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Trial Subscriptions added for Current Protocols Series

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

The University Libraries announce trial subscriptions ending April 30, 2016 to two additional components of the Current Protocols series to which the UB Libraries currently do not subscribe:

Protocols are fundamental tools governing the conduct of technology, engineering, medicine, and the biological and life sciences. Protocols are fully documented descriptions of procedures and methods for successfully performing experiments in laboratory, field, or clinical settings. They are generally accompanied by detailed listings of all needed equipment and supplies. The protocol may also discuss necessary safety precautions, calculations, and reporting conditions. Protocols help ensure the consistent quality, accuracy, and reproducibility of research.

Please review these new trial protocols and send your comments to Diane Rein and Fred Stoss.

The University Libraries already has access to several other compilations of protocols and/or methods:

The University Libraries presently subscribes to this series of protocols in the following areas:

  • Cold Spring Harbor Protocols is an 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.
  • Springer Protocols is a collection of over 31,000 reproducible laboratory protocols in the Life and Biomedical Sciences. The database includes the protocols from all volumes of Methods in Molecular Biology and similar series, the Springer Protocols Handbooks (e.g. Protein Protocols Handbook), and Approximately 2,000 new protocols are added each year with new content is added daily. The database is browse-able in 15 broad subject collections e.g. Cell Biology, Genetics/Genomics, Protein Sciences, and Immunology.,  The database also includes a small, but growing collection of video protocols produced in collaboration with the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JOVE).
  • Methods in Enzymology is an extensive series of publications focusing primarily to methods in biochemistry. Each volume focuses to a specific topic. Themes are wide-ranging and can concentrate to a specific biomolecule, cellular process, technique or whole organism. Recent topics include The Use of CRISPr/cas9 in Generating Site-Specific Genome Alterations, Computational Methods for Understanding Riboswitches, Microbial Metagenomics, Protein Engineering for Therapeutics, Hydrogen Sulfide in Redox Biology, and Protein Kinase inhibitors in Research and Medicine.
  • The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) (Open access with two-year embargo) – JoVE is an online journal of visualized (video-based) biological and life science research procedures and methods. Videos are freely available, with a     2-year embargo, i.e., videos within the past 2 years are not available, in most cases.  Some are available with no or a smaller embargo period.  Articles published in JoVE focus on experimental laboratory techniques. The videos are accompanied by written explanations, illustrations, and narrations.