Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Columbia University Medical Center

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  • PubMed The NCBI's search service, providing access to over 11 million citations in MEDLINE and other related databases.
  • PubCrawler In addition to describing some of the graduate student activities in the department, PubCrawler is also the name of a very useful publication-tracking site. It monitors peer-reviewed journals for publications matching a user's description, and emails alerts.
  • PubMed Central An archive of free online life sciences journal literature that is developed and managed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).
  • Public Library of Science (PLoS) A nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a free public resource. Some free online journals of particular interest include: PLoS Biology, PLoS Genetics, PLoS Computational Biology and PLoS Pathogens.
  • BioMedCentral An independent publishing house committed to providing immediate open access to peer-reviewed biomedical research.
  • Cell The premiere journal of cellular and molecular biology.
  • EMBO Journal The journal of the European Molecular Biology Organization.
  • Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Published by the CDC, this journal catalogs the current trends in public health in the United States.
  • Nature The internationally-renowned journal was a latecomer to the online publication game, but is rapidly making up for lost time.
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) The official journal of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States.
  • Science One of the best science sites online.

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Microbiology & Immunology Resources


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