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Biology: Subject Guide: Lab Tools

Protocol Texts

Lab Technique Databases

Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) 
Peer reviewed online journal of biological research in a video format. JoVE publishes videos of biological research from labs across the country, and also offers videos explaining many common lab techniques.

Nature Protocols
An interactive online resource for experimental and laboratory protocols for bench researchers primarily in biology and chemistry. Protocols are presented in a 'recipe' style providing step-by-step descriptions of procedures that users can take to the lab bench and immediately apply in their own research.

Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
A life sciences protocol database by the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. Many protocols are freely available on the website, while others can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

Protocol Online
Research protocols in life sciences. It contains protocols contributed by worldwide researchers as well as links to web protocols hosted by worldwide research labs, biotech companies, and personal web sites.
Resources focusing on lab bench troubleshooting, methods and reagents, and discussions in molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, bioinformatics, and proteomics research.

Find Lab Supplies

NSC Supply at GSU

DNA/Protein Core Facility at GSU

NIGMS the Human Genetic Cell Repository

BioSupplyNet resource for scientific supplies

Biocompare resource for the latest product information, product reviews, new technologies, and more

Chemical Safety

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

A material safety data sheet (MSDS) is a form containing data regarding the properties of a particular substance. You may also see this information referred to as SDS, or Safety Data Sheets.

For more sources and general chemical information, also try:

Where to Find Material Safety Data Sheets on the Internet