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Research Resources

The Medical Research Library of Brooklyn wishes to develop its long standing relationship of information resources and service with the funded researchers of Downstate Medical Center. We seek access to you, the funded researchers, to introduce the new ‘expert searching ‘ service and to get your input on how we can better serve your research needs.


Christopher Stewart is currently serving as the Expert Searcher in the Medical Research Library assigned to the researchers.  He can assist with complicated database searches.

Those who use animal models in research should bring proposals to Mr. Stewart, who will search specialized animal model databases.  These databases such as the Agricola databases are difficult to search.  He will search for the use of specific animals and the use of alternatives to animals for compliance with the Animal Welfare Act.  This will satisfy the 3 R’s: replacement, reduction, and refinement (replacing animal models with alternatives, reducing the number of animals, and refining the treatment and care of animals). 

He may be reached at x7447 or

Library Resources

  • Web Of Science
  • Journal Citation Reports(Impact Factors)
  • EndNote
  • Statistics

  • Other Information Resources

  • National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)| [includes PubMed]
  • Animal Welfare Information Center (includes Agricola)
  • BioMed Central
  • Agricola
  • Resources related to the NIH Public Access Policy

  • Publishers' Instructions to Authors

    Publishers have specific instructions to authors for the publication process. Instructions vary with different publishers. These instructions are usually on the publisher’s web site and on the opening page of the specific journal. Below are some of the publishers’ sites:

  • Wiley
  • Biophysical Journal
  • BioMed Central (open Access Publishing)
  • University of Toledo (Collection of Authors' Guidelines)

  • Research at Downstate Medical Center

    Basic Sciences
  • Cell Biology
  • Physiology and Pharmacology

  • Biotech Park
    Brooklyn Center For Health Disparities
    Prospective Students

    Sponsored Funding / Scientific Affairs
    Faculty Research
    Medical Research Library of Brooklyn

    Dr. Robert F. Furchgott Society

    Graduate Fellowships (Michigan State University)
    Nationally Coveted College Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships
    GEM: Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science)
    Graduate Research Fellowship Program (National Science Foundation)