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CHEMI 2213: Drugs Targeting COVID-19

Drug Information: PubChem

Let's start by gathering information about your assigned drug.  You'll want to look at both PubChem and Micromedex, as they provide different information about what your drug is and does, as well as why it has been flagged as a potentially helpful drug that should be tested for use against COVID-19.


Watch the video to see how to get PubChem to give you a citation for your information. 

Drug Information: Micromedex & DrugBank

Reminder: to use Micromedex, you'll need to log in with your COD username and password.  Have trouble getting in?  Let us know. 


To cite Mircomedex, follow the following example, using APA 7th edition: 

Azithromycin. (2020). IBM Micromedex (College of DuPage Library ed.). Retrieved May 20, 2020.

(Obviously, you'd want to use your own drug name here rather than azithromycin, and put the date you retrieved the information in.)


To cite DrugBank, follow the example below, using APA 7th edition. (You'll find the updated date at the very bottom of the entry, in last black box, before the general website links in this type of language (Drug created on June 13, 2005 07:24 / Updated on May 19, 2020 04:18): 

Azithromycin (2020 May 19). DrugBank. Retrieved May 20, 2020.


COVID-19 Information

Now that you have your drug informmation, let's think about why it might be prescribed in order to treat COVID.  Let's start with Micromedex reports:

Now, let's look at the CDC and WHO to see official information about COVID-19.  What else can you learn about your drug's treatment of COVID?

Images for Infographics

Now that you've got information about COVID-19 and your drug assembled, think about how you might use images to convey that info.  Both sources below are a good bet: 

Both Imagequest and Wikimedia Commons offer a "download" option, as well as a "CIte" option.  

Sample Imagequest citation: 

Virus. [Illustration]. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest.

Sample Wikimedia Commons citation: 

File:Ebola Virus - Electron Micrograph.tiff. (2019, June 10). Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Retrieved 19:58, May 26, 2020 from

Building Your Infographic: Piktochart

Now that you've done your research, you want to begin thinking about how to effectively communicate that information to others.  There are sample guides at the bottom of this box.

To build your infographic, you'll want to begin by creating a free Piktochart account

Next, you'll want to watch the video below to see how to begin adding text, graphics, and colors to your infographic: 

Need some help with Piktochart?  You can ask the general chat in the library ( for help, or contact Dan McCallum in the Media Lab with questions.  You can also see an example infographic below: 

Cite: APA Style for Chemistry Presentations

Now that you've assembled your sources, you'll want to think about formatting citations correctly. The beginning of the video below explains how to create APA style citations, and the end explains numbered citation style, which you will want to use in your infographic:

You can also use the resources below to help you to craft full APA-style citations for your project: 

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