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Subject Librarian: Jody Kempf

This subject covers the application of principles and practices of engineering to biomedical research and health care.

Article Databases and Indexes

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Search both Inspec and Compendex for articles and conference papers related to engineering, computer science, and physics.

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Find health sciences journal articles- the campus version provides full text access to e-journals subscribed to by the University of Minnesota TC Libraries.

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Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

Covers over 5000 publications in the biological and medical sciences, including biochemistry, biophysics, biotechnology, botany, environment, microbiology, and zoology. Locate citations for articles, conference papers, technical reports and chapters of books.

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Requires registration. The best database for chemistry-related topics - you need to download special software to use it from your home or office computer (PC 2000/XP/Vista or Mac OS 10.3/10.4) or you can access it from a public computer in the Walter, BioMedical, or Magrath libraries by clicking on the SciFinder icon on the desktop (note: access is contractually restricted to current U of MN faculty, students and staff). SciFinder Scholar includes journal and patent literature with references as far back as 1907 as well as information on chemical regulatory data, suppliers, reactions, and substances. You will need to download and log in to VPN before you can access SciFinder from off-campus.

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An abstract and citation database with a single search platform searching content from ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciTopics, and relevant Web content.

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Covers over 8,000 international journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

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Indexes, Other

Contains the most recent revision from the Government Printing Office (GPO) of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 - Food and Drugs.

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General Reference Sources

General Reference Works

Knovel provides online access to reference books, databases, and conference proceedings from a number of publishers that cover all areas of engineering and includes content relevant to related sciences (e.g., chemistry and earth sciences). It includes interactive graphs and tables and is a good starting point when you need a piece of data quickly.

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Handbooks and Manuals

Presents unique quantitative data and brief comparative analysis of the commercial performance of more than 180 types of biomedical devices. Covers devices from practically all major therapeutic areas of application, such as orthopedic devices, cardiovascular devices, gastrointestinal devices, cancer treatment devices, imaging devices, and spinal implants, as well as emerging markets for cardiac surgery devices. Offers global analysis of markets per device per therapeutic area, including North America, the Pacific Rim, and Europe.

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Produced by the American Society for Testing and Materials, this resource provides instant access to the current digital edition of the Annual Book of ASTM Standards. Please note that if you are looking for older or inactive standards, the Science & Engineering Library has the Annual Book of ASTM Standards in print from 1975 to 2006.

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Internet Resources

Search Engines

A resource for finding medical device information from FDA. It includes links to the device summary information, manufacturer, approval date, user instructions, and other consumer information.

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Web Sites

An interactive, self-service site for medical device and radiation emitting product information, such as FDA regulations.

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Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).

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Library Information

Bio-Medical Library

Diehl Hall, 505 Essex St. S.E.
East Bank, Minneapolis Campus
Reference: 612-626-3260; Circulation: 612-626-4045