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Biomedical Research

Fab Five

  • PubMed@Tufts
  • Medline, containing international biomedical journal literature in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, healthcare systems, and pre-clinical sciences; can be searched through our website in order to gain access to journals the library has purchased.
  • Web of Science
  • A large database containing citations from BIOSIS and more, WoS covers much of the basic sciences. Choose a cited reference search to find articles that cite an author or work, and view the bibliographies included in those articles.
  • Current Protocols
  • Protocols in Cell Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, and several more subjects provide you with hundreds of peer-reviewed, authoritative lab techniques.
  • RefWorks
  • Organize and store all your references in the cloud so you can access them anywhere for free! Format in-text citations and bibliographies for your papers, too.
  • InterLibrary Loan (ILLIAD)
  • Can't find what you need at HHSL? Create an ILLIAD account to request loans from other libraries - including the other Tufts campuses.

Find Articles

Search one of these literature databases by topic to find journal articles relevant to your research.

  • PubMed@Tufts
  • Medline, containing international biomedical journal literature in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, healthcare systems, and pre-clinical sciences ; can be searched through our website in order to gain access to journals the library has purchased.
  • Ovid Medline
  • Search Medline via Ovid to gain access to the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, as well as many books.
  • Web of Science
  • A large database containing citations from BIOSIS and more, WoS covers much of the basic sciences. Choose a cited reference search to find articles that cite an author or work, and view the bibliographies included in those articles.
  • Scopus
  • Containing more European-based science and medical journals than Web of Science, SCOPUS lets you expand your search to include MEDLINE and patents.
  • SciFinder
  • Sign in with your Tufts ID and password and register to search the Chemical Abstracts Service database and MEDLINE by topic, molecular structure, or chemical reaction.


Browse E-Journals

Search the library's holdings for your favorite journals in electronic format.


Find Protocols

  • Current Protocols
  • Protocols in Cell Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, and several more subjects provide you with hundreds of peer-reviewed, authoritative lab techniques.
  • Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
  • Provides a definitive source of well-established and cutting-edge techniques in the life and biomedical sciences.
  • Nature Protocols
  • Provides protocols from commissioned authors based on reliable methods that have already been used to generate results in primary research papers.
  • Springer Protocols
  • These protocols, based on respected methodology books and lab manuals, are written by experts in the field and reviewed by distinguished editors in the subject areas.
  • Protocol Exchange
  • Nature Publishing provides this as a collaborative platform for researchers to share their experimental methods, as well as save, comment and create lists of favorites. These are not peer-reviewed or necessarily published techniques.

E-Books

  • NCBI Bookshelf
  • The biomedical titles that make up this collection can be browsed or searched. In some cases, links to related PubMed and other NCBI content display on the screen alongside book content. Among the titles offered: Molecular Biology of the Cell (4th ed.)
  • Springer
  • The Springer Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection includes 415 titles, the content of which can be saved, printed or emailed. Some sample titles from the collection: Neuroproteomics, Cell Culture Techniques, and Principles of Anticancer Drug Development.
  • AccessMedicine
  • The ebook collection here includes a basic science section. Among the titles: Basic and Clinical Biostatistics and Harper's Illustrated Biochemistry.
  • ClinicalKey
  • A few of the basic science titles in this large collection from Elsevier include Robbins Basic Pathology (9th ed.), Nolte's The Human Brain (6th ed.) and Wheater's Functional Histology (5th ed.).

Research Writing

  • Find Funding
  • There are multiple databases available through the Office of Research Administration that allow you to search for grant funding. Individual Foundations also provide grants for research in the biomedical sciences.
  • NIH Grant Writing
  • This page provides information and resources for writing grant proposals and NIH submission guidelines.
  • Systematic Reviews
  • This page attempts to help answer the following: What's a systematic review? How much time will it take to complete one? How can I find information to get started?
  • Citation Management
  • There are multiple options when it comes to keeping track of your references during the research process. This page will introduce you to two of our most popular prgrams: RefWorks and EndNote.
  • Publishing & Open Access
  • There are many decisions to be made when it comes time to have your research published. Some questions you might have include: What's the advantage to Open Access? How do I decide where to publish? What's the deal with journal ranking metrics and Impact Factors?

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