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General Reference Sources

  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
    The handbook for chemistry! Extensive collection of physical constants, property data, mathematical tables, and conversion factors.
  • Merck Index
    Contains brief entries on the synthesis, use, biological activity, and property data on over 10,000 chemicals, drugs, and biologicals.

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Encyclopedias, Handbooks, & Other Sources

  • Wiley Encyclopedia of Chemical Biology
    Collection of over 300 articles focusing on "... the fundamental science of biological structures and systems, the use of chemical and biological techniques to elucidate that science, and the applications of this knowledge in areas as diverse as drug discovery, sensor technology, and catalysis."
  • Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry
    Collection of over 500 different entries encompassing all aspects of biochemistry, as well as the extensions of this subject into the related fields of molecular biology, cell biology, genetics and biophysics.
  • Dictionary of Natural Products
    Comprehensive structure database containing over 226,000 natural products with descriptive and numerical data on chemical, physical and biological properties of compounds; systematic and common names of compounds; literature references; structure diagrams. CHEMnetBASE also contains the Dictionary of Natural Products.
  • Comprehensive Natural Products
    A 9-volume set covering a variety of natural products.
  • Handbook of Marine Natural Products
    Two volume set published by Springer.
  • Encyclopedia of Marine Natural Products
    Three volume set published by Wiley.
  • Purification of Laboratory Chemicals
    Outlines procedures and processes for purifying over 4000 organic and 750 inorganic and organometallic chemicals.
  • Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
    Interdisciplinary journal providing research methods and techniques for molecular biology, genetics, protein science, etc.
  • Springer Protocols
    Protocols compiled from Humana's Methods in Molecular Medicine, Methods in Biotechnology, etc., as well as various handbooks such as Biomethods Handbook and Springer Laboratory Manuals.


  • SciFinder
    Comprehensive index for chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry, and related subjects. It includes information on substances, reactions, and provides structure and substructure searching. Indexes journals, patents, conference proceedings, and some technical reports. Coverage 1800s-present.
  • Medline
    The Medline database is widely recognized as the premier source for bibliographic and abstract coverage of biomedical literature. While included in SciFinder, searching Medline separately may provide more search options.
  • Web of Science
    A citation database (i.e., tracks who cites who) covering over 250 disciplines, including 7,100 science journals. It also includes conference proceedings. Coverage 1900-present.
  • BIOSIS Previews
    BIOSIS Previews is a multidisciplinary database to life science and biomedical research. BIOSIS Previews includes the contents of Biological Abstracts, Biological Abstracts/RRM, and BioResearch Index. Coverage is 1969-present.
  • PubChem
    Provides information on the biological activities of small molecules. The database can be searched by chemical name, keywords, structure, substructure, and biological assay.
  • Reaxys
    Contains the Beilstein (organic) and Gmelin (inorganic) databases, which provide extensive amount of physical property data and synthesis information. Also includes chemical patents. Can be searched by CAS, formula, structure, reaction, as well as by various other parameters.
    CHEMnetBASE includes several "dictionaries":
    Dictionary of Organic Compounds
    Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compds
    Dictionary of Natural Products ... and many more.

    Also contains the Combined Chemical Dictionary (CCD) provides brief descriptions of chemical substances, physical property data, systematic and common names, literature references (e.g., syntheses, spectral data, etc.), and structural diagrams for over 500,000 chemicals.
  • KnowItAll U - Spectra Database
    A collection of 1.4 million IR, MS, NMR, Raman, and UV-Vis spectra. This resource is an online version of the Sadtler spectra collection plus more! Free informatics software is available to compare, store, and manage your spectral data, though the software is not required to access the spectra. See link below for software.
  • KnowItAll U Informatics Software
    This informatics software works in conjunction and independently of the KnowItAll U spectra database to support search, processing/analysis, chemometrics, spectra management, and reporting. Learn more at Bio-Rad Laboratories and click the green "Register & Download" to download the software.
  • WebCSD (Cambridge Structural Database)
    A crystallographic database containing bibliographic and X-ray crystallographic data for 500,000+ organic molecules.
  • WorldCat
    OCLC WorldCat contains over 43 million records describing library holdings worldwide, but primarily North America. Great for locating books not owned by Texas A&M University Libraries.
  • Proquest Dissertations and Theses
    A comprehensive index to doctoral dissertations in all disciplines. Some master’s theses are indexed as well, but many schools do not contribute information about their master’s theses. Dissertations published since 1997 are available in PDF digital format and have 24 page previews available. TAMU users may borrow or purchase copies of non-TAMU dissertations via the Get it for me service. Coverage: 1861 - Present.

E-Journal Search


Top 20 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Journals

Below are the top 20 biochemistry and molecular biology journals ranked by the 2010 Journal Citation Reports (JCR) impact factor. You can search JCR for journal titles and categories to identify other high impact journals. 


Annual Review of Biochemistry

Nature Medicine

Nature Chemical Biology

Molecular Psychiatry

Molecular Cell

Nature Structural and Molecular Biology

Genome Research

PLoS Biology

Molecular Aspects of Medicine

Trends in Biochemical Sciences

Reviews pf Physiology and Pharmacology

Critical Reviews in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

EMBO Journal

Current Biology

Current Opinion in Structural Biology

BBA-Reviews on Cancer

Molecular Systems Biology

European Cells & Materials

To determine if we have online access to a particular journal, check the e-journal search above.


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