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USP-NF is a combination of two compendia, the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and the National Formulary (NF). It contains pharmacopeial standards for medicine, dosage, drugs, excipients, dietary supplements, as well as procedures for tests, assays, analytical methods. 

Notes for new users:

  • Register a new personal account via this link, using your PolyU email address (, or For more information, you may refer to this guide.
  • Please use Google Chrome or IE11 to access the resources. If you could not login due to some issues, try to clear the browser's cache and cookies, restarting the browser, and signing in again. 


USP-NF also provides free access to FOUR groups of resources

  • Herbal Medicines Compendium
  • Chromatographic Database
  • Food Chemicals Codex Forum
  • Pharmacopeial Forum 


Important Notes:

  • Users should not use Virtual Private Network (VPN) service when accessing e-resources from off campus. This may trigger suspension of user's account.
  • For security reason, you are advised to change NetPassword regularly via IdPortal and follow the password rules. Please visit the ITS website for details.