Skip to Main Content

Library Services




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 resources, and check out the 'Evidence-based practice' sub page to learn how and why to use them.

How do I find journal articles?

You can use Explore to find journal articles. This is particularly useful if you know the article title already - i.e. you have been directed to read it by your tutor or found it via some other reading. Watch the video below to find out how to do this, and then use the Explore search box to have a go yourself!

Looking for multiple articles as part of researching a topic? Check out the databases pages of this guide instead - follow the link below.

Search Explore

Please enter some keywords

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.

Follow the link to email the School of Pharmacy library with an Inter Library Loan request. Please provide as much detail about the item you want to access as possible. We will aim to send you an update within 1 working day, though it may take longer to source and provide you with the material.