Ovid Technologies, a provider of electronic medical, scientific, and social sciences information solutions, has announced that Martindale: The complete drug reference will be accessible on the newly enhanced Books@Ovid platform beginning January 2005. Martindale is an evidence-based resource that covers the properties, actions, and uses of drugs and medicines, with over 37,000 references and 130,000 preparations that link from the relevant drug monographs. Martindale users will be able to search Martindale's encyclopedia information on drugs and medicines with Books@Ovid's features including, linking from book references to the universe of full text and other subscriptions to which the users have access; searching and browsing using natural language search capability; relevance ranking; and back-of-the-book index browsing.
Initially published by Pharmaceutical Press in 1883 under the title, "Martindale: The Extra Pharmacopoeia," Martindale: The complete drug reference offers monographs on drugs and related compounds, treatment reviews, references, preparations from more than 33 countries, and information on manufacturers. In addition to encyclopedic information on drugs used clinically, it also includes veterinary and investigational drugs, other compounds used in medicine, pharmaceutical excipients, herbal medicines, toxic substances, and more.