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Biosciences and Chemistry: Home


Welcome to the subject guide for Biosciences and Chemistry. This guide will help you find the books, journals and other information you need for your work.

There is lots of useful information on the homepage to get you started with research and specialised information on the guides other tabs e.g. journals, databases and much more!

Macrophage engulfing Tuberculosis bacteria.

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Look at these great new books in the Library...

Take a look here to find out what new books have recently arrived in the Library. Many of these are new editions of recommended resources listed for your modules, great new books about emerging scientific areas or extra copies of the books that you like to borrow.

Happy reading!

Read the latest: New Scientist on Level 4 in the Journal Display

Read the latest journals and magazines in the Adsetts library as part of a trial display. The display includes the incredibly visual and lovely to read: New Scientist! Why not stop and take a look!

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Academic comics related to the Sciences

The Library has a broad range of resources to support your learning and teaching needs. In 2017-2018 the Library held a year long exhibition called ‘Meanwhile, Back in the Library’ which explored how comics, graphic novels, cartoons, newspaper strips, caricatures and picture books could be used within academia and how they connect with subject areas such as science, game design, film, journalism, autobiography and art. 

You can find the exhibition guide and extensive Reading List Online here. So, why not use a comic and academic text together to help get into a subject! Here are a selection of science related comics to get you started. Unsure about this approach...take a look at these articles!

You can find below a selection of science related academic comics. Just to add, you may feel like some recreational reading... and you can take a look at the full range of comics and graphic novels within the Library at the Meanwhile, Back in the Library Reading List Online here!

 Happy reading!

Recommend something for the Library

We love books... and are always looking for new publications to support your learning and teaching, and to keep the library collections up to date with high-quality materials.  If you think we're missing something crucial though, we'd like to hear about it.  You can let us know here.

Other relevant subject guides

You may sometimes find other guides useful for specialised topics. You can find a full list of other guides on the Library Gateway, including guides such as: