The internet can be one of the most valuable tools in your quest for information during your time at university. However, with so much information out there, it can be very hard to find the best information, or to know that you've found it when you've got it!
Use the ideas on this page to start making smart use of online information to support your studies.
Universities will have their own digital repository to store, provide access to and preserve work produced by their academics. These repositories can be a valuable source of information to you when you are writing a dissertation or postgraduate-level project.
The three universities at the Medway site each have their own repository which you can explore:
There are loads of apps available to help with studying. If you use an app for health-related information is is extremely important to make sure it comes from a reliable source such as NICE (eg Nice Guidance app) or the Resuscitation Council (iResus app).
If you are not sure where clinical information is coming from, it is wise not to rely on it!
Loads of resources including e-learning modules. Some features require free registration.
Useful resources from the BPS, a global community of people interested in advancing research and application of pharmacology.
Dedicated to providing evidence-based information on addictive substances, including a section on prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
Source of up to date information on all drugs legally used in the UK. Includes SPCs (Summaries of Product Charactestistics), PILs (Patient Information Leaflets) and so on. [NOTE: if referencing material from eMC, the author is almost certainly not eMC - it's probably the company who manufacture the drug.]
Initially developed by the British Pharmacological Society and IUPHAR, this is a great source for pharmacology information. Its key areas are quantitative data on drug targets, prescription medicines and other drugs.
High-quality curated learning objects for topics in pharmacology, this is particularly helpful for level 4 and 5 study.
Organisation representing English NHS community pharmacies.
These sites are often your best bets when starting a search for web-based information.
The professional body for pharmacy in the UK.
Searches NHS resources and many other high-quality information sources, such as NICE, the British Medical Association and many major health and medicine professional bodies such as RPS. Also includes Clinical Knowledge Summaries, an excellent source of summarised information about health conditions.
The source for almost all of the overarching policy information.
The official agency for regulating medicines etc. in the UK.
This site can be used to identify material which is no longer housed on the current government website.
EU body with responsibility for monitoring and evaluation of medicines.
These sites provide info about clinical trials:
Website contains lots of useful resources across a wide range of topics, including links to a variety of tools, including:
A dictionary of molecular entities focused on "small" chemical compounds.
A useful resource for drug discovery, covering drug-like small molecules.
Provided by the American Chemical Society, this site is intended to alert scientists and researchers to experiments which may be hazardous.