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Bioen 532: Professional Skills: Home

Important Tools for Grad School & Beyond

Current Awareness Alerts - create automated searches to capture new articles on topics important to you

PubMed Search Tips for Researchers - 2-page handout

Journal Tables of Contents (and Read by QxMD app)

Citation Manager - organize your references & article PDFs; when writing, easily format your references and generate your bibliography.

Project Management - chapter in HHMI's book Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty

Project Management for Research Toolkit - software and templates for research project management (Ohio State University's Center for Clinical & Translational Science).

Contact Your Bioengineering Librarians

We're happy to help you with:

  • Research Strategies and Databases
  • Current Awareness Alerts
  • Locating Potential Collaborators or Funding Opportunities
  • Using Citation Managers
  • Research Support for Grant Applications and Publishing
  • Tracking Down Difficult-to-Find Information

Diana Louden and Christina Byrne

Key UW Resources

BIOENGINEERING GUIDE TO RESEARCH

  • Portal to recommended research resources in Bioengineering
  • Article databases, technical reports, reference books, & web sites

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES TOOLKIT

  • Information resources for biomedical research in general, including bioengineering
  • Lab protocols, database search tips, funding resources, and strategies for finding collaborators.

RECOMMENDED DATABASES FOR BIOENGINEERING RESEARCH

  • Table of recommended databases for a variety of topics, including: lab protocols, biotechnology patents, biomedical articles, engineering standards, and market research reports.

DOCUMENT DELIVERY SERVICE           

RESEARCH COMMONS

  • Get help with writing, giving presentations, designing posters, and using citation managers.
  • Participate in Scholars' Studio and practice giving a 5-minute presentation for your peers.
  • Get alerts for upcoming events at the Research Commons blog

GRADUATE FUNDING INFORMATION SERVICE

  • Use the Graduate Funding guide to find funding support for while you're in grad school and beyond
  • Schedule an appointment to get one-on-one assistance finding funding.

CENTER FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING

BIOENGINEERING LIBRARIANS

  • Christina Byrne - Assistant Head, Engineering Library
  • Diana Louden - Biomedical & Translational Sciences Librarian, Health Sciences Library
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