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Biomedical Ethics


Staff ImageSubject Librarian: Del Reed
E-Mail: reedx013@umn.edu
Subject Description:This subject covers: the moral and philosophical principles which guide the professional actions and decisions of those engaged in the health professions.

Article Databases and Indexes

* Premier Resources *

PubMed Authentication Required

This is the primary source of journal article for the health sciences. You can search MEDLINE and preMEDLINE databases with full text access to all MEDLINE e-journals subscribed to by the University of Minnesota TC Libraries. MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database/article index that contains over 17 million references to journal articles. Coverage is from 1949 to the present. Over 5200 journals worldwide in over 37 languages are accessible.

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

EthicShare

EthicShare is a research and collaboration website designed to help with research, collaboration, and participation in the field of ethics. It is a comprehensive collection of ethics materials including research materials, group discussions, current news articles, and upcoming events harvested from sources such as PubMed, US Government Documents, and institutional repositories.

Google Scholar (UMN setup required) This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Use Google Scholar through the Libraries' web site, or by setting your Scholar Preferences to the "University of Minnesota (FindIt@U of M Twin Cities) to gain off-campus access to all the articles and journal subscriptions the library has already acquired for you. Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.
Google Scholar FAQ

OVID MEDLINE Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

MEDLINE covers the fields of medicine, public health, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, preclinical sciences, and biomedical ethics.

PAIS Index Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Since its establishment in 1914, PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) has chronicled issues in the public debate through highly selective coverage of a wide variety of sources, including references to monographs, periodical articles, notes and announcements, government documents, policy reports and analytics. Addition of the Archive to our current PAIS International database extends comprehensive access to public and social policy information.

Philosopher's Index Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

features author-written abstracts covering scholarly research published in journals and books, including contributions to anthologies and book reviews. More on content at http://philindex.org/

Web of Science Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Search within a comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of journal article citations. Subjects generally covered are within Science and technology, arts and humanities, and social sciences . Use the citation web to find articles and journals with the most impact. Coverage runs from 1975 to the present. Find help on their website.

General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

Academic Search Premier Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database. Includes full text access to over 4,000 scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications back to 1975. A great place to start your research on any topic. Find search tips on their help page.

MasterFile Premier Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education.
MasterFILE Premier provides full text for more than 2,000 general magazines covering a broad range of disciplines. It includes Magill Book Reviews, reference and travel books, biographies, full text primary source documents, American Heritage Dictionary and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags.

ProQuest Global Newsstream Authentication Required

Global Newsstream enables users to search the most recent global news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring content from newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format. Provides access to news from the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Australia.

Indexes, Other

BELIT: Bioethics Literature Database

BELIT is an integrated bibliographic database developed by the German Reference Centre for Ethics in the Life Sciences (DRZE, Bonn) and operated in co-operation with the Information and Documentation Centre for Ethics in Medicine (IDEM, Goettingen), the Interdepartmental Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW, Tuebingen), the Library and Information Services of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics (KIE, Washington, DC) and the Centre de documentation en éthique des sciences de la vie et de la santé, INSERM/CCNE (CDEI, Paris). BELIT provides access to about 320.000 records from the integrated German, American and French databases. It is an extensive bibliographic directory of literature in the area of bioethics unique world wide, containing references to monographs, grey literature, legal documents, journal articles, newspaper articles and book contributions.

InterDok: Directory of Published Proceedings

This database indexes published conference proceedings from 1994 to the present. You can search by keyword, publisher, country and year.

Catalogs and Bibliographies

Bibliographies

Bibliography of Bioethics

BIO-MED Reference ZW50 B579; LAW Periodicals Per .B53

Print version of Bioethics Line: bibliography of works which discuss the ethical aspects of biology and medicine.

Catalogs

Library Catalog

Search with the Library Catalog to find books, journals, etc. owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic.

General Reference Sources

Dictionaries

A Handbook of Bioethics Terms

BIO-MED W13 T884h 2009

A concise reference which contains over 400 entries on the significant terms, expressions, titles, and court cases that are most important to the field.

Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary

BIO-MED Reference W13 D711d

Encyclopedias

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Authentication Required

Concise as well as scholarly articles on a wide range of subjects. Also includes links to related Internet resources, and the Britannica Book of the Year. Search tip: When combining words in search, capitalize AND. For example: revolution AND 1848

Encyclopedia of Bioethics

BIO-MED Reference QH332 E56 1995 WILSON Reference Quarto QH332 .E52 1995

Provides information on ethical and social issues in the life sciences, medicine, health care, and the health professions, including topics such as abortion, euthanasia, and gene therapy.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Authentication Required

A "dynamic" reference work, with each entry maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field. Includes articles on individual philosophers, schools, and concepts. The SEP is an open-access resource supported by the University of Minnesota Libraries and Department of Philosophy.

Handbooks and Manuals

Code of Medical Ethics, Council on Ethical And Judicial Affairs

BIO-MED Reference W50 A512co 1992

Codes of Medical Ethics, Oaths, and Prayers

BIO-MED Reference W50 C669 1989

Ethics Manual, American College of Physicians, 4th ed.

BIO-MED Reference W50 A506e 1998

Internet Resources

Web Sites

Indiana University Center for Bioethics - Bioethics Subject Guide

Indiana University's Center for Bioethics librarian has created an excellent subject guide. It provides brief annotations of basic bioethics information sources, and if you are new to the field of bioethics, this is a good place to begin your online research. The resources emphasize items available (at no cost) to the public.

Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

Citation Manager Tools Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Citation managers are software packages used to create personalized databases of citation information and notes. They allow you to: import and organize citation information from article indexes and other sources save links to pdfs and other documents, and in some cases save the document itself format citations for your papers and bibliographies using APA and many other styles include your own notes

Style Manuals

Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers

Includes recommended citation format styles for journals, books, conference publications, patents, audio visuals, electronic information, maps, legal materials, newspaper articles, bibliographies, dissertations, and scientific reports. "Internet formats" supplement available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/formats/internet.pdf

University of Minnesota

Related U of M Web Sites

Center for Bioethics

The mission of the Center is to advance understanding concerning ethical issues in biomedical research, health care and the life sciences, with a focus on the rights and interests of patients, research participants, and the public.


Library Information

Primary Subject Location

Bio-Medical Library
Health sciences: allied health, dentistry, medicine, mortuary science, nursing, pharmacy, psychiatry and public health.
Campus: East Bank, Minneapolis Campus
Address: Diehl Hall, 505 Essex St. S.E.
Telephone: Reference: 612-626-3260; Circulation: 612-626-4045
Main URL: http://hsl.lib.umn.edu/biomed
Reference URL: http://hsl.lib.umn.edu/biomed/services/reference
Map URL: http://onestop.umn.edu/Maps/DiehlH/index.html
Hours URL: http://www.lib.umn.edu/about/collections/biomed/hours

Biology


Staff ImageSubject Librarian: Katie Wilson
E-Mail: wilsonkm@umn.edu
Subject Description:This subject covers: the study of living things and their vital processes. The field deals with all the physicochemical aspects of life. (From Britannica Online)

Article Databases and Indexes

* Premier Resources *

PubMed Authentication Required

This is the primary source of journal article for the health sciences. You can search MEDLINE and preMEDLINE databases with full text access to all MEDLINE e-journals subscribed to by the University of Minnesota TC Libraries. MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database/article index that contains over 17 million references to journal articles. Coverage is from 1949 to the present. Over 5200 journals worldwide in over 37 languages are accessible.

Scopus Authentication Required

An abstract and citation database with a single search platform searching content from ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciTopics, and relevant Web content.

Web of Science Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Search within a comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of journal article citations. Subjects generally covered are within Science and technology, arts and humanities, and social sciences . Use the citation web to find articles and journals with the most impact. Coverage runs from 1975 to the present. Find help on their website.

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

CAB Abstracts Plus Full Text Select Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

CAB Abstracts covers agriculture in its broadest sense, including crop production, forestry, environment, animal health and nutrition, veterinary science, agricultural engineering, biotechnology, soil and water, agricultural economics, recreation and tourism, rural sociology, and human nutrition and health. Indexes journal articles, monographs, conferences, and other primary literature.

Google Scholar (UMN setup required) This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

To gain off-campus access to articles from library journal subscriptions, change the Library Settings to University of Minnesota Twin Cities in Google Scholar (see this tutorial) Use Google Scholar to find articles from academic publishers, professional societies, research institutes, and scholarly repositories from colleges and universities. Look for the "FindIt@U of M Twin Cities" links in your Google Scholar search results to access library subscriptions. Learn more: Google Scholar FAQ

MedlinePlus

MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 590 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionaries, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.

MNCAT Article Discovery This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

MNCAT Article Discovery is the Library's powerful new tool that simultaneously searches hundreds of databases, including popular ones such as JSTOR, Project MUSE and Medline.

SciFinder Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

SciFinder is the best database for chemistry-related topics. Registration is required, and you must download VPN and then log in to it for off-campus access.


SciFinder includes journal and patent references,chemical regulatory data, and supplier, reaction, and substance information.

Zoological Record (Web of Science) Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

The premiere index for the zoological sciences, this is a comprehensive index to the world's zoological literature from approximately 6000 journals. It covers all animal taxa from protozoa to the primates, and all aspects of their life cycles, behaviors, taxonomy, ecology and evolution.

The online version includes information not available in the printed index, such as taxonomic summaries of each animal discussed in an article, geographical headings and additional subject approaches. Basic truncation symbol is the asterisk: *.

Printed index, 1864 - 2009 available at UMN Libraries, not updated

General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

Academic Search Premier Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database. Includes full text access to over 4,000 scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications back to 1975. A great place to start your research on any topic. Find search tips on their help page.

Catalogs and Bibliographies

Catalogs

Library Catalog

Search with the Library Catalog to find books, journals, etc. owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic.

WorldCat Authentication Required

Find books, journals, articles, maps, music scores, sound recordings, films, theses/dissertations, machine-readable data files, and any other materials available in libraries worldwide. This covers all subject areas. Request items through Interlibrary Loan using the ILLiad link on each item's record. WorldCat is produced by OCLC (Online Computer Library Center, Inc.)

General Reference Sources

Handbooks and Manuals

Current Protocols Authentication Required

Series of standard, authoritative guides to research laboratory methods in the life sciences; the Libraries subscribe to Plant Biology.

Limited access to articles published through 2011 for Cell Biology, Human Genetics, Immunology and Neuroscience.

Limited access to articles published through 2015 for Bioinformatics and Toxicology.

Limited access to articles published through 2016 for Microbiology, Molecular Biology, and Protein Science.

OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man) This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Extensive online catalog of human genes and genetic disorders, with detailed monographs on mechanistic and clinical aspects of the genes, disease states, and variations.

Internet Resources

Web Sites

Tree of Life

This project, coordinated by the University of Arizona, is an attempt to organize, survey, and display the diversity, evolutionary history, and characteristics of all groups of living organisms. Authored by biologists from around the world, the great Tree has roots, a trunk, stems, and branches that connect each organism to all others.

Multimedia Materials

Image Resources

Anatomy.tv Authentication Required

The world's most detailed 3D model of human anatomy available online created by Primal Pictures. Includes features such as interactive zoom, rotation, angle, interactive layers, extensive text, MRI, clinical slides and xrays, live action movies, animations, radiology slides, dissection videos and slides, surface anatomy videos and slides. Focuses on muscles, ligaments, nerves, veins, arteries, bones.

Statistics and Data

Data Resources

Entrez Cross-Database Search This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Overviews and allows text-based searches of over 25 of the bibliographic databases and biomolecular data resources held at NCBI (the National Center for Biotechnology Information), including PubMed, OMIM, Entrez Gene, and Entrez Taxonomy; this site performs a simultaneous search of the various databases and reports back the number of hits in each -- you can then select an individual database to view detailed search results.

Entrez Prokaryotic Genomes

Access point for prokayotic genome information and the prok genome browser on NCBI web site. The RefSeq (NC_) records lead to a browseable and searchable chromosomal view of the sequenced genomes.

ExPASy Proteomics Server

ExPASy (Expert Protein Analysis System) proteomics server is dedicated to the analysis of protein sequences and structures as well as 2-D PAGE; includes the UniProt Knowledgebase (Swiss-Prot and TrEMBL) Protein knowledgebase; the PROSITE - Protein families and domains database; SWISS-2DPAGE - Two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis database; ENZYME - Enzyme nomenclature database; and SWISS-MODEL Repository - Automatically generated protein models. Site also provides a number of analysis and prediction tools.

KEGG: Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes

Suite of databases and associated software, integrating current knowledge on the function and utility of biological systems (PATHWAY and BRITE databases), information about genes and proteins (GENES database), and chemical compounds and reactions (LIGAND database). KEGG is especially noted for its metabolic pathway database.

NCBI Map Viewer

The Map Viewer provides special browsing capabilities for a subset of organisms in Entrez Genomes. Map Viewer allows you to view and search an organism's complete genome, display chromosome maps, and zoom into progressively greater levels of detail, down to the sequence data for a region of interest. The number and types of available maps vary by organism, and are described in the "data and search tips" file for each organism. If multiple maps are available for a chromosome, it displays them aligned to each other based on shared marker and gene names, and, for the sequence maps, based on a common sequence coordinate system.

UCSC Genome Browser

The Genome Browser provides a visual display of chromosomal informaiton, allowing zoom and scroll over chromosomal and DNA sequence, showing the work of annotators worldwide. Other tools included on the site provide other means of accessing genomic and proteomic data: Gene Sorter shows expression, homology and other information on groups of genes that can be related in many ways; Blat quickly maps your sequence to the genome; Table Browser provides convenient access to the underlying database; VisiGene lets you browse through a large collection of in situ mouse and frog images to examine expression patterns. The site contains the reference sequence and working draft assemblies for a large collection of genomes. It also provides a portal to the ENCODE genome annotation project.

Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

Citation Management Tools

Citation managers are software packages used to create personalized databases of citation information and notes. They allow you to: import and organize citation information from article indexes and other sources save links to pdfs and other documents, and in some cases save the document itself format citations for your papers and bibliographies using APA and many other styles include your own notes

Citation Manager Tools Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Citation managers are software packages used to create personalized databases of citation information and notes. They allow you to: import and organize citation information from article indexes and other sources save links to pdfs and other documents, and in some cases save the document itself format citations for your papers and bibliographies using APA and many other styles include your own notes

Style Manuals


Library Information

Primary Subject Location

Magrath Library
Books, journals and government publications in agriculture, biological sciences, design, applied statistics, food science, family social science, applied economics and more.
Campus: St. Paul Campus
Address: 1984 Buford Avenue
Telephone: Circulation: (612) 624-2233; Reference: (612) 624-1212
Main URL: http://www.lib.umn.edu/magrath
Reference URL: http://www.lib.umn.edu/about/contact
Map URL: http://onestop.umn.edu/Maps/CentLib/index.html
Hours URL: http://www.lib.umn.edu/about/collections/magrath/hours

Biology, Cell & Molecular


Staff ImageSubject Librarian: Katie Wilson
E-Mail: wilsonkm@umn.edu
Subject Description:This subject covers: the use of living cells or microorganisms in the large scale industrial processes, such as chemical synthesis and fermentation, including the genetic engineering of organisms for these purposes. Related topics are: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Engineering, Biomedical.

Article Databases and Indexes

* Premier Resources *

MNCAT Article Discovery This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

MNCAT Article Discovery is the Library's powerful new tool that simultaneously searches hundreds of databases, including popular ones such as JSTOR, Project MUSE and Medline.

Scopus Authentication Required

An abstract and citation database with a single search platform searching content from ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciTopics, and relevant Web content.

Web of Science Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Search within a comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of journal article citations. Subjects generally covered are within Science and technology, arts and humanities, and social sciences . Use the citation web to find articles and journals with the most impact. Coverage runs from 1975 to the present. Find help on their website.

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

AGRICOLA (Ovid) Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Search here to find citations and abstracts for articles from over 600 periodicals, as well as USDA and state experiment station and extension publications, and selected books on agriculture, animal husbandry, animal and human nutrition, forestry, plant pathology, plant science, human ecology, agricultural economics, rural sociology. The basic truncation symbol is the asterisk: *.

Business Source Premier Enhanced Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education.
This version of Business Source Premier provides makes it easy to find articles along with other specialized reports. These inlcude company profiles and industry reports from Datamonitor, country profiles from research advisory services such as the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) and market research from various trade publications. A good resource for business and economic topics and global studies.

CAB Abstracts Plus Full Text Select Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

CAB Abstracts covers agriculture in its broadest sense, including crop production, forestry, environment, animal health and nutrition, veterinary science, agricultural engineering, biotechnology, soil and water, agricultural economics, recreation and tourism, rural sociology, and human nutrition and health. Indexes journal articles, monographs, conferences, and other primary literature.

Engineering Village Authentication Required

Search both Inspec and Compendex for articles and conference papers related to engineering, computer science, and physics.

Google Scholar (UMN setup required) This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

To gain off-campus access to articles from library journal subscriptions, change the Library Settings to University of Minnesota Twin Cities in Google Scholar (see this tutorial) Use Google Scholar to find articles from academic publishers, professional societies, research institutes, and scholarly repositories from colleges and universities. Look for the "FindIt@U of M Twin Cities" links in your Google Scholar search results to access library subscriptions. Learn more: Google Scholar FAQ

PubMed Authentication Required

This is the primary source of journal article for the health sciences. You can search MEDLINE and preMEDLINE databases with full text access to all MEDLINE e-journals subscribed to by the University of Minnesota TC Libraries. MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database/article index that contains over 17 million references to journal articles. Coverage is from 1949 to the present. Over 5200 journals worldwide in over 37 languages are accessible.

SciFinder Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

SciFinder is the best database for chemistry-related topics. Registration is required, and you must download VPN and then log in to it for off-campus access.


SciFinder includes journal and patent references,chemical regulatory data, and supplier, reaction, and substance information.

General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

Academic Search Premier Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database. Includes full text access to over 4,000 scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications back to 1975. A great place to start your research on any topic. Find search tips on their help page.

Factiva Authentication Required

Full text articles and transcripts from news sources, business magazines, and websites with international and foreign language coverage. Includes daily newspapers, television transcripts, newswires, and all editions of the Wall Street Journal. Financial information for publicly traded companies, stocks, funds, currencies, and common market indexes. Limited to 7 simultaneous users.

Health and Medicine in the News

Lists citations to health-related articles reported in the Star Tribune - Newspaper of the Twin Cities [Minneapolis Edition].

Indexes, Other

Patents (United States)

The USPTO Web Patent Database offers the full text of all US patents issued since January 1, 1976 and full-page images of each page of every US patent issued since 1790 through the most recent weekly issue date. Publisher/Producer is the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Catalogs and Bibliographies

Catalogs

Library Catalog

Search with the Library Catalog to find books, journals, etc. owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic.

MNCAT (University of Minnesota Libraries catalog)

Search for books, conference proceedings, journals, maps, videos, and other items in our collection.

General Reference Sources

Biographical Sources

American Men and Women of Science

Provides brief factual information on approximately 130,000 living scientists in biology, physical sciences, public health, mathematics, statistics, and computer science. Includes birthdate, education, professional career, and honors received.

Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography Authentication Required

Focuses particularly on contemporary scientists and includes selected bibliographies, chronologies, tables of scientific discoveries, and quotations.

Chemical Compounds

ChemIDplus

ChemIDplus indexes more than 368,000 records for chemical substances cited in the National Library of Medicine (NLM) databases. It is searchable by Name, Synonym, CAS Registry Number, Molecular Formula, Classification Code, Locator Code, and Structure (requires Chime plug-in or ISIS/Draw). The records contain information on structure, names and synonyms, formulas, registry numbers, and some physical properties in addition to toxicity information and links to NLM-indexed articles which cite the substances.

Combined Chemical Dictionary Authentication Required

Database of descriptive & numerical data on chemical, physical & biological properties of compounds; systematic & common names; literature references; & structures. Contains all compounds included in: Dictionary of Organic Compounds (255,000 records) Dictionary of Natural Products (170,000) ; Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds (101,000) ; Dictionary of Drugs (40,000+) ; Dictionary of Analytical Reagents (14,000)

Dictionaries

Dictionary of Gene Technology Terms

MAGRATH Reference QH442 .Z48 2001

Dictionary of Gene Technology: Genomics, Transcriptomics, Proteomics

MAGRATH Reference QH506 .K333 2004

Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology

MAGRATH Reference QR9 .S56 2001

Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary

BIO-MED Reference W13 D711d

Facts on File Dictionary of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

MAGRATH Reference TP248.16 .S84 2001

Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary Authentication Required

WALTER Sci/Eng Ref (Desk) QD5 .C5 2001

Gives technical and descriptive data for common substances and phenomena. Identifies thousands of chemicals by name, physical properties, source of occurrence, shipping regulations, CAS number, hazards, derivations, synonyms and applications. Available online through Knovel as well as in print.

Illustrated Dictionary of Immunology

BIO-MED Reference QW513 C957i 2003

Life Science Dictionary (BioTech)

Defines over 6,500 terms associated with biochemistry, biotechnology, botany, cellular biology and genetics, as well as chemistry, ecology, medicine, pharmacology and toxicology terms. Both words and definitions can be searched.

Directories

BioScan

MAGRATH Reference Quarto TP248.17 .B56y

Directory of US biotechnology companies with financial and research information for each.

Biotechnology Guide U.S.A. : Companies, Data, and Analysis , 5th ed.

WALTER SCI/ENG Reference HD9999 .B443 D53x 1999; BIO-MED Reference HD9999 .B443 B616 1999

"Covers companies in these areas of interest: animal agriculture, aquaculture, biomass conversion, biomaterials, biosensors & bioelectronics, bioseparations, cell culture, clinical diagnostics, commodity chemicals, consulting, cosmetics/health/beauty products, drug delivery, energy, environmental treatment/testing, and equipment."

Nature Biotechnology Directory

Global information resource listing over 8,000 organizations, product and service providers in the biotechnology industry.

Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Analytical Science

WALTER Sci/Eng Reference QD71.5 .E53 2005

A ten-volume set describing the theory and applications of various analytical techniques. The index has more individual compounds than that of the Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry.

Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry Authentication Required

Covers all areas of biochemistry including aspects related to molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, and biophysics. Intended for a cross-disciplinary audience.

Encyclopedia of Evolution

MAGRATH Reference (Encylopedias) QH360.2 .E54 2002

This is a comprehensive and concise guide to evolutionary biology, from the origins of species to the selfish gene and beyond.

Encyclopedia of Immunology

BIO-MED Reference QW513 E56 1998

A comprehensive reference source of current immunological knowledge. Includes information for experimental and clinical immunologists and scientists and physicians from related fields.

Encyclopedia of Molecular Biology and Molecular Medicine

BIO-MED Reference QH506 E562 2004

Frontiers of Life

MAGRATH Reference (Encyclopedias) Quarto QH302.5 .F7613x 2002 v.1-4

Four-volume encyclopedia of the life sciences containing articles that are well illustrated with photographs, sketches, and graphs; each article ends with a comprehensive bibliography and there is an extensive subject index at the end of the fourth volume.

Handbooks and Manuals

Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology

1st Ed: MAGRATH Reference; PLANT PATH Reference; VET MED 3 Day Reserve QR81 .B46 1984<br> BIO-MED Reference QW50 B496 1984<br> 2nd Ed.: MAGRATH Reference; VET MED 3 Day Reserve QR81 .B46 2001<br> BIO-MED Reference QW50 B496 2001

Standard guide to the classification of bacteria. (Second Edition is currently in production, with volumes 1 and 2 released and volume 3 currently in preparation.)

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics Authentication Required

Available online and in print. QD65 .H236 WALTER Sci/Eng Ref (Desk); BIO-MED Reference; MAGRATH Ref (Desk); VETERINARY MEDICINE Reference; Ent/Fish/Wild Library Reference; PLANT PATHOLOGY Reference; Wilson Reference

Annually published reference source for chemical & physical property data, nomenclature, structure, & composition of substances. Includes physical constants of organic & inorganic compounds, conversion factors, & much more.

Current Protocols Authentication Required

Series of standard, authoritative guides to research laboratory methods in the life sciences; the Libraries subscribe to Plant Biology.

Limited access to articles published through 2011 for Cell Biology, Human Genetics, Immunology and Neuroscience.

Limited access to articles published through 2015 for Bioinformatics and Toxicology.

Limited access to articles published through 2016 for Microbiology, Molecular Biology, and Protein Science.

Handbook of Microbiological Media

BIO-MED Reference QW39 A881h 2004

Compilation of the formulations, methods of preparation, and uses for different media.

Knovel Authentication Required

Knovel provides online access to reference books, databases, and conference proceedings from a number of publishers that cover all areas of engineering and includes content relevant to related sciences (e.g., chemistry and earth sciences). It includes interactive graphs and tables and is a good starting point when you need a piece of data quickly.

Lange's Handbook of Chemistry Authentication Required

WALTER Sci/Eng Reference TP151 .H25

Classic reference covering the entire field of chemistry, with up-to-date facts, figures, numerical values, tables, and formulas.

Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, and Biologicals Authentication Required

Classic reference source for chemists; contains over 10,000 entries on drugs and pharmaceuticals, common organic chemicals and laboratory reagents. The entries include data such as chemical names, molecular formula, chemical structure, physical data, literature references, and more.

Nature Protocols Authentication Required

Nature Protocols is an online resource for experimental protocols, primarily in biology and chemistry, including authoritative, peer-reviewed 'Nature Protocols' and an interactive 'Protocols Network'. The two create a dynamic forum for scientists to upload and comment on protocols.

OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man) This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Extensive online catalog of human genes and genetic disorders, with detailed monographs on mechanistic and clinical aspects of the genes, disease states, and variations.

Practical Handbook of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

MAGRATH Reference QP514.2 .P73 1989 WALTER SCI/ENG Reference QP514.2 .P73 1989

Tables of physical and chemical data on molecules of biological significance.

Springer Handbook of Enzymes

MAGRATH Reference QP601 .E5158 2001

Internet Resources

Electronic Texts

NCBI Bookshelf This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Growing collection of online, open access biomedical books; full text can be searched directly from this interface.

Statistics and Data

Data Resources

BLAST

Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) finds regions of local similarity between biological sequences; the program compares nucleotide or protein sequences to sequence databases and calculates the statistical significance of matches. BLAST can be used to infer functional and evolutionary relationships between sequences as well as help identify members of gene families.

dbSNP: Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Database This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Public-domain archive of simple genetic polymorphisms in a variety of model eukaryotes, including single-base nucleotide substitutions (SNPs) as well as small-scale multi-base deletions or insertions, and retroposable element insertions and microsatellite repeat variations. Each dbSNP entry includes the sequence context of the polymorphism (i.e., the surrounding sequence), the occurrence frequency of the polymorphism (by population or individual), and the experimental method(s), protocols, and conditions used to assay the variation.

Ensembl

Provides data sets resulting from an automated genome analysis and annotation process for selected eukaryotic (primarily vertebrate) genomes. The Ensemble software system aims to provide accurate, automatic analysis of genome data; analysis and annotation maintained on the current data; presentation of the analysis to all via the web; and means of distribution of the analysis to users. Data can be accessed through text search and genome/chromosome browser functions. Through a data upload and distributed annotation system, Ensembl offers users the ability to display their own data sets in the genome browser framework; users may also share data with others.

Entrez Cross-Database Search This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Overviews and allows text-based searches of over 25 of the bibliographic databases and biomolecular data resources held at NCBI (the National Center for Biotechnology Information), including PubMed, OMIM, Entrez Gene, and Entrez Taxonomy; this site performs a simultaneous search of the various databases and reports back the number of hits in each -- you can then select an individual database to view detailed search results.

Entrez Gene This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Searchable database of genes from a wide range of organisms, supplying key connections to other databases providing map, sequence, expression, structure, function, citation, and homology data; a good starting point for investigating the structure and role of a particular gene.

Entrez Nucleotide This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Collection of nucleotide (DNA and RNA) sequences from several primary database sources, including GenBank, RefSeq, and PDB; text-searchable through Entrez Nucleotide; sequences are similarity-searchable through BLAST. The number of bases in these databases continues to grow at an exponential rate. As of April 2006, there are over 130 billion bases in GenBank and RefSeq alone.

Entrez Prokaryotic Genomes

Access point for prokayotic genome information and the prok genome browser on NCBI web site. The RefSeq (NC_) records lead to a browseable and searchable chromosomal view of the sequenced genomes.

Entrez Structure This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Provides text-based searching of records in the Molecular Modeling Database (MMDB), containing 3D macromolecular structures of proteins and polynucleotides; links to the Cn3D structure viewer program (download required). MMDB contains over 28,000 structures and is linked to other NCBI databases including sequences, bibliographic citations, taxonomic classifications, and sequence and structure neighbors.

ExPASy Proteomics Server

ExPASy (Expert Protein Analysis System) proteomics server is dedicated to the analysis of protein sequences and structures as well as 2-D PAGE; includes the UniProt Knowledgebase (Swiss-Prot and TrEMBL) Protein knowledgebase; the PROSITE - Protein families and domains database; SWISS-2DPAGE - Two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis database; ENZYME - Enzyme nomenclature database; and SWISS-MODEL Repository - Automatically generated protein models. Site also provides a number of analysis and prediction tools.

GenBank

GenBank is the National Institutes of Health genetic sequence database, an annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequences. Sequence data in GenBank is searchable through sequence similarity algorithms such as NCBI BLAST, and textual annotation of GenBank sequence records is searchable through the NCBI's Entrez Nucleotide search tool.

KEGG: Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes

Suite of databases and associated software, integrating current knowledge on the function and utility of biological systems (PATHWAY and BRITE databases), information about genes and proteins (GENES database), and chemical compounds and reactions (LIGAND database). KEGG is especially noted for its metabolic pathway database.

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)

The major national resource for molecular biology information; NCBI creates public databases, conducts research in computational biology, develops software tools for analyzing genome data, and disseminates biomedical information. Includes bibliographic and data resources such as PubMed, GenBank, OMIM, and many more.

NCBI Map Viewer

The Map Viewer provides special browsing capabilities for a subset of organisms in Entrez Genomes. Map Viewer allows you to view and search an organism's complete genome, display chromosome maps, and zoom into progressively greater levels of detail, down to the sequence data for a region of interest. The number and types of available maps vary by organism, and are described in the "data and search tips" file for each organism. If multiple maps are available for a chromosome, it displays them aligned to each other based on shared marker and gene names, and, for the sequence maps, based on a common sequence coordinate system.

PIR: Protein Information Resource

Provides many protein sequence databases and analysis tools, including the Protein Sequence Database and its successor, UniProt, functional analysis tools, protein classification and ontology systems.

Protein Data Bank

PDB is the single worldwide repository for the processing and distribution of 3-D structure data of large molecules of proteins and nucleic acids; the site provides a variety of tools and resources for studying the structures of biological macromolecules and their relationships to sequence, function, and disease.

PubChem

PubChem provides information on the biological activities of small molecules. It is organized as three linked databases within the NCBI's Entrez information retrieval system. These are PubChem Substance, PubChem Compound, and PubChem BioAssay. PubChem also provides a fast chemical structure similarity search tool. Links from PubChem's chemical structure records to other Entrez databases provide information on biological properties.

UCSC Genome Browser

The Genome Browser provides a visual display of chromosomal informaiton, allowing zoom and scroll over chromosomal and DNA sequence, showing the work of annotators worldwide. Other tools included on the site provide other means of accessing genomic and proteomic data: Gene Sorter shows expression, homology and other information on groups of genes that can be related in many ways; Blat quickly maps your sequence to the genome; Table Browser provides convenient access to the underlying database; VisiGene lets you browse through a large collection of in situ mouse and frog images to examine expression patterns. The site contains the reference sequence and working draft assemblies for a large collection of genomes. It also provides a portal to the ENCODE genome annotation project.

Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

Citation Manager Tools Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Citation managers are software packages used to create personalized databases of citation information and notes. They allow you to: import and organize citation information from article indexes and other sources save links to pdfs and other documents, and in some cases save the document itself format citations for your papers and bibliographies using APA and many other styles include your own notes

Style Manuals

Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers

Includes recommended citation format styles for journals, books, conference publications, patents, audio visuals, electronic information, maps, legal materials, newspaper articles, bibliographies, dissertations, and scientific reports. "Internet formats" supplement available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/formats/internet.pdf

Electronic Styles : A Handbook for Citing Electronic Information

PN171 .F56 L5 1996 WALTER SCI/ENG Reference; WALTER SCI/ENG Ref (Desk); MAGRATH Reference; WILSON Business Reference; WILSON Reference; MATHEMATICS Reference; BIO-MED Reference WZ345 L693e 1996

NCBI Journals Database This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Useful tool for finding the full title of a journal in biomedicine, if you only have an abbreviation, or for determining from the full title what the official NLM and ISO abbreviations of the title are (e.g., for preparing a reference list).

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, educators, and professionals in psychology, sociology, business, economics, nursing, social work, and justice administration.

Writing Guides

Scientific Writing 2.0 A Reader and Writer's Guide

The book helps scientists write papers for scientific journals. Using the key parts of typical scientific papers (Title, Abstract, Introduction, Visuals, Structure, and Conclusions), it shows through numerous examples, how to achieve the essential qualities required in scientific writing, namely being clear, concise, convincing, fluid, interesting, and organized.

Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: and supplemental statements from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.

Bio-Medical Library WZ345 U58 1994

Covers guidelines for the format of manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. In addition, discusses retraction of research findings, order of authorship, definition of a peer-reviewed journal, and conflict of interest


Library Information

Primary Subject Location

Magrath Library
Books, journals and government publications in agriculture, biological sciences, design, applied statistics, food science, family social science, applied economics and more.
Campus: St. Paul Campus
Address: 1984 Buford Avenue
Telephone: Circulation: (612) 624-2233; Reference: (612) 624-1212
Main URL: http://www.lib.umn.edu/magrath
Reference URL: http://www.lib.umn.edu/about/contact
Map URL: http://onestop.umn.edu/Maps/CentLib/index.html
Hours URL: http://www.lib.umn.edu/about/collections/magrath/hours

Bioinformatics


Staff ImageSubject Librarian: Katie Wilson
E-Mail: wilsonkm@umn.edu
Subject Description:The application of mathematics, computer science, and information technology to biological problems, especially problems in molecular biology and biochemistry. The broad goals of bioinformatics are to gather and organize large data sets generated from biological experiments, and to allow flexible retrieval and analysis of that data to form new biological insights.

Article Databases and Indexes

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Inspec Archive Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Provides archival access from 1898-1968 to scholarly literature in the fields of physics and astrophysics, electrical engineering, electronics, computing and control, and information technology. Indexed are primarily journal articles and conference papers, with some books, technical reports, and dissertations. The database provides bibliographic citations plus abstracts. Produced by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)

The major national resource for molecular biology information; NCBI creates public databases, conducts research in computational biology, develops software tools for analyzing genome data, and disseminates biomedical information. Includes bibliographic and data resources such as PubMed, GenBank, OMIM, and many more.

PubMed Authentication Required

This is the primary source of journal article for the health sciences. You can search MEDLINE and preMEDLINE databases with full text access to all MEDLINE e-journals subscribed to by the University of Minnesota TC Libraries. MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database/article index that contains over 17 million references to journal articles. Coverage is from 1949 to the present. Over 5200 journals worldwide in over 37 languages are accessible.

Scopus Authentication Required

An abstract and citation database with a single search platform searching content from ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciTopics, and relevant Web content.

Web of Science Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Search within a comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of journal article citations. Subjects generally covered are within Science and technology, arts and humanities, and social sciences . Use the citation web to find articles and journals with the most impact. Coverage runs from 1975 to the present. Find help on their website.

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

ACM (Association For Computing Machinery) Digital Library Authentication Required

Full text of most ACM journals and proceedings since 1950; also includes publications of affiliated organization.

CAB Abstracts Plus Full Text Select Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

CAB Abstracts covers agriculture in its broadest sense, including crop production, forestry, environment, animal health and nutrition, veterinary science, agricultural engineering, biotechnology, soil and water, agricultural economics, recreation and tourism, rural sociology, and human nutrition and health. Indexes journal articles, monographs, conferences, and other primary literature.

Compendex Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Provides extensive indexing of scholarly and technical periodicals, conference proceedings, and report literature in all engineering disciplines including applied physics, electronics, materials science, and related fields in science and management. Indexes nearly 3000 sources worldwide.

Google Scholar (UMN setup required) This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

To gain off-campus access to articles from library journal subscriptions, change the Library Settings to University of Minnesota Twin Cities in Google Scholar (see this tutorial) Use Google Scholar to find articles from academic publishers, professional societies, research institutes, and scholarly repositories from colleges and universities. Look for the "FindIt@U of M Twin Cities" links in your Google Scholar search results to access library subscriptions. Learn more: Google Scholar FAQ

HubMed

Alternative interface to the MEDLINE/PubMed health and biological sciences database. Provides a number of powerful features not included in PubMed, and retains many advanced functionalities of PubMed (e.g., ability to use PubMed's syntax to refine your searches).

IEEE Xplore Authentication Required

Full-text access to the transactions, journals, magazines and conference proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Includes all current IEEE Standards.
Remote access available for University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities students, staff and faculty

MICROMEDEX Authentication Required

Provides access to drug information resources, including AAPCC Codes in POISINDEX, Alternative Medicine, Detailed Drug Information for the Consumer, DISEASEDEX Emergency Medicine, DRUGDEX System, Imprint Codes in Identidex, Index Nominum, Interaction Checking, MARTINDALE, MSDS from USP, PDR, POISINDEX System, RED BOOK Online, REPRORISK System, and TOMES System

Neuroscience Information Framework

The Neuroscience Information Framework is a dynamic inventory of Web-based neuroscience resources that includes data, materials, and tools. An initiative of the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research, NIF advances neuroscience research by enabling discovery and access to public research data and tools worldwide through an open source, networked environment.

OVID MEDLINE Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Search MEDLINE databases for journal articles in the health sciences. MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database/article index that contains over 17 million references to journal articles. Coverage is from 1949 to the present. Over 5200 journals worldwide in over 37 languages are indexed.

SciFinder Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

SciFinder is the best database for chemistry-related topics. Registration is required, and you must download VPN and then log in to it for off-campus access.


SciFinder includes journal and patent references,chemical regulatory data, and supplier, reaction, and substance information.

General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

Academic Search Premier Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database. Includes full text access to over 4,000 scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications back to 1975. A great place to start your research on any topic. Find search tips on their help page.

Catalogs and Bibliographies

Catalogs

Library Catalog

Search with the Library Catalog to find books, journals, etc. owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic.

General Reference Sources

Biographical Sources

American Men and Women of Science

Provides brief factual information on approximately 130,000 living scientists in biology, physical sciences, public health, mathematics, statistics, and computer science. Includes birthdate, education, professional career, and honors received.

Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography Authentication Required

Focuses particularly on contemporary scientists and includes selected bibliographies, chronologies, tables of scientific discoveries, and quotations.

Chemical Compounds

ChemIDplus

ChemIDplus indexes more than 368,000 records for chemical substances cited in the National Library of Medicine (NLM) databases. It is searchable by Name, Synonym, CAS Registry Number, Molecular Formula, Classification Code, Locator Code, and Structure (requires Chime plug-in or ISIS/Draw). The records contain information on structure, names and synonyms, formulas, registry numbers, and some physical properties in addition to toxicity information and links to NLM-indexed articles which cite the substances.

Combined Chemical Dictionary Authentication Required

Database of descriptive & numerical data on chemical, physical & biological properties of compounds; systematic & common names; literature references; & structures. Contains all compounds included in: Dictionary of Organic Compounds (255,000 records) Dictionary of Natural Products (170,000) ; Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds (101,000) ; Dictionary of Drugs (40,000+) ; Dictionary of Analytical Reagents (14,000)

Dictionaries

FOLDOC Free On-line Dictionary of Computing

FOLDOC is a searchable dictionary of acronyms, jargon, programming languages, tools, architecture, operating systems, networking, theory, conventions, standards, mathematics, telecoms, electronics, institutions, companies, projects, products, history, in fact anything to do with computing. The dictionary has been growing since 1985 and now contains over 13000 definitions

Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary Authentication Required

WALTER Sci/Eng Ref (Desk) QD5 .C5 2001

Gives technical and descriptive data for common substances and phenomena. Identifies thousands of chemicals by name, physical properties, source of occurrence, shipping regulations, CAS number, hazards, derivations, synonyms and applications. Available online through Knovel as well as in print.

Life Science Dictionary (BioTech)

Defines over 6,500 terms associated with biochemistry, biotechnology, botany, cellular biology and genetics, as well as chemistry, ecology, medicine, pharmacology and toxicology terms. Both words and definitions can be searched.

Directories

Nature Biotechnology Directory

Global information resource listing over 8,000 organizations, product and service providers in the biotechnology industry.

Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry Authentication Required

Covers all areas of biochemistry including aspects related to molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, and biophysics. Intended for a cross-disciplinary audience.

Handbooks and Manuals

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics Authentication Required

Available online and in print. QD65 .H236 WALTER Sci/Eng Ref (Desk); BIO-MED Reference; MAGRATH Ref (Desk); VETERINARY MEDICINE Reference; Ent/Fish/Wild Library Reference; PLANT PATHOLOGY Reference; Wilson Reference

Annually published reference source for chemical & physical property data, nomenclature, structure, & composition of substances. Includes physical constants of organic & inorganic compounds, conversion factors, & much more.

Current Protocols Authentication Required

Series of standard, authoritative guides to research laboratory methods in the life sciences; the Libraries subscribe to Plant Biology.

Limited access to articles published through 2011 for Cell Biology, Human Genetics, Immunology and Neuroscience.

Limited access to articles published through 2015 for Bioinformatics and Toxicology.

Limited access to articles published through 2016 for Microbiology, Molecular Biology, and Protein Science.

Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, and Biologicals Authentication Required

Classic reference source for chemists; contains over 10,000 entries on drugs and pharmaceuticals, common organic chemicals and laboratory reagents. The entries include data such as chemical names, molecular formula, chemical structure, physical data, literature references, and more.

Nature Protocols Authentication Required

Nature Protocols is an online resource for experimental protocols, primarily in biology and chemistry, including authoritative, peer-reviewed 'Nature Protocols' and an interactive 'Protocols Network'. The two create a dynamic forum for scientists to upload and comment on protocols.

OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man) This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Extensive online catalog of human genes and genetic disorders, with detailed monographs on mechanistic and clinical aspects of the genes, disease states, and variations.

Internet Resources

Electronic Texts

Books24x7 Authentication Required

Books24x7 is a web-based, searchable, e-book site that provides users access to the complete contents of nearly 3,000 titles covering a broad range of engineering and technology topics. Contributing publishers include: Cambridge University Press, The MIT Press, IEEE Press, John Wiley & Sons, McGraw-Hill, Microsoft Press, Sybex, Wrox Press and many others.

NCBI Bookshelf This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Growing collection of online, open access biomedical books; full text can be searched directly from this interface.

Safari Tech Books Online Authentication Required

A collection of IT-related electronic books from several publishers, most notably O'Reilly. The Libraries has licensed 320 titles from among Safari's offering. This content covers Database, Java, Linux/Unix, Networking, Perl, Programming, and Web technologies generally. The titles we have licensed are all listed in MnCat. Access is limited for 6 simultaneous users.

Users will no longer be able to access Safari Books Online through the University Libraries beginning September 1, 2018. For questions about accessing titles from this collection from another source, contact the Libraries at sciref@umn.edu.

Access to Safari Tech Books Online

Gateways & Megasites

Web Sites

Bioinformatics.fr

This resource provides a convenient Google-based search tool for 31 bioinformatics journals. The Journals can be searched either indivdually or collectively, and impact factor data is provided for most of the 31 titles. Article titles in the journal current issues can be quickly viewed with one click, and RSS feeds are provided for automatic article updates. The site has a three-part knowledgebase (biology, bioinformatics, informatics) with glossary-style definitions and links to relevant datatabases (such as Entrez Gene, EMBL-EBI, Cambridge Structural Database, etc.; note that not all the databases are free). There is also a bioinformatics conference list and a forum for user questions and suggestions.

MathSciNet (online)

A comprehensive index, with abstracts, to the research literature of mathematics. Corresponds to the print indexes Mathematical Reviews (MR) and Current Mathematical Publications (CMP). Published by the American Mathematical Society.

Statistics and Data

Data Resources

BLAST

Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) finds regions of local similarity between biological sequences; the program compares nucleotide or protein sequences to sequence databases and calculates the statistical significance of matches. BLAST can be used to infer functional and evolutionary relationships between sequences as well as help identify members of gene families.

dbSNP: Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Database This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Public-domain archive of simple genetic polymorphisms in a variety of model eukaryotes, including single-base nucleotide substitutions (SNPs) as well as small-scale multi-base deletions or insertions, and retroposable element insertions and microsatellite repeat variations. Each dbSNP entry includes the sequence context of the polymorphism (i.e., the surrounding sequence), the occurrence frequency of the polymorphism (by population or individual), and the experimental method(s), protocols, and conditions used to assay the variation.

Ensembl

Provides data sets resulting from an automated genome analysis and annotation process for selected eukaryotic (primarily vertebrate) genomes. The Ensemble software system aims to provide accurate, automatic analysis of genome data; analysis and annotation maintained on the current data; presentation of the analysis to all via the web; and means of distribution of the analysis to users. Data can be accessed through text search and genome/chromosome browser functions. Through a data upload and distributed annotation system, Ensembl offers users the ability to display their own data sets in the genome browser framework; users may also share data with others.

Entrez Cross-Database Search This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Overviews and allows text-based searches of over 25 of the bibliographic databases and biomolecular data resources held at NCBI (the National Center for Biotechnology Information), including PubMed, OMIM, Entrez Gene, and Entrez Taxonomy; this site performs a simultaneous search of the various databases and reports back the number of hits in each -- you can then select an individual database to view detailed search results.

Entrez Gene This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Searchable database of genes from a wide range of organisms, supplying key connections to other databases providing map, sequence, expression, structure, function, citation, and homology data; a good starting point for investigating the structure and role of a particular gene.

Entrez Nucleotide This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Collection of nucleotide (DNA and RNA) sequences from several primary database sources, including GenBank, RefSeq, and PDB; text-searchable through Entrez Nucleotide; sequences are similarity-searchable through BLAST. The number of bases in these databases continues to grow at an exponential rate. As of April 2006, there are over 130 billion bases in GenBank and RefSeq alone.

Entrez Prokaryotic Genomes

Access point for prokayotic genome information and the prok genome browser on NCBI web site. The RefSeq (NC_) records lead to a browseable and searchable chromosomal view of the sequenced genomes.

Entrez Structure This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Provides text-based searching of records in the Molecular Modeling Database (MMDB), containing 3D macromolecular structures of proteins and polynucleotides; links to the Cn3D structure viewer program (download required). MMDB contains over 28,000 structures and is linked to other NCBI databases including sequences, bibliographic citations, taxonomic classifications, and sequence and structure neighbors.

ExPASy Proteomics Server

ExPASy (Expert Protein Analysis System) proteomics server is dedicated to the analysis of protein sequences and structures as well as 2-D PAGE; includes the UniProt Knowledgebase (Swiss-Prot and TrEMBL) Protein knowledgebase; the PROSITE - Protein families and domains database; SWISS-2DPAGE - Two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis database; ENZYME - Enzyme nomenclature database; and SWISS-MODEL Repository - Automatically generated protein models. Site also provides a number of analysis and prediction tools.

GenBank

GenBank is the National Institutes of Health genetic sequence database, an annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequences. Sequence data in GenBank is searchable through sequence similarity algorithms such as NCBI BLAST, and textual annotation of GenBank sequence records is searchable through the NCBI's Entrez Nucleotide search tool.

KEGG: Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes

Suite of databases and associated software, integrating current knowledge on the function and utility of biological systems (PATHWAY and BRITE databases), information about genes and proteins (GENES database), and chemical compounds and reactions (LIGAND database). KEGG is especially noted for its metabolic pathway database.

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)

The major national resource for molecular biology information; NCBI creates public databases, conducts research in computational biology, develops software tools for analyzing genome data, and disseminates biomedical information. Includes bibliographic and data resources such as PubMed, GenBank, OMIM, and many more.

NCBI Map Viewer

The Map Viewer provides special browsing capabilities for a subset of organisms in Entrez Genomes. Map Viewer allows you to view and search an organism's complete genome, display chromosome maps, and zoom into progressively greater levels of detail, down to the sequence data for a region of interest. The number and types of available maps vary by organism, and are described in the "data and search tips" file for each organism. If multiple maps are available for a chromosome, it displays them aligned to each other based on shared marker and gene names, and, for the sequence maps, based on a common sequence coordinate system.

PIR: Protein Information Resource

Provides many protein sequence databases and analysis tools, including the Protein Sequence Database and its successor, UniProt, functional analysis tools, protein classification and ontology systems.

Protein Data Bank

PDB is the single worldwide repository for the processing and distribution of 3-D structure data of large molecules of proteins and nucleic acids; the site provides a variety of tools and resources for studying the structures of biological macromolecules and their relationships to sequence, function, and disease.

PubChem

PubChem provides information on the biological activities of small molecules. It is organized as three linked databases within the NCBI's Entrez information retrieval system. These are PubChem Substance, PubChem Compound, and PubChem BioAssay. PubChem also provides a fast chemical structure similarity search tool. Links from PubChem's chemical structure records to other Entrez databases provide information on biological properties.

UCSC Genome Browser

The Genome Browser provides a visual display of chromosomal informaiton, allowing zoom and scroll over chromosomal and DNA sequence, showing the work of annotators worldwide. Other tools included on the site provide other means of accessing genomic and proteomic data: Gene Sorter shows expression, homology and other information on groups of genes that can be related in many ways; Blat quickly maps your sequence to the genome; Table Browser provides convenient access to the underlying database; VisiGene lets you browse through a large collection of in situ mouse and frog images to examine expression patterns. The site contains the reference sequence and working draft assemblies for a large collection of genomes. It also provides a portal to the ENCODE genome annotation project.

Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

Citation Manager Tools Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Citation managers are software packages used to create personalized databases of citation information and notes. They allow you to: import and organize citation information from article indexes and other sources save links to pdfs and other documents, and in some cases save the document itself format citations for your papers and bibliographies using APA and many other styles include your own notes

Style Manuals

Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers

Includes recommended citation format styles for journals, books, conference publications, patents, audio visuals, electronic information, maps, legal materials, newspaper articles, bibliographies, dissertations, and scientific reports. "Internet formats" supplement available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/formats/internet.pdf

NCBI Journals Database This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Useful tool for finding the full title of a journal in biomedicine, if you only have an abbreviation, or for determining from the full title what the official NLM and ISO abbreviations of the title are (e.g., for preparing a reference list).

Writing Guides

Scientific Writing 2.0 A Reader and Writer's Guide

The book helps scientists write papers for scientific journals. Using the key parts of typical scientific papers (Title, Abstract, Introduction, Visuals, Structure, and Conclusions), it shows through numerous examples, how to achieve the essential qualities required in scientific writing, namely being clear, concise, convincing, fluid, interesting, and organized.

Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: and supplemental statements from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.

Bio-Medical Library WZ345 U58 1994

Covers guidelines for the format of manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. In addition, discusses retraction of research findings, order of authorship, definition of a peer-reviewed journal, and conflict of interest


Library Information

Primary Subject Location

Magrath Library
Books, journals and government publications in agriculture, biological sciences, design, applied statistics, food science, family social science, applied economics and more.
Campus: St. Paul Campus
Address: 1984 Buford Avenue
Telephone: Circulation: (612) 624-2233; Reference: (612) 624-1212
Main URL: http://www.lib.umn.edu/magrath
Reference URL: http://www.lib.umn.edu/about/contact
Map URL: http://onestop.umn.edu/Maps/CentLib/index.html
Hours URL: http://www.lib.umn.edu/about/collections/magrath/hours

Secondary Subject Location(s)

Bio-Medical Library
Health sciences: allied health, dentistry, medicine, mortuary science, nursing, pharmacy, psychiatry and public health.
Campus: East Bank, Minneapolis Campus
Address: Diehl Hall, 505 Essex St. S.E.
Telephone: Reference: 612-626-3260; Circulation: 612-626-4045
Main URL: http://hsl.lib.umn.edu/biomed
Reference URL: http://hsl.lib.umn.edu/biomed/services/reference
Map URL: http://onestop.umn.edu/Maps/DiehlH/index.html
Hours URL: http://www.lib.umn.edu/about/collections/biomed/hours

Mathematics Library
Books and journals on pure mathematics and theoretical statistics.
Campus: East Bank, Minneapolis Campus
Address: 310 Vincent
Telephone: 612-624-6075
Main URL: http://math.lib.umn.edu/
Reference URL: library@math.umn.edu
Map URL: http://onestop.umn.edu/Maps/VinH/index.html
Hours URL: https://www.lib.umn.edu/math/hours

Science and Engineering Library
Chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology and geophysics, physics, astronomy, general science, history of science and technology.
Campus: East Bank, Minneapolis Campus
Address: Walter Library
Telephone: Circulation: (612) 624-3366; Reference: (612) 624-0224
Main URL: http://www.lib.umn.edu/walter
Reference URL: http://sciweb.lib.umn.edu/staff.phtml
Map URL: http://onestop.umn.edu/Maps/WaLib/index.html
Hours URL: http://www.lib.umn.edu/about/collections/scieng/hours


Alternative Medicine


Staff ImageSubject Librarian: Liz Weinfurter
E-Mail: eweinfur@umn.edu
Subject Description:This subject covers: a heterogeneous set of practices offered as an alternative to conventional medicine,including acupuncture, herbal medicine, and many others.

Article Databases and Indexes

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CINAHL (Nursing & Allied Health) Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

CINAHL, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health, has a multidisciplinary scope covering nursing, 17 allied health disciplines, biomedicine, consumer health, health sciences librarianship and selected standards of professional practice.

Natural Medicines Authentication Required

Natural Medicines provides evidence-based information and ratings on over 90,000 dietary supplements, natural medicines, and integrative therapies. Includes these databases: Foods, Herbs, & Supplements; Health & Wellness; Sports Medicine; Comparative Effectiveness; Manufacturers; Commercial Products; and Medical Conditions. ACCESS Step 1: Go to www.NaturalMedicines.com to be logged in automatically. Step 2: To access your continuing education courses, enter your CE ID# in the CE ID login box. NOTE: entering your CE ID# rather than username and password will also give you immediate access to all features, including your continuing education courses. TO CREATE A CE ID# Step 1: Once logged in, click “CE/CME Center” or go directly to https://naturalmedicines.therapeuticresearch.com/cecme- center.aspx. Step 2: Click on “Create a CE ID#” under the Clinical Management Series Section. Step 3: Complete the on-line form. Step 4: Your CE ID# will be issued to you instantly online.

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Search MEDLINE databases for journal articles in the health sciences. MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database/article index that contains over 17 million references to journal articles. Coverage is from 1949 to the present. Over 5200 journals worldwide in over 37 languages are indexed.

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

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Search here to find citations and abstracts for articles from over 600 periodicals, as well as USDA and state experiment station and extension publications, and selected books on agriculture, animal husbandry, animal and human nutrition, forestry, plant pathology, plant science, human ecology, agricultural economics, rural sociology. The basic truncation symbol is the asterisk: *.

Index to Chiropractic Literature

Index to Chiropractic Literature is created by a group of health science librarians working in chiropractic colleges throughout the world. It includes citations to articles in 40 journals, and is searchable by keyword, subject, or author.

Native American Ethnobotany Database

-- Database of the materials found in the book, American Indian Ethnobotany by Daniel E Moerman PhD at University of Michigan. Information includes plant use, and references.

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This is the primary source of journal article for the health sciences. You can search MEDLINE and preMEDLINE databases with full text access to all MEDLINE e-journals subscribed to by the University of Minnesota TC Libraries. MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database/article index that contains over 17 million references to journal articles. Coverage is from 1949 to the present. Over 5200 journals worldwide in over 37 languages are accessible.

PubMed Dietary Supplement Subset

The subset is designed to limit search results to citations from a broad spectrum of dietary supplement literature including vitamin, mineral, phytochemical, ergogenic, botanical, and herbal supplements in human nutrition and animal models.

General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

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The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database. Includes full text access to over 4,000 scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications back to 1975. A great place to start your research on any topic. Find search tips on their help page.

Catalogs and Bibliographies

Catalogs

Library Catalog

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Internet Resources

Web Sites

MedlinePlus: Alternative Medicine

Quality, pre-evaluated information about alternative and complementary medicine, including news, overviews, specific conditions, and more.

MedlinePlus: Complementary and Alternative Therapies Topics

Quality, pre-evaluated information on topics such as acupuncture, chiropractic, herbals, and other complementary and alternative therapies.

Societies, Agencies, and Organizations

Official Agency & Organization Websites

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCAM)

Division of the NIH concerned with alternative medicine. Resources include CAM citation index listing articles from 1963 - present, research grant information and bibliographies.

Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

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Citation managers are software packages used to create personalized databases of citation information and notes. They allow you to: import and organize citation information from article indexes and other sources save links to pdfs and other documents, and in some cases save the document itself format citations for your papers and bibliographies using APA and many other styles include your own notes

Style Manuals

Writing Guides

Scientific Writing 2.0 A Reader and Writer's Guide

The book helps scientists write papers for scientific journals. Using the key parts of typical scientific papers (Title, Abstract, Introduction, Visuals, Structure, and Conclusions), it shows through numerous examples, how to achieve the essential qualities required in scientific writing, namely being clear, concise, convincing, fluid, interesting, and organized.


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Bio-Medical Library
Health sciences: allied health, dentistry, medicine, mortuary science, nursing, pharmacy, psychiatry and public health.
Campus: East Bank, Minneapolis Campus
Address: Diehl Hall, 505 Essex St. S.E.
Telephone: Reference: 612-626-3260; Circulation: 612-626-4045
Main URL: http://hsl.lib.umn.edu/biomed
Reference URL: http://hsl.lib.umn.edu/biomed/services/reference
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Bio-Medical Library
Health sciences: allied health, dentistry, medicine, mortuary science, nursing, pharmacy, psychiatry and public health.
Campus: East Bank, Minneapolis Campus
Address: Diehl Hall, 505 Essex St. S.E.
Telephone: Reference: 612-626-3260; Circulation: 612-626-4045
Main URL: http://hsl.lib.umn.edu/biomed
Reference URL: http://hsl.lib.umn.edu/biomed/services/reference
Map URL: http://onestop.umn.edu/Maps/DiehlH/index.html
Hours URL: http://www.lib.umn.edu/about/collections/biomed/hours