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20.051/2: Living Machines: Home

The guide includes resources for research in medicine, biology, and biotechnology for the Living Machines courses

Article Databases & Websites


Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library. It includes information about diseases, conditions, treatments, clinical trials, and wellness issues.


Definitive citation database for research in medicine and biosciences.

Web of Science

Indexes high-impact science, social science, engineering, and art & humanities research journals.


Articles, books, reports, and patents in many subjects, mainly published after 1995. Includes citation features and tools to analyze authors and journals.

F1000 - Prime

Highlights and evaluates most interesting papers published in biosciences and medicine based on recommendations of top researchers

General Information on Biotechnology & Medicine (books & encyclopedias)

NCBI Bookshelf

Free access to books and documents in life science and healthcare

Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology

This book series reviews current trends in modern biotechnology and biochemical engineering.

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering

Comprehensive Biomaterials

Reviews the current status of nearly all biomaterials in the field by analyzing their strengths and weaknesses, performance as well as future prospects

Comprehensive Biotechnology

The latest relevant science and industry practice with fundamental biotechnology concepts

Comprehensive Physiology

Includes complete content from the Handbook of Physiology from the American Physiological Society; updated quarterly.

Knovel (engineering and science handbooks)

Engineering & scientific e-books. Includes interactive tables & graphs.

Dictionary of Medical Terms

Medical Devices Resources

Biosciences Librarian

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