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Find recommended reading
Find your recommended reading for each unit. It gives you easy access to e-books and links to the catalogue for print books.
Access biology & biochemistry e-books
Biology : a global approach (12th ed.) by
Publication Date: 2021
Setting the standard for excellence, accuracy, and innovation, 'Biology' delivers a trusted, accurate, current, and pedagogically innovative experience that guides students to a true understanding of biology.
Biochemistry (4th ed.) by
Publication Date: 2010
Thoroughly revised for the 4th edition, the authors explain biochemical concepts and offer a unified presentation of life and its variation through evolution.
Biochemistry (9th ed.) by
Publication Date: 2019
'Biochemistry' reflects the revolution that has taken place in biomedical science, culminating in the human genome project. A key focus of this edition is the features of protein structure and function that have been revealed by gene sequencing.
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General and subject encyclopedias
Encyclopedia of evolutionary biology by
Publication Date: 2016
The go-to reference in the field of evolutionary biology, the Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology provides a fully comprehensive review of the field in an easy-to-search structure that is accessible to both advanced undergraduate and to graduate students.
Creating biological drawings
Create biological drawings, such as cell membranes and plasmid maps, using the ChemDraw software package.
Past exam papers
Past exam papers
The Library provides you with access to Semester 1 and Semester 2 exam papers from the last 5 years, to help with revision. If you can't find the paper you are looking for it may be because:
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Please be aware that older papers might not be relevant to current course content.
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Develop your writing skills
Academic writing skills
Courses and one-to-one sessions for all students are provided by the Skills Centre.
Writing for Scientists
Library list of e-books with information on how to write in various science subjects, including journal articles and lab reports.
Skills for Study
Interactive tutorials with activities and tests covering: reading and note making, critical thinking skills and referencing and understanding plagiarism.
Computing, mathematics and statistics
O'Reilly Learning is a collection of technical books from a number of publishers including Pearson and O'Reilly Media. The titles include many computing topics and programming and software guides. It also has a range of business and management titles. In addition to books, O'Reilly includes a large range of online training courses, on-demand learning materials and video resources.
Improve your research software skills
Research Software Learning Online
A guide to research software online courses from O'Reilly Learning. Courses cover Excel, Git and GitHub, LaTEX, MATLAB, Python, R and RS Studio, SAS, SPSS, Stata and SQL.
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