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Biomedical Engineering


Peer-reviewed journal articles are an important scientific communication tool in engineering. The peer-review publication process ensures that the research findings are trustworthy, accurate, and of value to the field. They often contain the first reports of new research and sometimes contain literature review summaries of past research conducted on a topic that is of current interest. 

Article Databases

The library provides access to many databases that will help you in your search for biomedical engineering articles. Here are a few to get you started:

Publisher Databases


Use Omni to search the library's catalogue for books, articles, videos, maps, government documents, music, data sets, open access materials, and more. You can discover materials that are not available at Queen's but that you can freely request either within Omni or through interlibrary loan. 

How to Read a Scientific Paper

Where's the Article?

If the full-text is not available in the database, click on the Get It @ Queen's button to see if the article is available electronically (either from a journal or another database) or in print.

If the article is not available, you can request a copy using Interlibrary Loans. It's free!