Literature Search Section

To start searching for information try the how-to guide on "finding a book/journal".
Full literature searches are possible from most computers in the Department via a web browser and/or via SSH

Quick Links - For use if you're familiar with the procedures below
Oxlip gives access to many databases including:
  • Medline
  • Biological Abstracts
  • Global Health
  • GeoREF
  • Zoological Record
OLIS (Oxford Library Information System)

OLIS is the union catalogue of most libraries of the University of Oxford, including the Radcliffe Science Library and the Biochemistry Department Library on the 7th floor.

Web of Knowledge

This site gives you access to the Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports (JCR)

To make a suggestion for a new electronic journal or database, go to the Proposals page at

Preconfigured EndNote Connection Files
  1. Visit
  2. Download connection file for chosen database to c:\endnote\connect
  3. Within Endnote, select the connection file using "File | Connect"
  4. Fill in database search terms.

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