January 15, 2016 (Vol. 36, No. 2)
Strong Points: Large amount of content, great collection of links
Weak Points: Companion to specific textbook
The Essential Biochemistry website is an online companion to the introductory biochemistry textbook of the same name published by John Wiley & Sons. As such, the website material is not intended to be used as a stand-alone resource in courses, though students of biochemistry will find the online content to be a very useful study aid. The website includes 27 interactive exercises on a variety of topics, as well as 4 brief reviews of prerequisite topics like redox reactions and thermodynamics. Quizzes and downloadable molecule structure files for each chapter of the textbook are also available on the website. In addition, the online companion site includes links to a number of general biochemistry resources as well as a collection of links for each chapter of the textbook.