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MethodsNow-small
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MethodsNow is a curated collection of methods covering emerging science in both analytical and synthetic chemistry. It is a collection of over 2 million synthetic and analytic methods. with more to come: Focused indexing, step-by-step instruction; Details for analytical researchers such as matrix, analyte, instrumentation and comparison capabilities. Synthetic researchers will find relevant content right inside SciFinder, Analytical researchers will find relevant content in a newly-designed interface tailored for their search needs.  View Training Videos
JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments)
[Boston, Mass. : MYJoVE Corp., 2006]-
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Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a peer reviewed, PubMed indexed journal devoted to the publication of biological, medical, chemical and physical research in a video format.
Amsterdam ; Burlington, Mass. : Elsevier, c2012.
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In its four volumes, this major reference work contains a complete treatment of the theory and methodology of sampling in all physical phases and the theory of sample preparation for all major extraction techniques. Fundamentals of sampling and sample preparation are reinforced through comprehensive sections dealing with Biological and Medical, Environmental and Forensic, and Food and Beverage applications.
Sage Research Methods
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SAGE Research Methods is a tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. Users can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and other areas of research.

Biology

Bio-protocol
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An e-journal founded in 2010 by a group of Stanford researchers. A postdoc-driven non-profit, free access, and peer-reviewed source of protocols in the life sciences. Its mission is to make life-science research more efficient and reproducible by curating and hosting high quality, open-access, life science protocols. There are no fees for participating, and its main goal is seeking reproducibility and reliability of experiments.
Cold Spring Harbor, NY : Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2006-
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This interdisciplinary journal providing a definitive source of research methods in cell, developmental and molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, protein science, computational biology, immunology, neuroscience and imaging. Each monthly issue details multiple essential methods—a mix of cutting-edge and well-established techniques. All protocols are up-to-date and presented in a consistent, easy-to-follow format.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley.
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Current Protocols is the largest collection of authoritative and regularly-updated step-by-step research techniques and procedures available. With over 20 years of experience and over 11,500 protocols, as well as expert Editorial Boards and a qualified in-house scientific editorial staff, Current Protocols is the leading source of high-quality protocols for life scientists worldwide.
Methods
San Diego, CA : Academic Press,
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » QP601 .M47 V.34 2004
A companion to Methods in Enzymology, 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, many of them reviews. Issues are devoted to specific technical approaches with emphasis on clear detailed descriptions of protocols that allow them to be reproduced easily. The background information provided enables researchers to understand the principles underlying the methods; other helpful sections include comparisons of alternative methods giving the advantages and disadvantages of particular methods, guidance on avoiding potential pitfalls, and suggestions for troubleshooting.
Methods in Enzymology
New York : Academic Press, 1955-
Marine Biology Library (Miller) » Stacks » QP601 .C733 V.2 1955
"The critically acclaimed laboratory standard for almost 50 years, Methods in Enzymology is one of the most highly respected publications in the field of biochemistry. Now with over 500 volumes the series contains much material still relevant today and is truly an essential publication for researchers in all fields of life sciences, including microbiology, biochemistry, cancer research and genetics-just to name a few."
Methods of Biochemical Analysis
New York [etc.] Interscience Publishers.
Marine Biology Library (Miller) » Stacks » QD271 .M46 V.51 2008
Biochemical analysis is a rapidly expanding field and is a key component of modern drug discovery and research. Methods of Biochemical Analysis provides a periodic and authoritative review of the latest achievements in biochemical analysis.
Nature Methods
New York, NY : Nature Pub. Group, c2004-
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » QH301 .N286 V.5:NO.7-12 2008
"Nature Methods is a forum for the publication of novel methods and significant improvements to tried-and-tested basic research techniques in the life sciences. This monthly publication is aimed at a broad, interdisciplinary audience of academic and industry researchers actively involved in laboratory practice. It provides them with new tools to conduct their research and places a strong emphasis on the immediate practical relevance of the work presented."
Springer Protocols
Secaucus, NJ : Springer
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Springer Protocols is the largest subscription-based electronic database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the Life and Biomedical Sciences. Compiling protocols from Humana’s successful book series Methods in Molecular Biology, Methods in Molecular Medicine, Methods in Biotechnology, Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Neuromethods, as well as from a vast number of Laboratory Handbooks, such as The Biomethods Handbook, The Proteomics Handbook, and the Springer Laboratory Manuals.

Chemistry

Analytical Abstracts
[London] : Royal Society of Chemistry
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"Items in Analytical Abstracts fall into three main categories: Journal articles, technical reports, and books. More than 250 key international journals are scanned regularly by the Analytical Abstracts editorial team. Over 75% of the original material is published in English, with other major languages being French and German, Russian and other eastern European languages, Chinese, and Japanese." Updated monthly. Covers 1980-present.
MethodsNow-small
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MethodsNow is a curated collection of methods covering emerging science in both analytical and synthetic chemistry. It is a collection of over 2 million synthetic and analytic methods. with more to come: Focused indexing, step-by-step instruction; Details for analytical researchers such as matrix, analyte, instrumentation and comparison capabilities. Synthetic researchers will find relevant content right inside SciFinder, Analytical researchers will find relevant content in a newly-designed interface tailored for their search needs.  View Training Videos
Stuttgart ; New York : Thieme.
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"Science of Synthesis (SoS) provides a critical review of synthetic methodology developed to-date in the fields of organic and organometallic chemistry. Features include: Selection of molecular transformations by world-renowned experts with elaboration on scope and limitations; Full-text descriptions of synthetic methods with practical experimental procedures immediately applicable in the lab; Community of over 1,000 experts involved in the review and updating of methods; Logical organization of the synthetic methods for each functional group; and Intuitive search functions to allow rapid lead generation and route optimization."  Please see Science of Synthesis at Stanford to view online help, learn more about content, and see what's new. (Structure and Reaction Searching)