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Behavioral Neuroscience: Home

Guide to resources in behavioral neuroscience at Northeastern University.


The Spring citation management workshops have ended, but recordings of the webinars are now available.

The webinars cover skills in utilizing these tools: Endnote, RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley. There is also a general Introduction to Citation Management workshop to help you choose the best tool for you. These tools make it easier to create your bibliography and keep track of your references. 

How can citation management software help you? This 60 second video explains.

Featured resources

JoVe --the Journal of Visualized Experiments, the world's first peer reviewed scientific video journal. Includes JoVE Neuroscience --a multidisciplinary section devoted to investigations of the structure, function, physiology, and pathophysiology of the brain and nervous system. 

The Library subscribes to these sections of JoVE:  BiologyNeuroscienceBioengineeringImmunology and Infection, and the JoVE Science Education Database (Basic Biology, Advanced Biology, Chemistry, and Physics). Essentials of Neuroscience is part of the Advanced Biology section.

Best Bets for Literature Searching

 Tackling a new topic?

Try looking for a review article first.  Review articles attempt to summarize the state of research on a scientific topic.  While lengthy, and not generally including the very latest research, review articles are a great way to start to get a handle on a topic.  

Don't overlook the literature cited at the end of the review - the bibliography contains a wealth of information about the key discoveries and main researchers in the field.  

Most databases (including PubMed and Web of Science below) will allow you to limit your search to include only review articles.  

 Not sure where to start?  


Like PsycInfo (and PubMed's equivalent, Medline), PubMed indexes the major research journals in behavioral neuroscience. PubMed allows access to nearly 2 million full-text journal articles.


Web of Science 

Web of Science indexes over 11,000 scholarly journals in the sciences (1975 -present).  Web of Science's strength is in its interdisciplinary focus and its ability to perform citation searching.  Also works seamlessly with EndNote & EndNote Web citation management software.

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