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Biological Sciences Libraries

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We have current journals in an electronic format available through our digital platforms.  


➤ Databases Online

You can Search databases, digital archive collections and primary sources on Cambridge Databases A-Z.

➤ IDiscover

Physical and Electronic journals are available on IDiscoverIf you are not sure that your library has the issue needed, contact your library. Please note that the Library Storage Facility will deliver the resources request once you place the request on the IDiscover platform. To do that you will need to be logged in. 

Use the 'Advanced search' selecting and filters for subject, to navigate in specific libraries collection or select online of library collection resources. 


➤ BrowZine 

BrowZine gives you the ability to browse journals, subscribed by the University of Cambridge, and store them on a personal bookshelf. BrowZine then updates you with new articles published in these journals and clearly displays unread articles new to your bookshelf. Visit the BrowZine platform and connect with Journals subscribed by the Cambridge University Libraries. 


➤ Recommended by your Librarian

Your specialist subject librarian prepared a list of main databases and titles for your subject. Select your subject. 


➤ Recommend Reading List

For undergraduates with recommended reading for lectures, your subject librarian created the Reading List Online on the Leganto platform. This you can filter the journals and articles and reach the reading for your lecture. Visit your Moodle Course for full access to your list.



➤ The physical item will be listed on IDiscover, please note that the librarian will add a note when the journals are not on an open shelf for direct access. Please follow the instructions given on the IDiscover record. 


➤ Electronic items can be accessed from one of the platforms listed by staff and students with a Raven account should be able to access e-resources but if you want to make sure, please go to the Test e-resources page. If you can't access it, please contact us.


➤ Library Storage Facility items will be listed on IDiscover as available in the Library Storage Facility and it should be requested in the IDiscover and it will be made available for collection in the West Room at the University Library. The Library Storage Facility is not open to visitors. Visit this guide page for Library Storage Facility information.  


➤ Alumni can access some resources Visit the alumni page for a series of available resources listed.


Tips from your Librarian