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Laboratory Protocols & Methods   Tags: laboratory_methods, protocols  

A guide to help users discover laboratory techniques and methods for research the life sciences and food science.
Last Updated: Jan 9, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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  • Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
    "The database is fully searchable by keyword and subject, and it has features such as discussion forums and personal folders. Its coverage includes cell and molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, protein science, and imaging. Protocols will be continuously expanded, updated, and annotated by the originators and users of the techniques."

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Protocols Available from ISU Libraries

This guide summarizes protocols and methods for the life sciences and food science that are available from the University Libraries.

If you have additional questions, you may contact Andrea Dinkelman, Science & Technology Librarian. For questions related to food science protocols, contact Heather Lewin.

The online and print resources listed on this guide are available to faculty, staff, and students affiliated with Iowa State University.

If you are aware of additional websites that offer protocols/methods, please send Andrea the information, and a link will be added to this guide.

Additional Resources--Selected Journals

There are several journals that publish protocols and methods. The journals listed below are indexed by PubMed. As of 1/24/11, PubMed indexes 52 journals that focus on "laboratory techniques and procedures." 

  • JoVE: Clinical and Translational Medicine
    The library added this JoVE section in May 2012!
  • JoVE: Immunology and Infection
    The library added this JoVE section in March 2012!
  • JoVE: Journal of Visualized Experiments
    "Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a video journal for biological research."
  • JoVE: Neuroscience
    The library added this JoVE section in March 2012!
  • Methods
    "Methods focuses on rapidly developing techniques in the experimental biological and medical sciences. Each topical issue, organized by a guest editor who is an expert in the area covered, consists solely of invited quality articles by specialist authors."
  • Nature Methods
    "Nature Methods is a forum for the publication of novel methods and significant improvements to tried-and tested techniques in the life sciences and related areas of chemistry."
  • Nature Protocols
    "Nature Protocols is an online journal of laboratory protocols for bench researchers. Protocols are presented in a 'recipe' style providing step-by-step descriptions of procedures which users can take to the lab and immediately apply in their own research. Protocols on the site are fully searchable and organized into logical categories to be easily accessible to researchers."


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