Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Using Key Resources
These resources allow you to search across subject specific collections. Use them to do the following;
- Do a systematic search
- To be able to create an account to save your searches
- Record your search history
- Narrow your results to different types of evidence key to your subject, e.g systematic reviews or quantitative or qualitative studies.
Remember - these resources are only a few of the ones we subscribe to. They've been selected as the ones most relevant to yur subject but if you want to see everything you can access please use the A-Z Resources Guide
Key Biological Sciences Resources
Medical Literature Databases
Independent high quality evidence for healthcare decision making.
Biomedical and pharmacological indexing and abstracting database, coverage from 1947 onwards.
Health Research Premium Collection (HRPC)
Access to health, medical, nursing and psychology databases.
Indexes US MEDLINE and biomedical journal articles, from 1948.
British National Formulary (BNF)
This essential reference provides up-to-date guidance on prescribing, dispensing and administering medicines. Resource provided by Medicines Complete and includes both the BNF and Martindale. To limit your search to the BNF, select it from the menu on the right.
British Pharmacopoeia (BP)
Updated annually, the BP is the official, authoritative collection of standards for UK medicinal substances for human and veterinary use. All monographs and requirements of the European Pharmacopoeia are also included. [1-3 user licence]
Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference
Provides unbiased and evaluated information on drugs and medicines in use around the world. Resource provided by Medicines Complete and includes both the BNF and Martindale. To limit your search to Martindale select it from the menu on the right.
Multi-disciplinary abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.
Web of Science (WOS)
Access to: Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Index (Science and Social Science & Humanities), Emerging Sources Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index and BIOSIS Citation Index Backfile.
Access to subscribed journals and ebooks published by Elsevier.
Wiley Online Library
Access to subscribed journals and ebooks published by Wiley-Blackwell.
National Institute of Health open chemistry database. The largest public available collection of chemistry data it includes information on information on chemical structures, identifiers, chemical and physical properties, biological activities, patents, health, safety and toxicity data.
Other ways to find articles
Use the Online Journal Finder A-Z
- To search for a specific journal title
- Check the date range we hold a journal title
- To check if the library has a specific online article.
- Search for books, ebooks and journal articles in one go.
- Gather keywords for your search topic.
- Get a good understanding of the range of literature on your topic.
What if I can't access an article?
- If the library does not have an article you need you can request it via Interlibrary loan.