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Protocols and Methods Collections
Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has a well-respected press that includes manuals and methods books. This collection is the foundation for the CSH Protocols series.
Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE)
a video journal featuring methods for biological research. MIT's subscribes to six JoVE sections: Bioengineering, Biology, Chemistry, Immunology and Infection, Medicine, and Neuroscience.
Methods in Enzymology
Early volumes in this journal are amongst the most highly cited papers ever published.
The largest available collection of protocols and methods with content from Nature Methods, Nature Protocols, Nature Research, and Springer Protocols
Search Barton for books with Methods and Protocols
Search Barton Plus: (laboratory manuals) and (biol* or biochem*) Will retrieve nearly 500 books about experimental methods.
Databases that index selected protocols
Protocols on the Web
- Bio-protocol, founded by Stanford researchers in 2010, seeks to promote free and open communication within the life sciences community. To this end, all protocols are associated with a moderated Q&A panel. These Q&A panels help readers successfully reproduce protocols by letting them easily ask authors clarifying questions.
- bio-101, sister site to Bio-protocol featuring basic methods.
- Protocols.IO Open access repository of science methods and collaborative research platform.. Registration free, but required to view content.
- Protocol exchange The Protocol Exchange is an open resource where the community of scientists pool their experimental know-how to help accelerate research.
Methods in Dissertations and Theses
About Protocols and Methods
Descriptions of experimental procedures are widespread in the scientific literature. The methods sections of research articles are typically brief and may not provide enough information for a researcher to replicate the experiment. Protocols and methods are a body of literature that describe experimental procedures in detail. Research methods may be published separately and can be found in a variety of literature types: method-focused journals, books or dissertations.
A good protocol can save you countless hours in the lab with proven methodologies as a starting point for your research.
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