We are delighted to inform you that RAK College of Pharmacy, RAK Medical and Health Sciences University, status has been redesignated from Provisional Certification (Category 2) to International Accreditation (*online evaluation) by Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) USA.     New fee structure updated for the academic year 2023-24.     All Programs are accredited by Ministry of Education, UAE.    All our programs are recognized by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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The Library is subscribing seven online databases for providing the up-to-date information to the user.

Comprehensive resource for more than 14,000 Reference eBooks related to Medical and Health Sciences


RAKMHSU Library subscribes to the ProQuest Health Research Premium Collection online medical database. It provides information on thousands of medical topics, with full text access to 5100+ journals, and over 900 include MEDLINE indexing. In addition, users have access to charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements essential to medical research. This package includes the below given databases:

  • Health & Medical Collection — in-depth coverage from leading biomedical publications
  • Nursing & Allied Health Database — reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and much more
  • Health Management Database — relevant resources for anyone interested in the business of running a health organization
  • Psychology Database — key information from leading psychology and psychosomatic publications
  • Public Health Database — a global resource for students, faculty, researchers, clinicians, policy makers, and all others involved in the study of population and public health
  • Family Health Database — journals and magazines covering an enormous range of health subjects, from sports injuries to women’s health, from food and nutrition to midwifery, from to eye care to dentistry
  • MEDLINE® — a bibliographic database produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). The database contains millions of citations derived from thousands of biomedical and life science journals, and is indexed with Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) from the NLM controlled vocabulary.

ProQuest Online

UpToDate is a comprehensive evidence-based clinical information resource, designed to provide physicians the quick access to practical and reliable answers to questions that arise during the course of patient care.

The UpToDate physician editors and authors synthesize available clinical evidence and their expert experience to provide precise and concise diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Additionally, the content of UpToDate is organized and delivered in a format that makes it usable right at the point of care via online access.

The content in Up-To-Date is original material written by well-known international faculty of over 3000 authors, all of whom are practicing physicians and leading experts in their specialties. It is written to the specialist level and is systematically peer-reviewed.

The physician editors incorporate clinical findings from the more than 350 medical journals reviewed each month. In terms of volume, the content available in Up-To-Date is the equivalent of over 70000 pages of text, graphics and abstracts, or an entire medical library.

UpToDate Online

ClinicalKey Student is an interactive education platform that supports students and faculty by enhancing the learning experience with tools tailored to develop and assess the medical knowledge of aspiring professionals.

  • 300+ acclaimed textbooks covering 5 medical specialties, including Gray’s Anatomy for Students and Medical Physiology
  • 1,500+ quick access summaries of common diseases and topics.
  • Access o 150,000+ high resolution images, unlocked and discoverable for visual learning.
  • Copyright cleared images
  • Access to 2000 + videos ranging from practical demonstrations of anatomical dissections to instructional clinical examination examples.
ClinicalKey Student Online

AMBOSS is an online learning platform to assist student for their studies. It includes a Library and Question bank, all written alongside USMLE guidelines, to help and strengthen medical knowledge, and prepare for your USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, CS,and IFOM exams.

  • 5400+ case-based questions: Exam-style MCQs for all clinical and preclinical subjects
  • 1050+ clinical articles: Extensive medical library covering all systems.
  • The AMBOSS app: Move seamlessly between desktop and mobile.
  • Study plans: Both personalized and exam-focused plans.
  • Custom Qbank sessions: Create sessions based on system, exam, and more.
  • Anki Add-on: Connects to the library for hover-over definitions.

PEPID: most comprehensive point-of-care resource available to healthcare professionals. Provide access to a wealth of clinical knowledge through internet browser on any laptop or computer.

Tools and Features

  • Specialized Clinical Content
  • Comprehensive Drug Database
  • Drug Interactions Checker
  • Differential Diagnosis Generator and Symptom Checker
  • Drug-Allergy Checker
  • Pill Identification
  • IV Compatibility Tool
  • Medical and Dosing Calculators
  • Evidence-Based Inquiries & Practice Recommendations
  • Illustrations for Reference or Patient Education

PEPID Online

Lexicomp: is a collection of clinical decision support tools that provides users with an extensive medical library. Lexicomp provides access to clinical drug resources including: calculators, identifiers, interaction & overdose assessments, and patient education resources.

LexiComp Online

The world's most comprehensive nursing & allied health research database, providing full text for more than 1300+ journals indexed in CINAHL. Of those, 464 are not found with full text in any version of Academic Search™, Health Source® or Nursing & Allied Health Collection™. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index - with no embargo.

  • Full text for more than 1300+ Journals
  • Full text for more than 275 books/monographs
  • Full text coverage dating back to 1937
  • Indexing for more than 4600 journals
  • More than 2.8 million records dating to 1981


Exam Master® provides high quality, web-based exam preparation systems for medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physician assistant, and the health sciences.


  • It provides access to a huge collection of medical & health sciences question bank containing more than 32000 questions.
  • It provides exams which simulate the actual board examination.
  • It provides question & answers with explanations which help them in self analysis and students can access the questions in both test/study modes for better practice.
  • Faculty/ Administrator can use/construct their own questions with existing questions and circulate among the group of students.

Exam Master Online

SCOPUS A comprehensive abstract and citation database to provide powerful discovery and analytical tools for researchers, students, librarians and research managers

Scopus Online

Turnitin is a plagiarism checking software. It checks for the unoriginal content by comparing student submitted papers with several databases and provides feedback.