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Pharmacy and pharmacology databases
These library databases act as indexes to many thousands of journals. Some include other types of information such as books, patents and conference papers.
Index to biomedical literature. Similar to PubMed but better indexed for drug names, drug classes and medical devices.
FREE Index to biomedical literature from US National Library of Medicine.
Searches FDA and EMA regulatory documents. We also subscribe to a pharmacokinetics module.
A collection of databases that contain high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, including systematic reviews.
Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry
Provides 'normalized substance–target affinity data and comprehensive pharmacokinetic, efficacy, toxicity, safety and metabolic profiles.'
SciFinder-n is a new version of SciFinder, the largest index to chemistry and related literature. Search by topic, author, compound name, molecular formula or structure.
Experimental and predicted NMR spectra and chemical properties.
General subject databases
Index to journals and conference papers across all subject areas.
Open access databases
IUPHAR/BPS Guide to Pharmacology
A searchable database of drug targets and the prescription medicines and experimental drugs that act on them.
ChEMBL is a database of bioactive drug-like small molecules. It gives bioactivities abstracted from the literature and calculated properties. Search for compounds, targets or assays.
Free database of information on drugs and drug targets.
SAGE Research Methods
E-books, articles, videos and case studies about research methods (quantitative, qualitative and mixed: including data analysis, interviews, focus groups, literature reviews and systematic reviews)
Database of laboratory protocols in the biomedical and life sciences.
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Inter-library Loans Service
If you find references to books, journals, articles or other materials we either do not stock in print or subscribe to online, you can request these via our Inter-library Loans Service. Each request costs the Library about £10 so please only order essential items. If you haven't used the service before you will need to register.
How to do a literature search