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Overview of the reading rooms (PDF) with subject allocation.
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The University Library of Regensburg acquires literature on all areas of biology. The main focus is on current study and research literature. Textbooks and reference works (lexica, encyclopaedias, handbooks, language dictionaries) on all sub-disciplines of biology represented at the University Library are acquired, as well as literature on research foci at the University and monographs on important individual topics.
Currently circa 35 journals in printed form are kept up to date. The conventional literature is increasingly supplemented by electronic media.
In the field of biology, for example, the university library now offers access to approximately 5,000 electronic journals (yellow and green dot in the Electronic Journals Library) and various literature databases in the field of biology.
In the Reading Room for Biology and Preclinical Medicine (as in all other reading rooms of the University Library of Regensburg including the textbook collection) the books are arranged systematically according to subject areas, i.e. all works on a specific topic are placed next to each other. By "browsing" the shelves you can get an overview of the holdings on a specific topic in the reference section.
The subject Biochemistry is integrated in the Biology reading room. Please consider, however, that relevant literature may also be found in the Chemistry reading room (shelfmark beginning with 86/...).
For nature conservation and environmental protection you will also find a larger stock in the general reading room (shelfmark beginning with 11/AR..).
At the University of Regensburg the Preclinical Medicine is part of the Faculty of Biology. Please note that more clinically oriented literature can be found in the medicine section of the Medicine reading room (shelfmark beginning with 91/...).
Please note: Only the resources available in English are listed below. For a more comprehensive list of resources, which also includes the German ones, please refer to the German equivalent of this webpage.
AMBOSS combines learning program and reference work into an adaptive knowledge platform and is suitable for all students in the preclinical and clinical study phase.
A campus licence for the university will initially run until 31.12.2022. It is designed as a study-accompanying program from the 1st clinical semester onwards and includes the possibility of crossing up to 700 state examination questions within a 30-day window. Access to the study cards is unrestricted.
To use them, a personal registration and a registration for the campus licence are necessary. A personal upgrade can be purchased, which allows unlimited crossing.
To use the university access you must be logged in to the university network (on the university campus or via VPN). Information on VPN can be found on the pages of the computer center.
|00, 01, 02, 03||Central Library holdings/stacks (can be ordered via the Regensburg catalogue plus)|
|17||Textbook collection in the Central Library|
|23/W||Dissertations in the field of biology (central holdings, can be ordered via the Regensburg catalogue plus)|
|82||Journals on general natural science (in the Physics reading room)|
|84||Physics reading room|
|86||Chemistry and Pharmacy reading room|
|88||Biology and Preclinical Medicine reading room|
|8801||CD-ROMs and DVDs in the Biology reading room (available at the reading room supervision)|
|237||Collection of the Natural Science Association Regensburg (central holdings, can be ordered via the Regensburg catalogue plus)|
|240||Collection of the Regensburg Botanical Society (central holdings, can be ordered via the Regensburg Catalogue plus)|
|91||Reading room medicine|
|9117||Textbook collection medicine (in the Medicine reading room)|
|9123||Dissertations of the Medical Faculty (in the Medicine reading room)|
In the reading room Biology and Preclinical Medicine (as in all other reading rooms of the University Library of Regensburg including the textbook collection), the books are systematically arranged according to subject (Regensburg compound classification), i.e. all works on a specific subject are next to each other. Here you can get an overview of the available holdings by "browsing" the shelves.
The subject groups start with a W, but you may come across others such as AR for Nature conservation and environmental protection.
|WB||Bibliographies and reference works, history, didactics, textbooks|
|WD||Biophysics, Biochemistry, Physiological Chemistry|
|WF 1000 - WF 9600||Microbiology|
|WF 9700 - WF 9795||Biotechnology|
|WF 9800 - WF 9920||Immunology|
|WL||Special Botany (Systematics)|
|WM||Morphology and Anatomy of Plants|
|WP - WS||Special (taxonomic) zoology|
|WT||Behavioural Research and Animal Psychology|
|WW - WX||Anatomy and Physiology of Humans and Animals, Preclinical Medicine|
Please note: Only the resources available in English are listed below. For a more comprehensive list of organizations which also includes the German webpages, please refer to the German equivalent of this webpage.