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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology: Databases

Core Databases

If you are looking for a specific article and you know the journal that it was published in, you can determine whether Dickinson subscribes to this journal by checking the Journal Locator. If you are not looking for a specific article, you can search for articles in the databases that we subscribe to. Click here to access our tutorial on how to choose a database.

Depending on your topic, you may want to search through databases containing content on Biology, Chemistry, or Medicine. This page contains recommended databases for these topics.


As this database stores so many citations, often it is useful to search using MESH (Medical Subject Headings) headings. If you use the pull down menu, MESH is one of the search options. Once you have entered a term, you can see what version of that term is used as the official indexing term, and you can limit your search by subheadings which can be extremely useful.

MESH does use the term "Biochemistry" but it also uses the following more specific terms:

  • Carbohydrate Biochemistry
  • Histocytochemistry
  • Immunochemistry
  • Metabolomics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neurochemistry
  • Proteomics

Supplementary Databases

Subject Guide

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