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Research Guides

Biomedical and Basic Sciences Research

Curated resources for students, faculty, and staff engaged in basic sciences and biomedical sciences education and research

Key Resources for Your Department

Popular resources used to search for biochemistry and microbiology protocols:

The following are some microbiology lab videos that you may find helpful. Please note that the resources provided on this page are not a substitute for speaking with a trained scientist on how to properly perform these procedures.

The following are a selection of e-books available through VCU Libraries. Unless otherwise noted, e-books are restricted to 1 user at a time.  

The following is a selection of biochemistry and molecular biology books that are part of VCU Libraries' physical collection; these books can be found at the Tompkins-McCaw Library. If there is a book that you love, that is not in our collection, please email Stacey Wahl, Ph.D. to inquire about adding it to the collection at TML

We have several editions of the books used in BIOC503 and 504. Stop by our service desk for more information about viewing these items (most are not available for check out). 

Download the Browzine app to your Apple or Android device and easily browse through journal articles. You can also access BrowZine via the web. Your VCU subscription includes BrowZine access to Clinical Microbiology Reviews, Molecular Microbiology, Journal of Oral Microbiology, and more.

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The HHMI Biointeractive, a resource offered by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute offers data-rich activities and case studies to high-quality videos and interactive media, our resources are designed to connect students to big ideas in biology, promote engagement with science practices, and instill awe and wonder about the living world.

Research Guides for BIOC Courses

Here is a list of research guides for courses offered by the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology department.  If you do not see your guide here or would like to inquire about the creation of a guide for one of your courses, contact Stacey Wahl, Ph.D.