Searching the Literature in BioSciences
The University Library has a wide range of databases which give access to a variety of research information. The databases differ in the kind of information they cover, and the ways in which they can be searched.
Web of Knowledge
A number of databases can be accessed via this service including Web of Science (which now includes Science conference proceedings), Zoological Record and Medline.
Other Useful Resources
The database of biomedical literature from the U.S. Department of Health, with additional coverage of the areas of allied health, biological and physical sciences, humanities and information science as they relate to medicine and health care, communication disorders, population biology, and reproductive biology.
A searchable collection of full text newspapers including: Daily Telegraph, Financial Times, Guardian, Independent and the Times.
Updates generally occur within 48 hours of print.
Are you wise to the web?
There may be times during your studies that you will need to refer to information found on the Internet. Beware that you may lose marks for quoting information from inappropriate sources or failing to cite work correctly!
The Biodiversity and Microbiology tutorials will help you develop Internet research skills for your university and college work. The tutorials look at the critical thinking required when using the Internet for research and offers practical advice on evaluating the academic quality of web sites, as well as introducing you to a range of pre-evaluated sites for your subject: