Northwest Library
Pharmacy Technology Research Guide

 Online Databases

**BEST** Stat!Ref [Full text | Off-campus access ]

Stat!Ref is a comprehensive pharmaceutical database, an electronic medical library that enables users to cross search multiple reference resources such as Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment, Mosby's Drug Consult, Stedman's Medical Dictionary and other valuable medical books. In the database, click on Table of Contents to see all the sources indexed.

 Medical/Academic Databases:

PubMed [Full text | Off-campus access]

PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 12 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.

Health Reference Center Academic (1997-) [Full text | Galegroup | Off-campus access]

Indexes periodicals covering a wide range of health and medical topics, some with full-text.

Academic Search Premier (Indexing 1984-, Full text 1990-) [Full Text | Ebsco | Off-campus access]

Provides full text for 4,600 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies with some information dating as far back as 1975.

 Consumer/layperson Oriented Databases

EBSCO Databases From this link, you can do one search through multiple databases. You mark the databases that you think will have articles on your topic. The following are the recommended databases Ebsco offers for pharmacy technology research.

Natural & Alternative Treatments [Ebsco | Off-campus access]

Contains information on more than 180 different conditions and the conventional and natural treatments used to treat them, over 200 herbs and supplements, plus drug-herb and drug-supplement interactions for more than 75 drug categories.


Health Source: Consumer Edition [Full Text | Ebsco | Off-campus access]

Features searchable full text for nearly 300 consumer health periodicals, more than 1,000 health-related pamphlets and 135 health reference books including Stedman's Medical Dictionary. Also contains more than 4,500 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish). Drug information and patient education fact sheets are included in the Clinical Pharmacology portion of this database.


Alt-HealthWatch [Full Text (1990-) | Ebsco | Off-campus access]


Full-text articles from over 180 publications focus on complementary and alternative approaches to health care and wellness.

 Print Books

Books on Reserve
Books on reserve are kept behind the circulation desk. To see what books are on reserve for your class, search the online catalog using the course reserve code: phra.

Other Suggested Books
Here are lists of suggested titles with their call numbers which are can be found by searching the Online Catalog ( Click on the title to see its full description and availability. Some are available at other campuses only. See code below for abbreviations.

The AARP guide to pills

REF RM301.12 A22 2006

AHFS drug information : essentials 2006-2007

REF RS131.2.A474 2006

American Drug Index

REF RS51.A63 2007

Applied Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist

RM701 .R46 2000 (RG)

Basic & Clinical Pharmacology latest ed in Stat Ref

RM300 .B285 2001

Basic Pharmacology

Reserves PHRA 1206

Certification Review for Pharmacy Technicians

REF RS122.95 .R45 2000 (& stacks)

Delmar's Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Review

RS122.95 .A585 2000 (MP)

Drug facts and comparisons

REF RM300.F33 2007 (& stacks)

Drug Information Handbook for Nursing

REF RM301.12 .D7941 2007-2008

Drugs in Current Use and New Drugs

REF RS79.D7 2001 (& stacks)

Handbook of nonprescription drugs : an interactive approach

REF RM301.15.H36 2004

Handbook of Pediatric Drug Therapy

REF RJ560 .H29 2000 (RG -- & stacks)

Handbook on Injectable Drugs

REF RM143 .T74 2001

Math for Meds: Dosages and Solutions

Reserves PHRA 1247

Mosby's drug consult for health professions

REF RM301.12 .M68 2006

Percutaneous Absorption: Drugs, Cosmetics, Mechanisms...


Pharmaceutical Statistics: Practical and Clinical


Pharmacotherapy : a pathophysiologic approach

REF RM263.PS6 2005

Pharmacy Practice for Technicians

Reserves PHRA 2271

Physicians' desk reference

REF RS250.P48 2007

Review of Natural Products latest ed in Stat Ref

REF RS170 .R48 2000

What Language Does Your Patient Hurt In?

RA418.5.T73 S355 2000

REF=, left of the Reference Desk, cannot be checked out, shelved . Reserves= Behind the Circulation Desk, cannot be checked out, Stacks= copy CAN be checked out; MP=Mission del Paso; RG=Rio Grande; TM=Transmountain; VV=Valle Verde

 Websites (* Most Relevant Sites)

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