Guidelines for Medicinal Chemistry
Table of Contents1. Purpose
2. General Collection Guidelines
D. Publication Date
E. Treatment of Subject
F. Types of Materials and Formats
3. Area Resources
4. Subjects and Collecting Levels
The medicinal chemistry collection supports programs leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Medicinal Chemistry. Students may select programs emphasizing organic medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical analysis, or physical medicinal chemistry. Research interests of the department include synthesis and biological evaluation of new compounds, determination of relationships between chemical structure and biological activity, studies on modes of drug action, theoretical studies on structure-activity relationships of drugs, including the use of molecular orbital theory and molecular connectivity, rational design of new drugs, and studies on drug metabolism. Drug classes under investigation include antineoplastics, hypocholesteremics, neurotransmitter antagonists, psychotropic agents, antihypertensives, and platelet aggregation inhibitors.
The collection also supports programs in medicine, dentistry, biochemistry, pathology, psychiatry, and other disciplines within the College of Humanities and Sciences and the Schools of Allied Health Professions, Basic Health Sciences, Dentistry, and Nursing.
2. General Collection Guidelines.
Treatment of Subject.
Lower division textbooks are not generally acquired. Upper division texts are acquired selectively. Primary emphasis is on graduate and professional texts reporting current research.
Types of Materials and Formats.
Monographs and periodicals are the principal formats. Indexes, abstracts, encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, bibliographies, data tables and charts, atlases, as well as conference proceedings and symposia, are also collected. Acquisition of serials takes precedence over that of monographs. Laboratory manuals are not generally collected. Dissertations are added only by special request. Audio-visual materials, principally videotapes and slide-audio-tapes, are also collected and housed in the Learning Resource Centers.
3. Area Resources.
There are no comparable resources in the area.
4. Subjects and Collecting Levels.
|Subject||Call Number Range||Present||Desired|
|Physiology. Neurophysiology. Animal Biochemistry||QP351-801||B||B|
|Microbiology. Bacteria. Immunology.Virology||QR75-484||B||B|
|Pharmacy and Materia Medica||RS1-356||B||B|
Primary sources for assessment:
- Books for College Libraries. 3d
ed. Vol. 5. Chicago: American Library Association, 1988.
Haselbauer, Kathleen. A Research Guide to the Health Sciences. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987.
Science Citation Index 1988 Guide. Philadelphia: Institute for Scientific Information, 1989.