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Guide to library research for students in the Bioinformatics programs in Glassboro.



This guide is for Bioinformatics students who need to find scholarly research using library resources.

For additional resources check out the Bioinformatics guide from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine:

Quick Start

A good place to begin your literature search is with a multi-disciplinary science database like Web of Science.

Related Guides

If you want to learn more about searching the literature of biology or computer science, visit these related research guides:

Using this guide

This guide will show you how to find scientific literature in bioinformatics. 

Go to the Find Journal Articles page to learn how to find articles in bioinformatics journals.

Go to the Find Databases page to learn what subscription databases are best for locating bioinformatics literature.

Go to the Find Books page to learn how to find bioinformatics books.

Go to the Find Patents and Websites page to explore bioinformatics patents and websites. 

Go to the Library Tools page to learn about some useful library tools. 

Subject Librarian

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Daniel Kipnis
Campbell Library
201 Mullica Hill Road
Office: 254
Glassboro, NJ 08028

Find Journal Articles

Searching for journals by title

Journals publish papers in specific, often very specialized, academic fields. Articles go through a review and acceptance process before being published.

If you are looking for a specific journal in your field and want to determine if the library subscribes to it, use our Journal Search

Enter the name of the journal in the Journals search box. If the library has a subscription, the results list will show which library databases offer access to the journal and for what years. 

Browse bioinformatics journals using BrowZine

Tip: Getting articles

The library does not subscribe to every journal published. If you don't see a Full Text link below the article citation, look for a button labeled "Get it!" This application will check for access to the full text of the article within the library's subscriptions.

If a message is displayed indicating that we don't have access, choose the Campbell Library Interlibrary Loan Request link to order the article through our Illiad online system.

Tip: Citation Linker

If you have a complete citation (author, article title, journal, volume, issue, date), you can use our Citation Linker form to link directly to the article.

Find Databases

Article Databases

Use these subscription databases available through the library website to locate published research in Bioinformatics. 

Each database has its own search engine which will generate a list of journal articles or conference proceedings on your specified topic. In most cases the full text of the article will be available through a PDF link.

Find Books


Because bioinformatics is a new field, many of the books on the subject are e-books

Books in Campbell Library

Books available for borrowing by students and faculty are available on the 4th floor of Campbell Library. A few key print titles are listed below.

Find Patents and Websites

Patent Searching

For complete information on how to search for patents, visit my guide to Patent Searching. 


Library Tools


Books which Rowan University does not own can be borrowed from one of the participating academic libraries in New Jersey and Pennsylvania using E-ZBorrow. Use your 9-digit Banner number for Patron Id.

Interlibrary Loan

Journal articles to which we do not have full text access may be requested through our online Interlibrary Loan request system, Illiad. Articles are usually sent to your email address within a few days.


RefWorks is an application licensed by Rowan University Libraries to help you manage your literature search process. Simply create an account to start using it.

Writing Help

Writing Help

This page directs you to resources to help you with writing research papers as a student at Rowan University.

Books on Technical Writing

Some books available through the library to help you with writing are listed below.

You can find additional books on writing for engineers by entering the terms "technical writing" or "technical communication" in the Library Search box on the Campbell Library homepage.

Citing Your Sources

For more detailed help on citing sources for a research paper, go to the Citing your Sources research guide.


If you are familiar with how to cite sources but need a better way to manage them, try a reference manager app.

RefWorks is an application licensed by Rowan University Libraries to help you manage your literature search process. Unlike free reference managers, RefWorks offers the IEEE citation format used in engineering.

You'll need to create a personal account in order to have storage space for your citations.

Other Citation Management Software