Biosciences and Medicine

Your subject page provides links to key subject resources available in the library and online, accessible both on and off campus, guides about using information for your studies and links to additional resources. 

Reading Lists

The simplest and quickest way to find good quality academic reading relevant to your lectures and assignments is to search for the online reading list using your module code. This will link you directly to eBooks and articles in eJournals as well as trustworthy websites.  These lists can also be accessed via SurreyLearn.


Subject databases are online searchable collections providing access to a range of information including journal articles, newspapers and trade papers. Some databases will link to the full text of articles, others will only provide the reference.  

Please contact your Information Skills Librarian for advice about searching the databases. 

Referencing for your subject

Literature Searching Guide


SurreySearch allows you to search for books, articles, AV materials, databases, items in our archives and special collections and the research outputs of our academics and PhD students.

Journals and eJournals (electronic journals)

Journals and eJournals are available in print or online and are published frequently, i.e. monthly, quarterly. Journals can be peer reviewed: read by other experts in the field prior to publication. 

To help you find journal articles and journals use our SurreySearch facility that will enable you to search a wide range of University of Surrey Library content all in one place.


Newspapers are available online using the Nexis database. A digital edition of The Times (London) from 1785-1985 is also available.

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 Health Health 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

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

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

Academic support for your subject

Karen GravettLearning Development Librarian
Gill HigginLearning Development Librarian
Rachel SteadLearning Development Adviser
Ellie RobertsFaculty Engagement Librarian
SPLASHOnline resources
Additional Learning SupportSupport for Disabilities & Learning Differences
Contact FHMS Academic Support

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