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Health Research Basics

Your intro to research resources & techniques for using the library catalogue, evaluating resources you find, avoiding plagiarism, searching medical databases & referencing

Best Practice & BNF (British National Formulary)

BMJ Best Practice is an online point of care decision support tool that is designed to provide clinicians with quickly accessible patient consult information. it is a valuable resource for students on clinical placements. 

The University of Nicosia Medical School provides direct on campus access to BMJ Best Practice for MD & MBBS students & Faculty at No password required.

To access Best Practice while off campus or to download the BP Mobile APP, you must create a personal account while you are on the Medical School campus. If you cannot create your own account on campus, please contact the library & we will create a Best Practice account for you.
To create a Best Practice personal account for offsite access:
1.  Use a library or computer lab PC or connect your mobile device to the Medical School' s WiFi   
2. Go to & select Create account & follow instructions. 
3. The library recommends that MD students use their email address for account creation. 
4. Please make note of the email & password you use.
5. If you don’t use your personal account regularly, it may need to be reactivated. To reactivate, log in to your BP personal account from the Medical School campus OR if you are off campus, please contact for assistance.
To download the app, go to Apple or Google Play store & search for ‘BMJ Best Practice’. Log in using your personal account details.


British National Formulary (BNF)

The British National Formulary is a UK pharmaceutical reference book that contains information & advice on prescribing & pharmacology, as well as facts & details about medicines available on the UK National Health Service. 

The University of Nicosia Medical School provides direct access on the UNic campus via Medicines Complete for all Medical students & Faculty.  No password required.
The BNF is available OFFSITE  to :
1. All MD & MBBS students via your Best Practice personal accounts. Just log in & select Drugs on the Best Practice home page. (Note that BNF is not accessible via the Best Practice Mobile App)
2.  MD Students &  Full Time faculty only via Medicines Complete using your OpenAthens log in credentials.