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Subject guides and resources

The Library of Science has several subject guides and resources to help you study or 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 with source criticism, writing, reference management, and academic integrity. The guides are written and updated by subject-specialist librarians.

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General guides

Reference guide for APA Style 7th Edition

How to write references using APA Style 7th Edition.

Reference guide for APA Style 7th Edition – lub.lu.se


Biology and environmental science

Literature Study

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.

Literature Study – lub.lu.se

eReference Works

A guide to the online resources such as dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and manuals available from the Biology Library in full text.

eReference Works, biology and environmental science – lub.lu.se

Field guides

Online field guides which may be downloaded in advance or accessed online where you have Internet access.

Field guides – lub.lu.se

Searching

Practical advice on how to search and find information for course work, student papers or doctoral theses.

Searching – lub.lu.se

Writing and Sources

Practical advice on different types of source material, source criticism, and how to write scientific texts.

Writing and Sources – lub.lu.se


Chemistry

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.

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering – lub.lu.se

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.

Encyclopaedias and handbooks – lub.lu.se

Food technology (Swedish only)

Applied Technology – Food Science (Swedish only) – lub.lu.se

Course guides

Biochemistry – Foundation Course (Swedish only)

Biochemistry – Foundation Course (Swedish only) – lub.lu.se

Introduction to Chemical Engineering (Swedish only)

Introduction to Chemical Engineering – lub.lu.se

Life Science Processes and Calculations (Swedish only)

Life Science Processes and Calculations (Swedish only) – lub.lu.se


Geology, physical geography, and ecosystem science

eReference Works

A guide to the online resources such as dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and manuals available from the Geolibrary in full text.

eReference Works, Earth and environmental sciences – lub.lu.se


Physics and astronomy

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 General Level – lub.lu.se

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 Students at Advanced Level – lub.lu.se

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.

Library Guide for Physicists – lub.lu.se

eReference Works

A guide to the online resources such as dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and manuals available from the Physics- and Astronomy Library in full text.

eReference Works, physics and astronomy – lub.lu.se

Course guides

Energy and Environmental Physics (Swedish only)

Energy and Environmental Physics (Swedish only) – lub.lu.se

Physics for Construction Engineering (Swedish only)

Physics for Construction Engineering (Swedish only) – lub.lu.se

Physics for Teachers (Swedish compulsory school years 7–9) (Swedish only)

Physics for Teachers (Swedish compulsory school years 7–9) (Swedish only) – lub.lu.se

Medical Optics

Medical Optics – lub.lu.se

Physics for Biomedicine (Swedish only)

Physics for Biomedicine (Swedish only) – lub.lu.se

Meteorology (Swedish only)

Meteorology (Swedish only) – lub.lu.se

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Swedish only)

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Swedish only) – lub.lu.se

Waves and Optics (Swedish only)

Waves and Optics (Swedish only) – lub.lu.se

Remote access

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.

Guide to VPN on LU Support webpage