This is UCLan's Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences library page.
For more help and guidance please contact your Faculty Librarian: Julie Brand
Search for books and eBooks on Library Search. It will tell you what we have in stock and where to find it.
If you go to the eBook Collections directly you can then search within the full-text of the eBooks.
If you want to search for journal articles on a particular topic within the Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences subject discipline, the main two electronic journals databases to search are:
Embase – Embase is a major biomedical and pharmaceutical database, indexing over 3,500 journals. Subjects covered include public health, occupational health, environmental health, drug dependence and abuse, and health policy
Medline - The United States National Library of Medicine's (NLM®) premier bibliographic database providing information from the fields of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Veterinary medicine, Allied health and pre-clinical sciences
Alternatively you may prefer the freely available Pubmed interface – note that you may not always be given direct access to the full text of articles that the University has in its subscription databases using this interface so you may have to use the Journal Finder to see if we have access to the full text.
PubMed comprises more than 26 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
A really useful website explaining the differences between MEDLINE and PUBMED can be found here: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/difference.html
Amed - Using references from the Medline database, AMED covers a selection of journals in complementary medicine, palliative care, and several professions allied to medicine
Annual Reviews (Biomedical/life Sciences Collection) - provides review research literature, written by leading scholars who are dedicated to helping scientists and researchers navigate the vast amount of research and data that is available to them.
Biomed Collection - A collection of nursing and health related databases covering worldwide research in medical and nursing fields. Some are fulltext, others give bibliographical references
BMJ Best Practice - BMJ Best Practice is a decision support tool for use at the point of care. It contains thousands of diagnosis and diagnostic tests, diagnostic and treatment guidelines, over 200 patient information leaflets, and provides medical calculators covering equations, decision trees, converters and optimisers.
British Pharmacopoeia - is the official collection of standards for UK medicinal products and pharmaceutical substances.
An authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers.
PsycINFO - The PsycINFO , database, American Psychological Association’s (APA) resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioural science and mental health
Reaxys (Previously known as Crossfire Beilstein Gmelin) - a database of chemical information, including chemical reactions and compounds
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Journals - Provides access to 33 journals, (rising to 35 in 2015), 6 databases and 2 magazines all published by the Royal Society of Chemistry
SciFinder Scholar - SciFinder Scholar is a comprehensive source of information from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, material science and agricultural science
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 AclandAnatomy.com 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.
Search theses to find out if other research has already been completed in your field.
EThOS - allows you to search over 250,000 theses records, freely download the full text of any UK thesis that has been digitised, and order for downloading any thesis from one of the participating institutions. It is managed by the British Library.
Index to Theses - Is a listing of theses accepted for higher degrees by the Universities of Great Britain and Ireland.
Nexis - a full-text database of news drawn from over 29,000 sources. These sources include local, regional and national newspapers, newsletters, magazines and trade journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts, company news databases, government documents, legislation and legal journals.
Zetoc - provides access to the British Library's Electronic Table of Contents of current journals and conference proceedings.
SAGE Research Methods - is a tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. It contains content from more than 640 books, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and handbooks, the entire 'Little Green Book', and 'Little Blue Book' series, two major works collating a selection of journal articles, and newly commissioned videos.