Over 20,000 protocols now available on Springer Protocols
VCU Libraries has added Springer Protocols to its collection of online resources. Protocols are "recipes" that researchers use to recreate experiments in their laboratory. The typical protocol offers step-by-step laboratory instructions, lists of the necessary equipment and ingredients, as well as notes on troubleshooting and safety precautions. Springer Protocols contains more than 20,000 molecular biology and biomedical protocols, many from the classic series Methods in Molecular Biology. Other prestigious titles covered include: Methods in Molecular Medicine, Methods in Biotechnology, Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Neuromethods.
Users can search by category, series or volume and save searches for favorite protocols. These reproducible protocols can be printed or downloaded for later use. Personalization features include alerts, RSS feeds, bookmarks and the ability to export citations. Registered users can also comment on published protocols and upload their own protocols for sharing publicly.
Springer Protocols can be accessed from the Libraries list of Databases A-Z. A video tour and user's guide are available for an introduction to this comprehensive, peer-reviewed collection of life sciences protocols. For a preview when you are on-campus, try a simple search in the box below.