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Drug Discovery, Development & Commercialization


The process of drug discovery, development, and commercialization is dependent on contributions from multiple disciplines, such as pharmaceutical chemistry, biomedicine, and business.

Similarly, finding information requires exploring the literature of these disciplines. For example, the chemistry literature can help with target identification in drug discovery; the biomedical literature provides information about the results of clinical trials during the drug development stage; and, the business literature may lead you to details about drug commercialization and marketing.

Many of the recommended databases included in this section provide access to more than peer-reviewed journal articles. Note that the database descriptions provide hints about the other types of literature that may be included (e.g., patents, reports, data & statistics, and news).

Accessing Article 'Full-Text'

"Get it at UC" Button

Most databases provide a description of articles and other resources to help you find what you need by searching through the indexed literature within their website. Included as part of the item record is the “Get it at UC”  button. Clicking this button will direct you to a copy of the full text of the article. 

Interlibrary Loan Request

If we do not own a journal or book, you can submit an interlibrary loan (ILL) request to have the book or article (e)mailed to you for free from another UC library. Learn more about how to request books or articles.