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

Independent Research - getting started

How to identify different sources of information and links to useful books and ebooks.

• Developing advanced search strategies

How to search systematically for literature. From the initial stages of understanding your vocabulary to using advanced features in databases.

• Databases

Collections of specialist, subject specific journal literature.

A database of digitised UK doctoral theses offering free online access to theses of participating Higher Education institutions.

• eMC 

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

The electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC) contains up to date, easily accessible information about medicines licensed for use in the UK. The eMC has thousands of documents, all of which have been checked and approved by either the UK or European government agencies which license medicines. These agencies are the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Access the full text of books about quantitative and qualitative research methods and many more social science research topics. Use the Research Tools drop-down to access a handy Project Planner which is full of FAQs about what you need to consider at each stage in a project/dissertation.

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

SpringerProtocols is a database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the Life and Biomedical Sciences, giving researchers step-by-step protocols for immediate use in their lab. The database is compiled from protocols from Humana's book series Methods in Molecular Biology, Methods in Molecular Medicine, Methods in Biotechnology, Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Neuromethods, as well as from Laboratory Handbooks. e.g. The Biomethods Handbook, The Proteomics Handbook, and the Springer Laboratory Manuals


• Statistics

Links to databases and online sources of statistics

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