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LEXI-Pals Help Guide


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LEXI-Pals Help Guide

  1. 1. How to Get to Lexi-PALS When to Use Lexi-PALS Go to the library’s website:  Use Lexi-PALS for practical information about medications. U. Grant Miller Click on “Databases” in the gray Quick  Lexi-PALS provides information about Library Links box. when and how to take a medication and the side effects.  However, you should speak with a medical professional to confirm anything found in Lexi-PALS. Help Guide Scroll down and click on “Lexi-PALS Lexi-PALS Drug Guide” in red. Drug Guide Lexi-PALS provides descriptions of over 1450 medications and natural products for patients. It includes information like medicinal purpose, brand names, side effects, and more. The database opens on the Advanced Search form. Washington & Jefferson College 60 S. Lincoln St. Washington, PA 15301 Phone: 724-223-6070 User Services Phone: 724-223-6072 Research Services Fax: 724-223-5272 Washington & Jefferson College
  2. 2. How to Use Lexi-PALS Results Features of Lexi-PALS Lexi-PALS is an EBSCO database.  All results are entries in the Lexi-PALS  Each entry has a Contents list with links to Type your search terms into the fields. Drug Guide, which is updated monthly. quickly jump to sections of the entry. You can choose to search within all text,  The results returned from your search will title, abstract, drug name, or publication be a list of drug names. name.  Click on the drug name for more Click to jump to this information. section Click for more info  You can listen to the entry in an accent Make sure to check the box marked “Also (American, British, or Australian) and at a search within the full text of the articles.” certain reading speed (slow, medium, or This ensures that you get a comprehensive fast). You can also download an MP3 of results list of all entries relevant to your the audio. search terms.  Each entry is divided into the following sections:  Every EBSCO database has a toolbar on  Pronunciation the right where you can print, email, save,  Pharmacologic category or cite the entry.  U.S. Brand Names Check this box!  Canadian Briand Names  Mexican Brand Names  Reasons not to take medicine  What is this medicine used for?  How does it work?  There are also 600 Spanish entries. You  How is it best taken? can select Spanish in the language menu  What do I do if I miss a dose? in the Advanced Search form.  What are the precautions when taking this medicine?  What are some possible side effects of this medicine?  What should I monitor?  Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately  How should I store the medicine?  General statements