Subject Librarian to Present at BCB Faculty Seminar

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 4:10pm
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Bioinformatics and computational biology resources for students and faculty

Heather Lewin

Subject Librarian

The Resource page for BCB at the Parks Library is here:

Excerpt from this page:

Starting Research Resources

General Research Databases

This database covers almost all subject areas and is especially good at interdisciplinary areas. Good place to start for basic term papers. It contains full text articles for more than 2,100 journals. 

Web of Science covers core journals in social sciences and the humanities as well as the sciences. One of the main uses for this database is cited reference searching. This is simply the ability to search for a specific citation in the list of references (or footnotes) found in journal articles or books. Cited reference searching is also useful for validating the impact of your research (e.g., promotion and tenure reviews), supplementing literature reviews and grant applications, and looking for related articles on your topic.

A large database of peer-reviewed literature in all subject areas. In addition to citation searching, it features tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Scopus complements Web of Science and Google Scholar, but each of them contains enough unique information that none of them should be used exclusively.

Subject Focused Databases

PubMed provides over 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Includes the fields of biomedicine and health, covering portions of the life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering. 

Contains information about chemistry resources including articles, patents, and proceedings. Local note: First-time users must establish a personal SciFinder account: User registration for SciFinder, using a valid ISU email address (i.e. ending in

After you successfully submit the registration form, you will receive an email containing a confirmation link. You must click on the linkwithin 48 hours to complete your registration.


Database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the biomedical and life sciences

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