Guidelines for Pharmacology and Toxicology
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 pharmacology and toxicology collection supports the M.S. and Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology as well as instruction and research for students in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Basic Health Sciences, Nursing, and Allied Health Professions. Emphasis for pharmacy students is in the basic principles of pharmacology and how drugs act on the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and central nervous systems, including anti-inflammatory agents and principles of toxicology. Emphasis for dental hygiene students is in the principles of pharmacology and pain control and the rationale of drug actions, uses, and adverse effects. Nurse anesthetists study the basic principles of pharmacology including mechanisms of absorption, distribution, biotransformation, elimination, dose-response relationships, drug receptor interactions, and detailed discussion of autonomic, cardiovascular, and renal pharmacology as they relate to nurse anesthesia. Research interests of the department are: microbial biochemistry, ecology, genetics and physiology, molecular biology, biophysical characterization of biological macromolecules, genetic mechanisms and regulation in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, biologic transport, cellular differentiation, immunobiology, immunotoxicology, immunopotentation, host-parasite interactions, animal virology, mycology, microbial pathogenesis, cellular and molecular parasitology, cellular oncology, cellular and tumor immunology, cancer chemotherapy, antibiotics, and chemotherapy.
2. General Collection Guidelines.
English is the primary language of the collection. In areas of particular concentration, materials in other languages may be collected if no translations are available. Facsimile or reprint editions of classic works in foreign languages may also be selectively acquired.
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. Acquisiton of periodicals takes precedence over that of monographs. 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|
|Formularies. Collected Prescriptions||RS1-131.9||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.