This page will help you get more out of your Library resources for your assignments, projects and dissertations in Pharmacy

• Choosing your sources - first steps

How to choose the most appropriate source for your research

• Finding print books and ebooks using the Library Catalogue

Links to books provided by the University Library. Includes textbooks, dictionaries and encyclopedias.

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The British Pharmacopoeia (BP) is the official collection of standards for UK medicinal products and pharmaceutical substances. Produced by the British Pharmacopoeia Commission Secretariat, part of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, the British Pharmacopoeia makes an important contribution to public health by setting publicly available standards for the quality of medicines. The British Pharmacopoeia comprises a five volume printed set, including a single volume of the British Pharmacopoeia (Veterinary) 2010 together with a fully searchable CD-ROM and online access

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Contains full text books in many subject areas.

A search performed on this platform will search the full text of all titles using your keywords. It will retrieve individual chapters on your topic.

Use the Ebook Central library website to find information on getting started with the platform and links to online help.

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A collection of key textbooks including:

  • Aulton's Pharmaceutics, 4th edition. Aulton ME. 
    Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics 6th Edition, Walker R.
    Community Pharmacy 2nd Edition, Rutter P.
    Fundamentals of pharmacognosy and phytotherapy,2nd Edition. Heinrich M. 
    Underwood’s Pathology 7th Edition, Underwood J.
    Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine 8th Edition, Kumar P
    Mim's Medical Microbiology 6th Edition, Goering R.
    Pharmaceutical Analysis 4th Edition, Watson DG.
    Pharmaceutical Practice, 5th Edition. Rees JA.
    Rang & Dale's Pharmacology 8th Edition, Rang HP.
    Textbook of Medical Physiology 13th Edition, Guyton AC.
    The Top 100 Drugs
    Wheaters Functional Histology 6th Edition. Young, B.

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MedicinesComplete is an online platform which offers access to world-leading drug and healthcare resources. MedicinesComplete is a unique collection of clinically-proven, unbiased pharmaceutical information providing practical guidance and insight to pharmaceutical and clinical practitioners, researchers, and regulatory professionals


  • British national formulary
  • British national formulary for Children
  • Pharmaceutical excipients
  • Stockley's drug interactions


• Getting started with Discovery

Use Discovery to find a range of resources including books, journal articles and audio visual material.

Independent Research - beyond the basics

How to develop and apply advanced search techniques using a range of specialist resources including databases. Links to online resources from organisations and professional bodies.

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