Subject guides and resources
The Library of Science has several subject guides and resources to help you study or do research.
About our subject guides
The Library of Science subject guides are a good place to start when looking for material such as subject databases, journals, or e-books. The guides can also help you develop your information literacy, writing, reference management, and academic integrity.
Shortcuts to the content
- General guides
- Biology and environmental science
- Geology, physical geography, and ecosystem science
- Physics and astronomy
Reference guide for APA 7th Edition
How to write references using APA, 7th Edition.
How to write a systematic survey of the literature in your field. The guide can be used for larger projects and advanced courses and for shorter projects, student papers and doctoral theses.
A guide to the online resources such as dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and manuals available from the Biology Library in full text.
Online field guides which may be downloaded in advance or accessed online where you have Internet access.
Practical advice on how to search and find information for course work, student papers or doctoral theses.
Writing and Sources
Practical advice on different types of source material, source criticism, and how to write scientific texts.
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
A guide to the books, journals, patents and standards, data, chemical properties, encyclopaedias and manuals, laws, reference management tools, and information retrieval offered by the Library of Science.
Encyclopaedias and handbooks
A guide to the online resources such as dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and manuals available from the Library of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in full text.
Food technology (Swedish only)
Biochemistry – Foundation Course (Swedish only)
Introduction to Chemical Engineering (Swedish only)
A guide to the online resources such as dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and manuals available from the Geolibrary in full text.
Library Guide for Students at General Level
A guide for first-cycle students to library-curated information offered by the Library of Science. It includes advice on academic integrity and how to write scientific texts.
Library Guide for Students at Advanced Level
A guide to the Library of Science tools and resources to help students find and search for information and write student papers.
Library Guide for Physicists
A guide to the Library of Science tools and resources to help researchers and staff search and find information, write, publish, and teach.
A guide to the online resources such as dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and manuals available from the Physics- and Astronomy Library in full text.
Physics for Teachers (Swedish compulsory school years 7–9) (Swedish only)
Lund University's collection of subject guides and resources (in Swedish)
Search and find guides on lub.lu.se.
Students and staff of Lund University may access databases and download full texts from outside the university network. Set up a VPN (Virtual Private Network) on your computer or use the links for the search tools here on the library web page to log in using your Lucat or your Lund University student account.