Databases by subject: Genomics & Genetics

Major Indexes

BioSystems (NCBI)

This database provides integrated access to biological systems and their component genes, proteins, and small molecules, as well as literature describing those biosystems and other related data throughout NCBI' s text search and retrieval system, Entrez.


Use BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool) to find regions of similarity between biological sequences. BLAST compares nucleotide or protein sequences to sequence databases and calculates the statistical significance.

Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science

Find scientific literature from significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions worldwide.

Current Contents Connect

Find complete tables of contents and bibliographic information from the world's leading scholarly journals and books.

Data Citation Index (1900-present)

Find datasets using the Web of Science platform.


Find articles in the biomedical literature from 1947 to present, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices and clinical medicine. Includes over 2,700 journals not indexed in MEDLINE/Pubmed.

Ensembl Genome Browser

Use this genome browser for vertebrate genomes to support research in comparative genomics, evolution, sequence variation and transcriptional regulation. Ensembl annotates genes, computes multiple alignments, predicts regulatory function and collects disease data. Its tools include BLAST, BLAT, BioMart and the Variant Effect Predictor (VEP) for all supported species.

Entrez (NCBI cross-database search)

Use this NCBI search interface that integrates the PubMed database with dozens of other literature and molecular databases including DNA and protein sequence, structure, gene, genome, genetic variation and gene expression to construct precise searches and manage results.


Search and retrieve data from NIH's genetic sequence database, an annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequences.

Genetics Home Reference

Find consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variation on human health. Search or browse by health condition, gene, chromosome, mtDNA or learn about the basics of human genetics.

Hereditary Ocular Disease

Find summary clinical descriptions of hereditary disorders with important ocular features as well as links to additional online information including information written in nontechnical language for patients.

Journal Tables of Contents Service (JournalTOCs)

Use this Current Awareness Service to search or browse scholarly journal Tables of Contents. Create a free personal account to save the list of journals you want to follow regularly.

MEDLINE (via Ovid)

Search the U.S. National Library of Medicine's premier database for bibliographic citations with abstracts to journal articles in the life sciences with a focus on biomedicine. MEDLINE is the primary component of PubMed.

NCBI Resources List (A-Z)

Explore the plethora of National Center for Biotechnology Information molecular biology databases and other resources.

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM)

Search this comprehensive catalog of human genes and genetic conditions to find information about human Mendelian disorders.

PapersFirst (index of papers presented at conferences worldwide)

Find papers presented at conferences worldwide via OCLC's FirstSearch interface.

Patient-Derived Models Repository (PDMR) database

Search the National Cancer Institute's repository of Patient-Derived Models (PDMs) comprised of patient-derived xenografts (PDXs) and in vitro patient-derived cell cultures (PDCs), including mixed cell populations, clonal cell lines, and fibroblast cell lines.

Proceedings (index of worldwide conference proceedings)

Find worldwide conference proceedings via OCLC's FirstSearch interface.

PubMed (HSL)

Search the U.S. National Library of Medicine's premier database for bibliographic citations with abstracts to journal articles in the life sciences with a focus on biomedicine. In addition to MEDLINE, PubMed also includes citations and links to full-text articles in PubMed Central and citations to NCBI Bookshelf items.

PubMed Central

Find free full-text articles from the biomedical and life sciences journal literature from this U.S. National Library of Medicine permanent archive. Links to PubMed Central' full-text content appear in PubMed search results.

Science Citation Index (included in Web of Science)

Find articles and citations across all science disciplines.


Find articles and book chapters from physical sciences, engineering, life sciences, health sciences, social sciences and humanities.


Search the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature from scientific journals, books and conference proceedings, covering the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

Web of Science (All Databases)

Find articles and citations in the sciences, social sciences and humanities from all available databases on the Web of Science platform.

Web of Science (Core collection only)

Find articles, citations, and conference proceedings in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.