BCHM 5784: Recommended Databases

Course Guide for BCHM 5784: Advanced Applications in Molecular Life Sciences

Overview - Research Databases - Literature, Datasets, and More

At University Libraries, we have nearly 1,000 different scholarly databases that you can use.  For your research in Biological Sciences, I recommend the following databases.  Still not sure about which database(s) are best for your research?  Try the Neuroscience subject guide, the Biological Sciences subject guide, or browse other subject guides.

Below find suggestions for:

  • Research literature databases
  • Dataset and statistical information sources

Looking for full text?

Remember to look for the Get VText icon:

If that doesn't work, don't hesitate to contact your librarian for help accessing the full text of an article.

Peer review

Looking for sources where submissions were peer reviewed before publication?

Check a journal title in Ulrichs Web to see if its 'referred' (peer-reviewed).

Check on a journal website to find out about publication and editorial practices such as whether or not they include peer-review in the process.

PubMed Tip

Investigating a Research Database - Questions to Ask

Recommended Databases


Statistics and Datasets

Locate statistics and datasets related to biological, biomedical, and related topics in these resources - contact Ginny if you'd like assistance using these resources, or if you'd like additional suggestions for locating datasets or statistics.

Recommended Life Science Data Repositories 

This page describes Nature Publishing Group's recommended data repositories - a list that they update quarterly and make available with a CC BY (attribution) license for reuse.

re3data.org

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