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For more detailed lists of databases related to the different Divisions in BESE, select a LibGuide from the dropdown menu below:
Free/Open Access Databases
Web of Science
citation database for accessing high quality scientific research databases such as Web of Science (Core Collection), Current Chemical Reactions, BIOSIS Previews, Medline, Derwent Innovation Index etc.
comprehensive reference database for life science and biomedical research
one of the largest abstract and citation databases of peer-reviewed literature
free search engine for accessing the MEDLINE database. MEDLINE is a literature database of life sciences and biomedical information
comprehensive coverage of marine natural products in journal articles, including new and revised compounds, synthesis, ecology and biological activities
Inter Research Science
peer-reviewed scientific publication focused on marine and aquatic sciences
covers all areas of pure and applied chemistry
ACSESS Digital Library
full text of journals published by ACSESS (Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies)
The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR)
contains database of genetic and molecular biology data for the model higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana, which includes the complete genome sequence along with gene structure, gene product information, gene expression, DNA and seed stocks, genome maps, genetic and physical markers, publications, etc.
Community-contributed database containing more than two million high-resolution plant type specimens.
provides access to online seminar style talks in areas such as Agriculture & Environmental Sciences, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics & Epigenetics, Microbiology, Neurology, etc.
Databases have powerful search tools that can help you get relevant results. Here are some of the more common tools:
Do refer to the Help pages of individual databases as the symbols may differ.