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Open Access Databases for Biology

  • Adverse Drug Reaction Classification System
    "ADReCS will serve as a useful resource for aiding different aspects of toxicological studies, especially system toxicology and in silico drug safety evaluation."
  • AgEcon Search
    "AgEcon Search is a free, open access repository of full-text scholarly literature in agricultural and applied economics, including: Working papers, Conference papers, and Journal articles."
  • AHTPDB: Database of Antihypertensive Peptides
    "A manually curated database of experimentally validated Antihypertensive peptides (AHTPs). It contains around 6000 entries of about 1700 unique peptides."
  • AIDSInfo Drug Database
    "Find information on FDA-approved HIV/AIDS and opportunistic infection drugs and investigational HIV/AIDS drugs."
  • Australian Biological Resources Study
    "The Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) provides national leadership and support for the discovery, naming and classification of Australia�s living organisms. We do this because information on Australia�s biodiversity, provided through taxonomy, underpins knowledge and decision-making across government, science and industry."
  • BASE: Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
    "Search engine for academic open access web resources. Full text of about 70% of the indexed documents can be accessed."
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL)
    "The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global �biodiversity commons.�
  • BioMed Central
    "Dedicated to open research, we now publish over 290 quality peer-reviewed journals in Biology, Clinical Medicine and Health."
  • bioRxiv
    "bioRxiv (pronounced "bio-archive") is a free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences. It is operated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a not-for-profit research and educational institution. By posting preprints on bioRxiv, authors are able to make their findings immediately available to the scientific community and receive feedback on draft manuscripts before they are submitted to journals."
  • Ciencia.Science.gov
    Spanish version of Science.gov
  • figshare
    Discover research archived by institutions and by individuals. Use the search box at the top of the window to locate research on your subject.
  • Flora of Australia Online
    Detailed search of the Austalian Biological Resources Study data.
  • Frontiers
    Frontiers is an open science publisher of about 60 journals, but the real strength in this site is that articles are brought together under about 800 research topics further organized into subtopics so that they users can easily catch up on current research. The articles in each subtopic can then be downloaded as a PDF eBook or read online. All articles are licensed CC-BY.
  • GreenFILE
    "freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond."
  • Influenza: Evidence-based Information Portal
    EBSCO Publishing Medical and Nursing editors of DynaMedTM, Nursing Reference Center TM(NRC)and Patient Education Reference CenterTM(PERC)have made key information from these resources freely available to health care providers worldwide. These resources will provide up-to-date information about the H1N1 vaccine.
  • Khan Academy
    Free tutorials. "Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. "
  • Life Sciences Commons
    Over 196,000 full-text, open access, scholarly articles available.
  • MERLOT
    "MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community."
  • National Science Digital Library
    "The National Science Digital Library provides high quality online educational resources for teaching and learning, with current emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines
  • Nature Precedings
    "Nature Precedings was launched in 2007 as NPG�s preprint server for the Life Science community. Since 2007, technological advances and the needs of the research community have evolved to the extent that the Nature Precedings site is unsustainable as it was originally conceived. As a result, Nature Precedings ceased accepting new submissions as of April 3rd, 2012. The full archive of existing content remains freely accessible at this site and will be maintained by NPG"
  • PANGAEA
    "The information system PANGAEA is operated as an Open Access library aimed at archiving, publishing and distributing georeferenced data from earth system research. The system guarantees long-term availability of its content through a commitment of the hosting institutions. Most of the data are freely available and can be used under the terms of the license mentioned on the data set description. A few password protected data sets are under moratorium from ongoing projects. The description of each data set is always visible and includes the principle investigator (PI) who may be asked for access."
  • Population Index
    "Population Index, published between 1937 and 1999, was the primary reference tool to the world's population literature. It presented an annotated bibliography of recently published books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics. This website provides a searchable and browsable database containing 46,035 abstracts of demographic literature published in Population Index in the period 1986-2000. The complete journal collection going back to the 1930s is available in JSTOR."
  • PrePrints: Multidisciplinary Preprint Platform
    "Preprints is a free preprint server supported by MDPI in Basel, Switzerland."
  • Profiles in Science
    "This site celebrates twentieth-century leaders in biomedical research and public health. It makes the archival collections of prominent scientists, physicians, and others who have advanced the scientific enterprise available to the public through modern digital technology. "
  • PubChem
    PubChem is organized as three linked databases within the NCBI's Entrez information retrieval system. These are PubChem Substance, PubChem Compound, and PubChem BioAssay. PubChem also provides a fast chemical structure similarity search tool. More information about using each component database may be found using the links in the homepage.
  • PubMed
    PubMed comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
  • SciELO.org (Scientific Electronic Library Online)
    International collection of over 1,000 open access eJournals.
  • Science.gov
    Provides links to a wide variety of scientific resource materials, indexes, and statistics produced by U. S. departments, agencies, and related institutes and labs.
  • ScienceCinema
    Highlights leading-edge research from the U.S. Department of Energy as well as the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Using innovative, state-of-the-art audio indexing and speech recognition technology from Microsoft Research, ScienceCinema allows users to search for specific words and phrases spoken within video files. Simply enter a term in the box and start exploring!
  • SciTech Connect
    "SciTech Connect is your connection to science, technology, and engineering research information from the U.S. Department of Energy..."
  • Springer Open
    "SpringerOpen, launched in June 2010, includes Springer�s portfolio of 200+ peer-reviewed fully open access journals across all areas of science."
  • Wellcome Images
    "Wellcome Images is one of the world's richest and most unique collections, with themes ranging from medical and social history to contemporary healthcare and biomedical science. "
  • Wiley Open Access Journals
    "Wiley Open Access publishes authoritative peer reviewed open access journals across many research disciplines."

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