Check these links for genetics-specific resources, including primary resources and genome databases. For more general databases that include articles on genetics, please see the Start Your Research portion of the Biology subject guide.
OMIM is a comprehensive, authoritative compendium of human genes and genetic phenotypes that is freely available and updated daily. OMIM is authored and edited at the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, under the direction of Dr. Ada Hamosh.
"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, the National Center for Biotechnology Information. The database contains textual information and references. It also contains copious links to MEDLINE and sequence records in the Entrez system, and links to additional related resources at NCBI and elsewhere."
This resource organizes information on genomes including sequences, maps, chromosomes, assemblies, and annotations.
Check these links for ecology-specific resources, including primary resources. For more general databases that include articles on ecology, please see the Start Your Research portion of the Biology subject guide.
Offered by a consortium of 12 major US and UK botanical and natural history libraries with a collection of 46,000-plus titles and 90,000-plus volumes. The biodiversity-related items range in date from 1450 to the present.
Merges and enhances content, data, multimedia, figures, and illustrations from Birds of North America (BNA), Neotropical Birds, Handbook of Birds of the World (HBW Alive), and Bird Families of the World, and includes taxonomy.
Full text protocols for laboratory procedures ranging from basic to advanced. 1987 - present, updated four times a year.
Model Organism Databases
Biologists work with a variety of model organisms, many of which have open access databases and thriving research communities built around them. Below are links to resources for a few of the most common model organisms that are used by researchers at the 7Cs.