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Science - BioPhy Library -Molecular and Cell Biology: Electronic Resources

This Guide will provide Literature in the search of wide range of Information in the field of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, Genetics & Developmental Biology, Biology &Microbiology & Biotechnology

Access to Electronic Resources

Off-campus users (staff and students) should note that they will be prompted for their staff or student number and library PIN to access the library resources.

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Bibliographic/Citation Databases


Searching for library materials and digital content

This search tool allows you to find content from the library catalogue, all the library’s databases, journals, ebooks, the institutional repository WIReDSpace, and unique digital collections only available in the Wits library.

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Theses & Dissertations


For more information on Open Access ETDs see the following LibGuide: Scholarly Research & Related Resources. Refer to the page/tab on Research Support/Resources:ETDs and Scholarly Repositories.


BIOL 1000/1006 - Assignment assistance

BIOL 1000/1006 - Finding information resources for your assignment

The below classes would take place in Feb/Mar to assist students in finding information for the below assignment:

It has been proposed that the field of regenerative medicine which deals with the "process of replacing, engineering or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs” should be moving towards revitalising worn-out body parts by removing all of the cells from an organ and then infusing new cells to integrate into the existing matrix in order to restore full functionality.

Discuss the idea of regeneration in this context and present an argument for or against the suggestion that all body parts should be revitalised as they get worn-out.