Biological Sciences Databases

Banc de dades de biodiversitat de Catalunya
Compilation of bibliographic sources on biodiversity in Catalonia. Agreement between the Department of the Environment and the University of Barcelona.

Entrez (NCBI)
Web portal that searches the different databases of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). You can retrieve sequences, structures, and references.

Exhaustive database of nucleotide sequences. It is part of the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration, with the DNA DataBank of Japan (DDBJ) and the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA). The 3 organizations exchange data daily.

Natural Science Collection
Access to:
•    Agricultural & Environmental Science Collection
•    Biological Science Collection
•    Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Collection

Database of organic chemicals with their structure and biological activity. It allows joint or separate search in its three subbases: PubChem Substance, PubChem Coumpond and PubChem BioAssay.

Biomedical literature search engine, including life sciences, chemical sciences and bioengineering, among others, known as Medline when distributed by suppliers. PubMed is a free resource developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) of the USA, located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

SpringerProtocols is an invaluable resource for the modern research laboratory. It is the largest database of reproducible laboratory protocols in biomedicine and and life sciences, so users can find the right protocol for their lab set-up, eliminating the need to compromise or find "work-arounds." SpringerProtocols offers researchers access up to 30 years' worth of time-tested, step-by-step protocols for immediate use in their labs.


Search engine for biomedical literature, including life sciences, chemical science and bioengineering, among others, known as Medline when distributed by providers. PubMed is a free resource developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), U.S. U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Platform that integrates various databases of the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAplus, CASREACT, CHEMCATS, CHEMLIST, CIN, MARPAT and REGISTRY) and incorporates Medline. Highlights for the option to look for chemicals by structure, substructure or reactions. Includes commercial catalogs. Search results include all types of documents, and patents stand out. To consult it for the first time, it is necessary to register from a computer connected to the UAB network and using the institutional mail from the UAB. Contact the library if you have problems accessing.

Important both for content and for the services added: bibliometry, identification of authors and affiliations. It is the largest database of abstracts and citations reviewed by peers in the world. It is updated daily. It contains information in 40 languages, plus non-Anglo-Saxon coverage (6900 European journals, more than 50% of the titles are European, South American and Asia-Pacific).

Web of Science (WoS)
Website portal of the Clarivate Analytics company that allows the access to a set of bibliographic and bibliometric databases of a multidisciplinary nature. Searcheable by subject and by mentioned work and / or author, consult bibliometric indicators (number of citations, index H, impact factor of the magazines, etc.)


Portal in the databases of the CSIC, this is a multidisciplinary bibliographical resource that compiles and disseminates mainly research articles published in Spanish scientific journals and replaces "CSIC Databases: ICYT, IME, ISOC".

OpenGrey: system for information on grey literature in Europe
Prepared by the Institut de la information scientifique et technique, it contains bibliographic citations of gray literature generated in Europe. It collects documents of science, technology, biomedicine, economics, social sciences and humanities. Includes technical or research reports, doctoral theses, conference proceedings, official publications and other types of gray literature. Free access

History of science

History of Science, Technology & Medicine
Access to four bibliographies: Isis Current Bibliography of the History of Science, Current Bibliography in the History of Technology (Technology and Culture), Bibliografia Italiana di Storia della Scienza i Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine.

Servei d'arxius de ciència
Web service that allows the localization, conservation and dissemination of the documentary heritage of science, technology and medicine in Catalonia. It channels the scientific-technical documentary funds to the archive network and acts as a collection and distribution point of information. Free access.