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Edward G. Miner Library

Graduate Student Guide: MSI

Information and tools for URMC Ph.D. and Master's students


Choosing Miner Resources


General Information


  • Background questions


  • What is….?


  • Access Medicine – Basic Science textbooks on Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology and Anatomy
  • Clinical Key – Advanced Basic Science textbooks on Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Signaling, Molecular Biology, Signal Transduction and Cancer
  • E-books – Search by title or subject



Answers to specific scientific questions


  • Foreground questions


  • Primary Literature (journal articles)


  • PubMed@UR – Includes Medline, the premier database for biomedical journal articles; accessing PubMed via Miner Library’s webpage will give you access to the most free full-text articles
  • Web of Science – Science and social science coverage; includes some PubMed citations; has better coverage of engineering, math and statistics than PubMed.  Good for article citation tracking and journal rankings.
  • EMBASE –biomedical database that focuses on drugs and pharmacology, medical devices, clinical medicine, and basic science relevant to clinical medicine; includes six million+ records and 2,700+ journals that are not covered by MEDLINE.
  • PsycINFO – Primary database for psychiatry, tests and psychology literature and includes some PubMed citations.



Methods & Protocols