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Bioengineering: Graduate Students

If Clemson doesn't have the book you need

If we don’t have the item you need, Resource Sharing can help you borrow it from another institution for free (for current students, faculty, and staff). Resource Sharing also provides digital article delivery services.

Interlibrary Loan For articles, books, DVDs, and other items not in PASCAL Log into your account to request an item Estimated wait: 1 hour to 4 weeks (varies depending on the kind of item requested Free PASCAL For books owned by other South Carolina academic libraries Go to PASCALcat.org to request an item Estimated wait: 3-4 business days Free Scan and Deliver For articles and book chapters owned by Clemson Libraries Request an item through the catalog or your ILLiad account Estimated wait: 2 business days (may be longer for articles with 75+ pages) Free

Search Strategies

Start with a keyword search (see the keyword search tips sheet on the Find Articles page for some suggestions)

  • Start off with a broad search, and use the database filters to narrow your results
  • Once you have identified a relevant article, "mine" the data to adjust your search, and/or add search terms

Follow up with a specialized search

  • subject search - limit your keyword searches to just the subject field.  Or use the filters to select subject terms from a list.
  • cited reference search - once you have found a relevant article, look for newer articles that cite it.  This is only available in the Web of Science Core Collection database.
  • listed references - don't forget to check the reference list at the end of the article to identify articles that those authors consulted.