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Web of Science Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
Web of Science provides access to Science Citation Index (SCI), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and Arts and Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI). These indexes contain references that have been cited in other articles. You can use these citations to perform cited reference searches (locate articles that cite an earlier publication).

Scopus Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research literature with more than 20,500 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers. Scopus offers researchers a quick, easy and comprehensive resource to support their research needs in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields and arts and humanities. It also contains tools that track, analyze and visualize scholarly work.

PubMed (MEDLINE) Unrestricted Resource
The National Library of Medicine's free interface for MEDLINE, the premier database for biomedical journal citations. MEDLINE dates back to 1946 and includes more than 20 million citations in medicine, nursing, allied health and dentistry. View the Customizing PubMed to link to Kresge Library Resources guide. How to export to RefWorks

Medline via Web of Science Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
MEDLINE is the premier database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It contains over 20 million records of journal articles in the life sciences, with particular emphasis on biomedicine. Coverage: 1950-present. How to export to RefWorks

Science Direct Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
Full-text journals published by Elsevier; coverage is generally from 1995-present. How to export to RefWorks

Biological & Agricultural Index Plus Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
Includes popular and professional articles about biology and agriculture. 1983-present How to export to RefWorks
General Science Full Text Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
Covers everything from supernovas to marine pollution. Here you'll find articles from 160 journals and magazines from the United States and Great Britain. How to export to RefWorks

Google Scholar Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
You can check the availability of article full text from within Google Scholar - see how! This link explains How to export to RefWorks
Toxicology & Pharmacology Resources
Micromedex Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
Micromedex is a collection of databases containing full-text information on drugs, toxicology, and diseases. The drug information is detailed, referenced, and includes drug comparisons and identification, thereapuetic class searching, and dosing. Micromedex also includes an extensive patient education component.

UpToDate Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
A large, evidence-based online resource covering thousands of internal medicine, pediatric, and OB/GYN topics. Designed to answer point-of-care clinical questions. Remote access limited to enrolled students and OU-based faculty.

AccessMedicine Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
This is a collection of 60 full-text medical and basic sciences books from McGraw-Hill, including Harrison's Textbook of Medicine. AccessMedicine also includes images, videos, diagnostic tools, patient education handouts, and drug information.

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Kresge Library Catalog Unrestricted Resource
You can use the library catalog to find books, scholarly & popular journals, government documents, dvds & videos, reference materials, sheet music, and more.

MelCat Unrestricted Resource
MeLCat is a statewide catalog of many of Michigan's libraries. MeLCat allows you to request materials at another library be sent to Kresge Library for you.

AccessMedicine Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
This is a collection of 60 full-text medical and basic sciences books from McGraw-Hill, including Harrison's Textbook of Medicine. AccessMedicine also includes images, videos, diagnostic tools, patient education handouts, and drug information.

Springer eBook Collection Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
Multidisciplinary collection of eBooks published by Springer-Verlag since 2005. Especially strong coverage of the physical and biological sciences, computer science, engineering and technology.

Books@Ovid Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff


Online Reference Materials
Dictionary of Biology (Collins) Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
"An established reference work, this work has now been revised, updated and expanded to reflect developments in this rapidly advancing science, especially in the area of genetics. The Dictionary is designed for advanced school students and for undergraduates. It is also a valuable resource for all who have an interest in the life sciences."
Dictionary of Biology (Penguin) Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
"This dictionary offers clear explanations of biological concepts and processes, and the broadest coverage of the subject, from ecology to immunology and cytology. This will be an indispensable reference aid for would-be biologists and professionals alike."
Dictionary of Developmental Biology and Embryology Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
"This authoritative A-to-Z resource covers classical morphological and cytological terms along with those from modern genetics and molecular biology. Extensively cross-referenced, the Dictionary includes definitions of terms, explanations of concepts, and biographies of historical figures."
Dictionary of Microbiology & Molecular Biology Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
"This Third, Revised Edition of a unique, encyclopaedic reference work covers the whole field of pure and applied microbiology and microbial molecular biology, from A to Zythia."
Public Databases
Entrez - Life Sciences search engine

National Science Digital Library
Tthe National Science Foundation's online library of resources and collections for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and research.
Library Contact
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Frank Lepkowski
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lepkowsk@oakland.edu
248.370.2497

My office is 243 Kresge Library, where I regularly hold office hours by appointment, which you may access at .
Useful Websites
Biochemical Society
The Biochemical Society promotes the advancement of the molecular biosciences, representing the interests of all those working in the sector.

Biochemistry News from ScienceDaily
Read the latest research in biochemistry -- protein structure and function, RNA and DNA, enzymes and biosynthesis and more biochemistry news.

Patents

US Patent & Trademark Office
European & World Patents

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RefWorks

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