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. 

Subject 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.

Information sources for your subject

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.  

Referencing for your subject

Literature Searching Guide

Additional Resources

Revision and past exam papers

Inter-library Loans

Accessing other libraries (SCONUL Access)

Copyright Information

Standards and Patents


Specific Subject Resources

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. Use SurreySearch to find journal titles or articles. Print journals are available on Level 2.

eBooks (electronic books)

eBooks allow you to access textbooks online either in subject areas or larger collections.  Useful collections for Computing textbooks are SpringerLink, Wiley-Blckwell, Safari Books Online, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Ebrary and Knovel.  These can be found using SurreySearch.


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

Useful Web Links

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Chemdex is a well-developed directory of chemistry resources on the Web, containing over 7,200 links

Chemical Industries Association a freely accessible online chemistry dictionary.

Chemistry central publishes a range of online open access journals

emolecules Provides a structure searchable database of over 7 million chemical structures and chemical data

Nature precedings free online service from NPG that enables researchers in the sciences to openly share preliminary findings

NIST chemistry webbook can be searched for chemical and physical data on specific compounds

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and The RSC's Chemical Science Network

RSC free Chemical information is a list of reputable, free, chemical information resources available on the Web, compiled by the chemical information specialists at the Royal Society of Chemistry

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