Research Guide:Cell Biology (B311)


Internet Databases



Primary database, good place to start. Scholarly index of biomedical literature, life sciences journals, and books. Includes links to full-text articles when available.


Academic Search Premier

Multidisciplinary full-text database. Provides full-text access to many cell biology journals. Allows limiting to peer-reviewed journals.


European Bioinformatics Institute
Biological databases, including protein databases.

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Database of information about experimentally-determined structures of proteins, nucleic acids, and complex assemblies. Includes 3D images.



Database of scientific, technical, and medical abstracts and full text articles. Includes full text access to Cell (with a 12 month delay) and other life sciences journals.



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Sequence Analysis Tools


BLAST: Basic Protein Alignment Search Tool

Sequence analysis service for nucleotides and proteins.


ExPASy Proteomics Server

Tools for analysis of protein sequences and structures.


Sequence Manipulation Suite

JavaScript programs for generating, formatting, and analyzing short DNA and protein sequences



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Multimedia Resources


ASCB BioEDUCATE: Learning & Teaching Life Sciences

Cell biology educational resources, including cell images, videos, web resources, concept questions, and digitized texts.


HHMI's BioInteractive

Free resources for science teachers and students, including videos, animations, interactive resources, and virtual labs.


Virtual Cell

Interactive animated journeys through virtual cells.


Virtual Cell Animation Collection

Animations of molecular and cellular processes.



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