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Pharmacy Library News News for Pharmacy students

More copies of core texts Following your feedback in the Library survey we conducted in November, we have ordered a large number of extra copies of all of the most heavily used core textbooks. Here are a few examples of books you will soon be able to find on the shelves: • 10 extra copies of Rang and Dale’s Pharmacology • 24 copies of the new edition of Pocock’s Human Physiology • 7 extra copies of Watson’s Pharmaceutical Analysis • 16 copies of the new edition Patrick’s Introduction to medicinal chemistry Thank you to everyone who filled in the Library survey!

Need any help? To make it easier for you to make an appointment with me, I have set up an online booking system. You can find a link on my staff page ( I can help you with: • Finding books for your course

Spring Term 2013

E-books Some of you said you would like to have more core texts available as e-books. Unfortunately, not every textbook is available as an e-book, and libraries cannot make print books available online themselves due to copyright restrictions. However, we have purchased a large number of Pharmacy e-books over the past few years, and will continue to buy an e-book for every reading list item for which there is one available. We have purchased e-books for almost 100 titles!

British National Formulary Working on your assignments in the Library? At your request, we have taken out a print subscription to the BNF so that a copy is always close to hand. Find the latest edition in the 2nd floor Reference section. Of course, you can also use the online version, which is updated on an on-going basis. To access it, type BNF into the Enterprise catalogue and click on the link, or access the MedicinesComplete database from the A-Z Databases list on the Library homepage. You can access the BNF on your mobile, too!

• Improving your search skills • Finding relevant articles for an essay or project • Using a particular database, such as PubMed • Using Endnote to manage your references • Using GoogleScholar more effectively • Referencing and citing You can also e-mail your query to, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Suggest a book! Came across an interesting title that you can’t find in the Library? Let us know! There is a link to our book suggestion form on my staff page ( All suggestions will be considered for purchase! Erika Delbecque Liaison Librarian for Pharmacy and Mathematics Email me at: or visit my staff page at e-delbecque.aspx

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A termly LIbrary newsletter for Pharmacy students at the University of Reading