotic is best - it depends on what your need is! And much like finding the right antibiotic for a particular patient, literature search often involves some trial and error and uncertainty. 

In this online tutorial, you'll learn about some good starting points for answering different types of questions, and learn some techniques to save you time and frustration when searching the primary literature. 

This guide is not a comprehensive list of resources available for Pharmaceutical Sciences students. Please see the related guide below for links to RxTx, LexiComp, and more.