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Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Provides resources, strategies, and information on conducting research in pharmacy & pharmacology.


Welcome to the research guide for the College of Pharmacy and Department of Pharmacology. Tabs on the top of this page comprise the best sources for finding journal articles, drug information, & point of care resources.

If you've been searching & can't find what you're looking for, feel free to give me a call! I can:

  • Help with your literature searches
  • Provide one-on-one advice about your research topic
  • Teach you advanced techniques for database searching
  • Assist you to set up auto alerts for selected search strategies & TOC updates
  • Orient you to the array of library resources available through UM
  • Teach you about citation management tools, such as EndNote or Mendeley, that can save you time when collecting citations & formatting your citations & bibliographies

FDA Substance Registration System to Move from NLM to FDA

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In December 2021, the FDA Substance Registration System (FDA SRS) will move from the National Library of Medicine to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. FDA SRS is a resource for searching and downloading Unique Ingredient Identifiers (UNIIs) representing over 120,000 substances in FDA-regulated products. We will provide linked access to the new FDA-hosted site when it is available and will begin redirecting to the new site in December.

If you have any questions, please contact the NLM Support Center.

New Resource

Pharmaceutical Substances API is a compendium of some 2,700 active pharmaceutical ingredients (API's) of interest to the chemical & pharmaceutical industries, including 15 APIs of interest in COVID-19 treatment.

College of Pharmacy Faculty Research Profiles

Michigan Experts is an expertise portal that promotes interdisciplinary clinical & translational research.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-based effort to create & maintain a registry of unique research identifiers.  Using a transparent method of linking research activities & outputs to these identifiers, that supports automated linkages between you & your professional activities helps ensure that your work is recognized.

Finding Covid-19 Evidence

Find information on COVID-19 quickly using these resources. The Front Door searches high quality meta-analyses, literature syntheses, & clinical guidelines from multiple sources in one place.

To search in PubMed, see the links below. To find results in more resources, including preprints, see this article: Farhad Shokraneh, Rapid Response:Keeping Up with Studies on COVID-19: Systematic Search Strategies and Resources. BMJ 2020;368:m1199. You can then modify the searches to make them more focused on the precise question that you're asking.

Please note: the links below go to public PubMed, not to PubMed @ UM.

For search strategies for OVID Medline, see the link below.

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