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Subject guide for Pharmacy

What are journal articles?

In Pharmacy and other health and medical related disciplines, journals are a key source of information.

  • Like books, they come in print and electronic-only formats;
  • Unlike books, they are published regularly and contain succinct research reports from many different authors. 

Evidence-based practice is an essential component of being a professional pharmacist. Academic journals are a significant tool enabling the constant updating of the evidence base, so it's important you get to grips with finding and evaluating their contents early on in your degree programme. Use the resources on this page to learn how to find articles on your topic.

How do I find journal articles?

UCL subscribes to an extensive range of journal titles. You can use Explore to see if we have access to a journal title (either electronically or in print) and then find a particular article within the relevant volume and issue. Watch the video below to find out how to do this, and then use the Explore search box to have a go yourself.

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Can't find full-text?

UCL has an amazing collection of electronic resources, but no library can have full-text access to everything. If you identify a piece of information that would be beneficial to your research, the library will source a copy for you via the Inter Library Loans service available through Explore.