Operating Department Practice

This page will help you get more out of your Library resources for your assignments, projects and dissertations in Operating Department Practice

• Choosing your sources - first steps

How to choose the most appropriate source for your research

• Finding print books and ebooks using the Library Catalogue

Links to books provided by the University Library. Includes textbooks, dictionaries and encyclopedias.

A collection of key textbooks including:

Aulton's Pharmaceutics

Bailey & Scott's Diagnostic Microbiology

Calculations and Pharmaceutics in Practice

Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics

Community Pharmacy

Dale's Pharmacology Condensed

Drug Discovery and Development

Evidence-Based Practice Across Health Professions

Foundations for Health Promotion

Fundamentals of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy

Gould's Pathophysiology for the Health Professions

Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children

Pharmaceutical Analysis

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Pharmacy OSCEs and Competency-Based Assessments

Pharmacy Practice

Psychiatric Drugs Explained

Research Methods in Pharmacy Practice

Trease and Evans' Pharmacognosy


fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery


  • Contains full text books in many subject areas.


  • A search performed on this platform will search the full text of all titles using your keywords. It will retrieve individual chapters on your topic.


fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery


  • MedicinesComplete is an online platform which offers access to world-leading drug and healthcare resources. MedicinesComplete is a unique collection of clinically-proven, unbiased pharmaceutical information providing practical guidance and insight to pharmaceutical and clinical practitioners, researchers, and regulatory professionals. Includes:
  • British national formulary
    British national formulary for Children
    Pharmaceutical excipients
    Stockley's drug interactions


  • The information in these texts supports clinical decision making in the use and administration of drugs and medicines.



• Getting started with Discovery

Use Discovery to find a range of resources including books, journal articles and audio visual material.

Independent Research - beyond the basics

How to develop and apply advanced search techniques using a range of specialist resources including databases. Links to online resources from organisations and professional bodies.


Guidance and support for referencing in APA7 and links to information on reference management software

Your Subject Team

 Hannah Britcher

Faculty Librarian

email hannah.britcher@port.ac.uk

phone (023) 9284 3227

 Marie Smith

Assistant Faculty Librarian

email Marie.smith@port.ac.uk

phone (023) 9284 3339