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Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences

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

For more help and guidance please contact your Faculty Librarian: Julie Brand

Books

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.

Subject Specific eBook Collections

  • Access Medicine - A vast resource of textbooks, videos, case studies, quizzes and point of care materials for the medical student
  • Books@Ovid - over 950 medical eBooks published by Lippencott, Williams and Wilkins (LWW). Subjects covered include: Anatomy, Nursing, Sports Medicine, Health Management, Pain Management, Paramedics, Primary Care, Psychiatry and Psychology.
  • Medicines Complete - contains some of the world's leading drug and healthcare reference sources, including British National Formulary, BNF for Children, Clarke's Analysis of Drugs and Poisons, Dietary Supplements, Herbal Medicines, Injectable Drugs Guide, Martindale:The Complete Drug Reference, Pharmaceutical Excipients, Stockley's Drug Interactions.

Subject Specific E-Books

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. It is a dynamic collection with 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.
  • More e-book collections

Journals and Articles

To see a list of all the journal titles UCLan subscribes to use: Journal Finder

If the Library does not hold a particular journal [in print or electronic format] you can request a copy from the Document Supply Service.

eResources and Databases

Recommended Resources for Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Subject-specific journal databases

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

 

Other useful subject specific databases are:

 

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.

CINAHL Complete
An authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers.

Cochrane Library - includes The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - evidence based systematic reviews providing high quality information to people providing and receiving care and those responsible for research, teaching, funding and administration at all levels.

HMIC Health Management Information Consortium – includes the database of the Department of Health's Library and Information Services and the King’s Fund Information and Library Service database.  Together they contain in excess of 240,000 records relating to health and social care management information mostly with a UK focus.

Proquest Hospital Collection – Combines the clinical research titles available in ProQuest Medical Library™ with hundreds of additional consumer and health administration titles

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

Databases of Chemical Information

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

Multi-disciplinary databases

Academic Search Complete  - full-text database of over 6000 journals
Science Direct - 1500 scientific, technical and medical full-text journals

Abstracting and Indexing Databases

Scopus

Web of Science

Anatomy

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.

 

Theses

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.

News intelligence

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.

Conference Proceedings

Zetoc - provides access to the British Library's Electronic Table of Contents of current journals and conference proceedings.

Our Electronic Resources section provides details of all our online resources and includes an E-Databases A-Z list.


Julie Brand

Faculty Librarian for Clinical and Biomedical Sciences

cjbrand@uclan.ac.uk
01772 892102