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This guide includes information for all School of Bioscience Education teaching departments and research divisions associated with the School of Bioscience Education/Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine - including Anatomy, Biochemistry, Genetics, Immunology, Neuroscience, Nutrition & Dietetics, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Pharmacy & Forensic Science, Physiology and Physiotherapy.

There is subject specific information available in the different tabs. Take a look at the subject specific books & ebooks, journalsdatabases and more.

You will find lots of useful information on these pages about our print and online resources as well as the training and support on offer. Please use the tabs at the top or links below to explore the resources that are relevant to your subject area.

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      Books & ebooks
      Journals & How to read a paper
      Medical Images
      Advice on Plagiarism & Referencing
      Archives & Special Collections for Bioscience Education
      Training & Support

Exam past papers

The Library does not hold paper copies of exam past papers for the School of Bioscience Education.

A selection for certain modules are available online on the Virtual Campus Past Papers page. Please note that in many cases a past paper may not be available and that module leaders may post some sample questions rather than an entire past paper in advance of the exam.

You may like to contact the Academic Centre or your module leader/use the FAQ tab for the module on the Virtual Campus or discussion area of the relevant KEATS module to confirm whether a past exam paper will be made available.

New to King's?

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We are running some great activities in September and early October to help you familiarise yourself with our Libraries and the many services and resources we offer.

Why not book onto a 'Getting Started' workshop or 'Library Essentials', or work through our 'Getting Started' e-learning?

Click on the 'New to King's' button below to find out full details and sign up.

New resources

Oxford Medicine Online

Access to over 900 books from Oxford University Press' medical titles ranging across Clinical Medicine, Medical Skills, Neuroscience, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Public Health and Epidemiology. The books include the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine and the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, as well as titles from the Mayo Clinic Scientific Press so you can read every Oxford HandbookOxford TextbookEmergencies inOxford Desk References whenever you need it. And online offers additional possibilities so the Oxford Textbook of Medicine was updated in February and includes extra chapters, videos and so on. 

Oxford Medicine Online (OMO) - Kings  [remember you will need to log in with your King's username and password if you are off campus to see these resources].


Library Services provides access to a wide range of eresources for its students and staff: most of these databases and ejournals are available off campus, simply log in using your King's username and password.

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Ejournals - Library Services subscribes to over 25,000 electronic journals which are available to staff and students of King's College - see our ejournals page for more details.

Databases - King's subscribes to a broad range of electronic resources which can help you find articles and information for your research.  The type of database you should use will depend on your subject area - see the databases page for links to key databases.

Ebooks - Library Services provides you with access to over 340,000 ebooks covering a wide range of subject, most accessible off campus - see the ebooks page for more information.

Library Catalogues

Use the Library catalogue to find print and electronic library materials held by King's - see our guide below for help with searching.

Library Search is a single search interface enabling you to simultaneously search the library's collections and more; it is especially useful when you are new to a topic or need to widen your search - see our video introducing Library Search.

Help with accessing our eresources - see our step-by-step instructions for accessing some of our key eresources off campus.