Finding methods & protocols

Methods and protocols can be surprisingly tricky to locate.  Whether looking for protocols in Scholar OneSearch, or a database like Web of Science, you'll likely have the most luck by searching for your topic and/or organism, plus a term like 'method', 'protocol', or other synonym.

Library resources - methods & protocols

This is just a small sample of the resources available to you through the library.  Try Scholar OneSearch for more!

Springer Protocols

SpringerProtocols is a database of over 66,000 reproducible laboratory protocols in biomedicine and and life sciences, so users can find the right protocol for their lab set-up.

SAGE Research Methods

SAGE Research Methods is an online collection of information that supports beginning and advanced researchers looking for the best methods to use in their research. 

Molecular cloning:  a laboratory manual

A mainstay of molecular biology for over twenty years, this manual covers a range of techniques and protocols.  

Basic cell culture protocols

Available online. 

An introduction to methods & models in ecology, evolution, & conservation biology

Available online.

Auditory and vestibular research:  methods and protocols

Available online.

Plant bioinformatics:  methods and protocols

Available online.

Websites with methods & protocols

Company websites can be good resources for basic protocols.  Some examples:

New England Biolabs

Qiagen - Molecular biology methods

Other websites with protocols include:



Protocol Online

Protocols and Plasmids Reference Index

Featured resource: JoVE

Here's a basic methods video showing how to do a Western blot.