Biomedical Engineering Databases

For help on conducting research in this field and for additional resources, view the Biomedical Engineering Resource Guide.

Recommended BE Databases

BioMed Central

An online publisher of free peer-reviewed scientific articles in all areas of medical research and biology. 


PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 18 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.

U.S. Patent Database

A database of all U.S. patents and published patent applications. Provided by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

ScienceDirect College Edition

Covers the areas of physical sciences, engineering, social sciences, life sciences, health sciences, humanities. More informationScienceDirect

Additional BE Databases


Indexes journals in the fields of business, finance and economics. ABI/INFORM Global offers the latest business and financial information for researchers at all levels. Proquest

Academic Search Complete

Contains journal articles from many multidisciplinary fields such as social sciences, humanities, education, biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion and theology- to name a few. More informationEBSCO


Indexes all the literature produced by the National Agricultural Library and its cooperatives which involves all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines. More informationProvided by the United States Department of Agriculture.

Alt HealthWatch

This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.  BadgerLink EBSCO

Applied Science and Technology

This bibliographic database is an outstanding resource for information on science and technology. EBSCO

ASM Handbooks

This database provides full text access to the latest edition of of the ASM (American Society for Materials) Handbook. Also included is access to the Engineered Materials Handbook and the ASM Metals HandbookMore information.

ASME Digital Library

Search the transaction journals, e-books and conference proceedings published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Full text is available only for the transaction journals. View a list of the ASME transaction journals.

ASTM Standards

Indexes all of the standards published by the American Society of Testing and Materials. To order a copy of a standard, please submit a request form

Books 24×7

Find full text books in the subjects of business, information technology and overall well-being- which includes work, family, health and personal finance. You must register for this database using a valid MSOE email address.

Business Source Complete

This database is “the world’s definitive scholarly business database.” More informationEBSCO

CINAHL Plus with Full Text

Indexes journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. EBSCO

Consumer Health Complete

A comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. Topics covered include aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children’s health, and men and women’s health. More informationBadgerLink EBSCO


Ebrary offers a rapidly growing selection of hundreds of thousands of authoritative e-books from over 500 publishers. Browse and search for titles in all academic subject areas. This database also offers a bookshelf for keeping track of your sources and for taking notes. View this Quick Start Video for more information. Proquest

EBSCO ebook Academic Collection

This collection contains a large selection of multidisciplinary ebooks.
Subject coverage of this database includes business, computer science, nursing, mathematics, technology & engineering, and much more. EBSCO

EBSCO eBook Collection

This library contains full text scholarly books. Each book may only be viewed by one person at a time.


Licensing of this database restricts usage to three (3) simultaneous users. This database indexes scholarly journals, trade magazines and conference proceedings in the field of engineering.Engineering Information

Google Scholar

Contains citations to papers, books, articles, patents, and other scholarly publications. A limited amount of the information appears in full text. More informationGoogle

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This resource indexes scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines- with strong coverage of nursing and allied health topics. BadgerLink EBSCO

IEEE Xplore

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Xplore provides web-based, full-text access to IEEE journals, transactions, and magazines, IEEE e-books, IEEE conference proceedings, IET journals, IET conference proceedings, IEEE published standards, IEEE Spectrum Magazine, and Proceedings of the IEEE published since 1988, and select content published since 1913.

IEEE e-Books

This database provides access to more than 400 IEEE e-books, published from 1974-2014, most after the year 2000. Subject coverage includes bioengineering, circuit theory and design, communication technology, computing and processing, electrical engineering, engineered materials, intelligent systems, numerical methods, power technology and power engineering, RF, microwaves, robotics, control systems, and signals.


Access full text articles from journals in the fields of economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. MSOE has access to the Arts & Sciences I and Arts & Sciences II Collections.


This database contains full text electronic reference books, complete with interactive tables and graphs. Although over 500 books are contained in this database, MSOE has access ONLY to the Engineering titles. To search books within our subscription, change the box that reads “Entire Knovel Library” to “My Subscription.” More information.


A source of authoritative, up-to-date health information for consumers and health professionals. Provided by U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

Military and Government Collection

Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of these sites. BadgerLink EBSCO

Morgan and Claypool

This database features unique and original e-titles that cover a variety of topics in engineering, computer science, the life sciences and other technical areas. The library only has full-text access to four collections; Biomedical Engineering II, Digital Circuits I, Digital Circuits II, and General Engineering. Morgan and Claypool Publishers LLC

Newspaper Source Plus

Includes 1,520 full-text newspapers, providing more than 28 million full-text articles. In addition, Newspaper Source Plus features more than 601,300 television and radio news transcripts, videos & podcasts.BadgerLink EBSCO

NFPA Codes Online

Search for an NFPA code (or codes) in theList of NFPA Codes and StandardsNFPA codes are available via a download service. To request a code, pleasesubmit a request form. Provided by the National Fire Protection Agency


The NSSN: A National Resource for Global Standards provides users with standards-related information from a wide range of developers, including organizations accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), other U.S. private sector standards bodies, government agencies and international organizations. More information.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection

Offers researchers looking for answers to nursing or allied health questions millions of articles found in over 1,100 journals. Gale

Nursing Resource Center

Find disease and condition overviews, in-depth coverage of the nursing assessments for every anatomical system, corresponding interventions, explanations of diagnostic tests, drug monographs tailored to nurses’ information needs and animations that bring anatomy to life. More informationGale

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT)

PQDT is the official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress. The collection includes work by authors from more than 1,700 graduate schools and universities. It offers citations to 3 million dissertations and theses from around the world from 1861 to present day, with over a million available for download in PDF format. Proquest

ProQuest Science Journals

Find information about both applied and general sciences. Some of the topics covered in this database include physics, earth science, engineering, astronomy, chemistry and much more. More informationProquest

ProQuest SciTech Collection

This database provides access to literature on natural sciences, engineering and technology. Some of the topics covered in this database include materials science, aerospace engineering, civil engineering, environmental science, computer science, and earth science. Proquest

ProQuest Statistical Insight

Statistical Insight provides access to statistical publications, reports and tables produced by federal agencies, state governments, and private organizations. This database includes coverage of national and international organizations. Proquest

PubMed Central

PubMed Central is the U.S. National Institutes of Health free digital archive of over 1.5 million peer-reviewed journal articles on biomedicine and the life-sciences.

Science Research Center

Get access to hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, technology and wildlife. BadgerLink EBSCO is a gateway to government science information and research results, searching 42 scientific databases and 200 million pages of science information in one query. More informationProvided by the U.S. Government


This database provides access to a large and reliable collection of chemical information. This database also includes content from other scientific disciplines including Biological and biomedical science, engineering, materials science and much more. Due to licensing restrictions access to this database is only available to current MSOE students, faculty and staff.
Individual user registration is also required. Please call 414-277-7180 or email the library to request user instructions for this database.CAS

Statistical Abstract of the United States

The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. For more information and for help using this database view this LibGuide resource from ProQuest.


TOXNET is a cluster of databases covering toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and related areas.More informationProvided by the United States National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

Contains official information and services from the U.S. government. This database is a portal to federal, state, local, tribal and international government information. More informationProvided by the U.S. Government

Collectively search library holdings from all over the world. OCLC
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