Library Subject Guides

Biochemistry: Journal Articles and Databases


Search across a range of Library resources, including

Electronic Article Lookup

Citation Linker quick search
When you already have an article’s citation details

Journal Search



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

Subscribed Databases (paid for by the Library)

Subscribed databases are only available to UC students and staff: licensing, usage and access restrictions apply

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

Specific articles: search in MultiSearch and/or one of the key biochemistry databases.

Journal title: in the Library catalogue do a “Journal title begins with” search
Alternatively, try the Journal Search



  • Results may include online, print, and/or older versions. Check what years/volumes we have:
    • Print: see the details in red under “Library holds”
    • Electronic: see the dates in the links under “Web access”

Abbreviated title: in the Library catalogue do a “Journal title keywords” search and type an asterisk directly after each part of the abbreviation, e.g. Int* J* Biom*

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