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Biomedical Sciences Toolkit

Key Resources

Biomedical Literature Databases

Finding Conference Abstracts

There is no single best database for biomedical conference abstracts. Try the following approaches.

  • Many databases contain conference publications. Try Embase or Web of Science first.
  • Go directly to a meeting or association website to search for abstracts.
  • Search Google for your topic and require that the terms "meeting" or "conference" be used. For example, to find meeting abstracts where the phrase "tumor paint" was used, type: (meeting OR conference OR proceedings) "tumor paint"

UW Clinical Research Tools and Resources

Clinical Trials Databases

Protocols Online - Databases and Journals

Drug, Device, and Biological Approvals


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Funding Resources

Additional tips for using funding databases:

  • Use databases of active funding opportunities to identify current funding announcements relevant to your project.
  • Use databases of awarded grants to find examples of successfully funded projects in your field and see the types of research funded by a particular funding body (foundation, agency, association).
  • Use Foundation Directory Online to identify organizations, their funding priorities, and projects they've funded.
  • Also go directly to agency, foundation, and professional association websites relevant for your field.

NIH-Related Research Resources


Health Sciences Library Liaisons

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