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Research Guides


This guide provides an overview of pharmacy resources useful for students, faculty, and staff in the VCU School of Pharmacy.

Pharmacy Books - On The Shelf

Subclass RM (RM1-950) Therapeutics:

RM1-950 Therapeutics. Pharmacology
RM138 Drug prescribing
RM139 Prescription writing
RM146-146.7 Misuse of therapeutic drugs. Medication errors
RM147-180 Administration of drugs and other therapeutic agents
RM182-190 Other therapeutic procedures Including acupuncture, pneumatic aspiration, spinal puncture, pericardial puncture
RM214-258 Diet therapy. Dietary cookbooks
RM259 Vitamin therapy
RM260-263 Chemotherapy
RM265-267 Antibiotic therapy. Antibiotics
RM270-282 Immunotherapy. Serotherapy
RM283-298 Endocrinotherapy. Organotherapy
RM300-666 Drugs and their actions
RM671-671.5 Nonprescription drugs. Patent medicines 

Subclass RS (RS1-441) Pharmacy and materia medica​:

RS125-131.9 Formularies. Collected prescriptions
RS139-141.9 Pharmacopoeias
RS151.2-151.9 Dispensatories
RS153-441 Materia medica
RS160-167 Pharmacognosy. Pharmaceutical substances (Plant, animal, and inorganic)
RS189-190 Assay methods. Standardization. Analysis
RS192-199 Pharmaceutical technology
RS200-201 Pharmaceutical dosage forms
RS250-252 Commercial preparations. Patent medicines
RS355-356 Pharmaceutical supplies
RS400-431 Pharmaceutical chemistry
RS441 Microscopical examination of drugs

Selected eBooks - Online Resources

eBook Collections for the School of Pharmacy:

AccessPharmacyAllows selection by core curriculum topic, browsing by organ system, or searching across 30 leading pharmacy online textbooks. Includes most recent edition of Dipiro's Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, and NAPLEX® Review Guide.

Stat!Ref: Contains the following Pharmacy-related eBook titles

NCBI Bookshelf: Provides free online access to books and documents in the life sciences and healthcare. Provided by NIH/NLM. Includes books about biochemistry and other pharmacy-realted topics.


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