Natural sciences

Providing access to quality Natural sciences resources and subject support.

Databases View more

Here are the key databases/online resources to start finding information in your subject area. Click on 'View more' to go to the full listing for the Library, and use the filters to find more for this subject and others.

Books Catalogue

The shelf marks tell you where you can browse for books on popular topics in the Library (the level is for the Library in Loughborough). Click on ‘Catalogue’ to search for specific books and check their availability.

Subject / title Pilkington level Shelfmark
Maths 1 510
Physics 1 530
Chemistry 1 540
Earth sciences 1 550
Biology 1 570
Engineering materials 1 620.11
Natural sciences 1

Videos View more

Use the videos to learn more about some resources or finding information.

Frequently asked questions View more

Here are some of the most popular questions asked by students in this subject. If you have a different question, check 'View more' or ask your Academic Librarian.

How do I access library resources off-campus?

Download the VPN and log onto it before searching for resources off-campus.  This link will show you how to download this onto your device.

How can I access an article in a database?

Some databases provide the full-text of the article in the database in either HTML or PDF format. Others just give you the basic details but you have to access the full-text via a link that might say 'SFX' or 'Full-text'.

If you are on-campus or have the VPN activated on your device when you are off-campus, you should click on the link and it will take you to the full-text if the Library subscribes to the journal.

If it doesn't do this, then search Library Catalogue Plus to see if we subscribe to the journal you need (including the correct year).  If you get stuck, contact the Library (library@lboro.ac.uk).

Why can't I access the article I have found on Google or another search engine?

You can only access a journal article if the Library subscribes to it. If we do and you are on-campus, or have the VPN activated on your device if you are off-campus, you should be able to get straight to it.

If you still can't access it, then search Library Catalogue Plus to see if we subscribe to the journal you need (including the correct year) . If we do, but you still can't access it, contact the Library (library@lboro.ac.uk).

How do I access an eBook?

From Library Catalogue Plus look at the options at the side of the page and click on ‘eBook’ in the ‘Format’ section to limit the results to eBooks. Click on ‘Get full text’ to open the eBook.

How do I reference correctly for my school or department?

You need to find out which referencing style your lecturer, supervisor or marker is expecting you to use.  This information is usually in a school or department handbook and in Learn. If you get stuck, contact your Academic Librarian.