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Biotechnology: Databases

A guide to library resources and tools for the Biotechnology program at Northeastern.

Key Resources: Databases for Biotechnology

Please note:  Use of databases from off-campus requires logging in with your myNortheastern account user name and password.

Still not having any luck? Make an appointment with your librarian! I am available for either in person or web consults. 


STAT+ (STAT Plus) provides in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Coverage includes Wall Street news, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs, clinical trial results, and health care disruption. Access to this resource requires registration with a Northeastern University email address.

Finding journal articles

Journal search 

Includes all journals, print & electronic available at NU

All databases

Complete A-Z list of databases

Off-campus access to resources

Using your Northeastern login, you should be able to access resources off campus. Click the above link for help with troubleshooting any issues you may have with off-campus access. 

Get started with Scholar OneSearch

Scholar OneSearch can be a great place to start your research. It contains resources provided by Northeastern, but may not include results from specific databases. Search results include books (both print and electronic), articles, videos, data sets, and more. Click here for tips on using Scholar OneSearch

If we don't have access to an article you need...

Try using Northeastern's Interlibrary Loan system to request books, book chapters, or articles not available at NU. Articles can be delivered electronically. 

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What is a preprint?

A preprint is an article that is published prior to peer review, allowing scientists to see and discuss works immediately. As these articles are published before peer review, they may not be finalized by authors and some errors may appear. Advantages include the dissemination of scientific information in a timely manner, as the length of the peer review and publication process can be time consuming, and gives the authors the opportunity to receive feedback on their manuscript prior to journal submission. As a reader of preprints, it is important to remember that these articles have not yet been peer reviewed or accepted by a journal. Preprints are typically stored in preprint databases such as arXiv or bioRxiv.