BME 3300: Biomedical Engineering Design

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Research Tip

When searching for articles a good rule of thumb is to search in at least three different databases.  Results, display, and search features differ from database to database so you may miss critical articles if you use just one.

Examples shown in class:

Summon: "cord blood storage container" limit to scholarly and peer-review

PubMed: "cord blood banking" or "breast milk storage"


  • Look for review articles.
  • Notice MESH headings.
  • Are you connected to WPI's collections?  If so, use the FullTextFinder to connect to the library's collections or interlibrary loan services.


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Search Summon for books, articles & more

Specialized Health Databases

Google Scholar

Set your Scholar Preferences to display a link to the FullTextFinder.

Google Scholar

Specialized Business Databases

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