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Testing Bioinformatics: Books

Locating Bioinformatics Books

Bioinformatics books can be found in the Radcliffe Science Library located at several shelfmarks including -

QH 324.2 - Biology (General)--Methods of research. Technique--Data processing. Bioinformatics--General works

QH 441.2 - Biology (General)--Genetics--Data processing

QH 507 - Biology (General)--Life--Information theory in biology

QU 26.5 - Informatics. Automatic data processing. Computers (General)

QU 58 - Nucleic acids and derivatives

Other books relating to bioinformatics are also be held off-site. These can be ordered through the SOLO library catalogue.

Electronic Legal Deposit

You may find items on SOLO with an 'online access is restricted' notice. The Bodleian receives a copy of every item published in the UK and the Republic of Ireland through "legal deposit" legislation  Items which are received electronically are subject to restrictions:

  • They may only be used on Bodleian Libraries' workstations (not your own computer)
  • You may not save these items or copy and paste from them
  • Only one person at a time can view each item

Many of these items are also available as regular e-journals or e-books which face far fewer restrictions.  To avoid restricted items look out for the green Online access label.

Find out more about Legal Deposit and finding alternative copies of restricted items.

Finding books for Biology


SOLO is Oxford University's library catalogue. You can use it to find both print and electronic material held in collections across the University.

You can search by Author, Title or Subject and limit to the Radcliffe Science Library (RSL).

You can also use SOLO to order off-site material, check your library account and renew your books on-line.

Here's a Guide to using SOLO.


A number of electronic books relevant for bioinformatics can be found by searching SOLO. A number of useful reference works for bioinformatics such as the 'Handbook of Statistics' can be found on Databases A-Z in addition to more general reference works.

Bioinformatics Books

Examples of Bioinformatics books available at the Radcliffe Science Library. You can find many more by searching the SOLO catalogue.

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