Review of subscriptions to Pharmaceutical Press titles

The Bodleian Libraries, along with all departments in the University, are under increased financial pressure and constraints. 

We are faced with consistently above-inflation price rises for online journals.  As a result, we dont renew any subscription without a careful review of usage and cost. We want to make renewal decisions in partnership and consultation with our users. We want to minimise the impact of any possible cuts, making sure there is the necessary support for learning, research, and teaching within the MSD.

The following online resources are now due for renewal :

  • Handbook on Injectable Drugs
  • Herbal Medicines
  • Stockley's Drug Interactions
  • Stockley's Herbal Medicines Interactions
  • Stockley's Interaction Alerts

The total cost of these resources is £6757.87 but all have had very low usage in 2013/14 (see below). Due to their very low use and high cost we have delayed renewing the subscriptions whilst we consult on their value with our community (please note that this isnt a notice of their permanent cancellation).


As part of this process, wed welcome any feedback you may have on the importance of these titles to your work. Please respond to Owen Coxall, the BHCL Collections Manager, at by 18th July 2014


Downloads in 2013/14

Handbook on Injectable Drugs


Herbal Medicines


Stockley's Drug Interactions


Stockley's Herbal Medicines Interactions    


Stockley's Interaction Alerts


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