Bioscience Technology: Get Started
COVID-19: BIT in the News
- The race for coronavirus vaccines: a graphical guideHow are vaccines developed? What approaches are biotech researchers and companies taking? Excellent introduction with clear graphics!
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Bioscience Technology Careers and Associations
- Oregon Bioscience AssociationThe trade association for bioscience in Oregon!
- Oregon Bioscience Ecosystem MapWhere are the bioscience companies in Oregon? Find out here!
- Biotech CareersExplore careers and companies.
- BIO (Biotechnology Industry Organization)The largest biotech organization; a great place to look for news about conferences, regulatory issues, intellectual property concerns, and more!
Finding Articles on Bioscience Technology
PCC Library subscribes to a variety of databases. Some are useful for introductions to new topics, some for news or popular articles, and some for scholarly research. The following are especially useful for bioscience technology.
- Access Science This link opens in a new windowOnline science encyclopedia with some research news. Useful introductions to topics.
- Biological Science Database This link opens in a new windowFull text articles from 280 biology journals, many of them peer-reviewed.
- ScienceDirect This link opens in a new windowFull text for more than 1,000 peer-reviewed life sciences, Health Science, physical sciences, and engineering journals with citation information for thousands more. Look for the "Full-text available" indicators to view articles online. View the Science Direct handout.
- Academic Search Premier This link opens in a new windowIncludes scholarly journals and popular magazines like Scientific American.
- JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experimentation) Basic ProtocolsThe first peer-reviewed video journal. Many articles are available to subscribers only, but most of the Basic Protocols are free for viewing. A great way to learn about new techniques!
- protocols.ioFree membership site; members can find, create, and modify protocols.
Reading (and Writing) Journal Articles
Journal articles are written in a specialized style. When you understand the structure, you'll be able to quickly skim articles to determine which are worth your time to read. There are a couple of good, short tutorials about journal articles.
Journal articles are generally organized in the IMRaD format: introduction, methods and materials, results, and discussion. The following resources will help you get the most out of your journal reading and paper writing time.
- Science Buddies: How to Read a Scientific PaperBasic, but thorough, introduction to scientific papers.
- Research ConversationsThe University of Central Florida Libraries clearly illustrate the connection between journal articles and scholarly conversations. They explain peer review in this video.
- Writing Scientific Reports handoutfrom the Writing Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This handout is incredibly detailed and specific.