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Biological Sciences: Other Libraries

Other Libraries

Perkins Agriculture Library collection

Walter Frank Perkins of Hampshire, UK (1865-1945) collected over 2000 books on British agriculture published up to the end of the 19th century. The collection was donated to the University of Southampton Library with the proviso that free open access was maintained. In keeping with his wish, books from the collection are now being digitised and made available from Internet Archive and the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Further details of the collection are available in the Perkins Agricutlural Library guide.

Biodiversity Heritage Library

Jisc Library Hub Discover

Library Hub Discover replaced Copac, which brought together the catalogues of over 70 major UK and Irish libraries. In a single search you can discover the holdings of the UK’s national libraries (including the British Library), many University libraries, and specialist research libraries. It also replaced  SUNCAT which has a serials holdings of 91 major UK libraries. SUNCAT contains information on both print and electronic serials, including journals, periodicals, newspapers, newsletters, magazines etc.

Explore the British Library 

Explore the British Library (the National Library of the United Kingdom) allows you to search records for the Library's holdings of books, journals, newspapers, conferences, maps, scores etc.; 5 million records of British Library Sound Archive items; records for trade literature collected since the mid-1980s; thousands of electronic journal and book records and hundreds of database records

SCONUL Access  

Sconul Access is a scheme which allows many university library users to borrow or use books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme, The scheme covers most of the university libraries in the UK and Ireland.