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Pharmacy Technician

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

OCtopus (Library Search Engine)




OCtopus searches the Library catalogue and  several (but not all) of the Library's databases, including CINAHL Complete and MEDLINE with Full Text , in one search. Most of the journal articles in the Library's databases are not freely available on the Web. Enter search terms in the OCtopus search box  on the  Library's website 


Specialized Health Databases

For example, search for a specific drug AND a disease

For example, search for a specific disease AND "drug therapy" 

For example, search for a specific disease AND treatment         

For example, search for "pharmacy technician"


Locating the Text of Articles


HTML Full Text    PDF Full Text

Many databases contain the entire text (full text) of articles. If you see HTML Full Text or PDF Full Text, or Linked Full Text, click the link to go to the full-text of your article.

Don't forget to double-check that all the citation information (author, title, journal, volume, issue, publication info, etc.) is with the full-text. 


Full Text Finder

If you do not see a full-text option, then click the Full Text Finder link.

The system will then try to find your article in another OC Library database. If it finds the article, great, click on the article link to see the full-text.

If your article is not available in full-text from another OC Library database you may  request an interlibrary loan.


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