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Chemistry Lab Library Assignment Help: Researching your Drug

Using Academic Reference Sources

Don't forget that encyclopedias and other types of reference sources might be useful (and essential) during your research process.

Encyclopedias the Library subscribes to are academic in nature and may serve as a more reliable place to find certain information than, for example, Wikipedia.  

To the right you will see a box with "Helpful Links."

  • Finding chemical name and formula, LD50 value(s), drug purpose and side effects, manufacturer(s), try using:
    • Physicians' Desk Reference (PDR)
    • Merck Index
    • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
    • AHFS Consumer Medication Information database
    • Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB)
  • Find a definition for "LD50," try using:
    • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) database  

No one source will answer all of the questions in this section of the Lab Assignment --- you will have to search in multiple places to be successful.

See the short videos in the box below for help in using these resources.

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Helpful Links for Completing this Section of your Lab Assignment