Welcome to the Biosciences LibGuide
Use this Subject LibGuide to help you make the most of the library and information resources and services
Search across the print and online collections for books, chapters, articles, journals and lots more.
For more in depth research in databases and archives, use the A-Z Databases List.
Research databases index the global literature and provide references to journal articles, books, conference proceedings, etc. that match your search criteria. They help you to find information about previous publications in your research field.
Use the Databases A-Z List to access all the resources available to you. You can browse by subject (e.g. Biosciences) or type (e.g. maps, news, images etc.) or search to find your required resource.
Library hub discover - Search a trial database of UK and Irish academic, national & specialist library catalogues.
WorldCAT - search the collections of libraries in your community and tens of thousands more around the world.
The European Library - access to the collections of the 48 National Libraries of Europe and leading European Research Libraries.
The Library of Congress - catalog records for books, serials, manuscripts, maps, music, recordings, images, and electronic resources in the Library of Congress collections in the USA.
CORE - gives an incredibly fast search of the full-text of 80M open access research resources
You are likely to use a wide range of different types of information sources for your study and research. Use the online support highlighted here to guide your searching.
You have online access to hundreds of online books that relevant to biological sciences. Use the Library Search to search by topic to discover relevant content. For example, you could try finding Campbell's Biology : a global approach.
Our print books are arranged in Dewey Decimal Classification order. This means that books on similar topics are grouped together. Find out more on the how to find books guide.
The vast majority of our journals are available online, allowing 24/7 access wherever you are.
Use Library Search to find Journal Titles and articles that relate to your research/study area, drawn from a wide range of full text sources.
For targeted searching, select a research database and explore the published literature in your field. Key databases are flagged above.
Find out more on the News LibGuide.
Statistics is the science of collecting, analysing and presenting numerical data.
Statistical data can be found on a huge variety of subjects, for example the economy, employment, the environment, government, health, international trade, manufacturing, and population.
They can be a vital source of information for your studies.
Find out more on the Statistics LibGuide.
There are a wide range of online resources that will help you develop your practical skills. Key resources are highlighted in the adjacent tabs.
The Journal of Visualized Experiments provides access to videos demonstrating experiments from laboratories around the world. It's a valuable resource you can use to learn about Lab techniques and processes!
The University subscribes to the following collections: Biology, Immunology & Infection, Neuroscience, Medicine and Biochemistry. Content in other collections will not be accessible.
Use the Search Techniques LibGuides for lots of hints and tips on successful online searching
As you search you need to keep track of all the material you will be using in your academic work so that you can cite and reference it appropriately.
Always check your module handbook for specific departmental guidance on the style required for your assessed works and dissertations. Check with your personal tutor or dissertation supervisor if you need clarification.
For more guidance take a look at:
Find out more about the skills support available to help you develop a range of study skills including essay writing, referencing, critical reading and getting the most out of lectures.
Sage Research Methods Online (SRMO) is a great resource to use when you are planning and conducting your research.
It is targeted at social science researchers but is useful across all subject areas as it covers key research methodology topics that are applicable across the research spectrum.
Sage have produced a comprehensive LibGuide to help you get the best from the resource.
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