Neuroscience: Recommended Resources

The VT Neuroscience program focuses on advances in genetic, cellular, molecular, cognitive and systems Neuroscience.

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Welcome to the Neuroscience Subject Guide! 

This is Rachel Miles, your Neuroscience liaison librarian (see my photo and contact info below). Contact me anytime with questions, or to set up a project consultation - for yourself individually, or for groups (ramiles@vt.edu). Below are recommended resources to get started on Neuroscience research.

Tip 1: For library services check out the VT Libraries home page 

Tip 2: For Off Campus Access to library resources be sure to start at the VT Library website so that you'll be asked to sign in for subscription sources like Web of Science database, ebooks, or articles. Additionally, try a) setting your Google Scholar preferences for 'Library Links' to all the options for Virginia Tech, b) try out the LibKey Nomad Browser Extension (Chrome & Firefox), c) if using a browser other than Chrome or Firefox, follow instructions in this PubMed Tip handout to set your preferences in PubMed for configuring links to full text.

Tip 3: See the Searching Strategies page on this guide for tips and tricks to get best results in library research databases

NEUR 1004: See these slides on navigating the library website, searching PubMed, and exporting data from PubMed to make a graph for the number of publications per year for a research topic (part of your assignment). There is also a video on this, but it uses the old PubMed interface and does not include information on a couple of the points about the assignment.

Eyewire: A Game to Map the Brain

PubMed Tip

Topic Overviews

Scholarly Research Databases

APA Citation Resources

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Neuroscience Liaison Librarian

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Rachel Miles
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Interlibrary Loan Services

All current Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff, regardless of your location, may request through ILLiad for materials:

  • not owned by Virginia Tech (books, articles from journals and conference proceedings, book chapters, standards, and technical papers)
  • owned by Virginia Tech but are unavailable for use (print books)
  • owned by Virginia Tech and available in print (scans of articles from journals and conference proceedings, book chapters, standards, and technical papers)

We ship requests via UPS to users outside the immediate Blacksburg area (Montgomery, Giles and Pulaski counties).

Articles, book chapters, and many technical papers are delivered in PDF format to your ILLiad account. Occasionally, due to copyright restrictions, a paper copy of an article or standard are sent to the mailing address listed on your account.