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Nursing links and library resources

Best Best: RxTx Database

This database was created by the Canadian Pharmacists Association and includes detailed information on commonly prescribed drugs and over the counter medication in Canada.

The database also includes information about conditions commonly treated with drugs, as well as drug interaction and identification tools, among other resources. 

New to RxTx? You may want to watch this Basic Search video.

Find links to an Advanced Search video and other drug resources through the other tabs in this box.

RxTx Database: Advanced Search video

This video assumes you've watched the Basic Search video, and focuses on:

  • search tips
  • product identification tool
  • drug interaction tool
  • body calculation tool

Which format do you use to cite RxTx material in APA style?

Because RxTx is both a database and a reference work, there are two ways you can choose to cite articles retrieved from RxTx using the APA citation style.

We recommend citing the information as an article from a database; this approach is more straight forward.

Reference Format: Author. (year, Month date). Title of the entry. Database Name. Retrieved Month date, year from URL of the database homepage

Reference Example: Canadian Pharmacists Association. (2018, September 18). Viagra. RxTx database. Retrieved May 14, 2020 from

In Text Citation Example: (Canadian Pharmacists Association, 2018)

Best Bet: Davis's Canadian drug guide for nurses

  • The print version is Canadian
  • The ebook is the American version, but it also includes Canadian content (" appendix comparing Canadian and US pharmaceutical practices, more Canada-only items in the Combination Drugs appendix and you will see a Maple Leaf icon beside Canadian brand name entries")

The Library also carries both print & ebook versions of Mosby's Canadian Nursing Drug Reference

  • For ebooks enter your KPU login to read them off campus
  • For print books login through the Place Hold button to request an item & the Library will email you when it is ready for pick up

See more options below for other nursing related drug books in the Library collection.

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