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Biomedical Science

Learning resources and research databases for biomedical science, including cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, anatomy, physiology, pathology and microbiology.


Databases are collections of resources; many databases specialise in a specific subject area. You will find relevant research and peer-reviewed sources in the databases below. 

Search tips 

Login in LibrarySearch or one of the databases on this guide, then search using keywords that describe your topic. Refine your search results to peer-reviewed journals, books, online books, book chapters or videos. 

The following tips will also work in Google Scholar and most databases. 

  • Use OR between words to find any of your keywords 
  • Group OR words using brackets. 
  • Find "exact phrases" with quotation marks 
  • Add an asterisk to part of a word to find different endings and plurals 
  • There is a default AND relationship between search terms separated by a space

Examples searches: 

  • COVID* OR corona* OR SARS-CoV-2
  • "secondary bacterial pneumonia" 
  • (COVID* OR corona* OR SARS-CoV-2) "secondary bacterial pneumonia" 


Key Databases

Chemicals and substances 

Anatomy and physiology

Our Library has many online atlases of human anatomy and physiology in addition to the specialist tools below: these resources are free for RMIT students and staff to access: 

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