Subject guide for Science

Oliver Allchin is your librarian for Science.

You can also contact him for guidance on library services for your subject:
Twitter: @Sci_L1brarian

Online Resources
StarPlus is the library’s online search tool and the best place to start when searching for books, online journals, research papers and online resources like Web of Science.
Find out more about using StarPlus
Web of Science - this online database allows you to search millions of online journal papers and conference proceedings in science, technology and medicine.
Find out more about using Web of Science
Scopus - another online database of the latest research, and an alternative to Web of Science.
Find out more about using Scopus
arXiv - repository of research papers in the sciences. Subjects include physics, mathematics, computer science and quantitative biology
BrowZine - download this free app to browse our online journals on your phone or tablet.
Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (eLS)  - an online resource designed to introduce key topics in biology, ecology and medicine. It features over 5000 articles covering topics such as evolution, cell biology, neuroscience, developmental biology and molecular biology.
JoVE (Journal of Visualised Experiments) - Need help with lab techniques? JoVE is a collection of videos demonstrating key experimental methods in all science subjects. Videos are organised into subject collections.
MEDLINE (click on the View it tab and select your preferred access option. You may be prompted to log into MUSE)- Find online research in medicine, health and biomedical science. Medline can be searched via Web of Science, Ovid or Pubmed
MyResource Lists - many modules have online reading lists. Search for them by module title/code or browse by department.
Scholarpedia - An academic alternative to Wikipedia - all articles are written by science researchers and are reviewed to make sure the information is correct. Scholarpedia covers a range of science disciplines, including physics, astronomy, psychology and neuroscience.
Science Photo Library  - An extensive library of images and video clips covering a wide variety of subjects from the environment, space, and technology to healthcare, flora and fauna.
Sense about Science
UK charity promoting the public understanding of science. Their website provides information on a range of science topics, and offers guidance to researchers on topics such as the use of statistics, the peer review process and more.
UK Research Data Discovery portal - Search for open, re-usable research data from UK institutions

Study Spaces

Our Libraries offer a wide variety of study spaces, computing facilities, and helpful staff.
Follow the links below for more information on opening hours and facilities:

Information Commons: contains recommended books for taught courses, and a variety of study spaces. Open 24/7. Helpdesk located on Level 1.
The Diamond: extra copies of the most heavily-used books and a variety of study spaces. Open 24/7. Helpdesk located on 4th Floor.
Western Bank Library: quiet study space, further reading and print journals. Helpdesks located on levels 4 and 5.
Health Sciences Library: books and print journals on medicine, dentistry and health. Helpdesk located near the entrance.

General Help and Advice

For general enquiries, contact the Library Helpdesk
0114 222 7200
or ask a member of staff at any library.

Visit our Information Skills Pages to explore the range of support, workshops and online guidance available to help you with your learning & research.
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