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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 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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