• BELIT: Bioethics Literature Database (Washington University Libraries)


    About 320,000 records from integrated German, American and French databases.

    Extensive bibliographic directory of literature in the area of bioethics.  World-wide, containing references to monographs, grey literature, legal documents, journal articles, newspaper articles and book contributions.

    Link: BELIT: Bioethics Literature Database (free online)

    Coverage: c. 1850+

  • Bibliographies on Bioethics' Topics (Georgetown University)


    The 100 most recent bibliographic citations in the Bioethics' Research Library's databases.

    Topics include Abortion, Animal Experimentation, Assisted Suicide/Right to Die, Artificial Insemination and Surrogacy, Bioethics, Bioethics History, Cloning, Enhancement Technologies, Environmental Ethics, Eugenics, Gene Therapy, Genetic Research, Genome Mapping/Human Genome Project, IVF, Informed Consent, Law and Bioethics, Medical Tourism, Nanotechnology, Organ Donation, Religion and Bioethics, Stem Cell Research, Torture and Genocide and many more.

    Link: Bibliographies on Bioethics' Topics (free online)

  • DNA Patents (Georgetown Bioethics Library)


    A collection of DNA-based patent applications and patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

    Resource for policy makers and members of the general public interested in fields like genomics, genetics and biotechnology.  The DNA Patent Database (DPD) contains a collection of DNA-based patents and patent applications issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and makes the full-text of such patents and applications available at no cost.

    Link: DNA Patents (free online)

  • EthxWeb (Georgetown Bioethics Library)


    Citations to literature on bioethics and professional ethics covering 1974-2009.

    Journal articles, book chapters, bills, laws, court decisions, reports, books, audiovisuals, and news articles relating to bioethics and professional ethics covering 1974-2009.

    Link: EthxWeb (free online)

    Coverage: 1974-2009

  • GenETHX: Genetics and Ethics (Georgetown Bioethics Library)


    Contains citations for resources that cover ethical issues related to human genetics including research, biobanks, etc.

    Contains bibliographic citations for resources that cover ethical issues related to human genetics including research, biobanks, etc.

    Link: GenETHX: Genetics and Ethics (free online)

  • Genetics and Ethics: Bibliographies (Georgetown University)


    Global digital library on ethics providing users free access to full-text versions of about 200 journals and more than a million documents in the field of applied ethics, especially through its leading global digital ethics library.

    Facilitates collaborative web-based research, conferences, online publishing and information sharing.

    Link: (free online)

  • Health and Society (Informit)


    Health & Society Database is a subset of Australian Family & Society Abstracts (FAMILY), which is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from published and unpublished material on research, policy and practice issues about, or of relevance to, Australian families.

    Subject coverage includes: the health and well being of families and individuals; health policy; health services; quality of life, morbidity, mortality and life expectancy; mental health and illness; health issues of particular concern to the aged, children and youth; Aboriginal health; pregnancy, birth;ethical aspects of health such as those surrounding abortion, euthanasia and reproductive technologies; health education and promotion; health administration; and economic issues.

    Source documents from 1980 to the present include: journal articles, conference papers, books, book chapters, government publications, research reports, discussion and working papers, statistical documents, annual reports, bibliographies, and theses.  Training and curriculum material and other media such as videos are also indexed.

    Link: Health and Society

    Coverage: 1980+

  • International Bioethics Organizations (Georgetown Bioethics Library)


    Information on the resources and programs of organizations focusing primarily on ethics in medicine and scientific research.

    This database of bioethics organizations has been developed at the Bioethics Research Library from information gathered from organizations around the world that have a focus on bioethics or an area related to bioethics.

    Link: International Bioethics Organizations (free online)

  • Islamic Medical and Scientific Ethics (Georgetown Bioethics Library)


    Citations to literature on Islamic medical and scientific ethics covering attitudes and practices on ethical issues within the Muslim world including abortion, death and dying, genetics, health care delivery, human experimentation, organ transplantation, and reproductive technologies, primarily in English and Arabic.  Books, journal and newspaper articles, and web documents are some of the many formats collected.

    Bibliographic citations in the IMSE catalog are usually accompanied by abstracts, extensive subject headings, and/or links to online sources for full text.

    Link: Islamic Medical and Scientific Ethics (free online)

  • Medline (OVID)


    MEDLINE covers the fields of medicine, public health, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, preclinical sciences, and biomedical ethics.

    Bibliographic database providing information from the following fields: Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Veterinary medicine, Allied health, Pre-clinical sciences.

    Contains bibliographic citations and author abstracts from more than 4,600 biomedical journals published in the United States and in 70 other countries.  Has well over 13 million citations dating back to 1950, and is updated daily.

    Link: Medline

    Coverage: 1950+

  • Philosopher's Index (ProQuest)


    Bibliographic database with informative, author-written abstracts covering scholarly research in all areas of philosophy.

    The literature covered goes back to 1940 and includes journal articles, books, book chapters such as contributions to an anthology, and book reviews.

    Monitors over 550 journals from more than 40 countries and is updated quarterly.

    Extensive indexing includes personal and proper names along with subject terms; there is also the capability to search for the authors of book reviews.

    Link: Philosopher's Index

    Coverage: 1940+

  • Policy, Legal and Ethical Issues in Genetic Research (National Human Genome Research Institute)


    Contains links to the following research: Genetic Testing, Intellectual Property and Genomics (Gene Patenting, Guidelines), Ethics Research (Ethical, Legal and Social Implications), Health Issues (Genetic Testing, Personalized Medicine), Online Bioethics Resources, Genetic Discrimination, Informed Consent, Policy and Legislation Database (US federal and state law 2007-2010)

    Link: Policy, Legal and Ethical Issues in Genetic Research (free online)

  • PubMed (NCBI)


    Developed in conjunction with publishers of biomedical literature as a search tool for accessing literature citations and linking to full-text journals at web sites of participating publishers.

    Comprises over 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

    PubMed citations and abstracts include the fields of biomedicine and health, covering portions of the life sciences, behavioural sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering.

    Also provides access to additional relevant web sites and links to the other NCBI molecular biology resources.

    Link: PubMed

  • SAGE (Science & Geography Education) Online (Informit)


    Bibliographic database that indexes popular journals across a broad range of subjects. SAGE covers practically all disciplines of knowledge, though the scientific ones are most heavily represented.

    Most journals indexed are Australian, but selected overseas titles are also included.

    Subjects include: Agriculture, Archaeology, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Ethics, Geography, Natural History, Physics, Sustainability and Zoology.

    Link: SAGE (Science & Geography Education) Online

    Coverage: 1990+