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Biological Sciences Libraries


See the Databases page for information on scientific databases and resources for supporting lab work. The A-Z list of databases lists all the subscribed resources you can access through the University. Use the filters to search for a particular field or format.



Cambridge University Libraries have created handy online guides for most academic subjects and resources. Check out the Genetics LibGuide for help and guidance on accessing both print and online resources, information about training opportunities and more. Other useful guides are listed below:



CamGuides is a set of resources for students beginning undergraduate or taught Master's degrees at the University of Cambridge. There are three separate versions:

CamGuides is designed to help students prepare for their studies in Cambridge, regardless of their subject or college. It focuses on some of the academic and information practices and skills that students commonly engage in, or require, for their degrees. Topics covered include how to cope with reading lists, time management, software for academic use, referencing and much more.


Reading Lists Online

Reading Lists Online (also known as Leganto) provide easy access to your course reading lists. They show the location and availability of print books and link directly to electronic articles, books, websites, videos and digitised chapters. You can filter a list by priority, 'Required', 'Recommended', 'Further Reading', or by section or item type. You can also download a copy of the list into a different format including PDF, Word or Excel.  

Reading lists can be accessed from the website or from your course Moodle site. You should find all the Part II Genetics lists at the start of each paper on Moodle.

For more information about Reading Lists Online see the LibGuide.


Access our electronic resources with ease

When you’re on campus, your access to our electronic resources should be seamless. But what about when you’re not in Cambridge? Download either Lean Library or LibKey Nomad (or both!) to ensure you get easy access to journal articles and databases wherever you are. Both are browser plugins that mean you only need to enter your Raven once per session, so you don’t get stuck in those annoying authentication loops. They also provide open access alternatives (where possible) if we don’t have a subscription to the paper you want.

Genetics Library



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Electronic Resources


Address Genetics Library (room 108) 
Department of Genetics 
Downing Street 
Telephone      01223 333973
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