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