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Applied Science: Food Science, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences

This guide will assist RMIT students who are studying Food Science, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences.

Find books, e-books and chapters

Login and search LibrarySearch using keywords that describe your topic, then refine your results to books and chapters.

  • Combine your keywords with AND to find all search terms.

  • Use OR to find any words or synonyms.

  • Find “exact phrases” with quotation marks.

  • Add an asterisk to part of a word to find different endings and plurals.

An example search: 

("food handling" OR "food hygiene") AND practice* AND Australia

Search terms

Try these keywords and subject headings to search for relevant books:

Food Science 

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences 

Encyclopedias and Handbooks

Food Science dictionaries & encyclopedias:

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences books:

Microbiology & Biotechnology books:

Genetics books:

Immunology books:

Biochemistry books:

Ecotoxicology, Environmental Biology & Microbiology books:

Plant Biotechnology & Pathology books:

e-Books guide

See the Library’s e-Book guide for tips on using e-books.

Search skills

Assignments: get started- find out how to research your topic to find suitable information.