Appraisal of: Dracos A. SIBIL: uno strumento italiano per il reperimento dell'informazione in bioetica. Ann Ist Super Sanita 2004; 40 (): 283–6.

Short description: 

The aim of the article is to present the development and structure of the project SIBIL (Sistema Informativo per la Bioetica In Linea) provided by the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS), Rome, Italy. The purpose of the project is to collect, index and disseminate the Italian literature on bioethics since 1995.

The article provides information on the background of the database development, the development of the indexing system, the Italian Bioethics Thesaurus (TIB), and the presented publications. These are books, book contributions, journal articles, legal documents, ethical codes, statements, guidelines reports, grey literature, proceedings, electronic documents and resources. Further, information on conferences in bioethics is announced via the SIBIL web page (

This publication is in Italian. Abstract is provided in English.


Limitations stated by the author(s): 

No limitations were stated.

Limitations stated by the reviewer(s): 
No limitations detected by the reviewers. SIBIL is currently searchable via the portal ethicsweb, the European information and documentation system for ethics and science (
Study Type: 
Single study