Dictionaries and encyclopedias for pharmacy

Use encyclopedias:

  • for summaries
  • for lists of further reading
  • when starting a project

Some useful titles are listed below. Find more on the catalogue by searching for "pharmacy encyclopedias".

There are two key online resources which give access to hundreds of dictionaries and encyclopedias:

Useful reference works for pharmacy: selected titles

MedicinesComplete gives online access to a number of the titles listed below.

Dictionary of organic compounds
2nd Floor Reference--547.03-DIC

Encyclopedia of the life sciences
2nd Floor Reference--574.03-ENC

Encyclopedia of microbiology
2nd Floor Reference--576.03-ENC

Black’s medical dictionary
2nd Floor Reference--610.3-BLA

Encyclopedia of human biology
2nd Floor Reference--612.03-ENC

Dictionary of immunology
2nd Floor Reference--612.118203-DIC

Oxford textbook of public health
2nd Floor Reference--614-OXF

Encyclopedia of clinical pharmacy
2nd Floor Reference--615.03-ENC

British National Formulary
2nd Floor Reference--615.1-BNF
Also available online as part of MedicinesComplete

Merck index
2nd Floor Reference--615.1-MER
Also available online as part of MedicinesComplete

Dictionary of pharmacology
2nd Floor Reference--615.103-BOW

British Pharmacopoeia
2nd Floor Reference--615.1142-BRI
Also available online

Martindale: the complete drug reference
2nd Floor Reference--615.11-MAR
Also available online as part of MedicinesComplete

Clarke’s analysis of drugs and poisons
2nd Floor Reference--615.1901-CLA
Also available online as part of MedicinesComplete

Trease and Evans’ pharmacognosy
2nd Floor Reference--615.32-EVA

Stockley’s drug interactions
2nd Floor Reference--615.7045-STO
Also available online as part of MedicinesComplete

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