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Bioen 530: Literature Analysis: Home

Important Tools for Grad School & Beyond

Class Slides - October 3, 2017

Contact Your Bioengineering Librarians

We're happy to help you with:

  • Research Strategies and Database Searching
  • Literature Reviews
  • Current Awareness Alerts
  • Using Citation Managers
  • Tracking Down Difficult-to-Find Information or Publications

Diana Louden and Christina Byrne

Key UW Resources for Bioengineering Graduate Students

BIOENGINEERING RESEARCH GUIDE

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

MATCHING YOUR RESEARCH QUESTION TO A LITERATURE DATABASE

  • Biomedical research and clinical care?  Try PubMed.
  • Engineering articles, conference papers, standards, and technical reports?  Try IEEE or Engineering Village (Compendex & INSPEC).
  • Chemistry and biotechnology articles and patents; chemical and material properties?  Try SciFinder.
  • Citation chasing across the scientific literature (who cited this paper?): Try Web of Science.

DOCUMENT DELIVERY SERVICE             

  • In article databases, look for a purple "UW Article Online" icon.  If there isn't one, click on the "Check for Full Text" icon.  You will be led either to the online version of the article or to a document request form.  The library's document delivery service will send you a copy free of charge.
  • Customize PubMed to show UW full-text links by modifying settings in your My NCBI account.
  • Customize Google Scholar to show UW full-text links by modifying settings in your Google account.

OFF-CAMPUS ACCESS

  • When off-campus, use library links to databases (including PubMed) and journals.  You will be prompted to log in with your UW NetID so you will have access to all UW subscriptions.
  • Consider setting up Husky OnNet for off-campus access.

RESEARCH COMMONS

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

BIOENGINEERING LIBRARIANS

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