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Scholarly resources for study and research in Bioinformatics

Key Bioinformatics Databases

Use Online Journals

JournalTOCs is a current awareness service for researchers and academics and contains a searchable collection of scholarly journal Tables of Contents (TOCs). It pulls together a database of Table of Contents (TOCs) from scholarly journals and provides a convenient single "one stop shop" interface to these TOCs.

Although the basic version is the largest freely available collection of scholarly journal Tables of Contents (TOCs), the Mason University Libraries subscribes to the premium service.  As a result has never been easier for scholars to keep up with a diverse set of resources across many disciplines.

The scope of the content is expansive including interational journals from  traditional publishers like Elsevier, Springer-Verlag, Taylor & Francis, John Wiley and Sons, Sage Publications, SciELO, Walter de Gruyter, Redalyc, RMIT Publishing, Inderscience Publishers, Hindawi, Project MUSE, Cambridge University Press,, Oxford University Press, Emerald, and IEEE. There are also over 4,000 Open Access titles.

Once you register you can create a customized list of journals to receive TOC notifications allowing you to set preferences for how frequent you want an email notification to be sent to your email.

Users of customized versions of JournalTOCs can choose from the following alert frequencies

  • Once a day
  • Once a week (Weekly Digest)
  • Once a month (Monthly Digest)
  • Filtered & On Demand (Managed by the super-user), or
  • Temporary deactivated (holidays)


  1. Create an Account using your email address
  2. Select journals to follow using several different options including; searching by title or isbn, browsing by subjects, or by journal title or publisher.
  3. View notifications as they come into your email