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BME 7010 Biomedical Engineering PhD Seminar (Fall 2017)

Research guide to finding the literature of engineering articles, patents, books, and standards.

Top Tools and Tips

Google Scholar Preferences - set so that Google recognizes you as a Cornell person, and knows what you have access to. Select "My Library" or.... go to Settings/Library Links/Cornell so Get It Links appear for Full Text.

Passkey Off-campus? Log in once with this browser bookmarklet that connects you to all the Library's databases and journals with a single Cornell log-in.

ORCID - set your ORCID id and Scopus ID to establish a persistent unique identifier for you and ensures your work is linked to you. Required by some publishers and funders. Dannenhoffer example at Syracuse.

Citation Management - Keep track of your references, format bibliographies in thousands of styles. Mendeley, Zotero, Endnote, Papers. Email for instructions for premium upgrade for Mendeley.

Scholars@Cornell - database of Cornell expertise and scholarship. Formerly called VIVO.

Rapid delivery of books not owned by Cornell from Borrow Direct and scanned articles from Interlibrary loan.

Stay Current - with JournalTOCS. - have tables of contents from journals in your field delivered to your email.

Digital Privacy - resources available for helping with privacy, security, and encryption.

Weill Cornell Medical College Libguides  - the links may not work for Ithaca students, but the info is helpful.

Databases below for journal articles, patents, standards, etc....Scopus, Inspec, etc...longer lists from the Engineering Library and Physical Sciences Library webpages.

Icebreaker Questions

1) Which citation management program do you use, if any? Why?

2) Have there been times when you couldn't find or organize the information you needed? Describe.

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Was did you learn from today's library workshop?

What was missing (what did you wish you'd learned?)

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Thank you!

Jill Powell

Peer-Reviewed Journals

Primary research is often published in a peer-reviewed journal. Check Ulrich's Periodical Directory--for the referee jersey icon - . More on peer-reviewed journals from the University of Texas.