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Finding Background Information
Reference books, such as dictionaries, encyclopaedias and handbooks are a useful starting point when beginning your research. Dictionaries provide definitions, and help you to understand the terminology. Encyclopaedias provide a general overview of a topic, and may also provide a list of books and journal articles for further reading.
Reference books can be located via a subject search in NEWCAT. For example, ''pharmaceutical chemistry dictionaries', 'drugs prescribing handbooks'.
Listed below are some of the major reference works for pharmacy available online: