- 1 Introduction
- 2 Textbook
- 3 Textbook References
- 4 Journals
- 4.1 The Journal of Cell Biology
- 4.2 BMC Cell Biology
- 4.3 Public Library of Science
- 4.4 Proceedings National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
- 4.5 Cell Image Library
- 4.6 Nature Cell Biology
- 4.7 Cell
- 4.8 Molecular Biology of the Cell
- 4.9 Trends in Cell Biology
- 4.10 Current Opinion in Cell Biology
- 4.11 BioArchitecture
- 4.12 Journal of Cell Science
- 5 Other Journals
- 6 Medline Database
- 7 OMIM Database
- 8 Medical Dictionary
- 9 Project Referencing
There are many textbook resources for cell biology as well as research articles. This page should get you started with reference sources.
In addition, a practical component for online reference citation will be provided in one of the earlier practical classes.
Essential Cell Biology (4th ed.) Alberts, etal. 2014, is recommended for this course and page references are given in lectures. This textbook is a simplified (shortened) version of Molecular Biology of the Cell, listed below. UNSW Library Holding - 4th Edition
Online Cell Biology textbooks are also available from NCBI Bookshelf.
- Molecular Biology of the Cell Alberts, Bruce; Johnson, Alexander; Lewis, Julian; Raff, Martin; Roberts, Keith; Walter, Peter New York and London: Garland Science; c2002 Bookshelf Link
- Molecular Cell Biology 4th ed., Lodish, Harvey; Berk, Arnold; Zipursky, S. Lawrence; Matsudaira, Paul; Baltimore, David; Darnell, James E., New York: W. H. Freeman & Co., 1999. The Cell- A Molecular Approach Bookshelf Link
- The Cell - A Molecular Approach 2nd ed., Cooper, Geoffrey M., Sunderland (MA): Sinauer Associates, Inc., 2000. Bookshelf Link
There are also a number of other Bookshelf texts which may also contain useful information for your project.
UNSW Library eBooks
- Kierszenbaum, Abraham L; Tres, Laura (2015). Histology and Cell Biology: An Introduction to Pathology. Retrieved from http://www.eblib.com Histology and Cell Biology: An Introduction to Pathology
- Pollard, Thomas D.; Earnshaw, William C.; Lippincott-Schwartz, Jennifer (2014). Cell Biology. Retrieved from http://www.eblib.com
- Celis, Julio E.; Carter, Nigel; Simons, Kai; Small, J. Victor; Shotton, David (2005). Cell Biology, Four-Volume Set : A Laboratory Handbook. Retrieved from http://www.eblib.com Cell Biology
Molecular Biology of the Cell
| by Alberts, Bruce; Johnson, Alexander; Lewis, Julian; Raff, Martin; Roberts, Keith; Walter, Peter
New York and London: Garland Science; c2002
The 4th edition is fully available on PubMed Bookshelf
2016 Lasker~Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science
|Lecture||Online Link||Essential Cell Biology (3rd edn pages, new page numbering for 4th edn)|
|1||Cell Biology Introduction||Chapter 1 Introduction to Cells pp1-38|
|2||Cells Eukaryotes and Prokaryotes||Chapter 1 Introduction to Cells pp1-38|
|3||Cell Membranes and Compartments||Chapter 11 Membrane Structure pp363-386, Chapter 12 Membrane Transport 387-424, Chapter 15 Intracellular Compartments and Transport 495-530|
|4||Cell Nucleus||Chapter 5 DNA and Chromosomes pp171-196|
|5||Cell Export - Exocytosis||Chapter 15 pp514-518|
|6||Cell Import - Endocytosis||Chapter 15 pp522-529|
|7||Cell Mitochondria||Chapter 14 Energy Generation in Mitochondria and Chloroplast pp453-492|
|8||Cell Junctions||Chapter 20 Cellular Communities:Tissues, Stem Cells, and Cancer - Epithelial Sheets and Cell Junctions pp700-705|
|9||Cytoskeleton Introduction||Chapter 17 Cytoskeleton pp571-608|
|10||Cytoskeleton 1 Intermediate Filaments||Chapter 17 Cytoskeleton - Intermediate Filaments pp571-576|
|11||Cytoskeleton 2 Microtubules||Chapter 17 Cytoskeleton - Microtubules pp577-589|
|12||Cytoskeleton 3 Microfilaments||Chapter 17 Cytoskeleton - Microfilaments pp590-598|
|13||Extracellular Matrix 1||Chapter 20 Cellular Communities:Tissues, Stem Cells, and Cancer - Extracellular Matrix and Connective Tissues pp690-699|
|14||Extracellular Matrix 2||Chapter 20 Cellular Communities:Tissues, Stem Cells, and Cancer - Extracellular Matrix and Connective Tissues pp690-699|
|15||Cell Cycle||Chapter 18 The Cell Division Cycle - Overview of the Cell Cycle pp609-624|
|16||Cell Division||Chapter 18 The Cell Division Cycle - Mitosis pp625-634, Cytokinesis pp634-638|
|17||Cell Death 1||Chapter 18 The Cell Division Cycle - Control of Cell Number pp638-647|
|18||Cell Death 2||Chapter 18 The Cell Division Cycle - Control of Cell Number pp638-647|
|19||Signal 1||Chapter 16 Cell Communication pp531-570|
|20||Signal 2||Chapter 16 Cell Communication pp531-570|
|21||Stem Cells 1||Chapter 20 Cellular Communities:Tissues, Stem Cells, and Cancer pp707-715|
|22||Stem Cells 2||Chapter 20 Cellular Communities:Tissues, Stem Cells, and Cancer pp707-715|
|23||Development||Chapter 20 Cellular Communities:Tissues, Stem Cells, and Cancer - Tissue Maintenance and Renewal pp707-709|
The journals are not listed by priority below, but by those that allow reuse of their content for your project page. The Journal of Cell Biology, BMC Cell Biology and Public Library of Science allow reuse of content provided the article is properly cited.
The Journal of Cell Biology
- Journal Homepage
- Annotated Video Collection
- From the Archive Collection
- Archives 1962 to 2008
- Note: "Beginning six months after publication, RUP grants the public the non-exclusive right to copy, distribute, or display the Work under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license, as described at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ and http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/legalcode."
- (MH - you can only access full JCB articles online and as PDF from University computers)
BMC Cell Biology
- BMC Cell Biology
- Journal Archive 2000 to 2009
- BMC Cell Biology is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of cell biology including cellular compartments, traffic, signalling, motility, adhesion and division.
- Note: Articles with the blue open access logo are immediately and permanently available online. Unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium is permitted, provided the article is properly cited. BMC Charter
Public Library of Science
There are several cell biology relevant journals published by PLoS.
- PLoS ONE
- PLoS Biology
- PLoS Medicine
- Note: "Everything PLoS publish is freely available online for you to read, download, copy, distribute, and use (with attribution) any way you wish."
Proceedings National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
- Liberalization of PNAS copyright policy: Noncommercial use freely allowed (Note original Author should be contacted for permission to reuse for Educational puproses)
- "Our guiding principle is that, while PNAS retains copyright, anyone can make noncommercial use of work in PNAS without asking our permission, provided that the original source is cited."
Cell Image Library
- Not a journal but a resource for cell images. license information
The following journals listed below will also be useful for your project research, but do not allow reuse of content without permission.
Nature Cell Biology
Nature Cell Biology publishes papers of the highest quality from all areas of cell biology, encouraging those that shed light on the molecular mechanisms responsible for fundamental cell biological processes. The journal's scope is broad and includes the following areas (not listed in order of preference):
- Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of development, Stem cell biology, Membrane traffic (protein sorting and organelles), Cell adhesion and migration, Cytoskeletal dynamics, Autophagy, Cell cycle and cell growth, DNA replication and repair, Apoptosis and cell death, Signal transduction, Protein degradation, Organization of the nucleus and nuclear transport, Cellular and molecular mechanisms of human disease, including cancer (provided that the primary focus is on general processes of cell biology)
- 2013 Series on Cancer Cell Biology - "Cancer is a disease of deregulated cellular behaviour. Oncogenic alterations endow cancer cells with properties that allow them to hijack normal cellular processes resulting in unlimited proliferation, evasion of death signals and spread to distant sites through the process of metastasis."
- Focus Issues
- Nature Milestones in Cytoskeleton
- Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology
Cell publishes findings of unusual significance in any area of experimental biology, including but not limited to cell biology, molecular biology, neuroscience, immunology, virology and microbiology, cancer, human genetics, systems biology, signaling, and disease. The basic criterion for considering papers is whether the results provide significant conceptual advances into, or raise provocative questions and hypotheses regarding, an interesting biological question. In addition to primary research articles in four formats, Cell features review and opinion articles on recent research advances and issues of interest to its broad readership in the Leading Edge section.
Molecular Biology of the Cell
- Pre-September 2010 – Copyright Protected
- Post-September 2010 – Attribution, Non-commercial, Share-alike (Two months after publication date)
Trends in Cell Biology
Current Opinion in Cell Biology
BioArchitecture consider for publication any manuscript which contributes to our understanding of the establishment, organisation, dynamics and function of cell architecture.
- [journal&sort=SortDate&cmd=search&EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pmc.Pmc_LimitsTab.LimitsOff=true PubMed]
Journal of Cell Science
- Journal of Cell Science
- JCS Minifocuses are collections of commissioned articles that explore a common theme, and are written by experts in the field.
Some of these journals allow only abstract viewing from computers outside the University. Within the University, if the library subscribes, you should be able to access the full papers. Note that you can also see abstracts from a PubMed search.
- Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology
- Cell Motility and the Cytoskeleton
- Cell and Tissue Research
- EMBO Journal
- Genes and Development
- Journal of Biological Chemistry
- Journal of Molecular Evolution
- Molecular Cell
- Molecular and Cellular Biology
- Nucleic Acids Research
- Trends in Biochemical Sciences
MEDLINE is a literature database of life sciences and biomedical information containing review and research articles. See also Project Referencing to generate references within your project, a reference list on your page and formatting the pubmed reference link.
- Pubmed" MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine (NLM) USA premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences." (NCBI)
- MH - I would prefer reference links to be added pointing to this database.
- UNSW also has the MEDLINE database available through the Library using Sirius.
- While it is essentially the same reference database, some papers will have different access rights based upon the university's subscriptions.
Searching with nearly any term will result in a large number of results that can be made more specific by either:
- Using "Preview/Index" option to carry out an additional search and then combining with your first result. (#1 AND #2) or
- Using "Limits" option to set limits on your search results. (review, years, english, etc)
- "OMIM is a comprehensive, authoritative, and timely compendium of human genes and genetic phenotypes. The full-text, referenced overviews in OMIM contain information on all known mendelian disorders and over 12,000 genes. OMIM focuses on the relationship between phenotype and genotype."
- (MH - this is an excellent reference source for your individual projects)
- NIH Medlineplus Medical Dictionary Type the word that you would like to find. If unsure of spelling, type the first few letters, followed by an asterisk(*).
- NIH Medlineplus Encyclopedia
Project Referencing this page will give specific information on how to insert references on your Wiki page.
You cannot copy images from the cell biology textbooks Molecular Biology of the Cell, Molecular Cell Biology or The Cell- A Molecular Approach to your project.
- You can include the content as an external link.
- Use an abbreviation of the journal title (MBoC, MBC, Cell) separated by a hyphen "-" and the figure title.
- Example: 3-26. Actin filaments
- This is what the above link looks like on your page in edit mode
Any direct use of text within your project should be avoided. If absolutely necessary, should be included in quotations with a link to the original content.