Himmelfarb Library has found a great new resource for our students, faculty and staff!
bioPreprint is a one-stop-shop for research articles from pre-print databases, hosted by the University of Pittsburgh’s Health Sciences Library System.
What is a pre-print database? It is a database to which scientists submit their pre-published work, typically in exchange for feedback prior to submitting to journals. Articles in preprint databases are not peer-reviewed, but are heavily screened for plagiarism and other offenses.
Many biomedical journals support what is called the “pre-print movement,” although not all accept research that has been pre-published. But with the growing need for up-to-date research, as demonstrated with the outbreak of the Zika virus, more journals may change their tune.
Prior to bioPreprint, there was no easy way to find pre-printed research articles, especially since these databases are not indexed. Fortunately, now the latest research can be found quickly and simply.