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Resources for My Subject

Natural Sciences Tripos: Biological Sciences

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Biological Sciences teaching and support is delivered by multiple departments across the University of Cambridge. Thankfully there is one dedicated Biological Sciences Libraries Team to help navigate this sometimes complex landscape. Information about specific subjects and their associated library services can be found below. For study skills and teaching resources provided by the Biological Sciences Libraries team, please visit the Study Skills section of this guide.

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You can find the many Biological Sciences reading lists on our online reading list tool Leganto, as well as through your dedicated Moodle course pages.

Please note, some lists might be restricted to current students only due to copyrighted materials. 

Part II Reading Lists

There are a lot of papers to choose from at this level of the Natural Sciences Tripos, with multiple different combinations across subjects. We will not list them all there and encourage you to explore the Moodle course for your paper(s).

The subjects

Biochemistry

For information and subject support for Biochemistry, visit the Biochemistry LibGuide

For further information about the Biochemistry Colman Library, visit the Department of Biochemistry website

Ecology

For information and subject support for Ecology, visit the Ecology LibGuide

Genetics

For information and subject support for Genetics, explore the Genetics LibGuide

For further information about the Genetics Library, visit the Genetics Library website

Pathology

For information and subject support for Pathology, visit the Pathology LibGuide

There is no library service in the Department of Pathology but training and support is offered throughout the year by the Biological Sciences Libraries Team, in conjunction with the Medical Library Team

Pharmacology

For information and subject support for Pharmacology, visit the Pharmacology LibGuide

There is no library service in the Department of Pharmacology but training and support is offered throughout the year by the Biological Sciences Libraries Team, in conjunction with the Medical Library Team

Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

For information and subject support for Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, visit the PDN LibGuide

For further information about the PDN Library, visit the departmental website

Plant Sciences

For information and subject support for Plant Sciences, visit the Plant Sciences LibGuide

For further information about the Plant Sciences Library and Herbarium collections, visit the Plant Sciences Library website

For further information about the Cory Library, visit the Cory Library website

Psychology

For information and subject support for Psychology, visit the Psychology LibGuide

For further information about the Psychology Library, visit the Psychology Library website

Zoology

For information and subject support from Zoology, visit the Zoology LibGuide​

For further information about the Balfour and Newton Libraries, visit the Department of Zoology website

Chat with us

Have a question for the Biological Sciences Libraries Team? Chat with us using our new LibChat service! 

Currently, the chat is live on weekdays during term time between 12:00-14:00.

If you want to get in touch outside these hours, please email us: sbslibraries@lib.cam.ac.uk