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SHIRP: Pharmacists

Homepage for the Saskatchewan Health Information Resources Program (SHIRP)

Information for Pharmacists

SHIRP resources are embedded into the libraries at the University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, and the Saskatchewan Health Authority. Pharmacists who are employees of these institutions are encouraged to use their institution’s library to access library resources and services.

Pharmacists can also access SHIRP through PIP (Pharmaceutical Information Program).

Resources for Pharmacists

Below are some of the databases available through SHIRP. To access all of our databases, click on SHIRP Databases A-Z

  • CINAHL - large database containing index and full text articles on nursing and allied health topics

  • Healthstar - selected citations from the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE and former HealthSTAR databases covering health care delivery including health services, technology, administration and research

  • MEDLINE - National Library of Medicine's database containing index and full text articles from clinical sciences (medicine, public health, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, allied health and more. Contains over 26 million references to journal articles

  • PsycINFO - abstract & index of the literature in the behavioural and psychological sciences. Good for mental health research

  • PubMED - comprises over 26 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed is a free resource that is developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
  • PubMED Clinical Queries - save time and jump start a search by using pre-set filters to find systematic reviews, clinical trials or information on medical genetics created by professional searchers
  • Cancer Literature in PubMED - save time jump start a search involving cancer by using a pre-set filter created by professional searchers
SHIRP has over 300 e-books. Use the search box at the top right of the page to search for a specific title. TIP: Use double quotation marks (" ") around two or more words from the title. e.g. "drugs in pregnancy"


AHFS Drug Information 2016

Plumer's Principles and Practice of Infusion Therapy 9th Ed 2014

Red Book 2015 30th Ed 2015

SHIRP has over 1,600 journals available in full text. Use the search box at the top right of the page to search for a specific title.TIP: Use double quotation marks (" ") around two or more words from the title. e.g. "health system pharmacy"

American Journal of Therapeutics

Drugs & Aging

American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy

Pharmacological Reviews

British Journal of Pharmacology

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
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