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Associations & Societies

Canadian Society of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology - CSBMCB's purpose is to "foster research and education in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Cell Biology in Canada" (Constitution).

European Molecular Biology Organization - plays an important role in "disseminating the concepts and approaches of molecular biology" (About EMBO).

International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - supports the growth and advancement of molecular biology and biochemistry.


Academic Search Complete - multidisciplinary database.

DOAJ - open (i.e. FREE) access to 172 biology-related journals, including BMC Molecular Biology and Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Reviews.

General Science Full Text - for non-science specialists.

JSTOR - Although predominantly humanities-based, information in the life sciences also available.

Medline - full text medical journals.

Open Access and Free Journals - British Columbia Electronic Library Network (BCELN). 23 journals related to molecular biology.

PLoS - Public Library of Science. PLoS is a non-profit organization dedicated to making the world's scientific literature freely available.

PubMed Central Canada - free digital archive of full-text, peer-reviewed health and life sciences literature.

ScienceDirect Journals - leading full text database containing journal articles in the areas of Health & Life Sciences.


dmoz open directory project - "Biochemistry and Molecular Biology." Largest, human-edited directory on the web.

Yahoo Directory: Molecular Biology

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Oxford Reference Online. Short and informative entries on the fields of Bioinformatics, Cell Biology, Genetics, etc.

Oxford Dictionary of Genetics - Oxford Reference Online. Includes terms from a wide range of disciplines including molecular biology, cell biology, medicine, botany and evolutionary studies.

Dictionary of Scientific Biography - discover the lives of influential scientists in the fields of molecular biology and genetics

World Encyclopedia - Oxford Reference Online. Concise entries providing essential information in many fields, including science and technology.

Online Journals

BMC Molecular Biology - open-access, peer-reviewed, online journal focused on all aspects of DNA and RNA in a cellular context.

Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Reviews - their goal is to "publish the most exciting, cutting-edge reviews in all areas of applied biochemistry, industrial microbiology, genomics and proteomics, and metabolic engineering" (Home).

Biochemistry and Cell Biology - National Research Council Canada. Bimonthly journal with up-to-date coverage on cellular and molecular biology.

Cell - explores biological questions.

Journal of Molecular Biology - publishes "original scientific research concerning studies of organisms or their components at the molecular level" (Home).

Print Resources

Understanding DNA: The molecule and how it works.
QP624 C34 2004

Oxford dictionary of biochemistry and molecular biology (Reference, non-circulating).
QP512 O94 2006. Also available online.

Molecular biology of the cell (Reference, non-circulating).
QH581.2 M64 2008.

Fundamentals of molecular diagnostics.
RB43.7 B78 2007

Principles of virology : molecular biology, pathogenesis, and control of animal viruses.
QR360 P697 2004.

Web Resources

Cell and Molecular Biology Online - an information resource for cell and molecular biologists. Good list of recommended web sites.

ClustalW2 - "a general purpose multiple sequence allignment program" (Home).

ExPASy (Expert Protein Analysis System) Proteomics Server - of the Swiss Institute of Bioninformatics (SIB). This site is "dedicated to the analysis of protein sequences and structures" (Home).

National Center for Biotechnology Information - provides researchers access to the volume and complexity of molecular data.

Scirus - comprehensive, science-specific search engine.





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