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Biological, Chemical, Forensic, and Analytical Sciences: Help with searching

A Library guide for Biological, Chemical, Forensic, and Analytical Sciences

Searching Tips

  • Phrasemarks ensure that you only find results where those words are together in that order e.g. “medicinal chemistry”
  • An asterisk will search for any group of letters e.g. chemis* will find chemistry, chemists, chemist etc
  • A question mark will search for one letter e.g. organi?ed will find organised and organized

Database help

Knovel help

For overviews of how to use Knovel for basic searching, as well as retrieving scientific data, see these online demonstrations.

Summon search

Write like a scientist

Check out this useful resource (including videos) on how to plan, research, structure and review your scientific research.  It was created by an Academic Skills Tutor in Applied Sciences. This YouTube navigation guide introduces the resource.