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Search Google Scholar
For more details on how to search Google Scholar see Link to Google Scholar Search Tips
You can set Google Scholar to Findit@Brightonwhen you are off campus.
Select Scholar Settings. Under Library links type in 'University of Brighton', check box in results and click Save,
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.
The short video introduces you to Google Scholar. For more guidance on how to search using Google Scholar visit the LinkedIn Learning tutorial: https://www.linkedin.com/learning/google-apps-for-students
These links are to websites which are freely available and maybe of use when searching for biological information. If you require access to resources the library subscribes to (eg Web of Science, Scopus, Science Direct) please see this page.
If you can't find what you are looking for or are unsure where best to start you can email email@example.com for help.
ASM Clinical Microbiology Portal
A forum for clinical microbiologists and immunologists which also includes practical information such as interpreting cultures and identifying organisms as well as laboratory management resources.
A major open access publisher, BioMed Central currently publishes 265 peer-reviewed journals in biology, biomedicine and medicine. All articles are freely accessible.
The National Center for Biotechnology Information provides free access to an online collection of biomedical textbooks and documents. It is possible to search across the entire content or just within individual titles.
The Biochemical Society promotes the future of molecular biosciences; facilitating the sharing of expertise, supporting the advancement of biochemistry and molecular biology, and raising awareness of their importance in addressing societal grand challenges.
Biomedical Engineering Society
The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) is the professional society for biomedical engineering and bioengineering. Founded in early 1968, BMES serves as the lead society and professional home for biomedical engineering and bioengineering.
Institute of Biomedical Science
Aims to advance knowledge and set standards in biomedical science
Royal Society of Biology
The Royal Society of Biology is a single unified voice for biology: advising Government and influencing policy; advancing education and professional development; supporting our members, and engaging and encouraging public interest in the life sciences.
Searching for Grey Literature
Grey Literature is written work, which is not commercially published. This includes a wide range of material such as: government publications; reports; statistical publications; conference proceedings and policy documents as well as newsletters; fact sheets and working papers.
You can also use Google's Advance Search to look for high quality grey literature.
Using Google Advanced Search you can;
Search specific internet domains using the site or domain: search box.
||UK academic websites such as universities and colleges.
||UK based commercial and general websites.
||UK government website such as Department of Health or local government websites.
||UK organisations. Often charities and non-profit organisations have this domain type
||NHS web pages
Search using the file type: search box to find documents in a particular format;
||Microsoft PowerPoint. Useful if you want to find an example of a presentation on a topic.
||Microsoft Excel. Useful if you want to find statistical information.
||Adobe PDF. Many academic articles and reports are in this format.