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Nursing Reference Center : Drug Information (database instructions)

This guide will help you use the Nursing Reference Center's Drug Information collections to access a drug monographs and information.

Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses

Davis Drug Guide for Nurses Collection

The Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses collection contains monographs for over 4,600 drugs as well as comprehensive patient/family teaching and home care tips.

  • Latest coverage of over 5,000 trade and generic drugs
  • 50 comprehensive drug classes
  • IV therapy tips organized by Direct IV, Intermittent Infusion, and Continuous Infusion
  • Comprehensive Patient/Family Teaching and Home Care Tips

Finding Monograph & Drug Information

Searching Drugs Monographs

1. Click the Drug Information tab in the top navigation bar

2. Select Davis Drug Guide for Nurses from the In dropdown (default)


From here you can browse the list - using the alphabet links to jump ahead.






3. In the Browse for box enter the name of the drug you are looking for. Entries are listed by drug name and monograph name. This includes trade names, generic names, Canadian trade names, common names, abbreviations, and selected foreign names. Easy to use links will direct you to the monograph when multiple entry points are available.

Click on the (?) button for more information about searching the Davis Drug Guide for Nurses.

​4. Click on the drug name link for the monograph details.

All drug monographs contain two major sections: Pharmacologic Profile and Nursing Implications. Use the navigation links to jump around the monograph document. 

Printing Monographs

Printing Monographs

NRC gives the option to add personalized names, contact information, and notes to printed monographs. 

1. Find the desired Monograph

2. Click the Print Icon (Top Right corner of the document) 

3. if you want to include personal details such as patient's name, health care providers' name and contact information as well as custom notes, check the include acknowledgments page

 and fill out the desired fields. 
Under advanced options, you can select to include a citation for the source of the drug information. 
select which drugs you want to include.

4. Click Print

Other tools

There are many other tools in addition to Print in the Nursing Reference Center. 





Email the information including full text and citation

Save - this is a bit complicated as it will give you the option to save the HTML file - not a PDF or word document. 

Export to a reference tool such as EndNote or RefWorks

Add to a folder -- you can create an account in EBSCOhost to save articles and search history. This may be a useful investment if you are using this database frequently. (EBSCOhost folders do NOT use the same username and password as RRC)

Make a recommendation

Do you have a title to recommend for our collection? Use the Suggest a Purchase form to suggest a book, video or journal.

Do you have suggestions or feedback that can help improve this guide? Please contact this guide's author on the "Getting Started" page.