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Bioengineering: Getting Started

Best Library and Internet Resources for finding bioengineering information. Also includes information about library services, basic library skills and tools that help with citation management, poster design and writing.

Welcome to the Bioengineering Library Guide!

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bioengineering  1.The use of artificial tissues, organs, and organ components to replace parts of the body that are damaged, lost, or malfunctioning, e.g. artificial limbs,heart valves, and heart pacemakers ... 2.The application of engineering knowledge to medicine and zoology.1

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In this guide, you'll find the best library and internet resources for finding bioengineering information.  You'll also learning about library services and basic information finding skills.    

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  1. Daintith, John; Martin, Elizabeth. (2010). Dictionary of Science (6th Edition) - bioengineering. Oxford University Press. Accessed via Knovel on July 2, 2015.

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5 Best Bets for finding bioengineering information ...

ASM Medical Materials Database
Properties for the materials and coatings used in medical devices

An index to journal articles and conference papers for all areas of engineeing

Encyclopedia of Medical Devices and Instrumentation
Focuses on the practice of medicine that is assisted by devices

FDA: Medical Devices
Regulatory information on medical devices 

An index to journal articles for all areas of medicine

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