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Biological Sciences: Home


Welcome to the subject guide for Biological Sciences.

Coronavirus update: Like many, I am now working remotely so if you need help, please do email me using the link below.  Whilst the Library building is temporarily closed, our digital resources are all still available: see our new Remote Access Guide for information on accessing our resources remotely. Keep a watch on the UEA Library Twitter feed for all the latest news.

Remember if you need help in writing an assignment take a look at our First Assignment and beyond study guide we have created with the Learning Enhancement Team.

Looking for a book?

If a topic is new to you, a textbook is a good place to start. Go to Library Search to find books (both print and electronic) in UEA Library.

Looking for a journal article?

Journal articles provide more in-depth information on a topic. To find articles on a topic, a good place to search is a journal database, such as Scopus or the Web of Science.

If you already have a reference for a  journal article and want to read the full text, search for the journal title in Find Journals and then look up the relevant year, volume, issue no. and page numbers. 

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My reading lists

Check the reading list link in Blackboard, or search for the module name or code here 

Key resources for Biological Sciences

There are several alternative databases that you can search to find journal articles. Each indexes slightly different journals, so you will get different results from searching each of these:


Database of journal citations and abstracts for biomedical literature from journals covering medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care systems and the biomedical sciences. Available via 3 alternative routes:

Some other key resources are:

Additional resources

Articles from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory annual conference on new developments in biological research.

Good introductions to topics: follow up the references for further reading.

Genetics, cell biology, science communicaton and scientific career information provided by Nature Education

Links to government publications from DEFRA, Food Standards Agency etc.

You'll find a full list of all the Library's databases here.

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Liz Clarke
Office: Library, Room 1,16
Working hours: Monday to Thursday 9.00 - 13.30
Tel: (01603) 59 1249


I'm Liz Clarke, the Academic Librarian for the School of Biological Sciences. Get in touch if you need advice / help with using Library resources to support your study, research or teaching.

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