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This LibGuide contains links to resources that will help with your Bioinformatics research. Use this LibGuide to acquaint yourself with the collection, but ask the Reference Librarian for additional help.
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Journals/Databases for Bioinformatics



The best way to keep current with a discipline is to read journal literature. James H. White Library subscribes to a wide range of titles in the field of Bioinformatics. Here are a few of those titles.


Print Journal Titles

American Biology Teacher

Annual Journal of Bioethics

American Journal of Science

Annual Review of Genetics

Annual Review of Microbiology

Applied Bioinformatics




Current Genomics



Journal Gateways


Bioinformatics and Genomics Gateway

A collection of content and resources from journals and sites published by BioMed Central (BMC), of interest to researchers in bioinformatics and genomics. The research articles in all BMC journals are open access.


Omnics Gateway

A comprehensive, regularly updated, one-stop web portal into publications from Nature Publishing Group’s journals, relevant to the fields of study in biology ending in the suffix -omics such as genomics


 Electronic Databases

 ACM Digital Library: This database indexes journals published by the Association for Computing Machinery. Subjects covered include: Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, and related disciplines.


Biomed Central: Over 100 freely-available journals in all areas of Biology and Medicine.


EBSCOhost: Approximately 200 full text and secondary databases are made available via EBSCOhost®. A customizable, intuitive search experience, EBSCOhost is designed to cater to various user needs and preferences at every level of research.


EBSCOhost Electronic Journals: EBSCOhost Electronic Journals Service (EJS) is your gateway to thousands of e-journals containing millions of articles from hundreds of different publishers, all at one web site.


National Library of Medicine (PubMed): PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 17 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.


    Library Resources for Bioinformatics



    Reference books are a good place to begin a research project. Encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks provide background information and can also point to other resources. Key titles are listed below.



    Dictionary of Gene Technology (Ref. QH506 .K333 2004) 

    Bioinformatics from genomes to drugs (Ref. QH506 .B56 2001) 

    Genomes (Ref. QH447 .G466 2000) 

    Dictionary of bioinformatics and computational biology (Ref. QH324.2 .D53 2004) 

    Handbook of research on informatics in healthcare and biomedicine (Ref. R853.D37 H36 2006)  

    Bioinformatics: databases and systems (Ref. QH441.2 .B55 1999) 

    Algorithms in bioinformatics (Ref. QH324.2 .A54 2006)  

    Bioinformatics: a biologist's guide to biocomputing and the internet (Ref. QH506 .B767 2000)



    Use the library’s card catalog, available at , to search more systematically for books on particular topics.


    Internet Resources for Bioinformatics


    Bioinformatics websites


    BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool)  

    Searches for regions of similarity between biological sequences. Compares nucleotide sequences to sequence databases and calculates the statistical significance of matches. Used for identifying species, locating domains, establishing phylogeny, DNA mapping, and comparison.


    A cross-database search engine providing integrated access to Pubmed, OMIM, OMIA, UniGene, SNP, and many other databases.


    It is the NIH genetic sequence database, an annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequences.

    Map Viewer  

    Developed by NCBI, it is used to visualize an organism’s genome. Organisms represented by NCBI include human, mouse, rat, and others. It allows the researcher to search an organism’s genome, display chromosome maps, and zoom to the region of interest.

     Protein Data Bank (PDB)  

    Contains 3-D structural data of large biological molecules, such as protein and nucleic acids.

    UCSC Genome Browser  

    Contains the reference sequence and working draft assemblies for a large collection of genomes.

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