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Library catalogue and specialist databases
To find a recommended book, journal or article, use the library catalogue. To research a subject area, use the specialist databases below. In these, you will find details of many thousands of journals and articles. Some include other sources of information, such as books, patents and conference papers.
Biology, biochemistry and biomedical databases
BIOSIS Citation Index
Index to biology, biochemistry and other life science literature.
Taxanomic reference and oldest continuing database of literature on animal biology.
FREE Index to biomedical literature from US National Library of Medicine.
Index to biomedical literature. Similar to PubMed but better indexed for drug names, drug classes and medical devices.
A collection of databases that contain high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, including systematic reviews.
SciFinder-n is a new version of SciFinder, the largest index to chemistry and related literature. Search by topic, author, compound name, molecular formula or structure.
Databases in related fields
Compendex via Engineering Village
Comprehensive engineering literature database covering engineering disciplines including bioengineering.
Extensive index for physics, engineering and computing literature including biomedical engineering and biophysics.
SPIE Digital library
The largest collection of optics and photonics applied research, including biomedical optics and medical imaging.
Postgraduate dissertations and theses
Finding dissertations and theses
Guidance on how to find University of Bath dissertations and theses in the library and online or search other libraries. You can also find information here about how to submit your dissertation or thesis.
Molecular biology and biomedical sciences resources
NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information)
National Center for Biotechnology Information: biomedical and genomic information including datasets, software and bibliographic information relating to science research and health including gene and protein sequences; whole genomes; protein structures and inherited disorders
EMBL-EBI databases and tools
The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) maintains a large range of freely available molecular data resources, accessible via a web interface or by downloading data and software.
General multidisciplinary databases
Index to journals and conference papers across all subject areas.
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Inter-library Loans Service
If you find references to books, journals, articles or other materials we either do not stock in print or subscribe to online, you can request these via our Inter-library Loans Service. Each request costs the Library about £10 so please only order essential items. If you haven't used the service before you will need to register.
How to do a literature search
Research methods and protocols
Database of laboratory protocols in the biomedical and life sciences.
SAGE Research Methods
E-books, articles, videos and case studies about research methods (quantitative, qualitative and mixed: including data analysis, interviews, focus groups, literature reviews and systematic reviews)
JoVE (Journal of Visualised Experiments)
JoVE provides 12,000+ science and engineering videos. These cover core concepts and experimental techniques, divided between its Science Education platform and peer-reviewed, video research Journal.
JoVE Science Education
Videos designed to teach scientific fundamentals about learning and teaching the theory and practice of scientific experiments.
A peer-reviewed scientific video journal of advanced experimental techniques aimed at researchers