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Pharmacy Students and Residents: Getting Started at UC San Diego: Welcome

A guide for new Pharmacy students and residents on the resources and services available at the UC San Diego Library.

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AccessPharmacy home page

AccessPharmacy features videos, learning games, Q&A, leading pharmacy textbooks such as DiPiro’s Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, and information about drugs, herbs and supplements. There are helpful resources for both pharmacy and medical students and clinicians.

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Welcome to the UC San Diego Library!

This guide gives you variety of information about the library and links to key resources.  However, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.  (See the side panel for the details on how to do this).

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Starting Points

Access from Off Campus

In order to access these resources off campus, you will need to use the VPN (downloaded software that covers all your computer applications or the browser-based one). For detailed instructions, click one of the following:

UC Library Search

UC Library Search UC Library Search includes all UC Libraries and some of Worldcat

UC Library Search, accessible from the search box on the library's homepage, helps you locate books, film, music, maps, and various other materials at the UC San Diego Library and beyond. It also contains a limited number of online journals and newspaper articles. You may search by keyword, title, and author, and filter your search to what is available online. You can also place an interlibrary loan request through UC Library Search for materials at other UC campuses or libraries worldwide using your Single Sign-On credentials.


Search Tips 

  • Sign in to access full results lists, electronic resources, request items, and save records. To access electronic resources, you must be logged into the VPN.
  • Capitalize the operators AND, OR, NOT when combining key search terms.
  • To request items that the Library doesn't have click the Request button.
  • Click Digitalization to request scans of print book chapters or print articles.


UC Library Search is one part of your complete search.


UC Library Search does not include all the content to which the Library subscribes. To extend your search, try a database. The database you use depends on the topic or subject you have chosen and the type of information you need to access. You may choose among broad subject areas (e.g., biology, art, political science, etc.), as well as interdisciplinary databases or ones that search across multiple disciplines. 

You must also be logged into the VPN to access the information for any database with a blue lock icon. blue locked padlock

A-Z Databases


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