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  • New Preprint Server in Biology Aims to Model Physicists ArcXiv
    New directions in Biology & Life Sciences to capture articles.
  • JoVE - Journal of Visualized Experiments
    This dynamic new concept of a journal incorporates videos, films, sound, powerpoints, text & images to demonstrate the experimental sciences. Indexed in PubMed & other sources. Covers Bioengineering, Chemistry, Applied Physics, Neurosciences, Immunology & Infection, Clinical & Translational Medicine, Behavior and Environment. Increasingly interdisciplinary.
  • ASTM Standards & Engineering Digital Library
    ASTM is the major database for standards issued by the American Society for testing and materials. Includes full text current and historical standards, and all other publications issued by ASTM: e-books, symposia, journal articles.
  • OCTANE Medical Device & Investment Forum 2013
    Held in Irvine, find out what companies are presenting their latest ideas.
  • Reuters Science News
    Global news summaries about latest science events, policies and findings from news wires and media outlets.
  • SAE Digital Library now active
    Finally, fulltext access to the technical papers from SAE since 1998 are available. For pre-1998 papers. selected technical papers are included in the SAE Transactions, for which some volumes are available at the UCI Library at Science Library Call Number TL 1 S6.
  • ScienceWatch
    Tracks trends and performance in global scientific research since 1989 and includes interview, competitive intelligence, data and rankings, special topics.
  • Video of the 2012 Health Care Forcast Conference (21st annual)
    Held February 23-24, 2012 by the Center for Health Care Management and Policy at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences & Engineering, Irvine, California. Freely available thanks to underwriting by the California HealthCare Foundation. Conference titled ""Health Politics of and Policies in an Election Year".

  • Who's next in line for a kidney transplant?
    From NPR Sept 20, 2012
 

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Introduction

There are many resources at the UCI Libraries devoted to the study of biomedical engineering.  The collection is young as is the academic program here and it is focused upon the general materials, and the specific research interests and coursework that is currently.  It is anticipated that the collection will grow rapidly in parallel as the program expands its emphases and more faculty and students join it.  Some of the current special interests reflect strong interdisciplinary interests and include: tissue engineering, molecular engineering, protein engineering, laser technologies, transplantation, optic sensors, biomedical devices and instrumentation, implants, biomechanics, cardiovascular instruments, Microelectromechanical Systems or MEMS or BIOMEMS, relationships to biotechnology, computational methods and genomic statistics and relationships.

 

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    Reference Works

    • Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities
      Site features a Yellow Pages of labs offering analytical services, and research studies to help labs keep up. Also publishes the Journal of Biomolecular Techniques, online after a 3-month delay.
    • BiosciEDNet  
        
      The BEN portal provides access to online educational resource from professional societies, educational organizations, and educators like you.
    • Directory of Suppliers for Engineering, Processing, and Materials
    • EEVL – Edinburgh Engineering Virtual Library
      Gateway with search engine for finding high quality information resources in Engineering.
    • eFunda
      Over 30,000 pages of engineering fundamentals and calculators. Top level categories are: Materials, Design Center, Processes, Units & Constants, Formulas, and Mathematics. Commercially maintained and offers additional services for a fee-based membership.
    • Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science*
    • Encyclopedia of Medical Devices and Instrumentation, 2006. ASL REF W 13 E555 2006
      Second edition of major encyclopedia set chronicling development of medical device industry with many examples of products and services.
    • Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research*
    • Engineering Network
    • Gale Directory Library
      Directory Library includes Encyclopedia of Associations for U.S. and international nonprofit organizations.
    • Genetics Home Reference
    • History of Science, Technology and Medicine
      International, searchable database of the history of science, technology and medicine from 1973 and on.
    • Industrial.org
    • IndustrialDirectory.com
    • Institute of Industrial Engineers
    • MacRae's Bluebook
      Searchable on-line directory of US and Canadian industrial suppliers with more than 1 million product listings. The Original Industrial Directory since 1893.
    • Materials for Medical Devices Database
      A comprehensive, authoritative set of mechanical, physical, biological response, and drug compatibility properties for the materials and coatings used in medical devices by the ASM. Currently 2 modules completed, Cardiovascular & Orthopedics.
    • Medline Plus Medical Encyclopedia
      It includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. It also contains an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations. A service of the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Healt
    • Sage Sourcebook of Modern Biomedical Devices : Business Environments in a Global Market, 2007. 3 vols.
      ASL REF W 16 S129 2007
    • The Merck Index
      Call number: LL & ASL Ref, QV 772 M555.
    • Thomas' Regester
      Directory of product services and catalogs for industrial and engineering use. Combines (67,000) categories. Can reduce down to specific category.
    • ViFaTec
      The subject gateway on Engineering. Provides fast access to a large scientific technical data pool, well structured search results, and direct access to the services of the Technical Information Library.
    • Wikipedia
      Major encyclopedia containing much authoritative content with the caveat that it is not signed nor attributed to any author(s) thus information should be verified.
    • Wiktionary
      Free multilingual dictionary in every language with definitions, etymologies, pronunciations, quotations and synonyms. Wiktionary is the lexical companion to the open-content encyclopedia Wikipedia.

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