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Pharmacy: Books

A guide to finding information in pharmacy. Includes links to key resources and sources of help.

To find out if a specific book is in the Library you just need to check the Enterprise catalogue (search box below). Enter the author's surname and one or two words from the title.

Example: "Hall pharmacy practice"

You can also search Enterprise for a topic to find related books.

Finding books

Finding printed books and e-books

Search the Enterprise catalogue to find specific books or books on a topic.


Finding online book chapters

To find online book chapters on a topic search the Summon discovery service:

Videos: finding and borrowing a book

Getting books not held at Reading

Our Inter-Library Loans service can get books not held at Reading from other libraries (usually from the British Library).

For more information see our webpages:

Key locations

3rd Floor

540 Chemistry
543 Analytical chemistry
547 Organic chemistry
547.2 Organic synthesis
547.3 Organic analysis
570 Biological and life sciences
571 Physiology
571.6 Cell biology
572 Biochemistry
579 Microbiology
580 Botanical sciences
581.634 Medicinal plants
610 Medicinal sciences
610.73 Nursing
612 Human physiology
612.4 Endocrinology
615 Pharmacology and therapeutics
615.1 Drugs (Materia medica)
615.19 Pharmceutical chemistry
615.5 Therapeutics
615.9 Toxicology and poisons
616 Diseases
616.01 Medical microbiology

Amino acids 547.75
Antibiotics 615.329

Bacteria, pathogenic 616.014
Biomaterials 610.284
British pharmacopoeia 615.1142

Cancer 616.994
Chemotherapy 615.58
Clinical trials 615.50724
Clinical drug trials 615.580724

Diseases 616
Disease control 614.4
Drug development 615.19
Drugs 615.1

Food analysis 664.07
Food poisons 615.954

Genetics 575.1
Genetics, Human 599.935

Herbals 615.321

Industrial toxicology 615.902

Law, Medical 347.1195

Medicinal plants 581.634
Metabolism 591.13
Microbiology, medicinal 616.01
Mycotoxins 615.95295

Narcotics and stimulants 613.8
Natural products 547.7
Nervous system, drugs effecting 615.78
Nucleic acids chemistry 547.596
Nursing ethics 610.694
Nutrition 612.3

Obesity 616.398

Pain management 616.0472
Pharmaceutical arithmetic 615.1401513
Pharmaceutical chemistry 615.19
Pharmacokinetics 615.7
Pharmacy in practice 615
Plants, drugs from 615.321
Plants, medicinal 581.634
Prescription writing 615.14
Proteins 547.75
Public health 614

Statistics in biology 570.15195
Statistics in therapeutics 615.5072

Therapeutics research 615.5072
Therapeutic systems 615.53
Toxicology 615.9

Vaccines 615.372
Virology, Medical 579.2
Vitamins and health 612.399

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