Guidelines for Pharmacy
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
Collections in Pharmacy support a research agenda consistent with research enterprise at a Carnegie Research Intensive (Very High Research) institution with master’s and and doctoral degree programs in the field.
The professional degree program from the School of Pharmacy is the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) which leads to a career as a pharmacist. Further academic options can be sought through the School's graduate program in pharmaceutical sciences. The graduate program leads to an M.S., a Ph.D., and postdoctoral study. Areas of concentration include Pharmacy, Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry. In addition, the School of Pharmacy provides unique continuing education opportunities. The collection also serves students and faculty in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Allied Health Professions.
2. General Collection Guidelines.
Emphasis is on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Titles in the history of pharmacy currently published are acquired for the general collection. The Special Collections & Archives Department is the repository for historically significant retrospective materials.
In the field of pharmacy practice and organization, primary emphasis is on the United States. Publications of pharmacy, drug and medical research are acquired regardless of national origin, with primary emphasis on those studies relevant to medical and health problems in the United States.
Types of Materials and Formats.
Materials include monographs, serials, handbooks, anatomical atlases, encyclopedias, directories, abstracts, indexes, bibliographies, dictionaries, and conference proceedings. Primary emphasis is in serials reporting pharmaceutical or medical research. Acquisition of serials takes precedence over that of monographs. E-journals are preferred over print when it is an acceptable equivalent. The preferred format for reference works is electronic. Examination guides, self-instructional texts, study guides, laboratory manuals, outlines, pocket-sized books, syllabi, and workbooks are not collected. Dissertations are added only by special request. Other instructional and research formats for the collection include microform research collections, online databases, data sets, and audiovisuals in the most current technology available. Pertinent local, state, and federal government documents are acquired, as well as publications from the primary professional associations.
3. Area Resources.
The collection functions as a primary source for health science professionals in the region. There are no other comparable collections in the area.
4. Subjects and Collecting Levels.
Materials and resources in pharmacy and all related subject areas are generally collected at the research level (4)