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Ethics

BELIT - Bioethics Literature Database

Alternative title
BELIT - Bioethik-Literaturdatenbank

URL
http://www.drze.de/belit-1/belit?set_language=en

Provider
German Reference Centre for Ethics in the Life Sciences (DRZE, Bonn, Germany)

Description
BELIT is an integrated bibliographic database developed by the German Reference Centre for Ethics in the Life Sciences (DRZE, Bonn, Germany) and operated in co-operation with

The ETHICSWEB search interface currently provides access to bibliographic records contributed by the following BELIT co-operation partners:

  • DRZE: catalogue of the specialist library and documentation centre
  • IDEM: database ETHMED containing references to literature available at the specialist library and documentation centre
  • IZEW: database LEWI containing the catalogues of the IZEW library and the library of the Chair for Ethics in the Life Sciences at the University of Tübingen
  • CDE: database of the specialist library and documentation centre

The entire database can be accessed on the DRZE Web site.

Languages
English, German, French (mainly)

Links to full text
Yes

Keywords
Bioethics; Medical ethics; Ethics of genetics; Ethics of biotechnology; Agricultural ethics; Environmental ethics; Ethics of science; Bibliographic databases

Bibliography of Bioethics in Lithuania [Regional Bioethics Information Centre, Vilnius]

Alternative title
Bioetikos bibliografija

URL
http://www.mies.mf.vu.lt/en/bibliography-of-bioethics

Provider
Regional Bioethics Information Centre (RBIC), Department of Medical History and Ethics (MIES), Vilnius University (Lithuania)

Description
The Bibliography of Bioethics in Lithuania database is a collection of various monographs and scientific articles on bioethics published by Lithuanian authors. The database provides bibliographic information about books, articles published in Lithuanian and international journals as well as legislation of the Republic of Lithuania concerning bioethical issues. The database comprises publications from 1971 to 2011.

The Bibliography of Bioethics in Lithuania is integrated into the ETHICSWEB search interface.

Languages
Lithuanian (mainly), English

Links to full text
Yes

Keywords
Bioethics; Medical ethics; Ethics of science; Ethics of genetics; Bibliographic databases

BioethicsWeb [Intute]

URL
http://bioethicsweb.ac.uk

Provider
Intute (Great Britain)
Wellcome Library (London, Great Britain)

Description
BioethicsWeb is a gateway to evaluated, high quality Internet resources relating to biomedical ethics, including ethical, social, legal and public policy questions arising from advances in medicine and biology, issues relating to the conduct of biomedical research and approaches to bioethics.

BioethicsWeb provides access to resources comprising, among others, journals, papers, reports, articles, government publications and bibliographic databases.

Note: Intute closed in July 2011. The site has been archived and neither further resources are added to the catalogue nor any changes are made to existing content.

Languages
English

Links to full text
Yes

Keywords
Bioethics; Medical ethics; Ethics of genetics; Ethics of biotechnology; Ethics of science; Bibliographic databases

CDE - Centre de documentation en éthique du CCNE [Comité consultatif national d'éthique, France]

URL
http://www.ccne-ethique.fr/centre_docEN.html

Provider
Centre de documentation en éthique (CDE), Comité consultatif national d'éthique (CCNE, Paris, France)

Description
The database of the Centre de documentation en éthique is integrated into ETHICSWEB via BELIT. The ETHICSWEB search interface currently provides references to French literature.

The entire database can be accessed on the CDE Web site.

Languages
French, English

Links to full text
Yes

Keywords
Bioethics; Medical ethics; Ethics of genetics; Ethics of biotechnology; Bibliographic databases

EEL - Ethics Education Library [Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Chicago]

URL
http://ethics.iit.edu/eelibrary

Provider
Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions (CSEP), Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT, Chicago, IL, USA)

Description
The Ethics Education Library (EEL) seeks to help connect people interested in developing new and interesting ethics training methods and programs, to disseminate best practices and tools that have already been developed, and to ultimately foster the creation of new methods and programs for teaching students about ethical issues inherent in research and practice.

EEL collects materials focusing on the teaching of practical and professional ethics. It features scholarly articles, books, reports from government and academic institutions, case studies, syllabi, and examples of what others have done to integrate ethics into their grant proposals, courses, or university program.

EEL is integrated into the ETHICSWEB search interface.

Languages
English

Links to full text
Yes

Keywords
Professional ethics; Ethics of science; Bioethics; Ethics education; Teaching methods; Bibliographic databases

ENDEBIT - European Database on Literature of Ethics in Biotechnology

URL
Database access via ETHICSWEB

Provider
International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW), University of Tübingen (Germany)

Description
In the framework of the Eureth.net project, the European Network of Documentation for Ethics of Biotechnology (ENDEBIT) has created a European bibliographic database on ethics of biotechnology.

The ETHICSWEB search interface currently provides access to bibliographic records contributed by the following ENDEBIT co-operation partners:

EthicShare [Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota]

URL
https://www.ethicshare.org

Provider
Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN, USA)

Description
EthicShare is a research and collaboration Web site in the field of bioethics.

At the heart of EthicShare lies its collection of citations to high quality scholarly and popular materials, a freely available index of bibliographic data for EthicShare users. The primary target for EthicShare collection acquisition is the field of bioethics and draws heavily on citations from the PubMed repository and from the OCLC WorldCat database. The collection consists of journal article records, editorials, legal cases, newspaper articles, book reviews, interviews, case reports, books, non-US government documents, and more. Increasingly, popular newspaper and news magazine articles from a variety of sources, including the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, are included.

Other sources (both current and future) of bibliographic records include book chapters, additional commission reports, dissertation records, e-book records, additional government documents, JSTOR materials, OAIster resources (institutional repository deposits, digital object records, archival materials and foreign language materials) as well as additonal scholarly journal literature.

Languages
English (mainly)

Links to full text
Yes

Keywords
Bioethics; Medical ethics; Ethics of genetics; Ethics of biotechnology; Agricultural ethics; Environmental ethics; Ethics of science; Bibliographic databases

ETHMED - Ethics in Medicine [Information and Documentation Centre on Ethics in Medicine, Göttingen]

Alternative title
ETHMED - Ethik in der Medizin

URL
http://www.idem.uni-goettingen.de/index.php?lang=2

Provider
Information and Documentation Centre on Ethics in Medicine (IDEM, Göttingen, Germany)

Description
IDEM provides the literature database ETHMED since 1993. It contains references to journal and newspaper articles, books, book contributions (analytics), proceedings, academic dissertations and legal documents primarily from German-speaking but also from English-speaking countries. For this purpose IDEM analyses over 160 journals from different academic disciplines (medicine, nursing science, health care economics, natural sciences, philosophy and theology as well as law, economics and social sciences) in search for publications on medical ethics.

ETHMED is integrated into the ETHICSWEB search interface via BELIT.

Languages
German (mainly), English

Links to full text
Yes

Keywords
Medical ethics; Nursing ethics; Clinical ethics; Bibliographic databases

ETHXWeb [Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University]

URL
http://bioethics.georgetown.edu/databases/ethxweb/index.html

Provider
Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University, Kennedy Institute of Ethics (KIE, Washington, DC, USA)

Description
Citations to literature (journal articles, book chapters, bills, laws, court decisions, reports, books, audiovisuals and news articles) relating to bioethics and professional ethics.

Languages
English (mainly), German, French, Spanish, Italian

Links to full text
Yes

Keywords
Bioethics; Medical ethics; Ethics of genetics; Professional ethics; Ethics of science; Bibliographic databases

EUROETHICS - European Database on Literature of Ethics in Medicine

URL
http://eurethnet.kib.ki.se/Search/Bin/searchpage_en.exe

Provider
Karolinska Institutet University Library (KIB, Stockholm, Sweden)

Description
In the framework of the Eureth.net project, the EUROETHICS network has created a European bibliographic database on ethics in medicine.

The ETHICSWEB search interface currently provides access to bibliographic records contributed by the following co-operation partners:

The entire database can be accessed on the EUROETHICS Web site.

Languages
French, German, English, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Lithuanian, Bulgarian, Slovenian, Slovak

Links to full text
Yes

Keywords
Medical ethics; Nursing ethics; Clinical ethics; Bioethics; Bibliographic databases; European Union

GenETHX [Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University]

URL
http://bioethics.georgetown.edu/databases/genethx/index.html

Provider
Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University, Kennedy Institute of Ethics (KIE, Washington, DC, USA)

Description
Citations, some with abstracts or tables of contents, to literature on the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetic and genomic research and its applications from many disciplines and publication types including journals, newspapers, books, bills, laws, court decisions, reports and audiovisuals.

Languages
English (mainly), German, French, Spanish

Links to full text
Yes

Keywords
Ethics of genetics; Bibliographic databases

GEObs6 - Global Ethics Observatory, Database 6: Resources in Ethics [UNESCO]

Alternative titles
GEObs6 - Observatoire mondial d'éthique, Base de données 6 : Ressources en éthique
GEObs6 - Observatorio mundial de ética, Base de datos 6: Recursos en ética

URL
http://www.unesco.org/shs/ethics/geobs

Provider
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Sector for Social and Human Sciences, Division of Ethics of Science and Technology

Description
GEObs is a system of databases with worldwide coverage in bioethics and other areas of applied ethics in science and technology such as environmental ethics, science ethics and technology ethics.

This UNESCO initiative is freely accessible online to all member states and the general public. It is designed to serve as a valuable reference, collaborative, consultative, and comparative resource hub of ethics activities around the world.

GEObs6 provides access to ethics resources comprising, among others, ethics journals, publications of UNESCO, other UN agencies and other international organisations as well as resources for ethics committees.

Languages
English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese

Links to full text
Yes

Keywords
Bioethics; Medical ethics; Nursing ethics; Environmental ethics; Ethics of science; Technology ethics; Bibliographic databases

Islamic Medical and Scientific Ethics [Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University]

URL
http://imse.library.georgetown.edu/

Provider
Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University, Kennedy Institute of Ethics (KIE, Washington, DC, USA)

Description
Citations, some with abstracts or tables of contents, to literature on Islamic medical and scientific ethics. Acquisitions will cover attitudes and practices on ethical issues within the Muslim world, from many disciplines and publication types including journals, newspapers, books, bills, laws, court decisions, reports and audiovisuals.

Languages
English (mainly)

Links to full text
Yes

Keywords
Islam; Medical ethics; Ethics of science; Bibliographic databases

LEWI - Bibliographic Database on Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities [International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities, Tübingen]

Alternative title
LEWI - Literatur zur Ethik in den Wissenschaften

URL
http://lewi.izew.uni-tuebingen.de/lewi/assoziativ_en.html

Provider
International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW), University of Tübingen (Germany)

Description
The bibliographic database LEWI provides references to literature on ethics in the sciences and humanities and has a particular focus on ethics of biotechnology. It contains the catalogues of the IZEW library and the library of the Chair for Ethics in the Life Sciences at the University of Tübingen.

LEWI is integrated into the ETHICSWEB search interface via BELIT.

Languages
English, German (mainly)

Links to full text
Yes

Keywords
Ethics of science; Ethics of biotechnology; Ethics of genetics; Agricultural ethics; Environmental ethics; Bioethics; Bibliographic databases

NEB - NanoEthicsBank [Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology]

URL
http://ethics.iit.edu/NanoEthicsBank

Provider
Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions (CSEP), Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT, Chicago, IL, USA)

Description
The NanoEthicsBank is a database conceived as a resource for researchers, scholars, students and the general public who are interested in the social and ethical implications of nanotechnology. Items in the database include normative documents, such as guidelines for safety in the workplace, and descriptive materials, such as analysis of the U.S. government's capacity for oversight and studies of the media coverage of nanotechnology.

The NanoEthicsBank is integrated into the ETHICSWEB search interface.

Languages
English

Links to full text
Yes

Keywords
Nanoethics; Bibliographic databases

Neuroethics Portal [Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz]

Alternative title
Neuroethikportal

URL
http://www.neuroethik.ifzn.uni-mainz.de/index.php?id=2&L=1

Provider
Research Focus on Interdisciplinary Neurosciences (IFSN), Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Germany)

Description
The Neuroethics Portal aims at providing a complete and up-to-date overview of all publications in the discipline of neuroethics from 1985 until today.

Languages
English (mainly)

Links to full text
Yes

Keywords
Neuroethics; Bibliographic databases

PubMed - Bioethics Subset [U.S. National Library of Medicine]

URL
http://www.pubmed.gov
> Limits: Subset Bioethics

Provider
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), U.S. National Library of Medicine (Bethesda, MD, USA)

Description
The PubMed Bioethics Subset is based on a search strategy that was created by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Kennedy Institute of Ethics (KIE) at Georgetown University to facilitate searching PubMed for citations to articles in the area of bioethics.

The PubMed Bioethics Subset is integrated into the ETHICSWEB search interface.

Languages
English (mainly), German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Japanese, Russian

Links to full text
Yes

Keywords
Medical ethics; Nursing ethics; Clinical ethics; Ethics of genetics; Bioethics; Ethics of science; Bibliographic databases

SIBIL - Base dati di bioetica [Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome]

URL
http://www.iss.it/sibi/?lang=2

Provider
Settore Documentazione, Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS, Rome, Italy)

Description
The SIBIL database provides bibliographic references to literature on bioethical issues published in Italy since 1995. It includes references, keywords and some abstracts of monographs, journal articles, opinions of ethics committees (especially those from the National Bioethics Committee), statutes, ethical guidelines, grey literature, all Italian laws (most of them in full-text) and some international legislation in this field. It also contains relevant electronic resources.

SIBIL is integrated into the ETHICSWEB search interface.

Languages
Italian (mainly), English

Links to full text
Yes

Keywords
Medical ethics; Nursing ethics; Clinical ethics; Ethics of genetics; Bioethics; Bibliographic databases

Philosophy

PhilPapers

URL
http://philpapers.org

Provider
General editors: David Bourget (University of London) and David Chalmers (Australian National University, New York University)

Description
PhilPapers is a comprehensive directory of online philosophy articles and books by academic philosophers. It monitors journals in many areas of philosophy, as well as archives and personal pages. PhilPapers also accepts articles directly from users who can provide links or upload copies.

Note: PhilPapers contains a lot of publications on ethical issues.

Languages
English (mainly)

Links to full text
Yes

Keywords
Philosophy; Bibliographic databases

Medicine

Biomedicina Slovenica [Institute for Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Ljubljana]

URL
http://ibmi.mf.uni-lj.si/ibmi-english/info-viri/slovenica.html

Provider
Institute for Biostatistics and Medical Informatics (IBMI), Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Description
Biomedicina Slovenica is the Slovenian national bibliographic database for the field of biomedical sciences. It covers the works published in Slovenia and the works of Slovenian authors published abroad which meet the quality standards and bibliographic criteria.

The ETHICSWEB search interface provides access to references to literature on bioethical issues.

The entire database can be accessed on the IBMI Web site.

Languages
Slovenian, English

Links to full text
Yes (partly)

Keywords
Medicine; Biomedical research; Bibliographic databases

WHOLIS - WHO Library Database

URL
http://www.who.int/library/databases/en/index.html

Provider
World Health Organisation (WHO)

Description
WHOLIS is the bibliographic database of WHO. It provides access to bibliographic information and additionally abstracts or linking to the full text version where possible. Seperate entries are provided for English, French and Spanish versions when available. WHO provides further databases, among others the WHO policy database which provides access to the WHO Government Body Documentation database which comprises most Governing Body Documents in full text.

Also refer to further links to the WHO and its subsidiaries provided in the Links to international organisations section

Languages
English, French, Spanish

Keywords
Literature database; International Organisations; Medicine; Deliver of health care

Interdisciplinary scope

UNESDOC Database [UNESCO]

Alternative titles
La base de données UNESDOC
Base de datos UNESDOC

URL
http://unesdoc.unesco.org

Provider
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Description
UNESDOC Database contains the full text and bibliographic records of documents and publications in six official languages published by UNESCO since 1945 as well as bibliographic records of library acquisitions.

These documents and publications are produced by UNESCO Offices and Institutes and cover all areas of its activities: education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, communication and information.

Note: UNESDOC Database contains a lot UNESCO publications on ethical issues.

Languages
English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese

Links to full text
Yes

Keywords
Interdisciplinary scope; Bibliographic databases; UNESCO