Bioethics Research Library Databases

This page lists the databases created by the Bioethics Research Library. View tutorials and basic search tips for the BRL Databases.

All bioethics database entries receive one or more of the following classification numbers as a tag to indicate the content. Find the classification number(s) for a topic in this list of over 1,600 bioethical issues.

EthxWeb

Citations to literature on bioethics and professional ethics covering 1974-2009. EthxWeb contains more than 300,000 records for books, book chapters, journal articles, audiovisual materials, laws, court decisions, news articles, and reports written in over 15 languages dating primarily from 1970 to the present. Searches can be limited to full-text materials by selecting the “Full-text available online” limit, located below the search box on each screen.

Islamic Medical and Scientific Ethics

Citations to literature on Islamic medical and scientific ethics covering attitudes and practices on ethical issues within the Muslim world.

DNA Patents

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

GenEthx: Genetics and Ethics

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

International Bioethics Organizations

Information on the resources and programs of organizations focusing primarily on ethics in medicine and scientific research. The International Bioethics Organizations Database contains over 1,500 records for bioethics organizations around the world which include information on an organization’s mission, staff, educational programs, and publications. Searches can be limited to those organizations with web sites.

Syllabus Exchange

Descriptions of bioethics syllabi for semester-length classes, seminars and continuing education courses from high school through graduate education. The Syllabus Exchange Database contains over 650 records for syllabi on bioethical issues dating from 1984 to the present in 3 languages from 12 countries. Each record links to the full-text of the syllabus. While the standard syllabus documents a semester-length class, seminars and continuing education courses are included as well. The collection contains courses from high school through graduate education.

Thesaurus for Bioethics

Keywords used to index the bioethics literature.

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