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This guide lists resources in neurobiology and physiology which are useful for locating literature across a range of topics including: cardiovascular physiology; cognitive neuroscience; endocrinology; exercise physiology; gastrointestinal physiology; motor systems; muscular and connective tissue physiology; neural homeostasis; neurodevelopment; neuronal and glial cell biology; neuronal signalling; physiogenomics; renal physiology; reproductive physiology; respiratory physiology; sensory systems; and theoretical and computational neuroscience.
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Searching in a library catalog requires looking for broader topics such as cognitive neuroscience or vertebrate physiology rather than the more specific synaptic plasticity or frog muscular physiology.
Covers over 20,000 updated, peer-reviewed protocols. UC CDL/UCD Library subscribes to THIRTEEN major laboratory methods and protocols series including the classic comprehensive work “Current Protocols in Molecular Biology” with other titles being CP in: Bioinformatics; Cell Biology; Cytometry; Human Genetics; Immunology; Microbiology; Mouse Biology; Neuroscience; Nucleic Acid Chemistry; Protein Science; Pharmacology; and Toxicology. Includes basic, alternate, and support protocols with literature cited and information on suppliers for standard materials and preparation information for reagents and solutions. IMPORTANT NOTE: UC Davis does *NOT* license the following FIVE protocol titles: “Chemical Biology”, “Essential Laboratory Techniques”, “Magnetic Resonance Imaging”, “Plant Biology” (new as of May 2016 with very little content) and “Stem Cell Biology”.
This is a combined database of 3 protocols or methods resources: Nature Protocols, Nature Methods, and Springer Protocols. Together there are over 60,000 searchable protocols and methods.
The bulk of SN Experiments is content from Springer Protocols with over 55,000 protocols in molecular biology and biomedical peer-reviewed protocols. These are mainly from the classic series Methods in Molecular Biology, formerly published by Humana Press. Other series included are: Methods in Molecular Medicine; Methods in Biotechnology; Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology; and Neuromethods. Also included are protocols from laboratory handbooks, such as The Biomethods Handbook, The Proteomics Handbook, and the Springer Laboratory Manuals.
Nature Protocols is associated with the Protocol Exchange which is an open repository through which researchers can share and discuss their protocols.
Methods in Enzymology is the classic laboratory methods/protocols book series. The complete backfile of the full-text is available back to volume 1 from 1955. As of 2017, videos are selectively being added to accompany the written methods. Direct article/chapter links are provided from core subject databases such as PubMed and BIOSIS Previews. Contains detailed protocols and descriptions of biochemical and biophysical techniques for research in biological and molecular sciences. More than 500 volumes are browse-able by individual volumes online from 1955 to the present or by searching across the collection by title, author, abstract, and keyword. Full-text access to articles is available in HTML and PDF formats.
A rapidly growing collection of peer-reviewed, life science protocols organized by 11 different fields of study and 10 different organisms. Protocols are organized chronologically with a detailed guide on how to reproduce a given experiment. Each protocol also contains an interactive and moderated Q & A section to facilitate open communication between protocol authors and the research community.
Open Access to full-text protocols in three categories of “in vivo”, “in vitro” and “in silico” and a general category of other.
Anyone can add their own protocols or review those under development.
Over 200 protocols available.
From 2009 Edition publication introduction: “This five-volume reference work gathers more than 10,000 entries, including in-depth essays by internationally known experts, and short keynotes explaining essential terms and phrases. In addition, expert editors contribute detailed introductory chapters to each of 43 topic fields ranging from the fundamentals of neuroscience to fascinating developments in the new, inter-disciplinary fields of Computational Neuroscience and Neurophilosophy. Some 1,000 multi-color illustrations enhance and expand the writings.”
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Classic and comprehensive multi-volume treatise on all aspects of physiology. Contains significant research results with extensive bibliographic references and detailed indexes, authored by physiological scientists worldwide. Divided into 14 sections each with multiple volumes:
Section 1: The Nervous System;
Section 2: The Cardiovascular System;
Section 3: The Respiratory System;
Section 4: Environmental Physiology;
Section 5: Adipose Tissue;
Section 6: The Gastrointestinal System;
Section 7: The Endocrine System;
Section 8: Renal Physiology;
Section 9: Reactions to Environmental Agents;
Section 10: Skeletal Muscle;
Section 11: Aging;
Section 12: Exercise: Regulation and Integration of Multiple Systems;
Section 13: Comparative Physiology;
Section 14: Cell Physiology.
Shields Library QP 6 .H25;
Carlson Health Sciences & Blaisdell Medical Library QT 104 .H231
This encyclopedia incorporates research on “the behavior of animals and humans and the neurobiological and physiological processes that control it”. This three-volume set covers all areas of behavioral neuroscience with a total of 210 chapters.Topics range from: Addiction; Animal Models of Behavior; Behavioral Genetics; Brain Aging; Brain Structure & Function; Cognitive Neuroscience; Disease & Dysfunction; Developmental Biology; Emotion & Emotional Behavior; Ethology & Neuroethology; Evolution & Comparative Biology; History; Language & Communication; Learning & Memory; Molecular Neurobiology; Motivation & Reward; Motor Systems & Motor Control; Neuroplasticity; Psychoneuroendocrinology; Reproductive, Parental & Sexual behavior; Sensation & Perception; Sleeping, Waking & Arousal; Social Behavior/Cognition; and Stress.
“The Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience, published in conjunction with the Organization for Computational Neuroscience, will be an extensive reference work consultable by both researchers and graduate level students. It will be a dynamic, living reference, updatable and containing linkouts and multimedia content whenever relevant.”
Handbook series from Elsevier. Online access is available from 2006 (volume 16) – present.
This new three-volume comprehensive work covers all aspects of fish physiology. Volume 1 covers The Senses, Supporting Tissues, Reproduction, and Behavior; Volume 2 covers Gas Exchange, Internal Homeostatis, and Food Uptake; and Volume 3 covers Energetics, Interactions with the Environment, Lifestyles, and Applications. Over 300 articles are arranged by the above three volume themes rather than alphabetically. Topics cover these aspects of physiology: Reproduction, Respiration, Neural(Sensory, Central, Effector), Endocrinology, Renal, Cardiovascular, Acid-base Balance, Osmoregulation, Ionoregulation, Digestion, Metabolism, Locomotion, Toxicology, Air-breathing, Migrations, Temperature, Endothermy and more.
This classic encyclopedia covering scientists from all time periods and all fields of science has been completely revised. This “complete” online version includes all the entries from both the new (2008) edition and the original edition.
This open-access biomedical image search engine in is Beta test but has good retrievals for most major biomedical topics. Open-i helps “users retrieve not only the MEDLINE citation information, but also the outcome statements in the article and the most relevant figure from it. Further, it is possible to use the figure as a query component to find other relevant images or other visually similar images.”
Not all articles or ebooks will be available for download directly from a database. To access full-text articles and ebooks directly from databases (e.g., PubMed, Web of Science) and Google Scholar, click the Get it at UC button. If you are not on campus, be sure to connect to the library VPN to access your article.
Note that Get it at UC e-links can only connect you to material licensed or owned by the library. However, we can borrow material from other libraries, if you put in an Interlibrary Loan request: