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Published on 3 March 2008

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RPSGB launches online library

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The Library of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) has today launched myLibrary, a new, free online library for registered pharmacists.

myLibrary enables pharmacists to download whole articles from over 1,700 full-text journals, as well as search thousands of abstracted references to published articles in pharmacy, medicine and health. Using the search tools available, researchers of all experience levels will be able to locate information on subjects of interest to them. The resource also offers simplified access to the Library’s document supply and enquiry services.

myLibrary is currently available to registered pharmacists via myRPSGB, the secure members’ area of the RPSGB’s website. Members can access and search myLibrary 24 hours a day, from wherever they have access to the Internet, using their myRPSGB login.

The development of myLibrary is a direct result of a survey, carried out last year by the Library, in which pharmacists were asked which online information resources they used and what
services they would like the RPSGB to provide online. The resounding response was a request for online full-text journals where articles are available to read in their entirety.

myLibrary is the latest step in the evolution of the RPSGB’s Library from a print-based resource to a fully-fledged hybrid library, where equal emphasis is placed on print- and   electronic-based services alike.

Sarah Butler, Information Librarian at the RPSGB, said: “myLibrary is an exciting new development for the Library. Its launch comes at a time when there is encouragement for pharmacists to pursue evidence-based practice and a requirement for them to ensure that their professional development corresponds with their ever-widening role in supporting patients. We fully expect that myLibrary will become a significant resource for pharmacists wishing to increase their professional knowledge.”

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“Thank you very much for this great service.” – Manal El-Hamamsy, PhD in clinical pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

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