July 19, 2024

Retrieve the information of a drug and its adverse effects using online tools

Retrieve the information of a drug and its adverse effects using online tools

BP210P Computer Applications in Pharmacy Practical


Aim:

Retrieve the information of a drug and its adverse effects using online tools.

In this experiment, we will learn

  • To investigate information retrieval tools that students use to find scholarly information.
  • To compare the tools in terms of access, search techniques and search facilities

IR tool can be in any form of a printed or electronic catalogue, index, and bibliographic records or application that facilitates information retrieval. As there are various IR tools available such as online public access catalogues (OPAC), Internet search engines, subject directories, online databases and digital libraries.


OPAC

OPAC is a computerized catalogue containing bibliographic records of items in a library. The student usually used OPAC to find books from the library online before they go to the library to borrow them.

Steps to use OPAC:

  1. In Google type OPAC and enter.
  2. Open National science library.
  3. On the right side, you can see links for e-journals, and e-books, and select the search option.
  4. Enter the word drug and adverse reaction separately.
  5. The information related to journal articles and book information will be displayed.
  6. The library is open from Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.30 pm.

Internet Search Engine

They usually used Internet search engines to find sources of information or to obtain the information itself. The information in search engines may consist of a web page, images and other types of files. The search engine uses a web crawler to retrieve information from millions of web pages on the web and then stores the information in the search engine index. Examples of internet search engines are Alta Vista, AOL Search and Google.

Steps to use Search Engine

1) Open any search engine

2) Type the word ‘drug information’ and enter

The web pages related to drugs will display Examples: https://www.drugs.com, https://www.fda.gov/Drugs

3) You can get information on the required drug and its adverse reaction


Subject Directories

Students also used subject directories like Yahoo and Wikipedia to locate information. Subject directories are created manually by assigning the submitted sites to a suitable subject category by the directory developers.

Steps to use Subject directories

1) Open any subject directories like Yahoo.com or Wikipedia

2) Type the words ‘drug information, and adverse reaction’ to enter

3) The web pages related to drugs will display.

4) You can get information on the required drug and its adverse reaction.

An online database and Digital library

Despite Internet search engine popularity, students usually turn to online databases and digital libraries to find scholarly and trustworthy information. Examples of online databases are Elsevier, IEEE and ACM

A Digital library is a managed collection of information associated with services, where the information is stored in digital formats and accessible over a network. It provides a high-quality resource that has been filtered by library professionals and subject experts and added manually.

Steps to use an online database and Digital library

  1. In Google type Elsevier and enter
  2. Open the webpage
  3. On the left side, you can see links for e-journals, and e-books, and select the search option
  4. Enter word drug and adverse reaction separately
  5. The information related to journal articles and book information will be displayed.
  6. Unlike OPAC the site is availing information 24X7.


Result:

Thus we studied how to retrieve information about a drug and its adverse effects using online tools.


BP210P Computer Applications in Pharmacy Practical

  1. Design a questionnaire using a word processing package to gather information about a particular disease.
  2. Create an HTML web page to show personal information.
  3. Retrieve the information of a drug and its adverse effects using online tools
  4. Creating mailing labels Using Label Wizard, generating labels in MS WORD
  5. Create a database in MS Access to store the patient information with the required fields Using access
  6. Design a form in MS Access to view, add, delete and modify the patient record in the database
  7. Generating report and printing the report from the patient database
  8. Creating invoice table using MS Access
  9. Drug information storage and retrieval using MS Access
  10. Creating and working with queries in MS Access
  11. Exporting Tables, Queries, Forms and Reports to web pages
  12. Exporting Tables, Queries, Forms and Reports to XML pages

First Year B Pharm Notes, Syllabus, Books, PDF Subjectwise/Topicwise

First Year B Pharm Notes, Syllabus, Books, PDF Subjectwise/Topicwise

F Y B Pharm Sem-IF Y B Pharm Sem-II
BP101T Human Anatomy and Physiology I TheoryBP201T Human Anatomy and Physiology II – Theory
BP102T Pharmaceutical Analysis I TheoryBP202T Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I Theory
BP103T Pharmaceutics I TheoryBP203T Biochemistry – Theory
BP104T Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry TheoryBP204T Pathophysiology – Theory
BP105T Communication skills TheoryBP205T Computer Applications in Pharmacy Theory
BP106RBT Remedial BiologyBP206T Environmental sciences – Theory
BP106RMT Remedial Mathematics TheoryBP207P Human Anatomy and Physiology II Practical
BP107P Human Anatomy and Physiology PracticalBP208P Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I Practical
BP108P Pharmaceutical Analysis I PracticalBP209P Biochemistry Practical
BP109P Pharmaceutics I PracticalBP210P Computer Applications in Pharmacy Practical
BP110P Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry Practical
BP111P Communication skills Practical
BP112RBP Remedial Biology Practical

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