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Pharmacology: Home

Guide to Oxford University library resources, facilities and services for students and staff in Pharmacology.
Subjects: Pharmacology

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students studying pharmacology at the University of Oxford, although new researchers joining the Department of Pharmacology may find it useful.

Use this guide to find out about books and online resources for pharmacology, including ebooks, ejournals, bibliographic databases.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the Bodleian Libraries has amended its library services and opening hours.  While our physical services are carefully re-opening to ensure the necessary safeguards are met for readers and staff, we are continuing to provide, and expanding, our digital services.

Please find updates on the RSL Services - Click and Collect,  Booking a study space, and digital collections here:

Subject Librarians and library enquiries are still available. If you have questions or require 1 to 1 support with using library services, please E-mail me -

The Radcliffe Science Library

The Radcliffe Science Library (RSL) is the University's main science lending and reference library. It holds a vast collection of printed and online resources that are accessible through SOLO (Search Oxford Libraries Online), the University's online library catalogue.  

Its services and collections are currently housed in the Vere Harmsworth Library, at the American Institute while its building is being renovated until Summer 2021.

 For current opening hours and revised services due to Covid-19 please visit the Bodleian Coronavirus Services latest updates 

Contacting the Library

Find the library in 1A South Parks Road OX1 3UB, in the American Institute, in the science area, next to Rhodes House building  (5 minute walk from the Department of Pharmacology)

Email us at

Or telephone: +44 (0)1865-272800.

Visit the library homepage at


New to Oxford?

Library Resources for Pharmacology

This Guide tells you about resources available through the Bodleian Libraries to support teaching and research in Pharmacology at Oxford.

Your Subject Librarian Karine Barker is based in the Radcliffe Science Library. Please contact for help and information on:

  • Library services & resources.
  • Literature searching & Locating full text.
  • One-to-one or group training on bibliographic databases, reference management, impact factors, Open Access.
  • Keeping up-to-date with new papers in your field.
  • Book and Journal recommendations for library purchase.

News From the Science Libraries

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Science Libraries Newsletter

The Science & Medical Libraries are published in the MSD divisional e-newsletter, Oxford Sci News newsletter.    Issues include upcoming training and events, new acquisitions, updates on project developments, updates on online resources and useful reminders for busy researchers and students.

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