Books and journals in the Main Library
Books can be found in the reading room on the 2nd floor under the shelf marks 20/WA … to 20/WX …
Journals can be found under the shelf marks 21/WA ...
You will find study-relevant literature under the shelf marks 24/Biol …, 24/Biochem ..., 24/Bot ... and 24/Zool ...
General plan: 2nd floor (PDF, 306 KB)
Books and journals in the Departmental Library for Biosciences
Books can be found under shelf marks 550/...
Journals are arranged alphabetically on designated shelves. New issues can be found in the current periodicals display.
General plan (PDF, 169 KB)
Books and journals in the Departmental Library for Botany
Books and journals in the Departmental Library for the Didactics of Biology
Literature search tips are summarised on a separate page.
The most important literature databases for biologists are the Science Citation Index and PubMed. It may also be worth searching Biosis Previews and SciFinder. In addition to these literature databases, the database information system also lists fact databases such as the NCBI databases.
The Science Citation Index offers purely topic-based or article searches as well as the option to search the reference lists of publications containing related articles. You can create lists of articles cited in a specific publication (retrospective) and lists of articles in which the publication is cited (prospective). You can also view articles that cite one or more of the references cited in the relevant publication.
An electronic tutorial on using PubMed is provided here.