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A general guide to learning about Pharmacology.

Pharmacology Resources



This guide was created for patrons looking for general consumer health information. These resources are for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. For questions related to advice, diagnosis, or treatment please contact a licensed medical provider.


According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, Pharmacology is the "branch of medicine that deals with the interaction of drugs with the systems and processes of living animals, in particular, the mechanisms of drug action as well as the therapeutic and other uses of the drug."

With a rich history beginning over 2,000 years ago with the Greek physician Dioscorides, Pharmacology has come a long way since the apothecaries of the Middle Ages, to the emergence of extraordinarily important drugs such as penicillin and insulin post–World War II, to today.

For those in the medical field, it is paramount to be informed about various aspects of Pharmacology including, but not limited to, drug dosage, and drug reactions in reference to a patient's physiology and other drugs they may be taking. A better understanding of Pharmacology allows medical providers to better serve their patients and keep them safe during treatment and drug administration.

Pharmacology. (n.d.). Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved May 12, 2020, from


Below are some of the suggested databases for locating scholarly articles pertaining to pharmacology.  

If you would like to see the full list of databases available to Touro students, click here. Once there, you can narrow your database options to ones most likely to contain information about pharmacology by choosing Health Sciences, Pharmacy or Science in the drop down menu.


Books & eBooks

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All of Touro's books can be found by searching the catalog (above, or where it says Catalog Find Print Books on the library homepage).

Use the advanced search to limit your results by year, campus location, etc. Search just eBooks by selecting eBooks on the library homepage. If a print book you'd like is at a different campus, learn how to request it. 

The items below are just a sampling of the many titles available:


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