This page will help you get more out of your Library resources for your assignments, projects and dissertations in Biology

• Choosing your sources - first steps

How to choose the most appropriate source for your research

• Finding print books and ebooks using the Library Catalogue

Links to books provided by the University Library. Includes textbooks, dictionaries and encyclopedias.

• Ebook collections

Access to subject specific collections of ebooks and large multidisciplinary collections


  • Discovery is a Google like search tool that searches across a wide range of library resources including books, journals and databases.


  • As well as finding books in stock in the Library, Discovery allows you to perform a full text search of journal literature. The platform allows you to apply search limiters such as publication date and to specify type of source such as peer-reviewed journal articles. It is possible to create a personal account on the platform to save your articles and searches.



  • The Discovery platform offers both a basic and advanced search option. This video explains how to use the Basic Search in Discovery The advanced search allows you to perform a more structured search combining keywords. Use the Discovery library webpage to find information on getting started with the platform. 


Independent Research - beyond the basics

How to develop and apply advanced search techniques using a range of specialist resources including databases. Links to online resources from organisations and professional bodies.


Guidance and support for referencing in APA7 and links to information on reference management software

Your Subject Team

 Hannah Britcher

Faculty Librarian


phone (023) 9284 3227

 Marie Smith

Assistant Faculty Librarian


phone (023) 9284 3339