Compilation of new acquisitions and electronic resources on the subject of biology

New acquisitions

List of titlesexternal link on the subject (last and current month)


Digital textbooks


A selection of the main databases

  • Biosis Previews (external link) – The world’s most comprehensive bibliographical database in the field of biosciences – Further information
  • Web of Science (external link) – Interdisciplinary database including the Derwent Innovations Index (patents), Web of Science Core Collection (journal articles), MEDLINE, Science Citation Index and Journal Citation Reports
  • Scopus (external link) – Interdisciplinary, the most comprehensive bibliographic database with respect to number of journals covered, particular focus on non-anglophone literature, enables citation analyses and includes unique author-ID's, provides full MEDLINE coverage – Further information
  • Embase (external link) – After PubMed, the most important biomedical literature database. In addition to the articles indexed by MEDLINE, it includes over 6 million records from 2900 mainly European journals. Also comprised are all Cochrane reviews and, since 2009, conference proceedings. Thanks to the Emtree thesaurus, specific searches are possible.
  • PubMed (external link) – Medical datapool, main source for biomedicine, free access – Further information

Databases containing methods and protocols

  • Current Protocols (external link) – Manuals of laboratory procedures used in the life sciences, via Wiley Online Library
  • Springer Nature Experiments (external link) – Database containing laboratory protocols in the life and biomedical sciences, compiling protocols from Humana's successful book series "Methods in Molecular Biology" as well as from the journals "Nature methods" and "Nature protocols"

Additional databases (external link)

Reference works

Selection of the main reference works

Additional reference works (external link)

Specialist information