Library Resources

There’s a lot that’s new in the pharmacy profession. New medications, new treatment options—the changes build upon and play off of one another. Keeping up with professional developments may sometimes seem like a daunting task.

The STLCOP library can help you stay up to date. You can refer to our collection of professional journals and reference materials, and check out books in general circulation if you bring your license or other official identification. You may find it easier to track down a particular book through our catalogs, which search our own and other nearby collections. And our archives include late 19th-century journals as well as old class photographs.

Select a resource below to learn more. Please call our circulation desk at 314.446.8361 before you visit to ensure availability of any particular item.

Professional Journals in Print

We have on hand numerous professional journals to help you keep track of pharmaceutical developments. Our current collection

  • American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
  • The Annals of Pharmacotherapy
  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • Consultant Pharmacist
  • Drug Delivery
  • Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
  • Journal of Biological Chemistry
  • Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
  • Journal of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynics
  • Journal of Pharmacy Practice Research
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Research
  • The Pink Sheet
Reference Books

You can review the most recent editions of pharmacy and medicine-related books in our reference section, though they are not available for check out. Popular reference books include:

  • Approved Drug Products
  • Drug Topics: Red Book Update
  • Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy
  • STAT!Ref electronic resources
  • United States Pharmacopeia/National Formulary

The resources of several libraries are at your fingertips through the library’s online collection of catalogs. No password is required to access the catalogs, which can tell you what library in our area has the item you’re seeking. Access these catalogs below or when you’re visiting STLCOP.

  • STLCOP Library OnlineCatalog (Archway)—Search here for books, journals, and other materials held at STLCOP’s library.
  • Becker Medical Library-Washington University School of Medicine—Materials from the Wash U. library located on Euclid Avenue, two blocks south of STLCOP.
  • St. Louis County Public Library
  • St. Louis Public Library (City)
  • St. Louis Research Libraries Consortium—Includes collections at the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Missouri Historical Society, and the Saint Louis Art Museum. Collections may be searched individually or simultaneously.
Archived Material
Along with information about the College and photos of former students, we keep old journals in our archives that might come in handy for your research. The library has titles such as the American Journal of Pharmacy from 1844; the American Druggist from 1894; and Merck’s Archive from 1899, among others. The library generally is open to alumni between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, though hours may vary during breaks and holidays. Please call to make special arrangements, if necessary.