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Introduction: The library subscribes to many e-textbooks, Q-bank tools, and clinical resources for a pharmacy program to facilitate students' learning and online examination practices. Because these resources are included in various packages, making them discoverable is crucial. This poster discusses on how to deliver the selected resources to the students at the point of need through LibGuides and collaboration with pharmacy educators. Description: The librarian identified required electronic textbooks, useful clinical drug databases and NAPLEX preparation tools and created two LibGuides (Drug Information Timesaver and Pharmacy Timesaver) which provide a quick and easy access to the course-required or research-support materials. The Timesavers were designed to be simple, concise, up-to-date, and easy to find information. Resources were chunked and organized based on their categories, functionalities and course objectives. Students use appropriate tools in Drug Information Timesaver to find answers to clinical scenario questions, and access required textbooks and databases along with Q-bank questions, etc. through Pharmacy Timesaver. Short video tutorials on database searching were created to facilitate self-study at the point of need. In addition, board exam questions based on pharmacy education competencies were sent to students who signed up the topics for their online practice. Outcomes: The two LibGuides were viewed more than 46,000 annually. The access to the NAPLEX Online Question Bank increased four times. Students expressed their appreciation for the librarian?s support. Discussion: The LibGuides facilitate student learning and increase the usage of library resources. The librarian will improve the Guides using LibGuides statistics and Google Analytics.


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Poster presented at the 2019 Canadian Health Libraries Association / Association des bibliotheques de la sante du Canada (CHLA/ABSC) Annual Conference in Ottawa, Ontario.