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Biomedical Engineering subject guide

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Also known as "Scholarly Articles," "Peer-Reviewed Articles," or "Academic Articles," these are:
  • Written and reviewed by scholars and provide new research, analysis, or information about a specific topic.
  • Usually focused on a narrow subject or a single case study
  • Intended for an academic audience


The following databases are a good place to find information on the field of biomedical engineering



 Unlike journal articles, scholarly books:
  •  Are written on a broader, general subject
  •   May contain a collection of related chapters by different authors
  •   Contain less recent information
Remember: you may only need to read one chapter of a scholarly book!



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Select Biomedical Engineering Websites

BMC – research in progress (part of Springer Nature) – An open-access site for peer-reviewed journals.

Biomedical Engineering Society – BMES seeks to provide support to individuals in the profession. From the website mission statement, “The Mission of the BMES is to build and support the biomedical engineering community, locally, nationally and internationally, with activities designed to communicate recent advances, discoveries, and inventions; promote education and professional development; and integrate the perspectives of the academic, medical, governmental, and business sectors.”

Why Biomedical Engineering?– Information about careers in biomedical engineering from The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

IEEE EMBS – Part of IEEE’s presence on the Internet, this is IEEE’s “Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society”. Included is a link to IEEE Pulse, an electonic news magazine source for developments in the field of medical engineering. A career center link is also included.

Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) – A non-profit professional organization existing for over 100 years dedicated to “the promotion, development and delivery of excellence in biomedical science – supporting our members through training, education and professional development and setting quality standards for our profession.”