Szilárd Library

Access to scientific literature and resources

Databases & Catalogues

Literature Databases

Europe PMC

Europe PMC is a repository, providing access to worldwide life sciences articles, books, patents and clinical guidelines. Europe PMC provides links to relevant records in databases such as Uniprot, European Nucleotide Archive (ENA), Protein Data Bank Europe (PDBE) and BioStudies.


PubMed comprises more than 28 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.


LIVIVO is an interdisciplinary search engine for literature and information in the field of life sciences run by ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences. LIVIVO draws on relevant scientific information from the subject areas of medicine, health, nutrition, and environmental and agricultural sciences. It offers more than 58 million references to curated life sciences literature and user-friendly semantic search technology.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.


F1000Prime is an in-depth directory to the top articles in biology and medicine. Allows the user to set up an account and receive articles according to their interests in the areas of biology and medicine, as well as comment on them with a community of researchers.

Semantic Scholar

Semantic Scholar is a service that enables to quickly drill down through thousands of research papers using AI-powered suggested search terms and to find connections between studies by seeing which research papers had the biggest impact on others.



O’Reilly collection is focused on technical and computer books, videos and tutorials. It provides expert-created and curated information covering artificial intelligence, operations, data, UX design, finance, leadership, and more. Please contact the library to get the Safari account.


OmniPath is a comprehensive collection of annotated human and rodent signaling pathways. It has multiple interfaces for accessing the data:
R package


iBiology brings the stories of cutting-edge research in the life sciences to a global audience without paywalls or other barriers to learning. iBiology includes a wide variety of materials that now consists of hundreds of talks, lectures, interviews, courses, documentary storytelling, and other materials.


CIT offers broadcasts of lectures and conferences on a variety of scientific issues made available by the NIH.


WikiPathways is an open, public platform dedicated to the curation of biological pathways by and for the scientific community. WikiPathways thus presents a new model for pathway databases that enhances and complements ongoing efforts, such as KEGG, Reactome and Pathway Commons. Building on the same MediaWiki software that powers Wikipedia, a custom graphical pathway editing tool and integrated databases were added, covering major gene, protein, and small-molecule systems.

The BioStudies

The BioStudies database holds descriptions of biological studies, links to data from these studies in other databases at EMBL-EBI or outside, as well as data that do not fit in the structured archives at EMBL-EBI. The database can accept a wide range of types of studies described via a simple format. It also enables manuscript authors to submit supplementary information and link to it from the publication.


Entrez is a webportal allowing to search multiple databases of the NCBI website.

Additional databases from Royal Society of Chemistry

Analytical Abstracts keeps you up to date with the most recent developments across analytical science. Covering a wide range of sources from 1980 to the present day, you can search literature records in Analytical Abstracts for specific analytes, matrices or techniques, tailor your reading to your subject area of choice or simply browse recently added articles.

Synthetic Reaction Updates is a literature updating service keeping you up to date with recent developments in synthetic organic chemistry. Covering a wide range of primary sources, Synthetic Reaction Updates includes the most important reactions published in the recent scientific literature, presented as easy to read reaction schemes that are searchable by topic and reaction type.

Laboratory Hazards Bulletin provides you with details of literature reports on safety measures, potential hazards and new legislation affecting workers in laboratories. Covering a wide range of primary sources, including key scientific and trade journals, you can search records according to subject and chemical keywords, filter your reading to your subject area of choice or simply browse recently added articles.

Natural Product Updates is a literature updating service keeping you current with recent developments in natural products chemistry. Covering a wide range of primary sources, Natural Product Updates includes the most important natural product articles published in the recent scientific literature, which are searchable by topic, natural source, biological activity and structure type.

Library catalogues

The Max Planck Digital Library

The Max Planck Digital Library arranges for access to a wide range of scientific journals, eBooks, specialist databases and extensive open access publication services.

The Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek EZB

The Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek EZB (Electronic Journals Library) is a service to facilitate the use of scholarly journals on the internet. It offers a fast, structured and unified interface to access full-text articles online.

The Biodiversity Heritage Library

The Biodiversity Heritage Library improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.


WorldCat is the world’s largest network of library content and services. WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the Web, where most people start their search for information.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

U.S. National Library of Medicine is the world’s largest biomedical library. NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics. It also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology.

Système Universitaire de Documentation

The « Système Universitaire de Documentation » (Sudoc) catalogue is a French collective catalogue created by Higher Educational and Research libraries and resource centres. There are nearly 12 million bibliographic records in this catalogue describing all kinds of document (books, dissertations, reviews, electronic resources, audio-visual documents, microfiches, maps, scores, manuscripts and very old books.)


LocatorPlus search the collections of the National Library of Medicine, find journal abbreviations and other resources.


DIMDI, The German Institute of Medical Documentation and Information, is an authority within the German Federal Ministry of Health, provides high-quality information for all areas of the health system via Internet. It publishes official medical classifications and maintains medical terminologies, thesauri, nomenclatures and catalogues.



Crossref makes research outputs easy to find, cite, link, and assess. It is a not-for-profit membership organization that exists to make scholarly communications better: rally the community, tag and share metadata, run an open infrastructure and make tools and services—all to help put scholarly content in context.


DMPonline helps you to create, review, and share data management plans that meet institutional and funder requirements


DataCite is a global non-profit organisation that provides persistent identifiers (DOIs) for research data, whose goal is to help the research community locate, identify, and cite research data with confidence.


HubMed Citation Finder permits adding, finding and uploading citations into a literture/reference manager, e.g. Endnote.


Identifiers is an established resolving system that enables the referencing of data for the scientific community, with a current focus on the Life Sciences domain. It handles persistent identifiers in the form of URIs and CURIEs. This allows the referencing of data in both a location-independent and resource-dependent manner.


Publons turn peer review into a measurable indicator of a researcher’s expertise and contributions to their field. With Publons, researchers can effortlessly track each review they perform across the world’s journals, demonstrating how often top editors rely on their expertise to vet novel research.

The PubPeer

The PubPeer is online platform for post-publication peer review. It is a service run for the benefit of its readers and commenters, who create its content. The overarching goal is to improve the quality of scientific research by enabling innovative approaches for community interaction.


Authorea is where more than 100,000 researchers in fields from Astronomy to Zoology write their documents online. These researchers work in the top labs, universities, and private companies in the world. Authorea is built for modern research. In addition to static tables and figures, researchers can add interactive figures, live data, equations, LaTeX, and dynamic charts.