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Drugs - Prescription and OTC: Article Databases

FDA information about prescription drugs and general information about over-the-counter drugs.

What is the difference between scholarly and popular articles?

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Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Use citation results from Google Scholar to find full-text articles in one of the Library's databases.

Suggested search terms

To look up articles on a specific drug, just enter the drug name in the search box for these databases, for example "tetracycline".

Recommended databases for articles

Identify articles in scholarly journals or popular magazines by looking up your search terms in one of the selected databases below. 

You also can find a complete list of online databases organized by subject on the Library's A-Z List of Databases.

Use your Oakton username and password to login from a non-campus computer.

EBSCO Advanced Searching Tutorial

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Print periodicals

Use the Oakton Library Catalog to find print periodical titles. Ask a reference librarian for help using the catalog or locating the title in an online database.