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The Society publishes 15 globally recognised scholarly journals and a book monograph series, all on the topics surrounding physiology. This provides a rich resource literature for those looking specifically at the discipline of physiology.
Annual Reviews aims to capture current understanding of a topic, including what is well supported and what is controversial. With a list of titles that includes topics like cancer biology, physiology, neuroscience, and pathology, there is a wide range of literature on offer through this resource.
bioRxiv is an online archive of unpublished preprints for the life sciences. By publishing here, authors can make their findings immediately available to the scientific community.
PubMed contains 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles. Includes links to full text articles and related resources.
Scopus is a navigation tool covering the world's largest collection of abstracts, references and indexes of scientific, technical and medical (STM) literature. Seamless links to full-text articles and other library resources make Scopus quick, easy and comprehensive.
The Biomedical and Life Sciences eBook Collection brings together up-to-date resources from trusted authors working around the world in all aspects of life: from patterns of infectious transmission to processes responsible for the loss of biodiversity.
We know it can be hard to gain access to the laboratories at the moment, and so we thought we'd highlight a few of our online resources that focus on protocols and experimental work. These resources cover a broad range of topics, so have a good browse through and be inspired!
JoVE Unlimited: Journal of Visual Experiments has educational videos demonstrating science concepts and laboratory methods suitable for undergraduate and graduate courses. JoVE videos also bring to life the intricate details of cutting-edge experiments enabling efficient learning and replication of new research methods and technologies.
Wiley Current Protocols includes over 24,000 step-by-step techniques, procedures, and practical overviews that provide researchers with reliable, efficient methods to ensure reproducible results and pave the way for critical scientific discovery. There is a broad subject coverage for researchers, and a section on Essential Laboratory Techniques will be of particular use to undergraduate students.
Springer Nature Experiments is a research solution allowing researchers to quickly find and evaluate protocols and methods in the life sciences.
Cold Spring Harbour Protocols is an interactive source of new and classic research techniques. Fully searchable by keyword and subject. Coverage includes cell and molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, protein science, and imaging. Regularly updated.
Although many journals are only available to those with a subscription, an increasing number are now making some or all of their content freely accessible, or 'Open Access'. This means that our subscription database are not the only place you need to look when searching for resources. Find out more about how to search for open access content using this handy guide.
If you're interested in finding out more about the principles of Open Access, or want to publish your own content in Open Access sources, then check out this guide from the Office of Scholarly Communication.
Compatible with most browsers, Lean Library is a browser extension that will automatically detect when you have access to something. This access might be provided through the University of Cambridge's subscriptions, or it might be an Open Access version. Either way, this will reduce the need for hours spent trying to log in to different websites or hitting paywalls and will give you quick access to what you need.