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Biological Sciences: Home

Subjects: Biology, Zoology

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers studying biological sciences at the University of Oxford, although students and researchers from this field may find it useful.

Use this guide to find out about books and online resources for biological sciences, including ebooks, ejournals and bibliographic databases.

Finding books for Biological Sciences

Oxford has a wide range of ebooks for biology and printed books, including the main science collection in the Radcliffe Science Library.  For more detailed info about our book collections visit the books page of this guide.

Key journals

A lot of journals, as well as being available in print, are available online and can be searched via SOLO or eJournals A-Z. Below are a few of the top journals for biology below but you can find a longer list on the journals page of this guide.

Key databases

Oxford subscribes to many bibliographic databases. They can be used to locate journal articles, conference proceedings, books, patents, images, data and more. You can find some of the key databases for biology below, but take a look at the databases page of this guide for more titles.


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Key libraries

Radcliffe Science Library

Reading lists for biology