To find out if a specific book is in the Library you just need to check the Enterprise catalogue (search box below). Enter the author's surname and one or two words from the title:
For example: Horton principles biochemistry
You can also search Enterprise for a topic, to find related books.
Finding printed books and e-books
Search the Enterprise catalogue to find specific books or books on a topic.
Finding online book chapters
To find online book chapters on a topic search the Summon discovery service:
If you are unable to view these videos on YouTube they are also available on YuJa via the links below (University login required):
|575||Evolution and genetics|
|615||Therapeutics and pharmacology|
Agricultural ecology 630.2745
Animal behaviour 591.51
Biodiversity conservation 639.9
Biochemistry of humans 612.015
Biomedical engineering 610.28
British plants 581.942
Cell biology & physiology 571.6
Clinical Biochemistry (human) 612.015
Disease control 614.4
Environmental protection 363.7
Enzymes, Chemistry 547.758
Enzymes, Biology 572.7
Epidemiology (disease control) 614.4
Field crops 633
Field ecology 577.0723
Food microbiology 664.001579
Forensic biology 614.1
Forest ecology 577.3
Genetic diseases 616.042
Genetic engineering 660.65
Human diseases 616
Human ecology 301.3
Human genetics 599.935
Human immunology 612.1182
Marine zoology 591.92
Medical microbiology 616.01
Microbial physiology 571.29
Natural selection 576.82
Nervous system 591.48
Nitrogen fixation 581.13345
Pest control 632.9
Plant diseases 632
Plant taxonomy 580.12
Pollution and wildlife 577.27
Population ecology 577.88
Proteins, Biology 572.6
Proteins, Chemistry 547.75
Statistics in biology 570.15195
If you are on campus you will be able to access most e-journals and e-books, and some databases, without entering a username and password because your IP address identifies you as being at the University of Reading.
For any that require a login, see the Off-campus tab.
When you are off-campus you will need to login to identify yourself as a member of the University of Reading to gain access to our protected databases, e-books and e-journals.
Your login details
You login in the same way as for Blackboard - via Microsoft. Just enter your University username followed by @student.reading.ac.uk (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org) and your password. If this is the first time you have logged in via this method when off-campus you will be asked to complete a Multi-Factor Authentication. For more information see:
Getting to the login page...
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If you are unable to view this video on YouTube it is also available on YuJa - view the Logging in to the Library video on YuJa (University username and password required)
Biological Sciences recommend using the Harvard style for citations and referencing. See the Citing References tab in this guide for more help and information.
Citing a whole book example
Hogg, S. (2013). Essential microbiology. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Citing a book chapter example
Potter, R.H. (1997). 'Plant gene transfer' in M.S. Clark (ed.) Plant molecular biology: a laboratory manual. London: Springer.
Our Inter-Library Loans service can get books not held at Reading from other libraries (usually from the British Library).
For more information see our webpages: