Specialist resources - Science
Specialist resources to support your studies including conference proceedings, theses and dissertations.
Resources by type
General reference resources
Reference material can consist of a range of different types of material providing you with background information. The information can either be general or related to specific subject areas. Typical examples of reference material include:
- Biographical dictionaries
- Official publications
Guidance on using general reference resources
Guidelines and prescribing
You can access the following resources via NICE Evidence Search:
- NICE guidance
- BNF (British National Formulary)
- BNFC (British National Formulary for Children)
Provides access to scholarly articles in the fields of physics, mathematics, and computer science.
| Resource|| Description|
|Derwent Innovations Index
||Search for patents in chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering.
||Free access to patent documents worldwide.
||Includes patents from the United States , European Patent Office, Japan and Patent Cooperation Treaty.
Access the full text of patents from around the world.
Guidance on finding patents
Conference proceedings report on presentations or posters delivered at conferences, seminars and workshops. They are often the first announcement of new research.
- Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Science – access via the Web of Science Core Collection
- Scopus – covers life sciences, social sciences, physical sciences and health sciences
- Zetoc - the British Library's Electronic Table of Contents covers science, technology, medicine, engineering, business, law, finance, the arts and humanities
Guidance on finding conference proceedings
Theses and dissertations
Reports, newsletters and discussion papers are often freely available from research and charity organisations.
Guidance on finding reports
As you progress through your degree course, you may want to find information on potential or current employers. This can be done through professional organisations, business databases, careers sites, and news sources.
Guidance on researching employers