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Subject guide for Molecular Biology and Genetics

This subject guide presents selected resources in the field of Molecular Biology and Genetics and related areas of research.

Contact the subject editor in Aarhus, Tine Legarth Iversen or in Foulum, Anne Mette Emdal Navntoft, if you want to know more or have suggestions for other information to the page.

Article databases

  • Scopus
    Scopus is both article base and quotation index. Scopus is indexing more magazines than any other database, and is a very good alternative to the more discipline-specific databases. Covers all subject areas.
  • Web of Science (WoS)
    Web of Science is an article database and a quotation index with references to articles within all subjects.
  • American Chemical Society
    Journal database with full text articles of all the journals published by the American Chemical Society (ACS).
  • Google Scholar
    Search engine to search for scholarly literature such as papers, preprints, journal articles and books in all subject areas. The articles originate from scientific journals and publishing companies, organisations, institutions, universities, and repositories.
  • More databases


  • JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments)
    Peer reviewed scientific video journal for methods and protocols divided by subject. See chosen subjects listed below here
  • JoVE Biochemistry
    Includes methods and experimental approaches to study the structure, function, and interactions of biological molecules
  • JoVE Cell biology
    Profiles five important cellular phenomena: cell division, motility, endocytosis and exocytosis, metabolism, and cell death  
  • JoVE Genetics
    Includes experimental approaches to study gene function, gene expression and regulation, epigenetics, genetic disorders, population genetics, and evolution
  • JoVE Neuroscience
    An introduction to the field of neuroscience, exploring neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, cell and molecular neuroscience, behavioral neuroscience, and developmental neuroscience   

E-book databases

  • Springer Nature Experiments (incl. Springer Protocols)
    Springer Nature Experiments is a large collection of Laboratory Protocols and methods in bioscience and biomedicin.
    Contents come from Springer Protocols, Nature Methods, Nature Protocols og Protocol Exchange.  The collection has protocols from the book series "Methods in Molecular Biology", "Methods in Molecular Medicine", "Methods in Biotechnology", and "Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology and Neuromethods" as well as Laboratory Handbooks, such as "The Biomethods Handbook", "The Proteomics Handbook" and Springer Laboratory Manuals.
  • Springer Link
    Journals and books published by the publishing houses Springer and Kluwer. There is access to full text in most journals, but only in a small number of books.
  • Bookshelf (NCBI)
    Bookshelf provides free online access to books and documents in life science and healthcare.
  • UC Press E-Books Collection
    E-book database with books from California University Press and a few other publishers, published between 1982 and 2004. Although the database is for use by staff at California University, more than 700 of 2000 titles in the database are freely available. All are marked with the icon PUBLIC.
  • Ebook Central
    E-book database, covering all subject areas. The books, which are predominantly in English, come from reputable publishers such as e.g. Blackwell, Brill, Oxford University Press, Springer and Wiley. Ebook Central is a product of a fusion between Ebrary and EBL. (If you have a Bookshelf in either Ebrary or EBL you can move your shelves to Ebook Central. Choose Bookshelf in the top right corner and create a new account. See the guide here
  • EBSCO eBook Collection
    Collection of e-books in all subject areas. The majority of the books are published on English and American Publishers 


  • Biotechnology Research Abstracts  
    Part of Proquest. Covers articles on biotechnology featuring medicine, agriculture and environment.
  • Embase
    Biomedical and pharmacological database. Embase is regarded an important supplement to PubMed/Medline, though there is a large overlap between the two databases.

Web portals

  • UCSC Genome Bioinformatics
    UCSC Genome Browser is an interactive web page, which provides access to DNA sequences/genomes (chromosomes) for a wide range of organisms.

  • WorldWideScience.org
    Approximately 100 databases and portals from over 70 countries are searchable in fields such as medicine, agriculture, environment, and basic sciences. Much of the information is open access.

Reference works

Newspaper and media


  • Ordbogen.com
    Web-based dictionaries and specialized dictionaries in many languages and regions.
  • Gyldendals dictionaries 
    Dictionaries. Danish-English, English-Danish, Danish-German, German-Danish and Danish-French, French-Danish, Danish-Spanish, Spanish-Danish dictionary, as well as specialized dictionaries, e.g. English Chemistry PRO, English Agriculture & Food PRO, English Environmental PRO, English Technique PRO, Subject and technical dictionary, Medical/Dental dictionary, the Oxford Dictionary of English and Oxford Thesaurus of English.
  • AU Dictionary
    AU official Danish/English - English/Danish dictionary
  • KUlex Dictionary
    Danish/English - English/Danish dictionary
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