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Biomedical Sciences: Journals and Databases

Find the Literature

SciFinder provides access to literature in related scientific disciplines, including biomedical engineering and biochemistry. 

Popular NCBI Resources

Access tools through the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) for extensive biomedical and genomic data.

Database Tutorial and Fact Sheets

Journal Search

Clinical Resources

ClinVar: aggregates information about genomic variation and its relationship to human health.

Try this: Search for sickle cell anemia to see which genes are involved

MedGen: Organizes information related to human medical genetics, such as attributes of conditions with a genetic contribution.

Try this: Search for sickle cell anemia to find out characteristics of this blood disorder

GTR (Genetics Testing Registry): Centralizes genetic test information which is submitted by providers. Records include the test’s purpose, methodology, validity, evidence of the test’s usefulness, and laboratory contacts and credentials

Try this: Search for sickle cell anemia to discover tests, conditions, genes and laboratories studying this disorder

OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man): A comprehensive, authoritative compendium of human genes and genetic phenotypes that is freely available and updated daily. Maintained by Johns Hopkins University. 

Thanks to Molly Knapp at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine for these great explanations.

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