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This guide expands the databases, print and e-books that are available for Biomedical Engineering
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Major Databases

The resources listed here contains databases that  index journal articles, conference papers, and dissertations from scholarly publishers.

  • PubMed  
    [Proxy Server] Provides access to citations from biomedical literature and also access and links to the other Entrez molecular biology resources. Journal articles will link to Purdue Libraries holdings.
  • PubMed - NCBI Account
    Is the best PubMed weblink for using your own NCBI Account. This link permit you to save searches and create your own collections.
  • Clinical
    "is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world."
  • Web of Science  
    Covers references to a variety of in-depth journals and selected conference publications, including author abstracts, cited references, and related references covering the sciences, social sciences, and arts & humanities.
  • Cochrane Library
    This database provides evidence-based articles (Systematic Reviews, Randomized Controlled Trials, Economic Evaluations, etc.). At Purdue Libraries Databases tab, at the "Select a database" pull-down menu, choose "Cochrane Library" and click "Go".
  • Scopus
    Indexes peer reviewed journals from 5,000 international publishers. It supports research needs of many disciplines including engineering, science, technology, and medicine. This is a new source.
  • Purdue University Librarie Links to All Medicine and Health Databases
    Contains a list of 98 databases that vary from collections of journal articles and conference papers to a single significant e-book.

Related Science and Engineering Databases

  • EI Engineering Village 2  
    Contains two comprehensive historical engineering databases: INSPEC and COMPENDEX which index journal articles and conference publications back to the 1890s
  • BIOSIS Previews  
    Contains the best collection of references to journals in biological and and biomedical research covering pre-clinical and experimental research, methods and instrumentation, animal studies, and more.
  • SciFinder Scholar (Chemical Abstracts)  
    Indexes a comprehensive collection of chemistry journals, conference proceedings, and patents. It contains many historical materials.
  • Materials Research Database with METADEX  
    Brings together the majority of the leading materials science databases, with specialist content on materials science, metallurgy, ceramics, polymers, and composites used in engineering application.

Dissertations and Links to Medical Databases

  • Dissertations and Theses (PQDT)  
    Indexes theses and dissertations from U.S. and international universities. There are more dissertations than master's theses.
  • NDLTD Union Catalog  
    Provides access to 1.5 million electronic theses and dissertations using the Scirus interface from the Network Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.

Google Scholar

  • Google Scholar
    Free service to many online journals and books. Since Purdue pays subscriptions to many online journals, you may find links to full-text sources.
  • OpenURL Referrer
    Helps you set up links to Purdue Library holdings from Google Scholar. The OpenURL referrer put the Find It @ Purdue icon in your Google Scholar search results, allowing for quick, easy determination if you can get an electronic copy of an article.

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Charlotte A. Erdmann


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