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This research guide will help you find books, ebooks, articles, audio-visuals and professional / educational web sites related to Pharmacy Technology.

Please note this is only for research and educational purposes and not meant for medical advice.

Information Evaluation

When answering a drug information question or making drug recommendations, be sure to consider the following:

  • Compliance with national pharmacy standards / best practices guidelines as established in the United States Pharmacopeia or the best practices for pharmacy technicians provided by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
  • Compliance with treatment protocols/standards of the medical community.
  • Authority of the information source – a reviewed article or website supported by a professional organization.

Keywords to use

To find resources in pharmacy technology, you can use these keywords:
(Note: Use an asterisk (*) with the root word to expand your book and article searches. For example, entering pharma* (or pharmac*) will retrieve articles / books on pharmacy, pharmacist, pharmaceutical, pharmacology, etc.)

  • Pharmac* 
  • Pharmacy technician*
  • Pharmacy student*
  • Pharmacy practice
  • Pharmacy information system*
  • Pharmacy education
  • Pharmacy informatics
  • Pharmacy benefit management 
  • Pharmac* calculation* 
  • Drug*
  • Drug* AND administration
  • Drug* AND dosage
  • Drug interaction*
  • Drug stability
  • Drug* AND side effect*
  • Drug* and compounding
  • Medication
  • Prescription management

Remote Access

For off-campus access to the subscription-based databases, enter your 14-digit library barcode number located on the back of your college ID / library card.
No college ID or library card? Use your myLoneStar username and password by clicking the link below the barcode login. 
Request a college ID or library card barcode number.

Starting your research

Articles from the library's online databases provide you with the most recent, scholarly, peer-reviewed and researched information from journals, magazines and reports in health science including pharmacy technology. See the page titled Find Articles for detailed information and links to the article databases. 

Books / eBooks
Use books to get the detailed and historical data and background information on your topic.

Reference books
Use reference books like dictionaries and encyclopedias to get the basic ideas and the exact definition on a topic. We have online databases like STAT!Ref for medical specific reference books.

Web Sites
The web can be a great source of digital information hub if you select the right sources. Try using government and educational sites for scholarly  resources. Also try genuine primary information provided by professional organizations. Check out the sites we have added on the page titled Web Sites of this guide.

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