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The British Pharmacopoeia (BP) is the official collection of standards for UK medicinal products and pharmaceutical substances. Produced by the British Pharmacopoeia Commission Secretariat, part of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, the British Pharmacopoeia makes an important contribution to public health by setting publicly available standards for the quality of medicines. The British Pharmacopoeia comprises a five volume printed set, including a single volume of the British Pharmacopoeia (Veterinary) 2010 together with a fully searchable CD-ROM and online access

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An online reference collection, featuring full-text content from subject-specific reference titles. Do a keyword search of the whole collection or browse for a reference work by subject. Get help planning your research by visualising your topic with a concept map.

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A collection of key textbooks including:

  • Aulton's Pharmaceutics, Aulton ME.
  • Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Walker R.
  • Community Pharmacy 2nd Edition, Rutter P.
  • Fundamentals of pharmacognosy and phytotherapy, Heinrich M.
  • General and Systematic Pathology 5th Edition, Underwood J.
  • Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine 8th Edition, Kumar P
  • Mim's Medical Microbiology 5th Edition, Goering R.
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis 4th Edition, Watson DG.
  • Pharmaceutical Practice, Rees JA.
  • Rang & Dale's Pharmacology 7th Edition, Rang HP.
  • Textbook of Medical Physiology 12th Edition, Guyton AC.
  • The Top 100 Drugs

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MedicinesComplete is an online platform which offers access to world-leading drug and healthcare resources. MedicinesComplete is a unique collection of clinically-proven, unbiased pharmaceutical information providing practical guidance and insight to pharmaceutical and clinical practitioners, researchers, and regulatory professionals

Includes:

  • British national formulary
  • British national formulary for Children
  • Pharmaceutical excipients
  • Stockley’s drug interactions
The following books are no longer available via the Medicines Complete platform ,for alternative access see Pharmacy Books
  • AHFS Drug Information
  • BNF for Children
  • Dale and Appelby's pharmacy and medicine law
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Disease management: a guide to clinical pharmacology
  • Drugs in pregnancy and lactation
  • Clarke’s analysis of drugs and poisons
  • Fasttrack: managing symptoms in the pharmacy
  • Fasttrack: Physical Pharmacy
  • Handbook of drug administration via enteral feeding tubes
  • Handbook on injectable drugs
  • Herbal medicines
  • Kucers’ the use of antibiotics
  • Injectable drugs guide
  • Martindale: the complete drug reference
  • Medicine use reviews
  • Pediatric injectable drugs
  • Stockley's Herbal Medicines Interaction
  • The Green Book
  • The Orange book

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BNF for Children (BNFC) provides practical information on prescribing, dispensing, monitoring, and administration of medicines to children for healthcare professionals.

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This fantastic resource has captured UK terrestrial TV and radio programmes from 2007 onwards for anyone in UK universities to watch for free. Look out for all the useful documentaries.

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eMC 

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).

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The NICE (National Institute for health and Care Excellence) platform offers a Google like search of accredited health information from a selection of sources.

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The International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) database provides access to bibliographic citations and abstracts from published, international, and scientific literature on dietary supplements. IBIDS is a collaboration between two US government agencies: the Office of Dietary Supplements of the National Institutes of Health, and the Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) of the US National Agricultural Library.

Pharmacy books can be found on the First Floor of the Library. Remember that you must use the Library Catalogue to find the books you want rather than just browsing the shelves.

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You may also find relevant resources listed under: Biology and Biomedical Sciences.

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