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Bioengineering & Biotechnology

About this Guide

This guide is designed to connect you to bioengineering and biotechnology resources available to you through the library. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or would like to schedule a research consultation.

Accessing Full Text

  • You should see a Find It! button in most databases which will connect you to subscription access to full text (if we have it), or a way to request a copy or loan (if we don't have it). 
  • If you aren't seeing this icon, you may not be authenticated to the database via Brown. For example, PubMed is freely accessible to all. However, if you simply go to, you won't see the Find It button. You would need to access Brown's URL for PubMed, which is linked from our website, or at
  • Although there are slight variations in color/size/placement between databases, the icon looks like this: 


  • If you use Google Scholar, it is possible to configure your account to show the Find It link next to search results, no matter where you are. To do so:
    • Log into your Google Scholar account
    • Click the options menu in the top left hand corner (three horizontal bars)
    • Click Settings
    • Then Library Links
    • Search for Brown, and check the box next to "Brown University - Find It @ Brown Full Text"
    • Click Save.


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