This guide is intended for students studying biology at the University of Oxford.
Use this guide to find out about books and online resources for biology, including ebooks, ejournals, bibliographic databases.
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the Bodleian Libraries has amended its library services and opening hours. While our physical services are carefully re-opening to ensure the necessary safeguards are met for readers and staff, we are continuing to provide, and expanding, our digital services.
Please find updates on the RSL Services - Click and Collect, Booking a study space, and digital collections here: https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/finding-resources/coronavirus-service-updates
Subject Librarians and library enquiries are still available. If you have questions or require 1 to 1 support with using library services, please E-mail me - firstname.lastname@example.org
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This guide aims to list useful resources (print or online) and tools for all biologists and to encourage you to seek help concerning finding information, making best use of libraries and online resources.
Other libraries in Oxford and further afield also hold information of interest to biologists -
Oxford University Museum of Natural History - The Hope Library contains a specialist entomology collection.
Natural History Museum, London - Extensive library collections in many branches of Zoology.
British Library - Extensive collections in all branches of science and medicine.