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Journal Title Abbreviations

Library Research Techniques



Collection Development Policy | School of Molecular Biosciences | Owen Science & Engineering Library

The Owen library contains many resources for students and faculty interested in Biochemistry. If you have any questions not answered on the WSU Libraries website or would like to request a book or journal on any subject related to Biochemistry, please contact Betty Galbraith. For questions concerning WSU's programs in Biochemistry, please visit the School of Molecular Biosciences.

Library Catalog

Search It contains the holdings for all of the WSU Libraries across the state, including: books, e-books, e-journals and print journals, government documents, movies. Resources from around the world can be borrowed using worldcat . Students and faculty at WSU can search for and borrow books for no charge.

Indexes, Abstracts and Other Databases

To find the full-text of the references found in the databases listed below use the Find It button. Find it at WSU buttonThe Find It @ WSU service will provide you with a menu of options to retrieve articles, such as downloading article online and interlibrary loans


Pubmed: is an index to the world's medical, medical research and molecular biology literature. This database includes links to the WSU Libraries holdings, including links to electronic journals. 
Also accessible via the Pubmeb website are the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) biological sequence databases, including

  • Nucleotides database: is a collection of sequences from several sources (including GenBank, RefSeq and PDB)
  • Protein database: that have been compiled from a variety of sources, including SwissProt, PIR, PRF, PDB, and translations from annotated coding regions in GenBank and RefSeq. protein database is cross-linked to the Entrez taxonomy database. This allows you to find taxonomy information for the species from which a protein sequence was derived.
  • Genomes database:The whole genomes of over 1000 viruses and over 100 microbes and includes macroscopic organisms. The genomes represent both completely sequenced organisms and those for which sequencing is in progress.
  • Stucture or Molecular Modelling Database (MMDB): contains 3-D macromolecular structures, including proteins and polynucleotides. MMDB contains over 10,000 structures and is linked to the rest of the NCBI databases, including sequences, bibliographic citations, taxonomic classifications, and sequence and structure neighbors
  • Taxonomy database: contains the names of all organisms that are represented in the genetic databases with at least one nucleotide or protein sequence
  • OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man): This database is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders authored and edited by Dr. Victor A. McKusick and his colleagues at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere, and developed for the World Wide Web by NCBI

Scifinder Scholar

  • Scifinder Scholar registration: The web version requires individual registration. Until the Spring of 2011 most public computers in the libraries have the legacy client version of Scifinder installed on them. If you have problems with the individual registration, please see the libraries' Scifinder Scholar troubleshooting guide.
  • SciFinder Scholar (Web Version) for Registered Users:

    Scifinder Scholar is the premier database for journal and patent literature covering chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science and biomedical sciences.

    Scfinder Scholar includes the following databases:
    • Chemical Abstracts (1907-present): Covers international journals, patents, technical reports, books, conference proceedings, and dissertations from all areas of chemistry and related sciences. This database also allows for citing and cited reference searches.
    • Chemical Abstracts Registry Database: A chemical dictionary and structure database that contains unique substance records produced as new substances and are identified by the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry System.
    • CASREACT: A chemical reaction database with information derived from documents covered in the Organic Sections of Chemical Abstracts journals. The document-based file contains both single-step and multistep reactions, and CA Abstract Number is the Accession Number in the file.
    • Chemcats (Chemical Catalogs Online): A catalog file that contains listings of companies that sell chemicals worldwide.
    • Chemlist (Regulated Chemicals Listing) (1979-present): Contains chemical substances on national and transnational inventories.

Internet Links

Science Librarian and Instruction Coordinator

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Betty Galbraith
Office: Owen Library 119

Phone: (509) 335-7930

Fax: (509) 335-2534

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Washington State University

Pullman WA 99164-3200.
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