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Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics: Books

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

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Borrowing at the RSL

Library catalogues

e-Books at Oxford

All our e-books are on SOLO. Some e-books can be downloaded onto personal devices. See the e-Books LibGuide for requirements and instructions.

Copyright law

Remember, under copyright law you may only copy:

  • Up to 5% or one chapter of a book (whichever is the greater)
  • Up to 5% or one article from a journal issue (whichever is the greater)

Visit the links below for specific questions on copyright:

Finding books at Oxford

The RSL (Radcliffe Science Library) is a lending library. Its collection contains reference books, textbooks and research monographs for the subjects taught and researched at Oxford. The majority of loanable books are stored on Level 2 (basement).

Finding printed and electronic books at Oxford

The whole collection is indexed in the Oxford library catalogue SOLO. Use SOLO to find printed and electronic books.

You can search by Author, Title or Subject and limit your search to books in the Radcliffe Science Library (RSL) or the Health Care Libraries (HCL).  

Here's a Guide to using SOLO. You can also send queries to the SOLO Live Help service for instant support - staff are on hand from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m, Monday to Friday to answer your queries.

Are you an Oxford D.Phil. student based in the Oxford Science Area?  

Use the "Applying for Privileged Borrowing" link in the "Borrowing at the RSL" box on the left to find out if you can have extra borrowing privileges.

Email: Phone: 01865 272800



If you would like to recommend a book, please fill in the form on the Recommend a book page.


Where are the books in the RSL?

QH 430-499 Genetics            QU Biochemistry            QX Parasitology
QS Human anatomy            QV Pharmacology            QZ Pathology
QT Physiology            QW Microbiology & Immunology            W-WZ Medicine


Here is our guide to the shelfmarks of Medical Sciences books in subject order. These books can be found in the Radcliffe Science Library, downstairs on Level 2.  

Online reference sources

These are some of the online titles available at Oxford:

Subject Librarian for Medical Sciences

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Karine Barker
Radcliffe Science Library
Parks Road
Website Skype Contact: LibrarianRSL