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

  • 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. Also called Medline.
  • PubMed - NCBI Account  Icon  Icon
    Is the best PubMed weblink for using your own NCBI Account. This link permit you to save searches and create your own collections. Also called Medline. Off-campus, this PubMed version will not link to Purdue holdings
  • PubMed Clinical Search
    Is a subset of PubMed which limits results to the clinical setting.
  • Clinical
    "is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world."
  • Cochrane Library  
  • 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.

Big Picture Databases

These databases cover a hugh number of journal articles in many disciplines.  All have keyword searches with Web of Science and Scopus indexes title/abstracts/keywords while Google Scholar indexes full-text.  There is some overlap but also unique titles in each. 

  • Arts and Humanities Citation Index  
    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.
  • 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 in 2012 and permits downloads of many records. It does not cover as many years as Web of Science.
  • Google Scholar
    Is a free service to many online journals and books. Since Purdue pays subscriptions to many online journals, you may setup links to full-text sources using the OpenURL Referer
  • 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.

Browsing Journal Articles

  • BrowZine  Icon
    Uses an app to browse thousands of journals on an Ipad or Andoid Tablet. The linked URL goes to a library guide which gets you started. BrowZine is organized by topic and title. It permits you to save titles on "My Bookshelf" and download journal articles to your device or Drop Box. Most journals have issues back to 2005. A video is attached to this record. Some society publishers are not well represented.

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

For a more complete description of the topic, review this Purdue Library Guide on Dissertations.

This section describes two indices that cover many subject areas.  Some dissertations are full-text.

  • Dissertations and Theses (PQDT)  
    Indexes theses and dissertations from U.S. and international universities. There are more dissertations than master's theses. Most are full-text
  • NDLTD Union Catalog
    Provides access 4 million electronic theses and dissertations. Multiple interfaces are available. VTLS Thesis Search interface appears best.

Author / Liaison Librarian

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Charlotte A. Erdmann


Office Hours in Biomedical Engineering

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