Drug Information: A Guide to Current Resources / Edition 3

Drug Information: A Guide to Current Resources / Edition 3

by Bonnie Snow
     
 

The number and types of resources available for drug information have increased dramatically since publication of the first edition of this book. The revised and updated second edition offers expert guidance in selecting the most appropriate sources and using them effectively. Designed for use as a self-study text, as a course text in more formal instruction programs… See more details below

Overview

The number and types of resources available for drug information have increased dramatically since publication of the first edition of this book. The revised and updated second edition offers expert guidance in selecting the most appropriate sources and using them effectively. Designed for use as a self-study text, as a course text in more formal instruction programs, or as a refresher for the busy professional, the book includes valuable background data on legal and regulatory issues, as well as pharmaceutical technology. New to the second edition are chapters on regulatory sources online, industrial pharmacy, and market research and competitive intelligence databases. In addition to detailed annotations for 586 hardcopy and online sources, Snow provides comparative and evaluative commentary on their applications. This edition also incorporates discussion of more than 300 Web sites and core collection lists recommended for both hospital and public libraries. Practicum exercises, developed to encourage self-evaluation and review, illustrate 78 typical quick-reference problems and suggested solutions. Includes glossary and index. Praise for the Previous Edition: "... well-written, well-organized, and reasonably priced. I highly recommend its purchase since it can be used as a self-study text for those who want to learn more about drug information and as a quick-reference resource by those who already know about the subject." — Amy J. Van Camp, ONLINE

Author Biography: Bonnie Snow has more than twenty years of experience as an online educator, writer, and consultant. She is currently Director of Client Services for the eKnowledge Group of Caredata.com, producer of"CiteLine" Internet research software.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555706166
Publisher:
Neal-Schuman Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Series:
Medical Library Association Guides
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Bonnie Snow has more than twenty years of experience as an online educator, writer, and consultant. She is currently Director of Client Services for the eKnowledge Group of Caredata.com, producer of CiteLine Internet research software.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Figures
Ch. 1Prescription for Using This Guide1
Ch. 2Drug Nomenclature and Its Relationship to Scientific Communication7
Practicum 120
Ch. 3Drug Identification and Nomenclature Sources21
Ch. 4Background on Drug and Device Laws and Regulations39
Ch. 5Evaluating Drug Information Sources and Developing a Search Protocol107
Ch. 6Pharmacology and Therapeutics Reference Sources139
Practicum 2187
Ch. 7Side Effects: Sources of Adverse Drug Reactions and Interactions Information189
Ch. 8Side Effects: Sources of Poisoning and Toxicology Information209
Practicum 3236
Ch. 9Drug Information for the Consumer/Patient237
Ch. 10Product Identification: Imprint Indexes and Foreign Drug Sources277
Ch. 11Industrial Pharmacy301
Ch. 12Special Topics321
Ch. 13Business Directories and Statistical Data Sources361
Practicum 4385
Ch. 14Compiling a Bibliography with Online Resources387
Ch. 15Market Research and Competitive Intelligence Online447
Ch. 16Regulatory Sources Online509
Practicum 5564
App. AThe Core Drug Information Collection567
App. BDatabase Selection Aids and Additional Online Resource Annotations575
App. CA Selection of Current Awareness Newsletters Available in Full-Text Format Online597
App. DProfessional and Trade Associations603
App. EPracticum Exercises: Suggested Answers633
App. FDirectory of Internet Resources Cited in the Guide657
App. GKey to Abbreviations673
Glossary673
Index711
About the Author752

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