Drug and Chemical Information – On Demand: Using, Providing, and Prescribing Medications*

For more information or to schedule this course, please contact the NLM Training Office at NLMTrainers@nih.gov . 

This online, self-paced course is intended to introduce librarians to the NLM resources that provide drug and chemical information for consumers and healthcare professionals who provide or prescribe medications Through hands-on exercises, learners will practice locating safety information, medication side effects and drug-drug or drug-food interactions in MedlinePlus and finding FDA labeling in DailyMed. Participants will practice their new skills in authentic problem-based scenarios focused on assisting library users with their prescription medication, over-the-counter drug, and dietary supplement information needs.  

This training is part of the Drug and Chemical Information: On Demand series. See also: 

  • Drug and Chemical Information – On Demand: Finding Properties, Effects, and Interactions 
  • Drug and Chemical Information – On Demand: Exploring New Drug Research 

Resource URL: [Pending] 

Learning Objectives

  1.  Distinguish between drug and chemical information resources according to how they match consumer or prescriber needs  
  2. Locate drug and chemical safety information, side effects, and interactions in MedlinePlus 
  3. Locate prescription and over-the-counter FDA drug labeling in DailyMed


  • Searching MedlinePlus 
  • Searching DailyMed 

MLA CE Credits: 2