What does it cover

  • SpringerProtocols is the world’s largest database of life sciences protocols.
  • These ‘recipes’ allow scientists to recreate experiments in their own laboratories.
  • SpringerProtocols contains more than 28,000 protocols, most of which come from the classic book series “Methods in Molecular Biology.”
  • Used primarily in the life sciences, protocols provide individual sets of instructions to allow scientists to recreate experiments in their own laboratories.  These documents provide written procedural methods in the design and implementation of experiments that describe the safety, bias, procedures, equipment, statistical methods, reporting, and troubleshooting standards to be used in order to successfully conduct the experiment.
  • SpringerProtocols combines the world’s largest collection of protocols with advanced search functionality.  Each protocol is templated into four sections—Introduction, Materials, Methods, Notes—so that information will always be exactly where you expect to find it.
  • Each protocol is a chapter of a book, and each book is a collection of protocols on a given research topic.  The topic may be broad or narrow, traditional or cutting-edge.  The protocols are derived from primary content as follows*:
    • 6 book series namely;
    • Methods in Molecular Biology (907 volumes)
    • Methods in Biotechnology  (24 volumes)
    • Methods in Molecular Medicine  (140 volumes)
    • Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology (11 volumes)
    • Neuromethods  (70 volumes)
    • 8 Springer Protocols Handbooks titles
    • Plus 21 additional books outside of any series.
  • The database contains 1,181* book titles in total.

[* All information on content volume is based on data supplied to JISC Collections on 3rd August 2012.]

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