Welcome to the Biosciences subject page.  This guide highlights the key resources for your subject area.

Getting started

All required reading for your modules should be available from your online reading lists. In addition to prescribed reading, when doing your own research ‘beyond your reading list’, LibrarySearch is a quick and easy way to simultaneously search for academic content across a number of different sources. If you get stuck, contact your Academic Librarian.

The key resources

These are collections that are either specific to your subject area, or contain a significant amount of subject-specific content. Much of the content is discoverable using LibrarySearch, but content in some specialist databases can only be found by searching them individually. And, for more comprehensive searching or for systematic reviews, you may need to search selected collections in turn.

  • ACM Digital Library 
    Access to a range of full-text articles on bioinformatics, from a computing/technical perspective.
  • American Chemical Society 
    Articles in the chemical and related sciences, including these journals: ACS Chemical BiologyBiochemistryBioconjugate ChemistryBiomacromoleculesBiotechnology ProgressNano Letters.
  • BioMed Central 
    Access to 180+ peer-reviewed life science journals, including BMC Bioinformatics and BMC Biotechnology. Research articles are usually available in full-text; others may provide citation and abstract only. Also provides a number of subject gateways that bring together high quality websites and research articles for a particular subject area.
  • Nature The leading weekly international scientific journal. 
  • PubMed Central  Free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the US National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
  • Science Direct 
    Full-text articles from more than 2,000 journals, covering all subjects.
  • Science Direct Topic Pages  These provide concept definitions and subject overviews for researchers who want to expand their knowledge about scholarly and technical terms. Each synopsis provides a series of short, authoritative, excerpts from highly relevant book chapters written by subject matter experts in the field.
  • Scopus Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature - it features smart tools to track, analyse and visualise scholarly research.
  • SpringerLINK 
    Full-text articles from more than 2,500 journals including Cell and Tissue Research and Theoretical and Applied Genetics.
  • Taylor & Francis Online 
    Access to over 1100  journals including Communicative & Integrative Biology and Rare Diseases
  • Web of Science Web of Science (previously Web of Knowledge) is a leading research platform and provides a comprehensive database indexing all subject areas within the Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities from 1900 onwards.
  • Wiley Online Library 
    Access to nearly 1,500 peer-review journals including the Biology of the Cell and Journal of Medical Virology. 

Useful websites

Websites - sources of freely available reports, papers, books etc

Your Academic Librarian

Your Librarian is Carolyn Mustard. Carolyn can help you find the resources you need for your research, and advise you on how best to reference them.

Email: c.mustard@abertay.ac.uk

Tel: 01382 308891

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