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Physiology, Development and Neuroscience Guide: Collections/ Physical Resources

Biological Sciences resources in Cambridge

Biology print resources and library help is available at the following libraries.

A full list of all the libraries in Cambridge can be found on the Libraries Directory

Reading Lists

Undergraduate reading lists for subjects taught by PDN can be found in the course pages for each topic on Moodle, or on the PDN Library website.

Search the University's collections with iDiscover

Where an article is not available from within Cambridge, researchers can apply for an Inter-Library Loan from another participating institution.

Both the University Library and the Betty & Gordon Moore Library operate an online service that is open to all registered users:

For Inter-library loans from PDN, please email the PDN Library directly


During the pandemic, the main University Library is running a Scan and Deliver service that allows access to collections across the University. For further details, consult their Zero Contact Services webpages.

Found an item on iDiscover that looks really good but you get a message telling you that "online access is restricted" and you have to use a "designated PC"? Not to worry. There's a Guide to help you with that!

Special Collections

The Lovaton Veterinary Anatomy Library (reference only)

Situated in the Anatomy Building.

Dept. Officer Responsible: Dr David Bainbridge.

Historical collection

The PDN Library also has an historical book collection. For information on the titles and how to consult them, please contact the Library directly.


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