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Sources of biomedical and life sciences protocols

There are many different sources for protocols in the biological and biomedical sciences but the most common are simply published journals specializing in such protocols. Below are some of the most important protocol journals in our collection:

  • Nature Protocols - an interactive online resource for experimental and laboratory protocols for bench researchers primarily in biology and chemistry. Protocols are presented in a 'recipe' style providing step-by-step descriptions of procedures that users can take to the lab bench and immediately apply in their own research.
  • Cold Spring Harbor Protocolsan interdisciplinary journal providing a definitive source of research methods in cell, developmental and molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, protein science, computational biology, immunology, neuroscience and imaging. Each monthly issue details multiple essential methods—a mix of cutting-edge and well-established techniques. All protocols are up-to-date and presented in a consistent, easy-to-follow format.
  • Brain Research: Brain Research Protocols - A sub-journal of Brain Research "devoted to the publication of experimental protocols in neuroscience."

Additional protocol journals can be found by searching within our E-Journal listings.