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Biochemistry: Staying up-to-date

Guide to Oxford University library resources, facilities and services for Biochemistry.

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How do I Keep Up to Date?

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provides access to the British Library's electronic tables of contents of journals and conference proceedings from 1993. Its collection contains around 29 000 journals and more than 52 million article citations and conference papers, and it is updated daily.

You can

  • Set up, modify and delete email Alerts for the latest issue.
  • Or set up RSS feeds.
  • Search for citations of journal articles and conference proceedings.


Log in with your Single Sign On and choose your favourite journals from the list. 

  provides access to tables of contents (TOCs) of nearly 25 000 scholarly journals, including open access journals. 

You can

  • search for journals by title or for articles by keyword.
  • set up alerts to receive tables of contents of the latest issues of journals.

Go to JournalTOCS, create an account and start your selection.



provides free alerts on the literature indexed in PubMed.  To set up an alert, register on PubMed Crawler and enter your keywords. Once registered, you can modify your keywords, enter a new search alert or change the time you receive alert emails.

Keeping up-to-date with the RSL

You can keep up with developments in services and resources at the RSL in several ways.

  • The RSL website - up-to-date information about the library and all services.
  • Facebook - you can find the RSL on Facebook.
  • Twitter - the RSL has a Twitter feed to which you can follow.

Subject Guide

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Karine Barker
Radcliffe Science Library
Parks Road
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Need Help?

General information is on the RSL at the VHL website.

For biochemistry subject enquiries please contact Karine Barker-

For other subject enquiries, check our Subjects page.

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