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Edward G. Miner Library

Nurse Practitioner Student Guide: Video Tutorials

A guide to library resources and clinical tools.


These tutorials cover using the Miner homepage, PICOT, UpToDate, Lexidrug, searching PubMed using MeSH, and searching CINAHL. 

If you have any additional questions or would like to meet for a one-on-one consultation please make an appointment with me. 


Search Basics in PubMed

Advanced Searching PubMed with MeSH

Here is a PubMed Help guide from the National Library of Medicine. 

Searching CINAHL with PICOT

Navigating the Miner Library Website


General Overview of UpToDate

Important Features of UpToDate

Using UpToDate Calculators

Lexidrug (formerly Lexicomp)

Lexidrug is URMC's drug database. As a point-of-care resource, users can access evidence-based content quickly via desktop or mobile device.

Information includes:

  • INTERACTIONS Analyze a patient’s entire drug and natural product profile, identify potential interactions, and obtain patient management options.
  • DRUG ID - Identify loose or unlabeled medications by searching based on imprint(s), dosage form, color(s), and/or shape. Database includes images of more than 22,000 drug products.
  • CALCULATORS - Access more than 130 medical calculators designed to assist you with drug dosing, conversions, drip rate, organ function and more in both adult and pediatric patients.
  • TRISSEL’S IV COMPATIBILITY -Determine the compatibility and stability of IV drugs in a wide variety of solutions and combinations with this tool that incorporates content from Trissel’s™ 2 Clinical Pharmaceutics Database by Lawrence A. Trissel.

Lexidrug is available to use in your browser or you can download the app. Learn more about how to download the app here.

Introduction to Lexidrug


Navigating a Monograph 

Drug Comparisons

Drug ID

Drug Interactions 


Trissel's IV

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