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Biomedical Engineering Research Guide

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Please remember that researching biomedical engineering topics can be challenging. There is no medical school/library at UT Austin which means there is limited access to clinical journals, and you will need to use Interlibrary Loan to gain access to materials not owned here.

Articles, Journals & Databases

Biomedical Engineering databases

  • Academic Search Complete - A good source for undergraduates; many full-text articles; interdisciplinary, with good coverage of the applied sciences.

  • Compendex - Indexes scholarly journals and conferences in all areas of engineering.

  • PubMed - Provides access to MEDLINE plus additional information. For more information on comparing PubMed with other databases, please click here.

  • IEEE Xplore - Indexing and full text of IEEE publications.

  • Web of Science - Covers more than 12,000 journals in all subject area. Also includes citations to conference proceedings.

  • INSPEC - Indexes scholarly literature in physics, electronics and electrical and computer engineering.

  • BIOSIS Previews- Primary index of the literature of biology.

  • CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health) Plus with Full Text - Provides authoritative coverage of the literature related to nursing and allied health disciplines. Includes indexing for 3,001 journals with coverage as far back as 1937 and full text coverage for 336 journals.

  • SciFinder Scholar - Provides access to the unabridged version of Chemical Abstracts as well as full-text American Chemical Society journals.

  • Annual Reviews Online - Covers topics in biomedical, physical and social sciences.

  • Dissertation Abstracts International - Contains more than 1.5 million entries representing the work of authors from more than 1,000 North American and European universities. All subject areas are covered.

  • BioOne - Provides access to full text of more than 40 peer-reviewed journals and bulletins published by AIBS member societies and other closely related organizations.

  • National Center for Biotechnology Information


Biomedical Journals

  • To see if we have a particular journal (i.e. Nature, Biomechanics), either in print or electronic format, search the Catalog.
  • To see if a particular journal is available in electronic format, search Find a Journal.

Internet Journals/Open Access

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Print Books

Library Catalog - Locate any of eight million items, including books, journals and other materials in the University of Texas Libraries collections.

Example Subject Heading Terms

Reference Books

Biomedical technology and devices handbook, 2004
R 856.15 B565 2004 Life Science Library

Encyclopedia of biomaterials and biomedical engineering. 2004
R 857 M3 E53 2008 V.1-4 Engineering Library Reference

Encyclopedia of medical devices and instrumentation. 2006 Table of contents
R 856 A3 E53 2006 V.1-6 Engineering Library Reference

Wiley encyclopedia of biomedical engineering. 2006 Table of contents
R 856 A3 W55 2006 V.1-6 Engineering Library Reference

The Biomedical engineering handbook, 2006
Online Access



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Web sites

Government Resources

Professional Organizations and Society Web Sites

Digital Libraries

  • BioMed Central - is an independent publishing house committed to providing immediate open access to peer-reviewed biomedical research"
  • Public Library of Science (PLoS)- is a world leading provider of freely accessible peer-reviewed online research, just keeps on growing.
  • INFORMINE - Scholarly Internet Resource Collections
  • OAIster - OAIster is a union catalog of digital resources. We provide access to these digital resources by "harvesting" their descriptive metadata (records) using OAI-PMH (the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting).

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Additional Library Resources

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Further Assistance

If you need further assistance don't hesitate to ask a librarian!

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