Biochemistry e-Resources

*On this page, the UNIMED Library collects resources in Biochemistry and the interdisciplinary-related subjects of biology, chemistry, and medical sciences. Resources cover areas in carbohydrates, nucleic acids, proteins and enzymes.


SEE ALSO: Biochemistry Journals/Periodicals


Online Resources

Chemical Sciences Article Repository

  • open access repository for chemistry papers published by the Royal Society of Chemistry.


  • provides access to the information chemists need to enhance their research, product development, self-development, education, and/or their businesses in Chemistry and related disciplines


  • is a search engine for government science information and research results. Currently in its fourth generation, provides search of more than 50 million pages of science information with just one query, and is a gateway to over 1,800 scientific Web sites

Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes

  • a database resource for understanding high-level functions and utilities of the biological system, such as the cell, the organism and the ecosystem, from molecular-level information, especially large-scale molecular datasets generated by genome sequencing and other high-throughput experimental technologies.

Entrez Nucleotide

  • A collection of sequences from several sources, including GenBank, RefSeq, and PDB.


Other Resources

ChemED DL: Chemical Education Digital Library includes a variety of digital resources and tools for teaching and learning chemistry. Supported by NSF, ACS, Journal of Chemical Education, and others.

Biochemistry Study Stack: online flashcards to help study in of Biochemistry.

Molecular Graphic Visualization Software: Rasmol is an open source program for visualizing three-dimensional biological macromolecules and their interactions. {kindly contact the library in case of any difficulty in downloading and installing this software}

Molecule of the month: Molecules on this entertaining, award-winning site are contributed by scientists worldwide. Includes explanations of each molecule, some history, uses, and sometimes references.

ChemSpider: Free chemical database searches 26 million+ structures, by registry numbers and other identifiers, elements, text sources, properties, and a structure-drawing program. Award-winning site from the Royal Society of Chemistry

Protein Data Bank: A worldwide repository on the 3D structures of large biological molecules (proteins, nucleic acids, etc.). Searchable for sequence, structure, and function from sets derived from X-ray crystallography, NMR, electron microscopy, and more.

Organic Synthesis: A Publication of Reliable Methods for the Preparation of Organic Compounds. Provides detailed reliable experimental methods for the synthesis of organic compounds.

Organic Chemistry Resources Worldwide: Well-organized site that provides wealth of information. Tabs include synthesis preparation, experimental background and setup, structure confirmation, communication–all rich with links. Plus conference and career information, and tutorials.

WiredChemist: Well-organized site that includes tutorials, lab exercises, animations, demos, data tables, and links on. Besides the Chemistry module, there are modules for NMR, Environmental, and Mineralogy.

Chemicool Periodic Table: Award-winning site includes interactive periodical table, basic facts and history of each element, short videos relating to many of the elements, searchbox, and references.

Printable Periodic Table Downloads: Periodic-table PDFs to download: info-packed one-pagers in either color or black and white.

Periodic Table in Videos (Periodic Videos): Via short videos, University of Nottingham scientists show and tell about each element, focusing on its use. Caveat emptor: an ad lines the bottom of each video, briefly.

Web Elements: Provides basic information and tabs that highlight each element regarding biology, geology, isotopes, structure, and more.

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