This page is intended to assist users within the following disciplines of the 'Biological Sciences':
Biological Sciences resources are located in the following libraries:
Biology, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Genetics and Biochemistry: in the Main Library, Westville; and the Life Sciences Library, Pietermaritzburg
Ethnobotany, Entomology, Wildlife Science, Grassland Science, Plant Pathology, and Virology: in the Life Sciences Library, Pietermaritzburg
Finding Books and Journals
Use the library catalogue iLink OPAC to search for books and journals housed in the UKZN libraries. Use the top navigation bar (blue), under the heading Electronic resources, to guide you to e-Books and e-Journals.
Searching for Journal Articles
Journal articles and conference papers are indexed in online databases. Search the Biological Sciences databases for articles (or citations) on your topic, or use the e-Journals to locate articles.
Use the off-campus link for off-campus access to library online resources.
Click here for more information on using biological sciences journals and referencing.
Useful dictionaries, encyclopaedias, handbooks and other reference material in the Library can be found by searching the catalogue.
To find other types of information such as Patents, Standards, Dissertations and Newspaper articles, click on these links.
Web links for resources in the Biological Sciences can also be found on the internet by using Google Scholar and Scirus.
Biodiversity, climate change and poverty: exploring the links: an IIED briefing:
User education for the Biological Sciences is provided by the Subject Librarians at the Main Library, Westville, and at Life Sciences Library, Pietermaritzburg.
Assistance and Enquiries
For more information about the UKZN Library services, or assistance with finding information, please contact one of the Subject Librarians for the Biological Sciences.