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Biomedical Engineering

A guide for finding articles and other resources associated with Biomedical Engineering

Index and Abstracts Databases

Indexes and Abstracts generally do not provide full text, but offer useful citation searching features.

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Blue Circle With White Icon  = More information
Page icon with lines and folded corner  = Some full text is available
Red icon with question mark = Database search help
Green and purple icon circle = Article linker (SFX) enabled
Yellow key icon = Restricted to NYU*

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  • Premium content
  • Excellent citation tracker
  • Excellent author tracker
  • Wider range of resources (than WOS)
  • Excellent patent database


  • Less comprehensive dates
  • Fewer basic search options

Web of Knowledge


  • Premium content
  • Good search options
  • Excellent citation tracker
  • coverage from 1900
  • Includes PubMed
  • Wide range of sources


  • Fewer journals than Scopus
  • Patent search not integrated



  • Powerful search options
  • Extensive refining options
  • Coverage from 1951


  • Fewer journals (also a strength)
  • More limited date range

Google Scholar


  • Good author tracker
  • Includes patents
  • Most inclusive range of resources


  • Less accuracy
  • Fewer relevant resources
  • Lower percentage of scholarly resources