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Pharmacy Technician: Find Books + Media

Featuring selected Okanagan College Library resources for the Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program

Okanagan College Library Catalogue Search

On the Library's webpage, click on the Start Your Research link and then the Find Books & Media link to get to the Library Catalogue Basic Search. 

Alternatively, click on the Books & Media tab on the Library's webpage for a quick way to enter a keyword search in the Library Catalogue Advanced Search.

You can use OCtopus as an alternative to searching for books in the catalogue. OCtopus search results can be limited to Resource Type Books.

Search Terms

Some examples of Library of Congress subject headings you can use in the Okanagan College Library catalogue:

Interpersonal communication

Human anatomy

Human physiology

Medicine Terminology

Pharmacology

Pharmaceutical arithmetic

Pharmaceutical industry

Pharmaceutical policy Canada

Pharmacy

Pharmacy technician

OC Library Catalogue Tutorial

View this brief (2:45 min.) video tutorial on searching the catalogue

Locating Books or DVDs

After you have found a book or DVD in the catalogue, you need the following information to locate it:

Campus: If a book or DVD is not at your campus, you can request the item

Location: Where the book or DVD is found in the library (circulating, reference, reserves, or video shelves)

Call Number: The call number on the spine is used to find the book or DVD on the shelf

Status: Available or checked out (you can place a hold on a book or DVD that is checked out)

For example:

Call Numbers for Browsing

If you're not sure exactly what you're looking for, you may find it helpful to browse the Library shelves at the following call number areas:

QM Human anatomy

QP Human physiology

R 123 Medical terminology

RM Pharmacology

RS  Pharmacy

How to Read a Library of Congress Call Number

Video (2:46) from University of Arkansas Libraries:

Examples of Ebooks

Films on Demand Health & Medicine

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