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Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences

This is UCLan's Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences library page.

For more help and guidance please contact your Subject Librarian: Louise Smith


Search for books and eBooks on Library Search.  It will tell you what we have in stock and where to find it - Please note Library Search only searches within the title.

If you go to the eBook Collections directly you can then search within the full-text of the eBooks.

Subject Specific eBook Collections

Multi-Subject eBook Collections

  • eBook Central–  is our largest collection of over 130,000 ebooks from a range of publishers and covering all subject areas and new titles added monthly.
  • Routledge Handbooks Online–Useful titles can be found in the Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Allied Health Collection, the Health and Social Care Collection and the Mental Health Collection.
  • Other eBook Collections 

If the library does not have a particular book or journal article you would like to read you are able to request a copy from the Inter-Library Loan service.

Journals and Articles

To search for a specific journal title use Journal Finder

eResources and Databases

Recommended Resources for Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

  • Embase–  Embase is a major biomedical and pharmaceutical database, indexing over 3,500 journals. 
  • Medline- Covers articles from the fields of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Veterinary medicine, Allied health and pre-clinical sciences. This is a full text database. You may also wish to search using PubMed which is the free interface of Medline but it does not have access to all of the full text articles.

Subject-specific journal databases

  • AMED - covers a selection of journals in complementary medicine, palliative care, and several professions allied to medicine
  • Annual Reviews (Biomedical/life Sciences Collection)- provides reviews of research literature, written by leading scholars.
  • Biomed Collection- A collection of nursing and health related databases covering worldwide research in medical and nursing fields - not all are full text.
  • BMJ Best Practice- A decision support tool for use at the point of care. It contains thousands of diagnostic tests, treatment guidelines, over 200 patient information leaflets and medical calculators.
  • British Pharmacopoeia- is the official collection of standards for UK medicinal products and pharmaceutical substances.
  • CINAHL Complete - An authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals.
  • Cochrane Library - includes The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
  • HMIC Health Management Information Consortium– contains in excess of 240,000 records relating to health and social care management information mostly with a UK focus.
  • Proquest Health Research Premium Collection– comprised of five top health databases from ProQuest: Health & Medical Collection; Nursing & Allied Health Database; Health Management Database; Psychology Database; Family Health Database
  • PsycINFO- American Psychological Association’s (APA) resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations.
  • Science Direct - 1500 scientific, technical and medical full-text journals

Databases of Chemical Information

  • Reaxys - a database of chemical information, including chemical reactions and compounds
  • Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Journals 
  • SciFinder Scholar- SciFinder Scholar is a comprehensive source of information from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, material science and agricultural science

Abstracting and Indexing Databases

These databases have a wider scope that those listed above but they do not contain any full-text articles.


Additional Resources

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Acland's Anatomy - Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy comprises of five volumes which are detailed below, there is also the opportunity to test yourself on each of the five volumes
  • Primal Pictures Anatomy TV - Anatomy TV features 3D computer graphic models of human anatomy, dissection and radiology slides, animations and movie clips of biomechanics and surgical procedures


  • Nexis - a full-text database of news drawn from over 29,000 sources both UK and international.


Louise Smith - Principal Subject Librarian for Clinical and Biomedical Sciences

Louise Smith

Principal Subject Librarian for Clinical and Biomedical Sciences
01772 892302