Megan G. Van Noord
Research Support Services
Researcher Services Librarian
Intended for students and researchers engaged in translational research at UC Davis, this guide highlights important literature resources, including methods, protocols, journal article databases, and reference materials.
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.
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”.
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.
Henry Stewart Talks Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection in 2015 contains 1800 lectures, of various lengths, created by leading world experts. Additional lectures are added monthly. The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection is divided into eleven categories: Biochemistry; Cancer; Cell Biology; Diseases, Disorders & Treatments; Drug Discovery; Genetics; Immunology; Methods; Microbiology & Virology; Neurobiology; and Pharmaceutical Science. Over 100 series cover topics such as: Agricultural Genetics; Animal Models in Biomedical Research; Antibiotic Resistance; Apoptosis; Biology and Significance of Plasmids; Biomarkers; Blood-Brain Barrier; Calcium Signaling; Cell Division Cycle; Chemical Biology; Chloroplast; Cognitive Neuroscience; Cytokines; DNA Methylation; Endoplasmic Reticulum; Epigenetics; Eukaryotic Gene Regulation; From DNA to Proteins; Gene-Environment Interactions; Good Laboratory Practice; Intro to Cheminformatics; Ion Channels; Legacy of Drosophila Genetics; Mechanisms of Ribosome Function; Microarrays; Microbiota; Mitochondrial Biogenesis; Molecular Basis of Bacterial Infection; Molecular Chaperones; Non-Clinical Testing for Toxicity of Pharmaceuticals; Obesity; Prions and Amyloids; Protein Folding, Aggregation and Design; Protein Phosphorylation; Retroviruses; RNA Interference; Statistical Methods for the Analysis of Genome-Wide Association Studies; Stem Cells; Synapses, Neurotransmitters and Receptor Channels; Using Bioinformatics in the Exploration of Genetic Diversity; World of Hormones
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.
Please search the library catalog to identify more reference resources, such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks, on a variety of specific biomedical science topics.