Search for your topic (CRISPR; PCR; gram stain; etc) and connect it to keywords such as "method", "protocol", 'instrumentation", or "standard" to retrieve papers with protocol or methodological content. You can also try connecting your topic with a specific journal name, such as Cold Spring Harbor Protocols, to examine related content from that particular source.
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Extensive online database of over 60,000 protocols from Springer Protocols, Protocol Exchange, Nature Methods, and Nature Protocols. Springer Protocols provides access to Methods in Molecular Medicine, Methods in Biotechnology, Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology, Neuromethods, and the Springer Protocols Handbooks.
A comprehensive source for protocols and reviews covering essential and advanced experimental design, methods and analyses in all areas of molecular biology including the preparation and analysis of DNA, RNA and proteins, sequencing, genome editing, gene regulation and expression, chromatin assembly, and more
Peer-reviewed video methods journal. Articles contain video demonstrations and detailed text protocols which facilitate scientific reproducibility and productivity. UW Madison Libraries provides subscription access to the following:
Focuses on original, high quality research papers that describe novel and comprehensively tested methods which enhance human, animal, plant, bacterial or environmental virology and prions research and discovery.
Presents procedures and protocols of research methods that will be adopted by the tissue engineering community as research is translated into clinical applications to help the field to grow and mature.
Open access journals dedicated to protocols/methods
An interdisciplinary journal providing a definitive source of research methods in cell, developmental and molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, protein science, computational biology, immunology, neuroscience and imaging. Mix of free and proprietary articles.
A life science portal site with news and technique resources focusing on life science related troubleshooting, methods protocols, reagents and products, discussions, biocareers in molecular biology, cell biology, proteomics, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, bioinformatics research.
Links to a variety of protocols (primarily those from specific research laboratories). Includes DNA and cell biology protocols, as well as those specifically for Drosophila, Saccharomyces, Caenorhabditis, and Xenopus.
(From Nature) an open repository for sharing scientific research protocols. These protocols are posted directly on the Protocol Exchange by authors and are made freely available to the scientific community for use and comment.
A database of research protocols in a variety of life science fields. It contains protocols contributed by worldwide researchers as well as links to web protocols hosted by worldwide research labs, biotech companies, personal web sites.