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Biosciences and Chemistry

How the subject guide can help you with your studies!

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

There is lots of useful information in the Home section to get you started with research and specialised information in the guides other sections e.g. Books, Journals and databases, Research and Study Skills which contains the Ten top tips for scientific writing guide.
















Macrophage engulfing Tuberculosis bacteria.

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New 2019 / 2020 Library resources

New for this academic year. The Library is pleased to announce that we now have access to the following new resources to support Biosciences and Chemistry.

Even more eBooks! We now have the 2018 SpringerNature e-book collections in Medicine and Biomedical & life science. The books are available in Library Search!

Here you can find the latest books added to the Library related to Biosciences and Chemistry.

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 of the Adsetts Library Journal display.

This is an image of the journal display on level 4 of the Adsetts Library.

Take time out of your day to browse a selection of the Adsetts Library latest journals and magazines. The display includes the incredibly visual and lovely to read: New Scientist! Why not stop and take a look!

This is a pilot project and we are keen to hear what you think! Tell us what you think.

Try an 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.

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 at these supporting articles!

Recommend something for the Library

We 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 suggest a purchase to the Library using the Suggest a Purchase link below.