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Biological Sciences

Databases

Find articles relevant to your subject by searching databases.

Look at the guides to get the most from each database.

These databases are available for use by Leeds staff and students both on and off-site within the terms of the license agreements. Off-site users will need to login using their Leeds username and password.

Key databases

Africabib

An open access database covering African studies publications on a wide range of topics. It consists of the following seven databases: Africana Periodical Literature; African Women; Women Travellers to Africa; Islam in Africa; Kenya Coast; Water and Africa; Education in Africa.

AfricArXiv

AfricArXiv is a community-led multidisciplinary digital archive for African research. It is working towards building an African-owned open scholarly repository and a knowledge commons of African scholarly works to catalyse the African Renaissance.

CAB Abstracts Online

Covers human health, food and nutrition, agriculture, environmental issues, genetics, plant and animal science. CAB Abstracts includes information about research articles, books, conference proceedings and reports. Coverage from 1973 onwards.

Guide to using CAB Abstracts Online

CAS SciFinder

Widely considered to be the best database for any chemical research, CAS SciFinder also includes the major medical database Medline. It includes journal references, patent information and chemical substance and reaction data. The full CAS Registry file, containing the chemical structures and dictionary information for the 24 million substances identified by the CAS Registry System, is also included. You must register for access.

Register for SciFinder

Guide to using CAS SciFinder

CAS SciFinder support pages

Global Index Medicus

The Global Index Medicus (GIM) provides worldwide access to biomedical and public health literature produced by and within low to middle income countries. GIM indexes five regional indexes: African Index Medicus; Index Medicus for the Eastern Mediterranean Region; Index Medicus for South-East Asia Region; The Latin-American and Caribbean System on Health Sciences Information; Western Pacific Region Index Medicus.

Henry Stewart Talks

Seminar style presentations by many of the world's leading authorities on biomedicine. Editors and lecturers are leading world experts and practitioners, including Nobel Laureates, drawn from academia, research institutes, commerce, industry, the professions and government.

HINARI

A database of biomedical and health literature indexing over 14,000 journals and covering 30 different languages. Hinari Access to Research for Health Programme provides free or very low cost online access to the major journals in biomedical and related social sciences to local, not-for-profit institutions in developing countries.

J-Stage

J-STAGE is an electronic journal platform for STEM information in Japan, developed and managed by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). J-STAGE supports Japanese societies and research organisations, and has published more than 3,000 journals, conference proceedings and other academic publications.

Medline

Search for journal articles and other reference types in medicine, dentistry and nursing, including biomedicine, medicine, nursing, dentistry, allied health, pre-clinical sciences. This includes material from across the biological and environmental sciences, psychology, and chemistry. The database is updated frequently and can be searched back to 1950. A current awareness service provides alerts for newly added content.

Intermediate Medline workbook

Advanced Medline workbook

Ovid Databases

More than 100 core and niche databases to support a variety of research needs in a wide range of disciplines including clinical medicine, pharmacology and more. The powerful combination of Ovid's rich database implementation with Ovid's advanced search features, natural language processing, sophisticated linking technology, and customizable display options, offer a unique, integrated database solution ideal for all users.

Guide to using Ovid Databases

SciELO

SciElo is a database that provides access to scientific research from Latin America and the Caribbean. Its aim is to promote and increase the visibility of research from Latin America.

Scopus

Scopus is a large abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature from more than 18,500 journals and quality web sources, with smart tools to track, analyse and visualize research. Coverage starts from 1823.

Guide to using Scopus

The Lens

The Lens aggregates and provides access to over 225 million scholarly works, patent records and patent sequences from across the world. Its goal is to enable more people to make better decisions, informed by evidence.

Web of Science

Search for journal articles using three databases; Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index and Arts and Humanities Citation Index. A current awareness service provides citation alerts for newly added journal articles. Each database is updated weekly.

Guide to using Web of Science