bioRxiv — the Preprint Server for Biology

bioRxiv is in beta.  This is from their “about” page:

bioRxiv (pronounced “bio-archive”) is a free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences. It is operated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a not-for-profit research and educational institution. By posting preprints on bioRxiv, authors are able to make their findings immediately available to the scientific community and receive feedback on draft manuscripts before they are submitted to journals.

Articles are not peer-reviewed, edited, or typeset before being posted online. However, all articles undergo a basic screening process for offensive and/or non-scientific content. No endorsement of an article’s methods, assumptions, conclusions, or scientific quality by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is implied by its appearance in bioRxiv. An article may be posted prior to, or concurrently with, submission to a journal but should not be posted if it has already been published.

Authors may submit a revised version of an article to bioRxiv at any time and can update the bioRxiv record with a link to a version of an article that has been published in a journal. Once posted on bioRxiv, articles are citable and therefore cannot be removed.”

From an email/ad from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

DNA — Secrets of the Sequence

Secrets of the Sequence

http://www.sosq.vcu.edu/

“If you are looking to get in on the ground floor of the DNA sequencing that occurs in a high-tech laboratory, this video series is a fine place to start. Produced with help from a variety of sponsors, such as the National Academies and Pfizer, this site from Virginia Commonwealth University brings together 50 of the best videos from the public television series “Secrets of the Sequence” to “assist teachers in the application of genetic research across the biology curriculum.” Each of the videos is 8-10 minutes long, and they are divided into topical areas that include anatomy, bioethics, and DNA. Visitors can download each video, or just stream them directly from the site. Finally, the site also includes a number of helpful educational worksheets and guides for teachers.”

Source:  The Scout Report, Univ. of Wisconsin, Oct. 28, 2011 

JoVE to include: Neuroscience and Immunology & infectious Diseases

 

“The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE), the first video journal for biological sciences, is delighted to announce the 2011 launch of two new specialized content sections – Neuroscience and Immunology & Infectious Diseases.

 

JoVE is a peer reviewed methods video journal indexed in MEDLINE, PubMed and Chemical Abstracts that was launched in 2006.  A unique tool in scholarly communication, JoVE has opened up a new frontier in educational research by the systematic publication of video demonstrations in biological fields.”

Email Tue 8/17/2010 12:46 PM, from Kerianne R. Crandall

Journal of Visualized Experiments – JoVE, www.jove.com 

Current Protocols relaunched with Journal of Vizualized Experiments

 
 

US Wiley-Blackwell relaunches Current Protocols.com - 22 Apr 2009

Wiley-Blackwell, the STM and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., US, has announced the relaunch of Current Protocols.com, a website for scientists engaged in experimental research in the life sciences. The site is projected as an essential resource, bringing reliable, peer-reviewed Current Protocols content together with cutting-edge tools and user-generated content.

The new site will offer users the capability to upload personal protocols to share with the research community; access useful scientific tools and calculators; participate in troubleshooting forums; get expert advice on specific scientific questions related to protocols; read and comment on postings on the Editors blog ‘Beyond the Bench’; access peer-reviewed video protocols; and search or browse through all Current Protocol abstracts.

All content on the site is open access with full text articles remaining on Wiley-Blackwell’s online publishing platform Wiley InterScience (http://interscience.wiley.com).

Click here

Source: Knowledgespeak Newsletter 4/22/09

Princeton has a subscription to Current Protocols in Molecular Biology – and JoVE (coming)

VADLO — a search engine for the Life Sciences

VADLO search engine, developed by 2 biologists, caters to all branches of biomedicine and life sciences. Searchers may delve within five categories: Protocols, Online Tools, Seminars, Databases and Software.

"Protocols category will let you search for methods, techniques, assays, procedures, reagent recipes, plasmid maps, etc. Online Tools will cater calculators, servers, prediction tools, sequence alignment and manipulation tools, primer design etc. Seminars are essentially powerpoint files for presentations, lectures and talks. Databases will take you to, well, databases, resources, compilations, lists etc. It is here that you can also search for your favorite genes and proteins. Software category is for bioinformatics experts who are looking for codes, scripts, algorithms, executables, downloadable programs and collaborations"

Direct to VADLO

Taken from the VADLO site, and reproduced in the latest ResourceShelf Newsletter, No. 397.