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AccessEngineering is an engineering reference tool that provides seamless access to a collection of authoritative, regularly updated engineering reference information.
It includes also many of the popular Schaum’s Outline titles as well as a curated dataset of 200 materials and 65 properties that can be explored using the DataVis visualisation tool. Access Engineering also comprises dynamic online features, such as instructional, faculty made videos, calculators, interactive tables and charts, as well as personalization tools allowing users to organize crucial project information as they work.
The German Arzneibuch-Kommentar provides scientific explanations to the European Pharmacopoeia.
The European Pharmacopoeia is the regulatory framework for the production and testing of medicinal products that is binding for Germany and Europe.
The Arzneibuch-Kommentar provides the explanations that are required to understand the regulations, and to correctly interpret test results.
For online access to the current version, please contact Dr. Maria Pechlaner.
Swiss Reference Work by Documed, since 1979 the leading source for approved drugs in Switzerland, acknowledged both by Swissmedic and the pharmaceutical industry.
The Kompendium contains information about drugs in Switzerland, inter-action checks, optical identity of drugs (identa), therapeutic registers, list of companies und suitable dosages for children.
ASM Handbooks Online is a peer-reviewed source of information on ferrous and non-ferrous metals and materials technology.
The quarterly updated database contains the complete content of thirty volumes of the ASM Handbook, several ASM Handbook supplements, and two ASM Desk Editions. Over 25,000 pages of articles, illustrations, tables, graphs, specifications and practical examples can be accessed.
BIOSIS Previews is a database within the larger Web of Science and combines journal content from Biological Abstracts® with supplemental, non-journal coverage from Biological Abstracts/RRM® (Reports, Reviews, Meetings). Specialized indexing helps you discover more accurate, context-sensitive results.
BIOSIS life sciences databases deliver current, multidisciplinary information from many fields , including agriculture, biodiversity, biotechnology, botany, drug discovery, gene therapy, marine biology, wildlife conservation, zoology, and other topics. BIOSIS also provides specialized indexing, with tags to vital data such as CAS Registry numbers, Enzyme Commission numbers, and cross-references throughout to gene, disease, and organism names.
BRENDA is the main collection of enzyme functional data available to the scientific community.
The enzymes are classified according to the Enzyme Commission list of enzymes. Some 1.900.000 different enzymes are covered. The database holds information about nomenclature, reactivity and specificity, structure, isolation and purification, and stability of enzymes as well as cross references to structure databases and references to literature.
Produced by the British Pharmacopoeia Commission Secretariat of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, and updated annually, the British Pharmacopoeia (BP) is the official, authoritative collection of standards for UK medicinal substances for human and veterinary use.
Where a pharmacopoeial monograph exists, medicinal products sold or supplied in the UK must comply with the relevant monograph. All monographs and requirements of the European Pharmacopoeia are also reproduced in the BP.
CAB Direct is the most thorough and extensive source of reference in the applied life sciences, incorporating the leading bibliographic databases CAB Abstracts and Global Health.
The latter two can also be searched via Web of Science.
CAB Direct is CABI's electronic platform delivering access to over 11.5 million abstracts across the applied life sciences. Coverage includes the bibliographic databases CAB Abstracts and Global Health. CAB Direct uses the CAB Thesaurus, the extensive online index of CABI terms for searching.
Collection of small-molecule organic and organometallic crystal structures.
WebCSD is the online version of the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) which contains over 900.000 crystal structures of small-molecule organic and organometallic compounds. The structures have been determined using X-ray and neutron diffraction. For each structure the information on the space group symmetry of the crystalline phase, its cell parameters and the atomic coordinates of all the atoms in the cell are provided. An overview of the search options you can find on the CSD help page. At ETH Zurich, a local installation of the CSD is also available, which allows more elaborate operations. For more information please contact Dr. Nils Trapp.
Database with over 1'500'000 chemicals from over 1000 international suppliers.
The database can be searched by IUPAC-name, molecular formula, sub(structure), CAS registry Number, physical and chemical characteristics. Everyone can request and also upload data.
First and oldest reference work for Chemistry. For more information please contact Dr. Jozica Dolenc.
Chemisches Zentralblatt is the first and oldest comprehensive abstracts journal in Chemistry and existed from 1830 till 1969. It is a very important source for searches of literature that was published before 1940, because its abstracts were more elaborate and of better quality than those of Chemical Abstracts. In particular, it is suited for searches of preparations of well-known "ancient" compounds, but also for searches to defend prior art claims in patents and papers. Chemisches Zentralblatt is also an important source of chemistry history, since many references to the birth of chemistry as science – opposed to alchemy – and to development of 20th century chemistry and industrial chemistry can be found.
This practical manual and standard reference work provides the definitive source of Analytical data for drugs and poisons.
It is intended for use primarily by scientists faced with identifying and quantifying these substances in body fluids, tissue samples or pharmaceutical and industrial products.
Access via MedicinesComplete.
Largest public register of clinical trials.
ClinicalTrials.gov, a service of the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM), part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, contains over 280'000 clinical trials from 204 countries. Extensive search capabilities are available.
The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases in medicine and other healthcare specialties provided by the Cochrane Collaboration and other organizations.
At its core is the collection of Cochrane Reviews, a database of systematic reviews and meta-analyses which summarize and interpret the results of medical research. The Cochrane Library aims to make the results of well-conducted controlled trials readily available and is the key resource in evidence-based medicine. Due to a national license, the Cochrane Library is freely accessible in Switzerland.
Database with information on chemical compounds.
The Combined Chemical Dictionary, a part of the CHEMnetBASE service, is a database containing information on organic, organometallic and inorganic compounds, drugs, natural products, food substances and frequently used chemicals. It provides structures of compounds, their chemical and physical data, CAS Registry Number, information on toxicity, use as well as selected literature references. The data are taken from "Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds", "Dictionary of Organic Compounds", "Dictionary of Natural Products", "Dictionary of Marine Natural Products", "Dictionary of Commonly Cited Compounds", "Dictionary of Drugs" and from "Dictionary of Food Compounds ".
An excellent source of numerical data for physicochemical properties.
The CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, a part of the CHEMnetBASE service, is a comprehensive one-volume reference resource for chemistry and physics, first published in 1913 and regularly updated with new data. It contains tables with properties of chemical compounds as well as mathematical and physical formula.
Freely accessible repository for small-molecule organic, inorganic, organometallic and mineral crystal structures.
The Crystallography Open Database (COD) gathers available inorganic, organometallic and small organic molecule structural data in one database and adopts an open access model. The COD contains entries in Crystallographic Information File (CIF) Format, with nearly full coverage of the International Union of Crystallography publications.
Crystal structures of zeolite-type compounds.
The Database of Zeolite Structures provides structural information on all zeolite structure types. This includes crystallographic data and drawings for all zeolite framework types, simulated and measured powder patterns for representative materials and relevant references.
Database providing international patent information.
A patent database within the larger Web of Science. Derwent divides patents into 3 broad areas: Chemical; Electrical and Electronics; and Engineering. Searchable by topic, inventor, and assignee. There is also a citation analysis function. The Derwent Innovations Index covers patents from over 50 patent-issuing authorities from 1963 onwards and it merges contents from Derwent World Patents Index and Derwent Patents Citation Index.
The numerical database DETHERM contains thermophysical material data for the design and construction of chemical apparatus, plants and processes.
DETHERM contains thermophysical substance data of pure substances and mixtures. Literature values are stored together with the respective bibliographic data, descriptors and abstracts. The database contains more than 11.3 million data records of more than 60,000 pure substances and 163,000 mixtures and is updated annually.
The Deutsche Arzneimittel-Codex is a supplemental resource to the German Arzneibuch and is jointly published with the Neue Rezeptur-Formularium.
DAC/NRF reports drugs and starting materials for pharmaceutical drugs that are not reported in the European Pharmacopeia or the German Arzneibuch (DAB).
You can access DAC / NRF online via the information center, please contact Dr. Maria Pechlaner.
Database of information on inorganic and organometallic compounds.
Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds, a part of the CHEMnetBASE service, is a chemical database containing organometallic, inorganic and coordination compounds. It includes descriptive and numerical data on chemical, physical and biological properties of compounds, systematic and common names of compounds, literature references and associated chemical structures. Drawing of structures is possible in the browser, as well as uploading graphical structure queries.
Database of information on organic compounds.
Dictionary of Organic Compounds, a part of the CHEMnetBASE service, contains chemical, structural, and bibliographic information on the most important organic compounds covering a wide range of commonly used chemicals, synthetic reagents, pesticides, a selection of natural products, pharmaceuticals, and analytical reagents. The wealth of data provided includes names and synonyms, formulae, chemical structures, CAS registry numbers, chemical and physical properties, and key literature citations.
The young, innovative abstract and citation database.
Launched in 2018, Dimensions has been integrating services such as ORCID, Altmetrics, ReadCube and Figshare. Various tools allow you to analyze, visualize and track research results. "Abstract search" is an interesting feature: An abstract text is copied into the search field and the extracted concepts are used to search for similar articles.
Export options for VOSViewer-compatible export exist for the visualization of bibliographic connections. The basic version is freely available and both content and functionality are constantly being expanded. Unfortunately, the research grants, clinical studies and policy documents as well as the API, which are indexed in addition to the usual journals and patents, are not accessible at ETH Zurich.
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Drugbase is a web portal that provides access to several pharmaceutical databases.
The Info Center provides the following databases via this plattform:
- Fiedler – Encyclopedia of Excipients
- Hagers Enzyklopädie der Arzneistoffe und Drogen
- Handbook on Injectable Drugs
- Index Nominum
- Rote Liste®
Please note that only ONE concurrent user is allowed. Please log out once you are done.
Please note also, that due to license restrictions use is only permitted for educational purposes. If you need to have access for research purposes you need to use another log-in. Please contact Regula Furegati or Dr. Oliver Renn.
EAWAG-BBD (formerly University of Minnesota UM-BBD) contains information on microbial biocatalytic reactions and biodegradation pathways for primarily xenobiotic, chemical compounds.
The goal of the EAWAG-BBD is to provide information on microbial enzyme-catalyzed reactions that are important for biotechnology. The database contains information on microbial biocatalytic reactions and biodegradation pathways for primarily xenobiotic chemical compounds. In addition, this database also contains Biochemical Periodic Tables (BPT) and a Pathway Prediction System (PPS).
Elsevier’s Embase is a proprietary database that contains more than 32 million records of international biomedical literature including pharmacovigilance, medical devices, and drug-related research. Embase lists more than 2.4 million conference abstracts from 5500+ conferences and almost 3000 journals that are not indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE.
Embase provides sophisticated search functions. The database enables ‘natural language' search with synonyms, employs its own thesaurus EMTREE, and links similar and corresponding articles. The database also permits multiple filtering options to narrow searches.
Embase is updated daily.
EMBL-EBI provides freely accessible data from life science experiments covering the full spectrum of molecular biology.
EBI maintains the world’s most comprehensive range of freely accessible and up-to-date molecular databases. Developed in collaboration with researchers worldwide, the services let you share data, perform complex queries and analyse the results in different ways.
Open Access search engine for chemicals and antibodies.
eMolecules is the open-access chemistry search engine and provides structures, chemical and physical data as well as commercial suppliers for over 8 million chemicals. The search allows querying for names, CAS Registry Number, structures or substructures and suppliers.
Systematic and exhaustive collection of reagents and catalysts used in organic synthesis. Each reagent comes with a range of exemplary reactions.
e-EROS offers a systematic and exhaustive coverage of reagents and catalysts used in organic synthesis. It contains more than 4500 compounds and provides information on purification, stability and physical appearance of reagents, but also about their various applications in synthesis. The database can be searched by CAS Registry numbers, InChI, or InChI Keys, keywords and phrases, reagent name (CAS works better), name reaction, author, reference, and publication year.
Search interface for the databases Ei Compendex, Ei Backfile, GEOBASE and GeoRef.
Engineering Village is a search interface for twelve engineering databases, four of which we have access at ETH Zurich. Ei Compendex is one of the most comprehensive engineering literature database with over 20 million indexed records across 190 engineering disciplines. The Engineering Index Backfile provides a comprehensive, historical view of engineering innovations from 1884-1969. GEOBASE and GeoRef are databases of geoscience literature including earth sciences, ecology, geology, geography, environmental sciences, oceanography, geomechanics, alternative energy sources, pollution, waste management and nature conservation.
Access to the EPO database of over 100 million patents.
Espacenet is a free online service for searching patents and patent applications. Espacenet was developed by the European Patent Office (EPO) together with the member states of the European Patent Organisation.
While Espacenet is particularly valuable for exploring patent families, documents can only be downloaded as scan-pdfs of dubious quality (no full text search). For the download of useful full texts, we recommend Google Patents.
Collection of regulations on the quality of medicines, pharmaceutical excipients and various medical devices.
To get access to the current 10th edition please contact Maria Pechlaner (ETH members only).
Since March 1st, 2020 the old 9th edition is no longer available.
ExPASy is the SIB Bioinformatics Resource Portal which provides access to scientific databases and software tools in different areas of life sciences including proteomics, genomics, phylogeny, systems biology, population genetics, transcriptomics etc.
ExPASy is one of the main bioinformatics resources for proteomics worldwide and became an extensive and integrative portal accessing many scientific resources, databases and software tools in different areas of life sciences. Scientists can access seamlessly a wide range of resources in many different domains.
Database on some 12'000 excipients used in pharmacy, cosmetics and related fields.
Monographs follow a unified structure, presenting names and synonyms, definitions, basic properties, application characteristics, stability and incompatibilities, pharmacology and toxicology, analysis methods, references and a manufacturers directory.
Fiedler can be accessed via the platfom Drugbase.
Information system on hazardous substances of the German Social Accident Insurance.
The GESTIS Substance Database contains information for the safe handling of hazardous substances and other chemical substances at work, e.g. health effects, necessary protective measures and such in case of danger (incl. First Aid). Furthermore the user is offered information upon important physical and chemical properties as well as special regulations. The available information relates to about 8700 substances. Data are updated immediately after publication of new official regulations or after the issue of new scientific results.
GlyTouCan is the successor of GlycomeDB and assigns unique identifiers to glycans.
With GlyTouCan identifiers, the content of the major freely accessible carbohydrate databases was integrated. GlyTouCan identifiers were connected with sequence and taxonomic data from GlycoChemExplorer, GlycoEpitope, GlycomeDB, GlycoNAVI, GlyConnect, JCGGDB AIST and UniCarbKB and made accessible through the web portal via the underlying annotation from BCSDB, Carbbank (CCSD), CFG, GlycoBase (Dublin), GlycoBase (Lille), GLYCOSCIENCES.de, KEGG, PubChem CID, PubChem SID, SugarBindDB und des Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics. Using GlyTouCan it is possible to get an overview of all carbohydrate structures in the different databases.
Data collection on drugs, poisons, herbal drugs and medicinal plants.
Hagers Enzyklopädie, with its broad content range and the high quality of the information, is the standard reference work for pharmacology, pharmaceutical research and public pharmacies and also the biggest data collection: >5 700 substances, >3 400 medicinal drugs, including cross-references as hyperlinks, >32 000 links to Medline, >500 color reproductions of plants, >12 000 structure formulae.
Access via the platform Drugbase.
Reference work for injectable drugs.
Provides information on the compatibility and stability of injectable drugs, contains data to some 350 drugs, includes references to the major reference work "AHFS Drug Interaction", provides information regarding production, storage and use of injectable drugs.
Access via the platform Drugbase.
The Human Metabolome Database (HMDB) contains detailed information about small molecule metabolites found in the human body.
HMDB is a resource dedicated to providing scientists with the most current and comprehensive coverage of the human metabolome and containing detailed information about small molecule metabolites found in the human body. It is intended to be used for applications in metabolomics, clinical chemistry, biomarker discovery and general education. The database is designed to contain or link three kinds of data: 1) chemical data, 2) clinical data, and 3) molecular biology/biochemistry data.
The Index Nominum is a database for drugs, trade names, synonyms, chemical structures and therapeutic classes of substances, issued by the Swiss Pharmacists Association.
Substances can be searched using the following criteria: substance name, trade name, therapeutic group, manufacturer / country, synonyms, pharmacopoeia name, chemical name, formula, CAS number and derivatives. Searching of the entire data set (full text) is also possible. For each substance the structural formula is shown. Information on trade names / generics, manufactures / countries, synonyms and pharmacopoeia name of substance are available with a click. For almost all manufacturers addresses of the offices in each country are given.
Access via Drugbase.
Collection of inorganic crystal structures.
The Inorganic Crystal Structure Database contains high quality crystal structure data of inorganic compounds including compound name, molecular formula, crystal symmetry group, unit cell parameters, atomic coordinates, temperature factors and bibliographic information. The structures are derived from more than 1 000 journals published worldwide.
Pipeline Drug Database on drugs in development.
Clarivate Analytics' Integrity (formerly Thompson Reuters Integrity) provides researchers, especially in the pharmaceutical industry with reliable, detailed information, across multiple disciplines to support successful drug research and development. Updated daily, the database provides comprehensive search, retrieval and analysis tools.
Please note: Access to a limited user group only.
Comprehensive search engine for chemical compounds with many features.
iScienceSearch is an innovative search engine for scientists that want to search for chemical data on the web – it makes a federated search over many chemical and pharmaceutical databases resulting in more than 100 million pages which associate chemical structures with data. iScienceSearch allows searching by structure, chemical names and synonyms, CAS Registry Numbers and free text.
Comprehensive directory of various databases and tools for science and technology; especially the collection for biological resources is extensive.
The Israel Science and Technology Directory is the national database of Israel and maintains all relevant science and technology websites. The site also contains sections on Jewish scientists and students in the diaspora.
Solubility measurements including liquid-liquid, solid-liquid and gas-liquid systems.
The IUPAC-NIST Solubility Database contains mutual solubilities and liquid-liquid equilibria of binary, ternary and quaternary systems. Typical solvents and solutes include water, sea water, heavy water, inorganic compounds, and a variety of organic compounds such as hydrocarbons, halogenated hydrocarbons, alcohols, acids, esters and nitrogen compounds. The solubilities were originally published in the International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)-NIST Solubility Data Series.
The Japanese Pharmacopoeia is the official reference work for drugs in Japan.
It is published by the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency under the authority of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.
InCites Journal Citations Reports are the source for the annually calculated and published impact factors of journals as well as for other bibliometric data on journals.
Journal Citation Reports is a comprehensive and unique resource that allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 12,000 scholarly and technical journals from more than 3,300 publishers in over 60 countries. It is the only source of the impact factor and other citation data on journals, and covers virtually all areas of science, technology, and social sciences. Journal Citation Reports can show you, e.g., the
- most frequently cited journals in a field,
- highest impact journals in a field.
KEGG databases integrates genomic, chemical and systemic functional information of organisms. KEGG pathways is a collection of manually drawn pathway maps on the molecular interaction and reaction networks for many cellular processes.
KEGG is an integrated database resource consisting of the eighteen main databases for understanding high-level functions and utilities of biological systems, such as the cell, the organism and the ecosystem, from molecular-level information, especially large-scale molecular datasets generated by genome sequencing and other high-throughput experimental technologies. They are roughly categorized into systems information, genomic information, chemical information and health information.
Web interface to search Bio-Rad's spectral databases.
KnowItAll AnyWare provides unlimited access to over 2 million spectra of organic and inorganic compounds. Search options include chemical name, molecular formula, CAS registry number, structure including substructure search, peak lists, and other properties. In addition, possible candidate structures can be searched by uploading spectral data. Mixture analysis is also available and can be used to determine if a spectrum is a composition of multiple components.
Clinically relevant drug information with a global focus.
Martindale contains more than 6,700 drug monographs and information on side effects, precautions, interactions, use and application, and pharmacokinetics.
Access via MedicinesComplete.
MedicinesComplete is a web portal that provides access to several pharmaceutical databases.
The Info Center provides the following databases via this plattform:
- Clarke's Analysis of Drugs and Poisons
- Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference
- Pharmaceutical Excipients
- Stockley's Herbal Medicines Interactions
For over 120 years The Merck Index has been regarded as the most authoritative and reliable source of information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals.
It contains over 11,500 monographs – including historic records not available in the print edition. Users can perform simple searches on a number of different properties and fields, construct complex multi-parameter searches, and search by chemical structure.
Entrez is the primary text search and retrieval system of NCBI’s (National Center for Biotechnology Information) that integrates the PubMed database of biomedical literature with 39 other literature and molecular databases.
The Entrez system comprises 40 molecular and literature databases, that can be searched simultanously and many bioinformatics tools and software for the analysis of DNA and protein sequences, structures, genes, genomes, genetic variations and gene expression datas. The databases are permanently updated and curated by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The website offers extensive user tutorials for most services.
Portal for 3D Structural Information of Nucleic Acids and access to a multitude of tools and software.
The goal of the Nucleic Acid Database Project (NDB) is to archive and distribute structural information about nucleic acids. The NDB contains information about experimentally-determined nucleic acids and complex assemblies. Use the NDB to perform searches based on annotations relating to sequence, structure and function, and to download, analyze, and learn about nucleic acids.
Freely accessible database of spectroscopic, chromatographic, solubility and thermophysical data on chemical compounds.
NIST WebBook provides chemical and physical data of chemical species and reactions. The data is from collections maintained by NIST and outside contributors. The NIST Chemistry Webbook contains, among others, thermochemical data for organic and small inorganic compounds, reaction thermochemistry data, IR, mass, electronic/vibrational and UV/Vis spectra, GC retention data, spectroscopic constants of diatomic molecules, ionisation energies and thermophysical property data for fluids.
Database on stability constants of metal complexes that has been discontinued. It can be downloaded as a file and runs under 32-bit.
It provides comprehensive coverage of interactions for aqueous systems of organic and inorganic ligands with protons and various metal ions. Contents are stability constants, enthalpies, and entropies of proton and metal ion equilibria with ligands under defined conditions of ionic strength and temperature. The database is based on the six-volume book “Critical Stability Constants” by Martell and Smith.
Critically evaluated thermodynamic data for pure, mainly organic compounds. Also known as NIST Standard Reference Database 203.
It contains information on more than 23,000 compounds and over 500,000 evaluated experimental data points. The data were generated through dynamic data analysis, as implemented in the NIST ThermoData Engine Software. Data from the TRC Thermodynamic Tables are also included.
Collection of tested procedures for the synthesis of organic compounds.
Annually augmented collection of detailed and reliable procedures for the synthesis of representative organic compounds. The prodcedures have been tested/reproduced and commented on in a second laboratory.
This reference work contains essential data on the physical properties of excipients, their safe use and potential toxicity.
The Handbook collects essential data on the physical properties of excipients such as: boiling point, bulk and tap density, compression characteristics, hygroscopicity, flowability, melting point, moisture content, moisture-absorption isotherms, particle size distribution, rheology, specific surface area, and solubility. Scanning electron microphotographs (SEMs) are also included for many of the excipients along with over 130 near-infrared (NIR) spectra specifically generated for this publication and over 150 infrared (IR) spectra. In addition, the current update includes around 150 Raman spectra.
Access is provided through the platform MedicinesComplete.
The Pharmacopoea Helvetica (Ph. Helv.) supplements the Pharmacopoea Europaea (Ph. Eur.) with legally binding quality regulations for Switzerland for common and well-known drugs and pharmaceutical excipients as well as for individual medical devices.
The pharmacopoeia is published by Swissmedic on the basis of the Therapeutic Products Act. Starting July 1, 2019, the free electronic version is legally binding, and no longer the printed version.
The database contains all published NIST/American Ceramic Society phase equilibria diagrams and commentaries. It is also known as NIST Standard Reference DB 31.
It provides access to approximately 28,500 critically-evaluated phase equilibria diagrams (PED) for a range of non-organic materials including oxides, chalcogenides, pnictides, actinides, semiconductors and various salts. The phase diagrams can be viewed and manipulated interactively and the PED figures are available as pdf files. You can search diagrams by chemical system (components, elements) or by publication data (PED figure number, authors, publication year). Please follow the installation instructions on the start page of the database to install the PED Editor, which is needed to digitize phase diagrams and to extract data from them.
ETH library provides access to standards via eresearchcenter.
This platform enables access to all standards licensedat ETH via one channel. Standards from the following sources are available: ASTM International, DIN, Electrosuisse, IEEE International, INB/Swissmem, ISO, SAE International, SIA International, VDI
This system replaces the former Perinorm and the installation of a plugin is no longer required.
Open Chemistry Information Database
PubChem provides information on the chemical and physical properties, biological activities, spectra, patents, health, safety and toxicity data of predominantly small molecules but also some larger molecules such as peptides, carbohydrates, nucleotides and lipids. The database is maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) of the National Library of Medicine, which is part of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). PubChem records are contributed by hundreds of data sources including research organisations, government agencies, chemical vendors, academic publishers and more.
PubMed is a freely accessible bibliographic literature database that lists individual articles from almost 5,000 medically relevant journals. The main focus is on English-language journals, usually from 1966 onwards. PubMed's special feature is the MeSH classification, which is extremely helpful in finding really relevant literature.
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.
Qinsight is a biomedical semantic search engine for PubMed and related content that uses artificial intelligence.
Qinsight does not search directly using the keywords and terms entered, but uses Quantum Logic Linguistic™ Technology to find the information relevant to the query. Qinsight uses an extensive ontology (with verbs) and engines for Entity Identification, Concept Identification, Linguistics, Key Concept Identification, and Relevance. In addition to Pubmed, Qinsight you searches in NIH Grant Applications and US Patents.
The Protein Data Bank (PDB) is a repository for stractural data of biological macromolecular structures (mainly proteins, but also DNA & RNA). PDB 101 provides very good educational resources.
The data, typically obtained by X-ray crystallography or NMR spectroscopy and are freely accessible via the websites of its member organisations (PDBe, PDBj, and RCSB). The PDB is overseen by an organization called the Worldwide Protein Data Bank, wwPDB.
The Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB) is dedicated to improving our understanding of the function of biological systems through the study of the 3-D structure of biological macromolecules.
A web-based chemistry workflow tool for retrieval of chemical compounds, reactions, physikal/chemical properties and bibliographic data.
Reaxys is a chemistry database consisting of deeply excerpted compounds and related factual properties, reaction and synthesis information as well as bibliographic data, navigated and displayed via an actionable interface. The core of the database (Beilstein, Gmelin and others) is a comprehensive set of chemistry literature including journals, patents and textbook chapters. Reaxys contains more than 41 million reactions, 105 million substances and over 500 million experimental data points.
Initially founded in 1947 as a chemistry reference work, today the RÖMPP is the largest and most prestigious encyclopedia of chemistry and related sciences in German language.
RÖMPP contains about 62,000 keywords that are cross-linked by approximately 200,000 cross references. About 12,000 structural formulas and illustrations facilitate understanding and provide valuable additional information. High quality and reliability of content is ensured by pre-defined standards of scientific editors.
Drug list for Germany (including EU approvals and certain medical devices), access only for medical doctors, dentists and pharmacists.
Access via Drugbase.
Database of methodologies for synthesis of organic compounds.
Science of Synthesis is a critical reference work of preparative synthetic methodology in the field of organic and organometallic chemistry and includes the Houben-Weyl collection, which among other things contains information on practical laboratory work. The systematic and logical organization of the synthetic methods according to structural motifs enables users to quickly find solutions for their synthetic challenges. There are also thematic issues on topics like flow chemistry, biocatalysis, stereoselective synthesis or photochemistry.
SciFinder is the older version of the web search tool for the Chemical Abstracts databases and the MEDLINE database of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Available until early 2022.
The Chemical Abstracts databases are the most important databases in chemistry and related sciences. You can search for literature references including patents, substances, reactions, chemical suppliers and regulations.
Registration: To be able to use SciFinder, you have to register with your ETH Zurich e-mail address. Access is restricted to the ethz.ch domain. From outside the ETH you can use SciFinder after establishing a VPN connection.
Once you submit the form, CAS sends you an email message with instructions for completing the registration process. After completing the registration process, a final conformation message is displayed and you can use SciFinder Web.
SciFindern is the new, more user-friendly web search tool for the Chemical Abstracts databases and the MEDLINE database of the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
The Chemical Abstracts databases are the most important databases in chemistry and related sciences. You can search for literature references including patents, substances, reactions, chemical suppliers and regulations.
Registration: To be able to use SciFindern, you have to register with your ETH Zurich e-mail address. Access is restricted to the ethz.ch domain. From outside the ETH you can use SciFinder after establishing a VPN connection.
Once you submit the form, CAS sends you an email message with instructions for completing the registration process. After completing the registration process, a final conformation message is displayed and you can use SciFindern.
The world's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed journals. Find almost any journal, paper or author and set-up all kinds of alerts (keywords, new citations of key paper, author etc.).
Scopus offers the most comprehensive overview of research results in science, technology, medicine, social sciences and humanities. Scopus covers more than 22 800 peer-reviewed journals by more than 5,000 publishers, 560 book series, as well as 8 million conference papers. In total, there are more than 69 million records, amongst them over 62 million records post 1969, with complete references.
Numerous tools allow you to analyze visualize and follow up on research results.
Freely accessible spectral database for organic compounds
SDBS includes six different types of spectra: electron impact mass spectra (EI-MS), Fourier transform infrared spectra (FT-IR), 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra, 13C NMR spectra, laser Raman spectra, and electron spin resonance (ESR) spectra. Records include graphical structures and spectra, with peak assignments in many cases. Compounds may be searched by name, molecular formula, molecular weight, CAS registry number, number of atoms/elements, and spectral data.
Most of the spectra were measured at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan.
The world's largest database for physical and chemical data in the fields of physics, physical and inorganic chemistry, materials science and engineering.
SpringerMaterials is a source for physicochemical properties of inorganic and organic compounds and their mixtures, elements, alloys, ceramics, polymers, plastics, and semiconductors. It consists of six major parts: Landolt-Börnstein Series, Linus-Pauling Files, Adsorption Database, Polymer Thermodynamics Database, Thermophysical Properties Database and MSI Database including a set of advanced functionalities for visualizing and analyzing data called "SpringerMaterials Interactive".
This full-text search portal for four SpringerNature journals not only searches abstracts and therefore finds the right literature using very specific experimental keywords such as experiment type, cell lines, media, inductors or vectors.
The hits obtained can be sorted by relevance, date, quotations or "trends". In addition, the list can be further restricted by filters such as techniques (e.g. Luciferase reporter assay), model systems (e.g. HCT 116 or HEK293T) or video, but also by the usual filters such as year, source and article categories. The underlying information comes from four journals: NatureMethods, Nature Protocols, SpringerProtocols and Protcol Exchange.
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A guide to the interactions of herbal medicines.
Stockley's Herbal Medicines Interactions remains a unique collaboration between a team of experts in the fields of drug interactions, clinical herbal medicines, phytopharmacovigilance and regulation of herbal medicinal products.
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The Human Protein Atlas (HPA) is the most extensive collection of human proteomics data available.
HPA has collected millions of records about expressed human proteins in cells, tissues and organs derived from a large variety of -omics technologies, for instance mass spectrometry-based proteomics, transcriptomics and systems biology.
Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.
ToxInfo allows the search of chemicals and drugs, diseases and the environment, environmental health, occupational safety and health, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and toxicology. ToxInfo provides links to PubMed, and to additional sources of toxicological information.
The UCSC Genome Browser is an interactive website that provides access to genome sequence from many (in)vertebrate species and major model organisms as well as a large collection of aligned annotations. The open-source, web-based tool suite can be downloaded and offers an user optimized graphical viewer interface for rapid visualization, examination, and querying of the data at many levels.
The UCSC Browser can display any sequence regardless of its size, ranging from a single nucleotide to an entire chromosome with full annotation tracks, and enables a very convienient drag-and-zoom feature to explore any region of interest. The UCSC Genome Bioinformatics website contains the database, browsing tools, data files and extensive documentation.
The leading resource for industrial chemistry.
This state-of-the-art reference work gives details on the science and technology in all areas of industrial chemistry. Subject areas include: inorganic and organic chemicals, advanced materials, pharmaceuticals, polymers and plastics, metals and alloys, biotechnology and biotechnological products, food chemistry, process engineering and unit operations, analytical methods, environmental protection, and many more. It contains over 1 000 review articles, written by some 3 000 authors. With more than 16 million words, nearly 15 000 tables, 25 000 figures, and innumerable literature sources and cross-references, it offers a wealth of comprehensive and well-structured information on all facets of industrial chemistry.
Freely accessible and highly useful database for everybody working with proteins.
UniprotKB is a freely accessible database, which contains sequences and functional information for most of the proteins studied to date. It combines the two major databases Swiss-Prot and TrEMBL. Swiss-Prot contains more than 500’000 reviewed and manually annotated entries, providing information about the protein sequence, structure, natural variants, post-translational modifications, cellular localization, functionality and many more. The information is extracted from literature and regularly updated. TrEMBL, on the other hand, contains more than 100 million entries, which are not reviewed and automatically updated.
The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) is the official pharmacopeia of the United States, published together with the National Formulary as the USP-NF.
The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (usually also called the USP) is a nonprofit organization that owns the trademark and copyright to the USP-NF and publishes it every year. Prescription, over–the–counter medicines and other health care products sold in the United States are required to follow the standards in the USP-NF. USP also sets standards for food ingredients and dietary supplements.
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Full text patent database of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
The USPTO houses full text for patents issued from 1976 to the present and PDF images for all patents from 1790 to the present.
Comprehensive bibliographic and citation database platform.
Web of Knowledge is a platform providing access to bibliographic content and tools to access, analyze, and manage research information. It includes several databases which can be searched simultaneously, e.g. Web of Science, BIOSIS, CABI, Current Contents, Derwent Innovation, Data Citation Index, FSTA, Inspec, Zoological Record and Journal Citation Reports.
WikiPathways is a Wiki-based open-source database that provides genomic, chemical and systemic-functional information on molecular interactions and reaction networks of numerous biological processes. Similar to the KEGG database, WikiPathways provides a metabolic map.
WikiPathways supports many interactive functions that allow the user to make optimal use of the information, e.g. genes, proteins, metabolites and pathways are linked to the corresponding Wikipedia articles.