Please find our electronic and printed books by searching the blue search box above.
After searching, check left margin for further options. Print-books physically available in the Science Library are marked UBBRB
For books on loan, choose 'reserve', or browse for alternatives using the Virtual Shelf-tab over your chosen book. For browsing our physical shelves, aks staff to help you find the shelves most relevant.
Check here how to access and use e-books, or ask at our desk.
A selection of the most recent titles at the library:
Did you know that the collected works of Charles Darwin are openly accessible?
Dictionaries and subject specific encyclopedias
There are several good, subject specific reference works within biology. Find definitions, explore new topics or get an easy overview in short articles, written by experts in the field. Many contain suggestions for further reading, and are generally a good starting point for assignments/term papers.
You will find printed reference works in our reference collection and Oria. Listed below are recommended electronic reference works. Some are openly accessible, others have the subscription paid by the university library.
Other relevant reference works
Scientific papers appear alongside books, reports etc. in Oria. By default, Oria lists only documents you have online or physical access to. Tick off the box 'Expand my results' (to the left of results) to include even references outside of our immediate access.
The subject specific reference databases listed below offer advanced search functionality lacking from Oria and Google Scholar.
While some are free of charge, the links below ensures offline access and 'bonus services' offered exclusively to UiB users.