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Pharmacy: Student Resources

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Get Help from your Pharmacy Librarian

Rebecca Carlson is the pharmacy librarian and liaison from the Health Sciences Library. She is available to support education, evidence-based practice, and research at the Eshelman School of Pharmacy through class sessions, workshops, consultations, and collaborative projects.

Rebecca can provide education or advice on many library tools and resources, including searching library collections and databases, using SPIN for finding funding sources, Covidence for systematic reviews, citation management software, and presenting/publishing research. You can set an appointment to meet with her via Zoom using her online calendar. Or, contact Rebecca at

Searching & Finding Research Articles

Guides and tutorials are available to help you find research articles: 

Finding Pharmacy E-Books and Reference Texts

Search the UNC Libraries online catalog to find additional books (in print or with online access): 

Find @ UNC

Click on the Find @ UNC button button in database results to:

  • Go directly to most online articles
  • Export article citations to Endnote or to formats for other reference managers
  • Use Google Scholar or the Google Scholar Button browser add-in to find free full text.
  • Search the UNC-CH Library Catalog to find the print journal
  • Send an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request if the journal is not owned by UNC-CH

Access Information

On Campus Access: Electronic resources are accessible on-campus. Faculty, students and staff must register personal laptops and mobile devices with UNC-Chapel Hill ITS.

UNC Hospitals Access: Always use links from Library websites. Onyen log-in is required when you first select the resource. Note: UpToDate is available within EPIC.

Off Campus Access: Always use links from Library websites. Onyen log-in is required when you first select the resource. Most electronic resources are accessible off-campus to students, faculty, and staff, including UNC Hospitals' staff.

Learn about off-campus access IDs.

Report an off-campus access or hospital access problem.

Pharmacy Resource FAQs

Micromedex (drug information resource)

  • It is only accessible from on campus. For off campus access there are Micromedex apps (drug reference and drug interactions) that can accessed with a password.
  • Instructions on getting the apps are available in our Mobile Apps guide and in the Download Center of Micromedex (if on campus). The password for setting up access to the apps and renewing app access changes periodically; if you need the current password  you can go to the desktop version of Micromedex or contact the HSL.
  • Sometimes when opening Micromedex you will get a login screen, if this happens just click log in and you will be redirected to the home page (without needing to log in).

Pharmacist’s Letter (online journal)

  • UNC does not subscribe to this journal, but pharmacy students (PharmD students) can set up a free subscription through the TRC Healthcare website (hyperlinked above).