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This guide is designed to help you get started with your research. You should find these pages useful in navigating through NSU's large collection of resources to find the ones that are most relevant to your area of study.

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New HPD Databases

Embase has added a new, easy to use, PICO question based search tool.  Watch this video to see how it works

APhA Pharmacy Library: The American Pharmacists Association provides an ebook collection with titles important to the pharmacy profession.

Ovid Amirsys Imaging Reference Center: A comprehensive source of radiology references for all medical professionals - not just radiologists - who work with imaging tests. Amirsys offers a combination of high-quality images, classical diagnoses, and evidence-based clinical content. There are 72,000 X-ray, CT, MR, and ultrasound illustrations and images, plus evidence-based content - including over 4,000 diagnoses - provided by imaging experts. Includes over 40,000 journal references.

Ovid Amirsys Pathology Reference Center: A comprehensive, image-rich source of information and insight for physicians and health care professionals - not just pathologists - to gain pathology perspectives on diagnoses when ordering and reviewing pathology tests, supported by thousands of journal references.

Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy: Uses simple language and high quality 3-D images to illustrate anatomical structures. The five sections covered are: The Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, Trunk, Head & Neck, and Internal Organs.

Featured Resources

Access Pharmacy

To view on iPad or mobile:

  • Create a new account under My Access Pharmacy to view on iPad mobile devices or save multimedia (Includes NAPLEX review)
  • 1. Go to the Access Pharmacy database from a regular computer and create an account in My Access Pharmacy. This username and password will be what you use to enter Access Pharmacy on your phone or iPad. 2. Close the browser for Access Pharmacy and logout. 3. Open on your iPad or phone. You will see a login for username and password. Login using the ones you created in your My Access Pharmacy account. 4. Bookmark the database on your device.

Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination Online

Now in its Fifth Edition and featuring completely reshot content and new clinical skills videos, Bates’ Visual Guide delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for the (Advanced) Assessment or Introduction to Clinical Medicine course. The site features more than 8 hours of video content. - Also Includes 10 video Objective Structured Clinical Examinations, or OSCEs.

BMJ Case Reports

  • Submit cases using Fellowship Code: 850367
  • ALPSP Best New Journal Award
  • Largest international repository of clinical cases online

Clinical Key

  • ClinicalKey offers searching of over 1,000 books, 500 journals, and 2,500 procedural videos
  • Evidence-based and peer reviewed.

ExamMaster: NAPLEX

  • Register a new account
  • Practice for the NAPLEX
  • Study at your own speed


  • The concise and in-depth clinical content of Lexicomp allows pharmacists, physicians, and nurses find answers quickly and efficiently while helping make safer medication decisions.


  • Pillbox was developed by the National Library of Medicine to aid in the identification of unknown solid dosage pharmaceuticals.
  • The system combines high-resolution images of tablets and capsules with appearance information (imprint, shape, color, etc.) to enable users to visually search for and identify an unknown solid dosage pharmaceutical.

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Have You Tried The Medical Letter?

The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics provides objective, peer-reviewed evaluations of new FDA-approved drugs and new information on previously approved drugs. Treatment Guidelines from The Medical Letter provides unbiased reviews of drug classes used to treat common disorders.