The UCR Library collects resources in cell biology and neuroscience supporting both coursework and research conducted by our students and faculty. This is a naturally interdisciplinary topic so resources from cell, molecular, and developmental biology, environmental toxicology, genetics, and microbiology are commonly used. We offer subject-specific and general research educational services at the library and provide access to information from the UC Libraries System and beyond.

Conducting Research

Books & Articles

Books are useful for getting a broad introduction or background information in cell biology and neuroscience. Search by topic keywords in the Scotty (UCR) catalog or the Melvyl (UC) catalog. 

Scholarly or peer-reviewed journal articles are a source of authoritative information that can be found by searching databases and core resources in the biological sciences, medicine, and toxicology.

Specialized Resources  

Protocols
Available in print, as e-books, and video format.  Search the Scotty (UCR) catalog or check Current Protocols,  Springer Protocols, and JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments.

Patents
Patent literature is an important area to research your topic.  Patent searching is available through SciFinder Scholar, Google Patents, the United States Patent & Trademark Office, and international patent offices.

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