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Welcome to your library subject page. This has been compiled by your subject librarian and is here to help you find information for your studies and research. It is not an exhaustive list of everything available, but will point you in the right direction.

  • Getting the best from your searching

    is a good place to start your research. However as you progress through your course you will need to develop your searching skills to incorporate other sources.

    Watch the tutorial below for an introduction to searching or access our page for more advice.

    How to search

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    Click on the image above or use this link to view the tutorial: How to search tutorial

    You can also sign up to our webinar for guidance on how you can develop your search skills.

  • Eresources and Journals

    We have selected some key eresources and individual journal titles to help you locate relevant material for your subject.


    Eresources allow you to search across multiple sources at one time eg a range of journal articles. Some eresources are subject specific and provide more tailored results.

    In addition to these key eresources you can also explore our full A-Z of eresources.


    anatomyTV, anatomy TV logo - orange background with a white double P Anatomy TV An Interactive 3D anatomy resource. Explore detailed images of the nervous, circulatory and muscoskeletal systems. Rotate the body, navigate through the layers of the nervous and circulatory systems and muscoskeletal structures. View these instructions if you encounter issues.
    bioone_complete, bioone complete icon BioOne Complete Full text access to titles from independent publishers focused in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.
    bioline, bioline icon Bioline International Open access to quality research journals from developing countries on topics including tropical medicine, infectious diseases, epidemiology, emerging new diseases, biodiversity, the environment, conservation and international development.
    biomed_central, biomed central icon BioMed Central Journals in the areas of science, technology and medicine 
    cinahl, cinahl logo CINAHL Plus with Full Text International database covers journal articles (also some books and theses) relating to nursing and applied health
    cochrane_library, cochrane library logo Cochrane Library Unique source of reliable, up-to-date information on the effects of interventions in health care, including evidence-based systematic reviews and clinical trials. No username or password required in the United Kingdom.
    medline, medline logo MEDLINE with Full Text Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.
    NICE,   NICE Evidence Search Searchable platform for the National Institute of Clinical Excellence. Locate current clinical pathways and guidance as well as view data on current trials. Access the BNF and Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) 
    proquest, proquest logo ProQuest Biology Journals This database provides access to a wide range of biology topics including some of the most popular information resources for users in academic, government and public research environments.
    pubmed, pubmed logo PubMed PubMed comprises more than 26 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
    science_direct, science direct logo ScienceDirect Explore the wide selection of full-text Life Sciences journal articles and book chapters featuring original research, insightful analysis, current theory and more.
    scitech_premium, proquest sci tech premium logo SciTech Collection Premium The SciTech Premium Collection includes the Natural Science Collection and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more. 
    web_of_science, web of science logo Web of Science Access to the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences.

    Individual Journal Titles

    Browse or search inside key journal titles for your subject below. For a full range of titles check our A-Z of journals via Journals Search.

    dl_journals, cartoon of an orange journal JoVE The world's first peer reviewed scientific video journal. The Journal of Visualised Experiments is devoted to publishing scientific research in a visual format to help researchers overcome two of the biggest challenges facing the scientific research community today; poor reproducibility and the time and labor intensive nature of learning new experimental techniques.
    Nature  Nature is a weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science.
    New Scientist A weekly science magazine that covers current developments, news, reviews and commentary on science and technology.
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) PNAS is one of the world's most-cited and comprehensive multidisciplinary scientific journals, publishing more than 3,100 research papers annually.
    Science  Publishes the very best in research across the sciences, with articles that consistently rank among the most cited in the world.


  • Web links for your subject

    Web LinkDescription
    dl_websites, orange cartoon of globe with computer mouse hovering over it  BioTech Life Science Dictionary Most of the 6700+ terms deal with biochemistry, biotechnology, botany, cell biology and genetics. We also have some terms relating to ecology, pharmacology, toxicology and medicine.

    EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute

    The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) is part of EMBL, Europe's flagship laboratory for the life sciences.


    Ensembl is a genome browser for vertebrate genomes that supports research in comparative genomics, evolution, sequence variation and transcriptional regulation. Ensembl annotate genes, computes multiple alignments, predicts regulatory function and collects disease data. Ensembl tools include BLAST, BLAT, BioMart and the Variant Effect Predictor (VEP) for all supported species.

    ION: Index to Organism Names

    ION contains the organism names related data gathered from the scientific literature for Clarivate Analytics' Zoological Record® database. Viruses, bacteria and plant names will be added from other Clarivate databases such as BIOSIS Previews®.

    Neurology, Neuroscience & Neurosurgery websites

    From UCL Queen Square Institute of Technology. Links to gatewyas, organisations, specialised resources, history of neurology, online directories of neurologists.

    PATRIC: Bacterial Bioinformatics Resource Center

    PATRIC, the Pathosystems Resource Integration Center, provides integrated data and analysis tools to support biomedical research on bacterial infectious diseases.

    The Royal Society - Journals

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. They offer 350 years of research across the whole of science. Explore their scientific journals.

     Royal Society of Biology

    The Royal Society of Biology, previously called the Society of Biology, is a learned society and professional association in the United Kingdom created to advance the interests of biology in academia, industry, education, and research.


    Since 1997, the SciCentral editors have been aggregating breaking research news from the most reputable and reliable sources. The service has received over 30 Web awards and enthusiastic reviews from leading science publishers (e.g.; Science MagazineThe LancetThe New Scientist) for the quality of its service. Over 700 other websites point to SciCentral as a trusted source of information.

    Scitable | Learn Science at

    A collaborative learning space for science.

    Textpresso Central

    Textpresso Central contains roughly 1.5 million full text articles. Perform simple keyword searches or more advanced searches to answer specific biological questions. Search results are presented in the context of the full text for rapid assessment of relevancy.


  • Getting help

    Help and AdviceLink
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    If you are experiencing any problems accessing eresources, check our troubleshooting guide for advice.

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