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Science Protocols

Guide for finding science protocols

Library Databases

The following list of protocol resources are provided by the library. To search these resources, you need to click on the link provided or you need to go through the library's databases pages to access them.

  • BIOSIS doesn't contain full text articles, but it may link you to open access articles or articles that are in other library databases (ScienceDirect, SpringerLink, Wiley Online Library, etc.). There are two ways to search BIOSIS: by literature type and by major concept. See tutorials on the BIOSIS page for demonstrations of how to do these searches. [NOTE: You must be connected to the university VPN.]
  • Current Protocols — The search box on the page searches through ~24,000 protocols in the 19 Current Protocols in ... journals in the Wiley Online Library database. [NOTE: You must be connected to the university VPN.]
  • JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) Bioengineering
  • PubMed — It isn't easy to limit PubMed search results to protocols, but your searches can be limited somewhat by adding MeSH subheadings like "analysis", "biosynthesis", "diagnostic use", "instrumentations", or, especially, "methods", See the PubMed page for demonstration of this.
  • Springer Nature Experiments — Includes Nature Methods, Nature Protocols, an Springer Protocols, ~65,000 protocols. [NOTE: You must be connected to the university VPN.]
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