Library Subject Guides

Biochemistry: Journal Articles and Databases

Electronic Article Lookup

Full Text Finder quick search
When you already have an article’s citation details – works best with a DOI

Electronic Journal Search


Academic Journal Articles
“Content providers” filter selected for providers more relevant to chemistry


If you cannot find it at UC Library or online, request an Interloan and we will get it for you from another library. There is no charge for this service

Comparing Journals

To compare journal bibliometrics consider using:


See also Measuring Impact  for more information.

PubMed or Ovid Medline?

A guide to some of the differences between Ovid Medline and PubMed:

Key Databases for Biochemistry

To find specific articles within journals, try one of the indexing services below. Each database has its own subject focus, date range and usage quirks – contact me for ideas on getting the best results.

SciFinder Discovery Platform

Open Access Databases (free)


For certain aspects of biochemistry, you could also explore the databases linked from other Subject Guides, e.g. Chemistry or Biological Sciences

Google Scholar – Tips and Tricks

Google Scholar Search

Provides a simple way to search broadly for scholarly literature

Use Scholar Preferences

  • to import references into EndNote, BibTeX, etc: amend Bibliography manager details in the Search results section
  • to show Full-Text @ UC Library, choose ”University of Canterbury“ in the Library Links section

Use Google Scholar Library to organise your references

Search Tips to Find Specific Articles

1. When you already have an article’s citation details, find it with one of these tools:

Electronic Article Lookup

Full Text Finder quick search

Search in MultiSearch or one of the key Biochemistry databases.

2. If the citation you have is limited or not quite right, try browsing within the journal:

Electronic Journal Search

Print Journal Search
Search by journal title in the library catalogue. Check what years/volumes we have in the Holdings tab.

Browse Biochemistry Journals



In print


See also

  • Bio Journals from ACS Publications – generates a list of journals related to particular specialties and related journals that give a slightly different perspective each field. Results are based on primary and secondary areas of research provided from over 4,000 scientists working at the interface of chemistry and biology

Most Important Interdisciplinary Science Journals