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Greg Cadge

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Full Resource Listing Reading Lists Referencing E-Resources

Biological Sciences

Welcome!

Books

To search for books and eBooks you can use Library Search. Library Search is a tool which enables you to search the library catalogue and other resources (e.g. journal or newspaper articles, reports) in one simple search.



Reading Lists for Biological Sciences are on the University’s Reading Lists system:


Reading Lists

There is also a Reading Lists Help Page.


If the library doesn't have a book you need, you can either:

Articles

A great starting point to find articles is Library Search. This is a tool which enables you to search the library catalogue and other resources (e.g. journal or newspaper articles, reports) in one simple search.



If you need to explore the literature further and undertake a comprehensive search, the following key databases can be used to conduct a comprehensive search of the Biological Sciences literature. Be sure to look at the full journal database.

Web of Science

Web of Science

Scopus

Scopus

Science Direct

Science Direct

PubMed

PubMed

MEDLINE

MEDLINE

Europe PMC

Europe PMC

BioMed Central

BioMed Central

WorldWideScience

WorldWideScience

AGRIS

AGRIS

Finding Full Text

Have you ever found an article you like but have been denied access to the full text (without paying for the article)? These options are designed to help find that article's full text for you.

1. How to find the full text of a journal article via Libray Search

Search for the journal title to discover whether the Library subscribes to the journal:



The following tutorial will guide you through this process:

2. Browser Extentions

These browser plugins can help you automatically check for free copies of articles you've found online and help you break through the paywall!

Note: these browser plugins are freely available tools that are not supported by University of Essex Library Services.


Unpaywall

Unpaywall

Kopernio

Kopernio

Lazy Scholar

Lazy Scholar

Google Scholar

Google Scholar

Open Access

Open Access


3. Still can’t find what you’re looking for? You can request it for free through inter-library loan:

InterLibrary Loans

Search Skills

No matter what stage of your studies you're in, you will need to do some research for your assignments.

We've got you covered, from simple search tips to advanced search skills we will guide you through creating a search strategy, carrying out a search and choosing the right resources.

For a focused step-by-step guide to the research process aimed at bioscience students. ‘Engage in research’ covers getting started, reviewing the literature, planning your research, statistics, and writing up & presenting your research.


Search Skills Moodle Course

Search Skills Moodle Course

ENGAGE with Research

ENGAGE with Research


Referencing


To find out about the referencing style used within Biological Sciences, and for help with referencing, visit the referencing page and select Biological Sciences from the drop-down box.

Biological Science students will be expected to use Harvard (Cite them Right) style of referencing, and apply this correctly and consistently across their academic work.


Referencing

See also: A beginners guide to Endnote Online for the Biological Sciences



Enquiries

Library
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+44 (0) 1206 873192
libline@essex.ac.uk