Research Guides: Biological Sciences

Major literature databases
Web of Science  Large bibliographic and citation database with records of tens of millions of published papers in science, social sciences, and humanities, and their citations.

PubMed  Large bibliographic database of biological and medical literature, with links to large molecular biological databases, including data on genes, proteins, and pathways.
Additional literature databases
AGRICOLA National Agriculture Library bibliographic catalog.

Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) Includes several Aquatic Science and Fisheries Abstracts databases.  

CabDirect  Including the CAB Abstracts and CAB Health, this is the leading database for literature related to agriculture and applied life sciences, including strong international coverage.
Molecular data
National Center for Biotechnology Information National Library of Medicine's interlinked array of databases comprising data on nucleotides, proteins, pathways, taxonomy, and diseases, and also analytical tools.

European Bioinformatics Institute  Array of databases comprising data on nucleotides, proteins, pathways, taxonomy, and also analytical tools.

Protein Data Bank The Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics's database of protein structures.

ExPASy European array of protein and genetics databases.

BRENDA Enzyme database.

Flybase Fruitflies

Wormbase Nematodes

ZFIN Zebrafish

Databib list of biological databases
Taxonomy and ontologies
Integrated Taxonomic Information System Authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

Encyclopedia of Life Community assembled and curated taxonomically-based encyclopedia of life.

Gene Ontology Controlled vocabulary for genetics.

Biological Ontology Databases At European Bioinformatics Institute.

Open Biomedical Ontologies Foundry Additional ontologies.

Ecological Classication System By NatureServe organization.




Subject Specialist
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David Dunaway
Science Librarian
Tel: 578-4680