Biomedical Engineering

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Subject Librarian:
Jenny Wong-Welch

Phone:
585-275-8519

Office Hours:
By Appointment

 

Finding
 

Articles in Databases

Materials Resources

Patents

Standards

Books

FDA Information

Newspapers & Current Events

Tools
 

Citation Guides and Tools

Managing What you Find

Browser Plug-in for Voyager

Library Locations & Maps

Related
 

Websites
Engineering Societies
Departments, Centers, & Programs

 


 Finding

 

Articles
 

 

   Interlibrary Loan

   Request books and journal articles for free through this service from the University of Rochester.


  • 6582
    Compendex 1970 - current
    Identifies journal articles and other literature on engineering, with some links to full text.
  • 6644
    Medline - PubMed 1950 - current
    Identifies articles in clinical and basic biomedical research as well as in psychology, many with links to full text.
  • 6643
    Medline - OVID Via Ovid 1950 - current
    Identifies articles in clinical and basic biomedical research as well as in psychology. Many with links to full text.
  • 6633
    ISI Citation Databases 1898 - current
    Identifies journal articles and cited references to research publications from all disciplines, some with links to full text.
  • 6628
    IEEE Xplore Varies
    Full text of IEEE and IET journals, magazines, transactions and conference proceedings as well as active IEEE standards.
  • 6682
    ScienceDirect Varies
    Journals from Elsevier Science. Browse or search tables of contents, abstracts and full text of articles in all disciplines.
  • 6852
    Google Scholar varies
    For off-campus access to full text: Click Scholar Preferences and add Rochester as your Library Link. Be sure to Save Preferences.
  • 30561
    SPIE Digital Library 1990-current
    Access to technical papers and monographs in optics, photonics and imaging from SPIE journals, books and conference proceedings.

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Materials Resources                                            
 


  • 33651
    ASM Handbooks Varies
    Data on metals properties and performance. Authoritative source on ferrous and non-ferrous metals and materials technology.
  • 34001
    ThomasNet Current
    Find suppliers or sources of components, equipment, supplies, raw materials and custom manufacturing services in North America.

   MatWeb

   Search for properties of materials such as polymers, metals, ceramics etc. Materials may be searched by trade name.

 

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Patents
 


  • 16073
    Google Patents 1790 to current
    Patents and patent applications from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Has a thumbnail viewer for drawings.
  • 6692
    USPTO Patent Database 1790 - current
    Full text and images of U.S. patents.
  • 6552
    Espacenet Varies
    Identifies patents from many countries, some with page images.
  • 6833
    FreePatentsOnline 1974 - current
    Full text and images of U.S. patents from 1974+, U.S. patent applications from 2001+, and European patents 2000+.
  • 6628
    IEEE Xplore Varies
    Full text of IEEE and IET journals, magazines, transactions and conference proceedings as well as active IEEE standards.

  

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Standards
 

   ASTM Medical Device and Implant Standards

   Search ASTM standards. Access to 2012 standards is available in Carlson Reference Collection (TA 402 .A51b). Contact Jenny Wong-        Welch for assistance locating additional standards.

 

   Techstreet Standards Store

   Search for standards. Contact Jenny Wong-Welch (jwongwelch@library.rochester.edu) for full-text access information.

 

   IHS Standards Store

   Search for standards. Contact Jenny Wong-Welch (jwongwelch@library.rochester.edu) for full-text access information.

   

   ISO Catalog

   Contact Jenny Wong-Welch (jwongwelch@library.rochester.edu) for assistance locating standards.  

 

  

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ReferenceBooks
 

   Interlibrary Loan

   Request books and journal articles for free through this service from the University of Rochester.

  • 6699
    WorldCat Via FirstSearch Updated daily
    Identifies and locates books and other materials owned by libraries in the US and internationally.
  • 30884
    Synthesis Digital Library Varies
    Full-text series of eBook lectures on research topics in Computer Science and Engineering.
  • 6724
    Books24x7.com Varies
    Full text from eBooks on computing and information technology.
  • 32120
    Safari Tech Books Online Via ProQuest 1996-current
    Full text of the entire Safari collection of reference and how-to computer books.
  • 6753
    ebrary Varies
    Selected full text of books in all disciplines.

  

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FDA Information
 

 

   FDA Medical Devices  Homepage for Medical Device search.  Take note of the Medical Device Topics section in the middle of the page.

 

   FDA Documents  Start here when searching for FDA documents.

   Code of Federal Regulations  Section 800 is assigned to Medical Devices

 

   FDA Recalls, Market Withdrawals, and Safety Alerts

 

   Federal Register  Search Federal Register Documents


   FOIA FDA Search  Search unpublished FDA Documents under FOIA (Freedom of Information Act).

 

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Newspapers & Current Events
 


  • 6571
    LexisNexis Academic Via LexisNexis Varies
    Full text articles from newspapers, magazines, selected journals, and reference books.
  • 6672
    ProQuest Research, Newspapers & Business Varies
    Identifies articles in journals, magazines and newspapers, many full text. Includes ABI/Inform, Ethnic NewsWatch,GenderWatch
  • 6638
    Factiva Via Factiva Varies by publication
    Contains articles on business, news, and companies worldwide, current and historical financial quotes, and company profiles.

    Improve your search experience in Factiva with the tips in this handout: FactivaSearchTips.pdf

   New York Times 9/14/1857 - 12/31/2006

   New York Times 6/1/1980 - present

 

   Scientific American 1993 - present

 

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Tools

 

Citation Guides & Tools
 

 

   When using online resources, be sure to record as much information as possible including the date you accessed the site, any 

        authors, and the precise URL. If you are referencing a scientific article found online (ie through Google) it is best to figure out 

        where it was originally published and record your citation from the original source.

 

   Writing and Citing Guide from the University of Rochester libraries featuring writing tips and citation guides.

 

   Writing Center Link to the University of Rochester writing center.

 

   Online Writing Lab Useful resource from Purdue University

 

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Managing What you Find
 

 

To keep up with references and appropriately cite them in papers and bibliographies, consider one of these tools. Each will copy article, book and other citations from databases into a single location that you can manage. Style options include CSE, APA, MLA, Chicago and many others.

  • RefWorks - Store your references on the Internet (so you can access them from anywhere), insert citations while you write your paper, and easily format your bibliography. Brief tutorials are available on RefWorks' website.
    Create your own RefWorks account by clicking "Sign up for an Individual Account." 
  • EndNote - Export and format references from databases and store them on your own computer.  Learn more.
    Download the EndNote client from the University ITS Software Site Licensing page. Login is required.
  • Zotero - A free Firefox extension with many of the same features as RefWorks and EndNote, plus other features you might find useful.

 

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Browser Plug-in for Voyager
 

Click here to add a custom Voyager searchbox to your browser's toolbar. Searchbox options include keyword, title search, journal title search, and DVD/Video.

 

Other databases and journal collections supplied by the library may also have specialized searchbox plug-ins. Find out about them from their homepages or help sections. If you frequently search any of these, consider adding the plug-in to your browser.

 

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Library Locations and Maps
 

Click here to be connected with maps and directions to the University of Rochester libraries.

 

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Related 

 

Websites
 

Some relevant websites.  Please contact me at jwongwelch@library.rochester.edu if you come across any additional websites of interest!

 

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Engineering Societies
 

 

 

 

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Departments, Centers, & Programs
 

 

 

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