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June 2013

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Searching for Drug Information? Three Tools will Make You an Expert

From quick questions to in-depth literature searches, there is no shortage of tools available to search for drug information, but how do you know which are the best tools for you?  Below are three tools that will answer all of your drug questions from interactions, dosing and administration to in-depth studies of drug interventions and outcomes.

Tools to Answer Medication Questions Quickly

  1. Clinical Pharmacology: Clinical Pharmacology is a drug compendium that includes biologics for cancer patients. Each drug has a peer-reviewed monograph that contains dosages, contraindications, administration, interactions, full color product and package images, and more. A unique feature of Clinical Pharmacology is the coverage of hard-to-find herbal, nutritional and OTC products. The Drug IDentifier will help you accurately identify unknown tablets and capsules. Clinical Pharmacology can be accessed from your desktop, smartphone or tablet.
  2. LexiComp: LexiComp is an online collection of clinical databases and clinical decision support tools. Each drug monograph outlines dosing information, adverse reactions, interactions, drug images, patient education materials, and more. LexiComp also includes alerts for new U.S. drug approvals, and over 75 medical calculators. Unique to LexiComp is the MD Anderson Pharmacy formularies. LexiComp is updated frequently, ensuring current information. LexiComp can be accessed from your desktop, smartphone or tablet.

  3. Best Database for Performing In-Depth Drug Searches

  4. Embase: Embase is a biomedical database that is especially strong in its coverage of drug therapy and research, including pharmaceutics, pharmacology and toxicology. What makes Embase unique and different from Ovid Medline is the deep drug indexing which allows searchers to accurately find drug and pharmaceutical research from peer reviewed journals. Additionally, Embase offers more avenues of searching specific methods of drug administration than any other database. For assistance searching Embase, contact the library at or 713-792-2282  


60 Years of Survival Outcomes at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Editors: M. Alma Rodriguez, Ronald S. Walters & Thomas W. Burke

“This unique book provides a retrospective analysis of the changes in survival outcomes at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center over the past six decades. Since opening its doors in 1944, M.D. Anderson has kept a continuous, uninterrupted data repository of the treatment and outcomes of each of its patients. It is this visionary database from the Center’s tumor registry which makes this groundbreaking book possible. Tracking results across time, the book shows radical shifts in outcomes trends, where great progress has been made, and where there is still a long way to go, and offers a snapshot of the parallel history of developments in care. 60 Years of Survival Outcomes at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is the only book to concurrently present longitudinal data on survival outcomes across the spectrum of rare and common cancers. Each chapter deals with a specific disease site, discussing current management approaches and presenting key data replete with illustrative charts, graphs, and tables.”*

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Featured Webinar – How to Use Research Profiles, Social Media & Citation Sharing to Benefit Your Research

June 12, 2013 11:00-11:30am


In June, the library is presenting a webinar on research profiles. Online research profiles can be used to track your publications, find research collaborators, share citations and keep up with current research. This webinar will explore some current research profile tools, citation sharing tools, and other social media avenues that can be used to share research ideas, find collaborative partners, and gain inspiration. 

Tools Covered: ResearchGate, SciVal Experts, Mendeley Citation Sharing& Twitter

Questions about this webinar? Contact Laurissa Gann:; 713-794-1111

Schedule of Classes & Webinars

Classes are held in the library classroom (FCT21.6008) or at the library’s South Campus location (4SCR1.1125) unless otherwise noted.  Find the latest class schedule, class descriptions, and links.

Webinars are live online classes that can be viewed from your desktop. Check out our upcoming webinars and archived webinars.

MD Anderson employees should register through the Education Center. If you are unable to access the Education Center or have questions about classes, please contact April Aultman Becker at or 713-792-2293.

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