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Health and Life Science Research   Tags: 0type research guide, alerts, biology, biomedicine, funding, health sciences, methods, protocols, publishing  

Focused on needs of researchers in the life and health sciences. Includes information about finding literature, protocols, and methods, setting up alerts to keep up to date, and help with publishing, and locating funding.
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Manage Citations & Create Bibliographies

Tools are available to help manage citations.  RefWorks, Zotero, Papers, and EndNote are examples.


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Locate Research Articles

  • PubMed Plus (Penn Only)  
    NLM's public access version to Medline, the premier database for biomedical literature.
    Covers biomedical literature. Includes over 1,800 biomedical titles not offered by Medline/PubMed
  • Web of Science
    Indexes journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Allows for cited reference searching.
  • Scopus
    Indexes journals in science, technology, and medicine. Allows for cited reference searching.
  • CAB Abstracts
    International coverage of veterinary medicine, agriculture, forestry and related bio-science fields.

Additional Subject-focused Databases

  • PsycINFO
    Indexes literature in psychology and related fields.
  • CogNet
    Repository for current and topical electronic resources in cognitive science, including computational intelligence, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience.
  • Reaxys  
    Web-based interface to the Beilstein organic and Gmelin inorganic data, as well as the Elsevier Patent Chemistry Database.

NIH Scientific Rigor & Reproducibility Resources

Resources recommended in fulfilling new NIH revised review criteria for enhancing rigor and transparency:

  • BioSample Misidentified Cell Lines
    Browse or search the list of known misidentified cell lines maintained by the International Cell Line Authentication Committee (ICLAC) in NIH's BioSample.
  • GenderMed
    Database with enhanced descriptions of selected PubMed articles analysing sex and gender differences, including strictly biological differences (sex-specific analyses) and psychosocial, economical and cultural aspects (gender-specific analysis). Free registration required.
  • PubMed search for gender differences
    Combine your PubMed search terms with this Texas Tech-devised search for finding articles on sex and gender-specific medicine
  • Guidelines on reporting preclinical research
    Consensus on reporting guidelines by journal editors from a Nature/NIH workshop
  • Nature reporting checklist
    Nature's checklist for authors to ensure good reporting standards and to improve the reproducibility of published results.


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Finding Full-Text

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