Biomedical Engineering

Resources and tips for finding information about medical devices and other topics in Biomedical Engineering

Library Research Guide

Research Guide Description


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Welcome to the Libraries' Biomedical Engineering Subject Guide. Use the tabs above or to the left to link to article databases, books, properties data, standards, test methods, patents, and other types of information related to research in your field. Please contact me for individual consultation, group instruction, library purchase recommendations, and suggestions for this guide.

Best Bets

Not sure where to start? These scholarly databases, especially Web of Science, are your Best Bets.

What is Biomedical Engineering?

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Bioengineers work with cutting-edge technologies to tackle grand challenges that define the human experience. They advance human health, engineer better medicines, create the tools of innovation and scientific discovery, and harness the power of biological processes to aid our planet.


Bioengineering applies engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology with the intention of improving the overall healthcare of society and particularly the lives of those with medical impairments.

From Principles of Biomedical Engineering(2nd Ed.)