[heading style=”2″] THESIS / PROJECT RESOURCES [/heading]
A. RECOMMENDED WEBSITES
BioMed Central: BioMed Central is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher of 220 open access, online, peer-reviewed journals. The portfolio of journals spans all areas of biology and medicine and includes broad interest titles, such as BMC Biology and BMC Medicine alongside specialist journals, such as Retrovirology and BMC Genomics. All original research articles published by BioMed Central are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication. BioMed Central levies an article-processing charge to cover the cost of the publication process.
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society: The Society’s mission is to promote the discovery and exchange of knowledge concerning the characteristics of human beings that are applicable to the design of systems and devices of all kinds. The Society furthers serious consideration of knowledge about the assignment of appropriate functions for humans and machines, whether people serve as operators, maintainers, or users in the system. And, it advocates systematic use of such knowledge to achieve compatibility in the design of interactive systems of people, machines, and environments to ensure their effectiveness, safety, and ease of performance.
IEEE: IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE’s highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.
MedlinePlus: MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere for free. You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.
B. IEEE CITATION HELP
IEEE Citation Reference: In this reference, citation standards are provided for books, periodicals, online sources, patents, references, handbooks, reports, conference technical articles, thesis and unpublished materials.
IEEE Editorial Style Manual: This style manual provides editorial guidelines for IEEE Transactions, Journals, and Letters.
C. ENGINEERING DATABASES
Compendex: Compendex is one of the most comprehensive engineering literature databases available to engineers. With 14 million records across 190 engineering disciplines, Compendex delivers the comprehensive, precise information and insights that researchers need. Available on Engineering Village, users get results that are consistently accurate. Relevant, up-to-date and easy to find. Compendex indexes 1,031 journals that contain articles-in-press.
D. MEDICAL DATABASES
PubMed: PubMed comprises more than 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
Pubget: Pubget is a search engine for life sciences. You get the PDF right away at Pubget.
E. MULTIDISCIPLINARY DATABASES
Academic One File: The premier resource for peer-reviewed, full-text journals and reference sources, Academic OneFile is a 2009 and 2008 CODiE Award Finalist for Best Online General Reference Service. Perfect for research libraries, graduate schools, universities and community colleges, Academic OneFile is a sophisticated, current and easy-to-use resource for extensive research. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full text, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly.
Academic Search Premier: This scholarly resource contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.
F. PATENT SEARCH
Google Patent Search: With Google Patents, you can now search the full text of the U.S. patent corpus and find patents that interest you.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the Federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks.