As a Biology 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.
|X||Biology||XM||Ecology / Environmental Science|
|X 1||Theoretical biology||XN||Genetics|
|X 1||Biology. Handbooks||XN 1||Reproduction|
|X 7.2||Experimental biology||XN 1.8||Cells - genetics|
|X 9||History / Naturalists||XN 2||Heredity|
|XB||Applied biology / Industrial biology||XN 3||Microbiology - genetics|
|XB 1||Applied microbiology||XN 4||Botany - genetics|
|XB 3||Environmental pollution||XN 6||Animals - genetics|
|XB 3||Environmental pollution||XN 8||Human Genetics|
|XB 3||Economic botany||XS||Microbiology|
|XB 6||Animals. Economic Zoology||XP||Evolution|
|XC||Natural history / Biogeography||XP 1||Co-evolution|
|XC 4||Marine biology||XP 1||Organic evolution|
|XD||Plants - Geography||XP 3||Microbiology - evolution|
|XE||Animals - Geography||XP 4||Botany - evolution|
|XG||Cell biology||XP 6||Animals - evolution|
|XG 2||Cells - ultrastructure||XP 6||Birds - evoultion|
|XG 2||Cells - morphology||XP 6||Evolution - humans|
|XG 4||Cytoskeleton||XS 2||Virology|
|XG 5||Cells - membranes||XS 5||Funghi|
|XG 6||Cells - development||XS 5||Mycology|
|XG 6||Cells - physiology||XS 6||Algae / Seaweed|
|XG 8||Cells Microbiology||XS 7||Amoebae|
|XG 9||Plants - cells||XS 9||Micropalaeontology|
|XG 9.8||Cells - animal||XW||Botany|
|XG 9.8||Cells - human||XZ||Animals|
|XJ||Morphology - biology/anatomy||XZ 9.9||Human Biology|
|XL||Behaviour - biology||S||Mathematics|
|SF 1.X||Statistical methods in biology|
Examination papers for 2001, and 2004-2012 have been digitised and are available to University of York members via York Digital Library (YODL). You must log into 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.
Search for academic materials like journal articles, peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports.
When you use a campus-networked PC, Google Scholar will automatically link to the University of York library catalogue and display articles where we have full-text access. When off campus, you will need to select University of York - Full Text @ York in the Settings option (under Library Links).
Watch our Google Scholar video for more information.
To start a more detailed search for articles and other research evidence, you'll need to use online databases. These are collections of resources that allow you to search for articles from hundreds of different journals at the same time.
To get the most out of searching the databases you need to plan your search in advance and think about which keywords you are going to use. Use the tutorials on the right-hand side of the page to learn more about this.
Most databases allow you to enter elaborate controlled searches using special words and characters ("operators")...
Clicking Find It @ York in a database will check YorSearch to see if we have a copy of what you've found.
We can't afford to buy a copy of everything ever. If we don't have what you need, here are some options:
University of York PhD/MPhil theses and Masters dissertations, plus theses and dissertations from other institutions.