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BMB 401/402: General Biochemistry

This guide is for students in Penn State Harrisburg's BMB 401 and 402 courses. It includes databases, research tips, and other resources for various assignments.

Top Picks

These databases are your best bets for finding articles related to biochemistry, molecular biology, proteins, and enzymes.

Do we have that eJournal?

Search for Penn State eJournals

Browsing both current and archived issues of scholarly journals can be helpful too.  Some relevant sources:

  • Biochemistry
  • BMC Molecular Biology

Article Search Tips

Finding the best articles on your topic requires these steps.

  • Select an appropriate database.
  • Enter and combine terms appropriate to your topic
  • Scan the best items on the results list and look for new subject terms or keywords. Then revise your search using these new terms.
  • Save the journal title, volume, date, and page numbers.  This is all part of the "citation". 
  • Explore other databases and subject terms (which vary between databases) for more information.