Useful Websites

There are many websites which you will find useful for your studies.
I have listed some of the most popular ones below.
Please let me know if there are other websites which you feel others may wish to know about and I will include them on this page.

Numerical Methods for Bioscience Students - an excellent website to help students get to grips with numerical skills, biostatiistics, graphs & charts, functions & models.

  • General Chemistry Resources

Royal Society of Chemistry - a major resource for chemistry with plenty of free information amongst the wide range of topics.
Plus the following free online journals -

  • Metallomics
  • Analytical Methods
  • Chemical Science (coming 2010)
  • MedChemComm (coming 2010)
  • Polymer Chemistry (coming 2010)

Chemdex - a gateway for chemistry information since 1993. Provided by the University of Sheffield.


ChemWeb - a chemistry portal which also gives free access to over 500 relevant journals.

Links for Chemists - a comprehensive gateway to a wide range of chemistry resources. Provided by Liverpool University.


Scirus - an impressive search engine for a huge number of scientific web pages.

  • Chemical Structure Searching

Chemical Database Service - databases of crystal sturctures, spectroscopy, reactions etc. You must register through a University. MSOP Head of School will sign the form for you.


Chemical Entitites of Biological Interest (ChEBI) - a free dictionary of chemical entities with a focus on "small" chemical compounds.


Chemspider - a free source for structure-based chemical information.


Web Reactions - a database for literature precedents for a reaction query. Literature is referenced from 1975-1991.

  • Environmental Science & Geography Resources

British Aerobiology Federation - site devoted to research on the transport of organisms and biological materials through the atmosphere.

British Ecological Society - promoting ecology in the UK.


- Darwin Landscape Laboratory - a celebration of the work of Charles Darwin and his home at Downe.


Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs - UK policy and regulations on the environment, food and rural affairs.


Environment Agency - information on UK environmental protection and sustainable development. Some free leaflets are available.


Greenspace Information for Greater London (GIGL) - biodiversity records centre for London's wildlife, parks, nature reserves, gardens and open spaces.

Kent & Medway Biological Records Centre (KMBRC) - biodiversity records for Kent & Medway. Useful guides on recording, surveying and photography.


Met Office - an excellent source for climate change and forecasting information.


Natural England - plenty of reports and documentation from English Nature.

Royal Meteorological Society - professional and learned society for weather and climate. Some journal articles are available here.

Other Libraries

You may visit these libraries but check their website first to review your entitlements. Always take your university ID card along with you

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