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Pharmacy: Distance learners

How to use this Subject Guide

Below are some specific tips for distance learners in the School of Pharmacy to help you get started but also use the tabs along the top to find other useful tips and online tutorials to help you make the most of the Library resources.

Accessing E-books

There are many e-books available to support your studies.  To access these search by title or topic on the Library catalogue.

For a quick online tutorial check out the Finding Books tab in this subject guide.

Accessing journal articles

E-journals can be accessed via the Library Catalogue or by browsing the E-journals A-Z.

For a quick online tutorial check out the Finding Journals tab in this subject guide.

Searching for literature on your topic

Using your student number and Queen's online password you can access key databases for Pharmacy.  These will enable you to search effectively to find relevant literature or articles on your specific topic.  

Check out the finding articles on a topic tab for more tips and help.

Request articles you can't find

If you are unable to find an article through the Library Catalogue or A-Z list you request the article using the inter-library loan (ILL) service.  You need to complete a form and forward it to b.mccaw@qub.ac.uk in the School of Pharmacy for approval.  Your request will then be forwarded to the Library for processing.

Need access to the Cochrane Library and CKS?

The best way to access these resources from outside the UK is by linking via CITRIX.  

Quick guide to library terminology - languages other than English

Library jargon can be a little confusing - if your first language is not English you might find the link below useful. (Used with kind permission of the American Library Association.)