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Welcome to your online guide to finding resources for Biochemistry

Choosing the right resources

As a Biochemistry student, you are expected to find and use high quality literature. You'll need to use a range of different sources and demonstrate your ability to find good results in order to impress your tutors and to develop your research skills.

Finding Journals


All journal titles are listed on YorSearch, and can be found by doing a title search.

Click on the journal title to see the library’s print holdings or the View It link to navigate through to the full-text journal online, if available. Electronic access may be offered by more than one link (e.g. Royal Society of Chemistry or Elsevier SD Freedom Collection) so check which years are available. 

Finding Books


Chemistry books are located in the V section on the third floor of the JB Morrell Library. Biology books are located in the X section which is also on the third floor. Many books will also be available online as e-books. Look for the links in YorSearch, under the View It section of each book.

Theses & dissertations

University of York PhD/MPhil theses and Masters dissertations, plus theses and dissertations from other institutions.

Key Biochemistry Resources

Biology Resources

Accessing Biochemistry past exam papers

Examination papers for 2004- 2010 have been digitised and are available to University of York members via York Digital Library (YODL).
Login to YODL before you start searching.

Note that we do not hold a comprehensive collection of all examination papers set, only those which have been released to the Library.


Chemistry Resources

Finding Web Resources