Pharmacy resources

Your Liaison Librarian: Steve Parton      email:     tel: +44 (0)1782 733480

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LWW Health Library (Medical Education) - Wolters Kluwer
Collection of e-books, plus a range of learning and teaching materials for Medicine such as videos, quizzes and real world case studies.

Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy
Features nearly 330 videos of real human anatomic specimens in their natural colour.

AMED (Allied & Complementary Medicine Database) - EBSCO
Complementary medicine, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry, and rehabilitation.

ASSIA (Applied Social Science Index & Abstracts) - Proquest
Social sciences database, includes health information.

Biological Science Collection - ProQuest
Includes biomedicine, biotechnology, virology, toxicology.

CINAHL Plus with full-text
Key resource for nursing and allied health literature.

Cochrane Library
Database of systematic reviews, clinical trials and other evidence-based material.

Contains millions of references for articles in many current biomedical journals.

Find references for journal articles, book chapters and dissertations in the field of psychology, psychiatry, behavioural science & mental health.

TOXLINE - ProQuest
Human & animal toxicology, including biological & adverse effects of drugs.

Web of Science - Clarivate
A multidisciplinary database covering science, social sciences and arts and humanities. Offers access to research tools like citation reports and cited reference searching.

All available journals both print and electronic, and including those at the Health Library, are listed on Library Search.
Use Library Search to find print or ejournals by title (e.g. Pharmaceutical journal) or to find a particular article from a journal.
To find relevant articles on a topic, search the appropriate databases. See core database section above for information on databases.

Medicines Complete - Royal Pharmaceutical Press
Includes current editions of: BNF; BNF for Children; Clarke's Analysis of Drugs & Poisons; Drug Administration via Enteral Feeding Tubes; Handbook on Injectable Drugs; Herbal Medicines; Injectable Drugs Guide; Martindale’s; Palliative Care Formulary; Pharmaceutical Expedients & Stockley’s Drug Interactions.

British Pharmacopoeia
Official collection of standards for UK medicinal products and pharmaceutical substances.

Community Pharmacy

Chemist & Druggist UK
News, education and training tools for community pharmacists.

Midlands Therapeutic Review and Advisory Committee.

National Pharmacy Association UK/European level
Trade Association for the UK’s community pharmacy owners. Virtually all pharmacies in the UK are in voluntary membership.

Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC)
PSNC promotes and supports the interests of all NHS community pharmacies in England.

Dictionaries / Indexes

Large online database of drugs, medical & pharmaceutical abbreviations, pharmaceutical companies and more.

Internet Drug Index From WebMD - pharmaceutical information on brand and generic drugs.

Pharmacy Practice

ABPI (The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry)
Trade association for more than ninety pharmacy companies in the UK producing medicines for human use.

British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association
Official student organisation of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.

General Pharmaceutical Council
News, Standards, Inspections, Education and Training.

Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Professional body for community pharmacists & pharmacy technicians. Membership is FREE to pharmacy students in Great Britain studying at an institution recognised by the Society.

UK Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA)
Membership is free to students who are members of the BPSA.

Prescribing / Therapeutics

Includes key NHS links.

Electronic Medicines Compendium
Information about UK-licensed medicines.

Drug information via Medline Plus, via the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

NICE Medicines and Prescribing Community
Provides guidance, advice, and support for delivering quality, safety, and efficiency in the use of medicines.

NHS Prescribing Support
Provides information about the cost-effectiveness of prescription drugs.

Regional Drugs and Therapeutic Centre
Promoting the safe, effective and economical use of medicines within the NHS across the North of England.

UK Medicines Information
UK Evidence-based information and advice on the therapeutic use of medicines.


From National Library of Medicine: Information on hazardous chemicals and occupational diseases.

TOXNET - Toxicology Data Network
From National Library of Medicine: databases covering all aspects of toxicology.

Other Websites

Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)
AMEE promotes international excellence in education in the healthcare professions across the continuum of undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education.

Department of Health and Social Care
Policy, guidance and publications for health and social care professionals.

Health Library's Statistics
Statistics, split up into different types e.g. local, UK and regional.

King's Fund
An independent charity working to improve health and care in England.

NHS Digital
Central, authoritative resource for health and care. Includes data and statistics collections.

NHS Evidence
A collection of resources for health and social care practitioners. Many resources (e.g. guidelines) are freely available, but e-books, databases and journals require an NHS ATHENS log-in (this can be obtained only if you are on placement in an NHS Trust).

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