Basic Sciences Databases

Journal Literature Databases

PubMed* – Over 20 million citations to scientific research literature. Provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).


Ovid – MEDLINE, Cochrane EBM collection, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, Health & Psychosocial Instruments. If you have an individual Ovid password, login here. See Ovid tutorials.


IPA International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (Ovid) – 3 concurrent users. Worldwide coverage of pharmaceutical sciences.


Web of Science – Science Citation Index Expanded. Social Science Citation Index. See Web of Science online tutorials.


Additional Databases

American Society for Cell Biology Image Library* (ASCB)– A public-domain repository of microscopy data that includes vetted and annotated images and video of all cell types, including intracellular structures and functions. Submissions are encouraged.


ChemSpider – Free chemical structure database providing access to over 25 million structures, properties and associated information.


Cold Spring Harbor Protocols – a database of research techniques for cell and molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, protein science, and imaging. Protocols will be continuously expanded, updated, and annotated by the originators and users of the techniques.