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Bioengineering (BENG)

This guide provides access to scholarly resources for bioengineering researchers.

General Databases containing Science and Engineering Topics

What is a Database?

A database is an organized collection of structured information, or data, typically stored electronically in a computer system. from Oracle The structured information in these databases contains information about articles, books, etc.

Each of these databases contain or have links to many full text articles. If a specific database doesn't cover your topic, try a multidisciplinary one. Multidisciplinary databases can be used to broadly explore topics too.

Multidisciplinary Databases

Contain information of interest to many disciplines.

Core Bioengineering Databases

Learn to Search Bioengineering Metafinder

Using Bioengineering Metafinder (video, 4:37)

Learn to use Bioengineering Metafinder to find information and download full-text articles.

Is the video not visible? Try the video, Using Bioengineering Metafinder, on Kaltura.

Medical Database – PubMed

Full Text

In PubMed if there is a hyperlink to PubMed Central, the journal article is free to everyone.

Sometimes there is a link to the publisher and you will be prompted to buy the article. Don't do that! Libkey Nomad can route you to full-text if Mason Libraries subscribes to the journal. Be sure to look at the privacy policy to be sure that you agree with it.

If you don't want to use Libkey Nomad, you can check the journal by name by selecting journals from the Mason libraries homepage.

If Mason Libraries doesn't subscribe to the journal, try interlibrary loan.

Medical Database – Medline with Full-Text

Searching EBSCO Medline: Running an Advanced Search (video, 5:47)

Learn to set up, run and refine a search in Medline. The audio is a music track only. Select the speaker icon on the lower left of the screen to mute the music.

Note: Select 720p from settings button if possible.

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If your browser is compatible, try the video, Searching EBSCO Medline: Running Advanced Search, on YouTube.

Business Databases

More databases can be found on the Business Library Subject Guide.

Some Bioengineering Journals

NOTE: Many more journals in Bioengineering can be found using the library databases, the library Journal Finder and the catalog.

Bioengineering Journals

Medical Journals

Optics & Imaging