Guide to Shelfmarks
Key Reference Books
Useful Web Links


 Guide to Shelfmarks

The main collections of books can be found on Level 4 and Level 5 of the Library.

Books in heavy demand are placed in the Short Loan Collection on Level 1. The Short Loan Collection contains 1 day loan books; 7 day loan books are shelved with the ordinary loan books on the upper levels.

Use the Library catalogue to find the exact shelfmark and location for each book. If you are searching for books on a particular topic, use a keyword search.

The main collection of books for Biochemical, Microbial and Nutritional Sciences have shelfmarks beginning 57 or 61 and are shelved on Level 5.

Cell biology 571.6
Biochemistry 572 ; 612.015
Food technology 664
Genetics 575-576
Immunology 616.078
Human physiology 612
Microbiology 576.8 ; 579
Nutrition 613.2
Pharmacology 615
Toxicology 615.9
Virology 576.858 ; 579.2


 Key Reference Books




 Useful Web Links



Agency for health care policy & research

Biomed Central Biomed Central is an independent publishing house committed to providing immediate free access to peer-reviewed biomedical research.

Department of HealthHealth policy, guidance and publications

FDA U.S. Food and drug administration

MHRA - the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is an Executive Agency of the Department of Health that ensures all medicines meet appropriate standards

National Statistics The official UK statistics site

NHS Evidence- gateway to search NHS electronic resources. Students on placement may register for an NHS Athens account here.

ResearchGate - enables Scientists to connect  and interact with fellow Researchers

SCIRUS- scientific research tool

Pubmed Central

Europe Pubmed Central

World Health Organisation (WHO)

Biochemical Sciences

The company of biologists

EMBO - European Molecular Biology Organisation

European Bioinformatics Institute The mission of the EBI is to ensure that information on molecular biology and genome research is placed in the public domain

NCBI - National Centre for Biotechnology Information

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Interactive biochemistry tutorial - focuses on the mechanisms and chemical characteristics of enzymes and other proteins.

Protein sequence analysis tutorial - A bioinformatics tutorial from UCL - introducing nucleic acid sequence translation and identification


Pharmacology and Toxicology

British Pharmacological Society

British Toxicology Society

International Union of Toxicology - includes introductory teaching materials

TOXNET - databases on Toxicology and related areas from the National Library of Medicine

UK Medicines Information network - pharmacy resource

Nutritional Sciences

American Society for Nutritional Sciences

British Nutrition Foundation

Food Standards Agency

Institute of Food Technologists

International Union of Nutritional Sciences

Veterinary Biosciences

BMC Veterinary Research

British Veterinary Nursing Association

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

VetSeek - a veterinary search engine focussing on veterinary science and related topics. Provided by Veterinary Library of the Free University of Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin)

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)

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